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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

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

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

1972Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic

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

1994South African President Nelson Mandela visits US

1936Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain

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

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

1989Beth Daniel wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic

October 1st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 1st

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

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

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)

October 1st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 1st

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

2006Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (44) weds Tracy Boulware

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

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

October 1st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 1st

1972Louis Leakey, English anthropologist, dies at 68

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

October 1st Deaths
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