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1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' LA Golf Open

1934Adolf Hitler expands German army & navy & creates an air force, violating Treaty of Versailles

1977Elton John honored by MSG Hall of Fame

1989Beth Daniel wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic

1972Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic

1924Paavo Nurmi runs world record 4 mile (19:15.4) & 5 mile (24:06.2)

1945Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from army

1936Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain

1988Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet and thus head of state of the Soviet Union

1962Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)

1975Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title in "The Thrilla in Manila"

1932World Series moves to Chicago, In 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points & hits next pitch into center field bleachers

1977Brazilian soccer great Pele retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games

1949People's Republic of China proclaimed by Mao Zedong (National Day)

1867Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" published

1928Paavo Nurmi runs world record 15m (46:49.6)

1998Vladimir Putin became a permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Open

2014Canadian freestyle skier and two-time Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau retires at 27

1833Charles Darwin reaches Rio Tercero Argentina

1973Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager

1908Jack Chesbro's final Higlander victory, beats Walter Johnson 2-1

1994South African President Nelson Mandela visits US

1961Roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs (off of Tracy Stallard)

1990US President Bush at UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait

331 BCAlexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela.

1814Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw the Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoléon Bonaparte the previous spring.

1993Lennox Lewis TKOs Frank Bruno in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1908Henry Ford introduces the Model T car (costs $825)

1661Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James, Duke of York

1880John Philip Sousa becomes new director of US Marine Corps Band

1852Alfred Russel Wallace returns to the U.K. after four years of travel, collecting, and research in South America

