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Notable Historical Events for October 1st

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

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

1994South African President Nelson Mandela visits US

1973Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager

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

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

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"

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

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

October 1st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 1st

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 1st

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

2006Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (44) weds Tracy Boulware

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

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