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This Day In History: Oct. 1

This Day in History

1903: The first baseball World Series game in history is played; the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the Boston Americans, 7-3.
1908: Henry Ford introduces the Model T car, priced at $850.
1949: The People's Republic of China is proclaimed under Mao Zedong.
1961: Roger Maris of the NY Yankees baseball team hits his 61st home run of the season, setting a new record that stands until 1998.
1962: James Meredith becomes the first black student at the University of Mississippi, after 3,000 troops put down riots.
1971: Walt Disney World opens in Orlando, FL.
1981: A car packed with explosives blows up outside headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organization in West Beirut, Lebanon, killing more than 80 people and injuring more than 300.
2001: A Muslim militant group attacks the state legislature in Srinagar, Kashmir. At least 40 people are killed. In preparation for military action against Afghanistan following the terrorist attacks of September 11, the U.S. sends a third aircraft carrier to the Middle East; 29,000 military personnel and 349 aircraft have now been sent to the area.
2002: Iraqi Pres. Saddam Hussein agrees to allow international inspectors into the country to search for weapons of mass destruction, but refuses access to a number of sites.

Today's Birthdays

1881: William Boeing, founder of Boeing Company (Detroit, Michigan; died 1956)
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, pianist (Berdichev, Russia; died 1989)
1914: Daniel Boorstin, historian and librarian of Congress (Atlanta, GA; died 2004)
1920: Walter Matthau, actor (New York, NY; died 2000)
1921: James Whitmore, actor (White Plains, NY)
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States (Plains, GA). William Rehnquist, chief justice of the Supreme Court (Milwaukee, WI; died 2005)
1927: Tom Bosley, actor (Chicago, IL)
1933: Richard Harris, actor/singer (Limerick, Ireland; died 2002)
1935: Julie Andrews, actress/singer (Walton, England)
1945: Rod Carew, baseball player (Gaton, Panama)
1946: Tim O'Brien, writer (Austin, MN)
1950: Randy Quaid, actor (Houston, TX)
1953: Grete Waitz, marathon runner (Oslo, Norway)
1963: Mark McGwire, baseball player and home run record holder (Pomona, CA)


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