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Notable Historical Events for October 1st

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

1936Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain

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

1945Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from army

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

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' LA Golf Open

1973Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager

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

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

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Open

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)

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

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

2006Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (44) weds Tracy Boulware

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

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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