October 1st Historical Events
Date Event
331
Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela. 
BC
AD
366
St Damasus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
704
Aengibald gives away bishop Willibrord estate in Waalre 
911
During a siege in Constantinople, the Theotokos (Mary, the mother of Jesus) appeared at the church in Blachernae holding her veil over the praying faithful, among them St. Andrew of Constantinople. 
959
Edgar I, the Peaceful, becomes king of all England. 
965
John XIII Crescentii elected to succeed Pope Leo VIII 
1189
Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar since 1184, is killed in the Siege of Acre. 
1273
Earl Rudolf van Habsburg becomes Roman Catholic-German king 
1529
-3] Meeting between Maarten Luther & Huldrych Zwingli 
1569
Duke of Norfolk arrested 
1574
-2] Storm breaks Leiden dike; drowns 20,000 Spanish soldiers 
1606
Spanish troops under Spinola occupies fort Rhine birch 
1632
Battle at Castelnaudary: Duke Henri de Montmorency's rebel army loses 
1653
Russian parliament accepts annexation of Ukraine 
1657
Treaty of Raalte: Willem II no longer viceroy of Overijssel 
1661
Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James, Duke of York 
1670
-4] Battle at Simbirsk a/d Wolga: Russian army beats Boers 
1688
Prince Willem III of Orange accepts invitation of take up the British crown 
1705
Parliament declares Hungary independently/French Rákóczi becomes king 
1746
Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France 
1768
British troops under General Gauge land in Boston 
1787
Russians under Suvorov defeat the Turks at Kinburn. 
1791
1st session of new French legislative assembly 
1795
France annexes Southern Netherlands 
1795
Belgium is conquered by France. 
1800
Spain cedes Louisiana to France in a secret treaty 
1801
Britain & France signs Preliminary of London 
1814
Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw the Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoléon Bonaparte the previous spring. 
1827
The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia. 
1829
South African College is founded in Cape Town, South Africa; later to separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools. 
1830
General Trade Journal newspaper begins publishing in Amsterdam 
1833
Charles Darwin reaches Rio Tercero Argentina 
1837
"Racer's" Hurricane (Gulf of Mexico) 
1837
Treaty with Winnebago Indians 
1838
Civil Code enforced (- Jan 1, 1992) 
1843
News of the World began publication in London. 
1844
German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt departs Jimbour, the farthest outpost of settlement on the Queensland Darling Downs, to begin his exploration of Australia's Northern Territory from Moreton Bay to Port Essington 
1847
Maria Mitchell discovers a non-naked-eye comet 
1847
German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske. 
1851
1st Hawaiian stamps issued 
1852
Alfred Russel Wallace returns to the U.K. after four years of travel, collecting, and research in South America 
1854
The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American System of Watch Manufacturing. 
1863
5 Russian warships welcomed in NYC 
1863
Dutch Breda-Tilburg railway opens 
1864
Cyclone strikes Calcutta: 70,000 killed 
1864
John S Staples is paid $500 as a substitute for President Lincoln 
1866
Dutch Eindhoven-Venlo railway opens 
1867
Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" published 
1868
1st edition of Maasbode published 
1869
1st postcards are issued (Vienna, Austria) 
1871
General Dutch Werkliedenverbond (ANWV), forms in Utrecht 
1874
Rotterdam opens drinking water pipes 
1879
Cincinnati Enquirer publishes 1st report on baseball reserve clause 
1880
John Philip Sousa becomes new director of US Marine Corps Band 
1885
Special delivery mail service begins in US 
1886
US mint at Carson City, Nevada, closes 
1887
Balochistan conquered by the British Empire. 
1888
National Geographic magazine publishes for 1st time 
1889
Soccer team HFC Haarlem forms 
1889
Washington voters adopt state constitution in referendum 
1890
Congress creates Weather Bureau 
1890
Yosemite National Park forms 
1891
In the U.S. state of California, Stanford University opens its doors. 
1892
University of Chicago opens 
1893
3rd worst hurricane in US history kills 1,800 (Mississippi) 
1894
Civic organization, Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben founded in Omaha, Nebraska 
1894
First meeting of The Owl Club of Cape Town. 
1895
Romanians in Costantinople massacred 
1896
Sherlock Holmes adventure "Veiled Lodger" takes place (BG) 
1898
Dutch railway Alkmaar-Receiver opens 
1898
Henry Huntington buys LA Railway 
1898
Jews are expelled from Kiev Russia 
1898
Tsar Nikolay II expels Jews from major Russian cities. 
1898
The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie. 
1903
1st baseball World Series, Pittsburgh Pirates vs Boston Pilgrims (Red Sox) 
1904
JB van Heutsz becomes governor general of Dutch East Indies 
1904
Netherlands & Portugal lay down bounderies splitting Timor 
1905
František Pavlík is killed in a demonstration in Prague, inspiring Leoš Janáček to the piano composition 1. X. 1905. 
1906
Hugh Jennings resigns as Balt manager to take over at Detroit in 1907 
1907
Plaza Hotel (5th Av & 59th Str, NY) opens 
1907
A downturn in the stock market leads to a run on the dollar; US President Roosevelt will be forced to call on financier JP Morgan to help manage the financial crisis 
