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Notable Historical Events for October 1st

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

1833Charles Darwin reaches Rio Tercero Argentina

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

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

1994South African President Nelson Mandela visits US

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

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' LA Golf Open

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Open

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

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

October 1st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 1st

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

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

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

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

October 1st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 1st

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

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

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

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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