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Notable Historical Events for October 1st

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

1972Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic

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

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

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

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

1936Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain

1867Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" published

1977Elton John honored by MSG Hall of Fame

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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)

1930Richard Harris, Ireland, actor (Man Called Horse)/singer (MacArthur Park)

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

October 1st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 1st

2006Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (44) weds Tracy Boulware

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

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

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

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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