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 This day in History - October 1
507 Historic Events for October 1
1961

Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Open

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1961

KGIN TV channel 11 in Grand Island, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1961

Cornelius Johannes Petrus Gerhardus "Corrie" Van Zyl, cricketer (SAf)

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1961

A believed extinct volcanco erupts in Tristan da Cunha

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1961

WOLO TV channel 25 in Columbia, SC (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1961

East and West Cameroon merge as Federal Republic of Cameroon

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1962

WEDH TV channel 24 in Hartford, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1962

Trevor Baxter, record holder for high jumping with a skateboard

Birth
1962

US National Radio Astronomy Obs gets a 300' (91m) radio telescope

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1962

UN gives Netherlands control of New-Guinea

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1962

SF beats Dodgers, 8-0 in 1st of best-of-3 NL playoff

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1962

Lucy Show premieres

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1962

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

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1962

James Meredith became 1st black at U of Mississippi

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1962

Brian Epstein signs a contract to manage Beatles through 1977

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1962

Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests

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1963

1st time since 1910 no AL player, played in every game

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1963

Nigeria becomes a republic within Commonwealth

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1963

Mark McGwire, 1st baseman (AL rookie of year 1988, Oakland A's, Cards)

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1963

Beth Chamberlin, Danville Vt, actress (Beth Spaulding-Guiding Light)

Birth
1964

Marcia Pankratz, Wakefield Mass, field hockey forward (Oly-88, 96)

Birth
1964

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

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1964

WTSJ TV channel 18 in San Juan, PR (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1964

WSJU TV channel 18 in Carolina, PR begins broadcasting

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1964

SF cable cars declared a national landmark

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