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 This day in History - October 1
507 Historic Events for October 1
1936

Edward Villella, Bayside Queens, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet)

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1936

Stella Stevens, Yazoo City Miss, actress (Girls! Girls!, Manitou)

Birth
1936

Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain

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1937

Pullman Co formally recognizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

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1937

Saeed Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 41 Tests 1958-73)

Birth
1937

Hedy d'Ancona, Dutch minister of WVC (PvdA)

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1938

Germany annexes Sudetenland (1/3 of Czechoslovakia)

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1938

J Bert Sonnier, race horse trainer

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1938

Les Scheinflug, Australian soccer asst coach (Olyroos, Olympics-96)

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1938

Cubs clinch NL pennant

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1939

Churchill calls Soviets "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"

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1939

George Archer, SF CA, PGA golfer (1969 Masters Bing Crosby)

Birth
1940

Richard F Pieternella, Dutch Antilles' minister plenipotentiary

Birth
1940

Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens

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1941

Yankees beat Dodgers 3-2 at Yankee Stadium in opener of World Series

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1941

H Martin/R Blanes musical "Best Foot Forward," premieres in NYC

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1941

D Sjostakovitch plane evacuated in Moscow

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1942

Bell P-59 Airacomet fighter, 1st US jet, makes maiden flight

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1942

Little Golden Books (children books) begins publishing

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1942

GĀnter Wallraf, writer

Birth
1943

Naushad Ali, cricketer (Pakistani wicket-keeper in six Tests 1964-65)

Birth
1943

King's Dragon Guards liberates suburbs of Naples

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1943

Germans attack Jews in Denmark

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1943

Averell Harriman named US ambassador to Moscow

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1943

Allied forces captured Naples during WW II

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