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This Day in History – October 1

This Day In History

1854 – The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American System of Watch Manufacturing.

1868 – “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott is published in America by Roberts Brothers of Boston.

1880 – John Phillip Sousa becomes new director of US Marine Corps Band.

1885 – Special delivery of mail service begins in US.

1888 – National Geographic magazine publishes for the 1st time.

1890 – Congress establishes Weather Bureau.

1893 – 3rd worse hurricane in US history kills 1,800 (Mississippi).

1903 – 1st baseball World Series, Pittsburgh Pirates vs Boston Pilgrims (Red Sox).

1907 – Plaza Hotel (5th Avenue & 59th Street, NY) opens.

1907 – A downturn in the stock market leads to a run on the dollar; US President Theodore Roosevelt will be forced to call on financier JP Morgan to help manage the financial crisis.

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

1937 – Pullman Co. formally recognizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.

1942 – Little Golden Books (children’s books) begin publishing.

1955 – “Honeymooners” premieres.

1961 – Roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs (off of Tracy Stafford).

1964 – WWAY TV channel 3 in Wilmington, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting.

1971 – Walt Disney World opens in Bay Lake, Florida.

1986 – President Carter’s presidential library/museum dedicated in Atlanta.

1992 – Cartoon Cable Network premieres.

2000 – United States wins the most medals (97), the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia.

2013 – A partial United States federal government shutdown occurs as a result of political disagreements over operational spending.

2015 – Cargo ship El Faro goes missing with 33 crew during Hurricane Joaquin near the Bahamas.

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