1908
1st Dutch electric railway in use (Rotterdam-The Hague) 
1908
Henry Ford introduces the Model T car (costs $825) 
1908
Jack Chesbro's final Higlander victory, beats Walter Johnson 2-1 
1910
Berkshire Cattle Fair held in Pittsfield Mass (1st state fair) 
1910
Explosion at LA Times kills 21 
1910
Regina Rugby Club's 1st game, losing to Moose Jaw Tigers, 16-6 
1911
United Dutch Diamond workers get 8-hr day 
1912
Yanks lose game #100 en route to a 50-102 season 
1914
The Prince of Asir, the southern region of Arabia, rises in revolt against the Turks; his actions will inspire other Arab leaders to revolt 
1914
The first division of Canadian troops, 33,000 sail for Britain; most Canadians are volunteers, anxious to prove their loyalty to the Commonwealth 
1918
World War I: Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence (a/k/a "Lawrence of Arabia") capture Damascus. 
1919
World Series begins as a best of 9 affair, White Sox intentionally throw this series to satisfy gamblers (Black Sox Scandal) 
1920
Dutch law provides for an 8 hour working day 
1920
Sir Percy Cox landed in Basra to assume his responsibilities as high commissioner in Iraq. 
1921
WJZ, Newark NJ begins broadcasting 
1922
Former Chicago Staleys play 1st NFL game as Chicago Bears, win 6-0 
1922
Rogers Hornsby's 3-for-5 ups avg to .401 
1924
Fokker F-7 1st flight (Amsterdam to Batavia) 
1924
Paavo Nurmi runs world record 4 mile (19:15.4) & 5 mile (24:06.2) 
1924
Landis bans Giants Jimmy O'Connell & Cozy Dolan from World Series after they admit an attempt to bribe Phils shortstop Heinie Sand 
1926
An oil field accident cost aviator Wiley Post his left eye, but he used the settlement money to buy his first aircraft. 
1927
Pirates clinch NL pennant with a 9-6 win over Reds 
1928
Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium bicycled 76 miles 504 yards in 1 hour 
1928
Paavo Nurmi runs world record 15m (46:49.6) 
1928
USSR launches its first 5-year plan 
1930
Soccer team WHC forms 
1930
World Series opens at Phila's Shibe Park, Phila A's beat St Louis 5-2 
1931
Spanish Cortes accept general female suffrage 
1931
World Series is a rematch as A's seek 3rd straight title vs Cards 
1931
The second (and current) Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is opened in New York. 
1932
NHL readmits Ottawa & drops Pittsburgh 
1932
Oswald Mosley forms British Union of Fascists 
1932
World Series moves to Chicago, In 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points & hits next pitch into center field bleachers 
1933
Antwerp Sports arena opens 
1933
Packers make 5 1st downs, Giants make 0, but still win 10-7 
1933
Wash Senator coach Nick Altrock plays in a game at age 57 
1934
Adolf Hitler expands German army & navy & creates an air force, violating Treaty of Versailles 
1936
Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain 
1937
Pullman Co formally recognizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters 
1938
Cubs clinch NL pennant 
1938
Germany annexes Sudetenland (1/3 of Czechoslovakia) following the Munich Agreement. 
1939
Churchill calls Soviets "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma" 
1939
After a one-month Siege of Warsaw, hostile forces entered the city. 
1940
Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens 
1941
D Sjostakovitch plane evacuated in Moscow 
1941
H Martin/R Blane's musical "Best Foot Forward" premieres in NYC 
1941
Yankees beat Dodgers 3-2 at Yankee Stadium in opener of World Series 
1942
Bell P-59 Airacomet fighter, 1st US jet, makes maiden flight 
1942
Little Golden Books (children's books) begins publishing 
1943
Allied forces captured Naples during WW II 
1943
Averell Harriman named US ambassador to Moscow 
1943
Germans attack Jews in Denmark 
1943
1st King's Dragoon Guards (Royal Amoured Corps) liberates suburbs of Naples 
1944
Newspaper editor Alejandro Córdova assassinated in Guatemala 
1944
St Louis Browns win their only AL pennant 
1945
Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from army 
1945
US Office of Strategic Services (OSS), precursor to the CIA, disbands 
1946
12 Nazi war criminals sentenced to death in Nuremberg 
1946
1st NL playoffs, Dodgers vs Cards (St Louis wins 2 games to 0) 
1946
Bob Feller 348th strikeout of season 
1947
1st helicopter air mail & express service, LA, Ca 
1947
NHL Pension Society founded 
1947
US control of Haitian customs & governmental revenue ends 
1947
William Wister Haines' "Command Decision" premieres in NYC 
1947
The F-86 Sabre flies for the first time. 
1948
California Supreme Court voids state statute banning interracial marriages 
1948
Radio Denmark begins transmitting 
1949
People's Republic of China proclaimed by Mao Zedong (National Day) 
1949
Republic of China (Taiwan) forms on island of Formosa 
1950
Phillies win NL pennant on last day of season (10th inning HR) 
1950
Browns lose to Giants, setting club record for fewest points scored by both teams (tied in 1979), NY 6, Cleveland 0 
1950
South Korean troops cross the 38th parallel into North Korea 
1951
1st Giant-Dodgers playoff game, Giants win 3-1 
1951
1st treaty signed by woman ambassador-Eugenie Anderson (US ambassador to Denmark) 
1951
24th Infantry Regiment, last all-black US military unit, deactivated 
1952
1st ultra high frequency (UHF) television station, Portland Or 
1952
Liberal Party wins Japanese elections 
1952
Monte Bello-Island (Great Britain 1st atom bomb explosion) 
1953
Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras 
1953
KJEO TV channel 47 in Fresno, CA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting 
1953
KYTV TV channel 3 in Springfield, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1953
WATE TV channel 6 in Knoxville, TN (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 
1953
WREX TV channel 13 in Rockford, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1954
British colony of Nigeria becomes a federation 
1955
"Honeymooners" premieres 
1955
Piet Lieftinck becomes director v/h IMF (World bank) 
1955
WORA TV channel 5 in Mayaguez, PR (TCI) begins broadcasting 
1956
Johnny Heckmann rides 7 winners at Chicago Hawthorne Horse track 
1956
Zestienhoven airport at Rotterdam official opens 
1957
B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of USSR attack 
1957
First appearance of "In God We Trust" on U.S. paper currency. 
1958
Britain transfers Christmas Island (south of Java) to Australia 
1958
US space agency NASA begins operations incorporating earlier National Advisory Council on Aeronautics and other bodies 
1959
1st World Series since 1948 not to feature a NY team (LA vs Chic) 
1960
14th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 2-1 at Montreal 
1960
KCBY TV channel 11 in Coos Bay, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1960
Nigeria gains independence from Britain (National Day) 
1961
A volcanco believed to be extinct erupts in Tristan da Cunha 
1961
East & West Cameroon merge as Federal Republic of Cameroon 
1961
KGIN TV channel 11 in Grand Island, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1961
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Open 
1961
Premiere of Dmitri Shostakovitsch's 12nd Symphony 
1961
Roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs (off of Tracy Stallard) 
1961
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1961
WOLO TV channel 25 in Columbia, SC (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1961
WYAH TV channel 27 in Portsmouth, VA (IND) begins broadcasting 
1962
Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia) 
1962
Brian Epstein signs a contract to manage Beatles through 1977 
1962
James Meredith became 1st black at U of Mississippi 
1962
Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests 
1962
The Lucy Show premieres 
1962
SF beats Dodgers, 8-0 in 1st of best-of-3 NL playoff 
1962
UN gives Netherlands control of New Guinea 
1962
US National Radio Astronomy Obs gets a 300' (91m) radio telescope 
1962
WEDH TV channel 24 in Hartford, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1963
1st time since 1910 no AL player, played in every game 
1963
Nigeria becomes a republic within Commonwealth 
1964
1st official broadcast of Trans World Radio on Bonaire 
1964
2nd Dutch televisienet begins broadcastings 
1964
Free Speech Movement launched at University of California, Berkley 
1964
San Francisco cable cars declared a national landmark 
1964
WSJU TV channel 18 in Carolina, PR begins broadcasting 
1964
WTSJ TV channel 18 in San Juan, PR (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1964
WWAY TV channel 3 in Wilmington, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1965
Failed coup under lt col Untung in Indonesia 
1965
France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria 
1966
Newspaper magnate Thomson purchases "The Times" 
1966
WAEO (now WJFW) TV channel 12 in Rhinelander, WI (NBC) begins 
1966
West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatal injuries and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9. 
1967
KBFI (now KDAF) TV channel 33 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (IND) begins 
1967
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' LA Golf Open 
1967
Pink FLoyd's 1st US tour (arrives in NYC) 
1968
"Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh 
1968
The Guyanese government takes over the British Guiana Broadcasting Service (BGBS). 
1969
Concorde 001 test flight breaks sound barrier 
1969
Guernsey & Jersey begin issuing their own postage stamps 
1969
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1970
63 arrested in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milano, Italy 
1970
Last game at Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium, Phils-2 Expos-1 
1971
Joseph Luns becomes secretary-general of NATO 
1971
Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opens 
1972
"Don't Play Us Cheap" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 164 perfs 
1972
1st games of World Hockey Association 
1972
2nd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 3:08:41 
1972
3rd NYC Marathon won by Sheldon Karlin in 2:27:52 
1972
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic 
1973
Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager 
1973
USSR-West Germany gas tunnel opens 
1974
Watergate cover-up trial opens in Wash DC 
1975
Britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles 
1975
Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu" 
1975
Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title in "The Thrilla in Manila" 
1975
Reunion Island stops printing stamps, France takes over production 
1976
1st Dutch casino opens 
1977
Brazilian soccer great Pele retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games 
1977
US Department of Energy established 
1977
Elton John honored by MSG Hall of Fame 
1977
Yanks win 2nd consecutive AL East title 
1978
Comoros adopts constitution 
1978
