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 This day in History - October 4
394 Historic Events for October 4
1914

Brendan Gill, writer/critic (New Yorker magazine)

Birth
1914

Dardanellen (French and English) fleet bombs Turkish forts

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1915

Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado and Utah is established

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1915

Koos Schuur, Dutch journalist/poet (7 Curses)

Birth
1916

Market Street's "Path of Gold" lit for 1st time

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1916

Owen Tudor Williams, civil engineer

Birth
1917

Jan Murray, Bronx NY, comedian (Treasure Hunt, Who Killed Teddy Bear)

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1917

British assault on Broodseinde, France

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1917

Albert de Klerk, Dutch composer/conductor

Birth
1918

Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC

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1920

George Tribe, cricketer (Australian chinaman bowler, Northants)

Birth
1921

League of Nations refuses to assist starving Russians

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1922

Malcolm Baldrige, Conn, US Secretary of Commerce (1981-87)

Birth
1922

For 1st time, entire World Series broadcast over radio (WJZ and WGY)

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1922

Protocol of Genevia signed: Austria gains independence

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1923

Charlton Heston, Ill, actor (10 Commandments, Ben Hur, Planet of Apes)

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1923

Young Stribling held light-heavyweight boxing championship for shortest amount of time (3 hrs). Referee overturns decision

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1924

NY Giants become 1st team to appear in 4 consecutive World Series

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1925

Harry Heilmann's 6 hits edges Ty Cobb .393 to .389 as batting champ

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1926

Dahlia is officially designated as SF city flower

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1928

25th World Series begins, NY Yankees vs St Louis Cardinals

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1928

Alvin Toffler, author (Future Shock, Power Shift, The Third Wave)

Birth
1928

KPD begins petition against Germany building a battle fleet

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1929

Scotty Beckett, Oakland CA, actor (Listen Darling, Battleground)

Birth
1929

John Metzelaar, Dutch/US writer (Report on the Fishes), dies at 37

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