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Notable Historical Events for October 1st

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

1867Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" published

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

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Open

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

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

1973Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager

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

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

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

October 1st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 1st

1910Bonnie Parker, Rowena, Texas, outlaw (Bonnie and Clyde), (d. 1934)

1935Julie Andrews, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, actress/singer (Sound of Music, Mary Poppins)

1924Jimmy Carter, Plains, Georgia, 39th US President (D) (1977-81)

1963Mark McGwire, Pomona California, MLB 1st baseman (AL rookie of year 1988, Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals)

October 1st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 1st

1994Actress Whoopi Goldberg (38) weds labor union organizer Lyle Trachtenberg in California

1984Actress Sigourney Weaver (34) weds filmmaker Jim Simpson (28)

1884Politician William Jennings Bryan (24) weds Mary sweetheart Elizabeth Baird

2006Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (44) weds Tracy Boulware

October 1st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 1st

1985E. B. White, US author (New Yorker, Charlotte's Web), dies at 86

1972Louis Leakey, English anthropologist, dies at 68

October 1st Deaths
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