Jane Blalock wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship 
1978
Tuvalu (formerly Ellice Islands) declares independence from UK 
1978
Yanks lose 9-2 to Indians forcing a playoff game with Red Sox 
1978
The Voltaic Revolutionary Communist Party is founded. 
1979
Nigeria adopts constitution, Alhaji Shagari becomes president 
1979
Pope John Paul II begins visit to USA 
1979
RKO radio network begins operation 
1979
US returns Canal Zone (but not the canal) to Panama after 75 years 
1980
Cosmonauts Ryumin & Popov break space endurance record of 176 days 
1981
Iranian plane crash 
1981
J Chodorov/N Panama's "Talent for Murder" premieres in London 
1981
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1982
EPCOT Center opens in Orlando Florida 
1982
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
1982
West Germany's Parliament ousts Helmut Schmidt for Helmut Kohl 
1982
The Sony CDP-101, the world's first commercially released Compact Disc player, is released in Japan for 168,000 yen ($730) 
1983
Denise Wallace, 18, of Virginia, crowned Miss Teen of America 
1984
Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip resumes after 2-year hiatus 
1984
Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of baseball 
1985
Israeli air raid on PLO-headquarter at Tunis, 68 killed 
1986
President Carter's presidential library/museum dedicated in Atlanta 
1986
New Zealand's Labour Government introduces a Goods and Services Tax (GST), adding 10% to the cost of most goods and services 
1987
"Roza" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 12 performances 
1987
6 killed by an earthquake measuring 6.1 in LA 
1987
Fiji's constitution is suspended 
1987
The Whittier Narrows earthquake shook the San Gabriel Valley, registering as a magnitude 5.9. 
1988
Bradley Center in Milwaukee opens 
1988
Lowest batting avg for NL champion (Tony Gwynn .313) 
1988
Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet and thus head of state of the Soviet Union 
1989
Beth Daniel wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic 
1989
Dallas Cowboy, Ed "Too Tall" Jones, records his 1,000th NFL tackle 
1989
Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany 
1989
US Post Officeissues a stamp labeling an apatosaurus as a brontosaurus 
1989
Batting titles decided on final day Puckett goes 2-for-5 edges Carney Lansford .339 to .336, Gwynn's 3-for-4 edges Will Clark .336 to .333 
1990
10,000 Uganda RPF rebels move into Rwanda 
1990
Meteorite explode above Pacific Ocean 
1990
US President Bush at UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait 
1990
Serbs in Croatia proclaim autonomy 
1990
Saddam Hussein says he may be willing to negotiate the occupation of Kuwait and would consider foreign participation in negotiations 
1991
Howard Stern adds Baltimore to his radio network (WJFK-AM) 
1991
New Zealand's Resource Management Act 1991 commences. 
1991
Soviet Union suspends petroleum product exports as its fuel shortages grow 
1992
"Oba Oba '93" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 22 performances 
1992
Cartoon Cable Network premieres 
1992
Greater Pittsburgh International Airport opens 
1992
Ross Perot re-enters US presidental race 
1993
Lennox Lewis TKOs Frank Bruno in 7 for heavyweight boxing title 
1994
Boon completes his 19th Test century (114 v Pak, Karachi) 
1994
Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA GHP Heartland Golf Classic 
1994
South African President Nelson Mandela visits US 
1994
Stanley Betrian sworn in as leader of Curacao 
1995
Bermuda begins using new area code 441 
1995
Gail Graham wins FieldCrest Cannon/Carolina LPGA Golf Classic 
1995
Indians set record of 30 game lead over 2nd place team 
1995
Mike Mussina tosses Balt's 5th consecutive shutout 4-0 win over Tigers 
1995
NY Yankees win 1st baseball wildcard ever 
1995
Rockies are 1st team to make postseason before 7th year in existence 
1997
Carolina Hurricanes 1st game vs Tampa Bay Lightning 
1997
Spice Hot premieres on cable 
1998
Vladimir Putin became a permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation. 
2000
Juan Antonio Samaranch, the chairman of the IOC declares Sydney the "best Olympic Games ever" 
2000
Closing ceremony of the XXVII Olympics in Sydney, Australia 
2000
United States retain Basketball's Olympic gold medal defeating France 85-75 
2000
United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia 
2004
Baseball: Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki gets his 258th hit of the season, breaking George Sisler's 84-year-old single-season record. 
2005
Bombing kills 23 people in Bali. 
2007
Most of the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 came into force in the United Kingdom. 
2012
California becomes the first US state to ban conversion therapy for minors 
2012
36 people are killed in a ferry collision in Hong Kong 
2012
3 NATO soldiers and 16 Afghan police are killed by a suicide bombing in Khost, Afghanistan 
2013
A partial United States federal government shutdown occurs as a result of political disagreements over operational spending 
2014
Canadian freestyle skier and two-time Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau retires at 27 
2014
41 children are killed by a suicide bombing on the Akrameh al-Makhzumi school in Homs, Syria 
2016
Bank of Mexico Hikes Interest Rate a Half-Point to 4.75 Pct 
2017
OJ Simpson released after serving 9 years in Nevada prison 
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