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Notable Historical Events for October 1st

1936Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain

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

1962Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)

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)

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

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

1949People's Republic of China proclaimed by Mao Zedong (National Day)

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

1867Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" published

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Notable Birthdays on October 1st

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

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

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)

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Notable Weddings on October 1st

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

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

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

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

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