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1st October 1890 (118 Years)
Yosemite becomes a national park
1st October 1908 (100 Years)
The Ford Model T, the first car for millions of Americans, hits the market. Over 15 million Model Ts are eventually sold, all of them in black.
1st October 1918 (90 Years)
World War I: Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia") captures Damascus.
1st October 1928 (80 Years)
The Soviet Union introduces its First five-year plan.
1st October 1958 (50 Years)
President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration: NASA.
1st October 1977 (31 Years)
Pelé closed out his career in an exhibition match between the Cosmos and Santos.
1st October 1988 (20 Years)
Mikhail Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Union.
2nd October 1718 (290 Years)
Elizabeth Montagu, British social reformer, literary critic, and writer who helped organize and lead the Blue Stockings Society, was born.
2nd October 1869 (139 Years)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement again British rule, was born.
2nd October 1890 (118 Years)
Julius Henry Marx, known as Groucho Marx, American comedian, film and television star, was born.
2nd October 1949 (59 Years)
Annie Leibowitz was born.
2nd October 1968 (40 Years)
Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp, French painter and sculptor, died.
3rd October 1838 (170 Years)
Black Hawk, Leader of the Sauk Native American tribe, died.
3rd October 1867 (141 Years)
Pierre Bonnard, French painter and founding member of the Post-Impressionist group of avant-garde painters Les Nabis, was born.
3rd October 1896 (112 Years)
William Morris, English textile designer and artist, dies.
3rd October 1916 (92 Years)
James Alfred "Alf" Wight, OBE, FRCVS, known by the pen name James Herriot, British veterinary surgeon and writer, was born.
3rd October 1990 (18 Years)
The national holiday of Germany, the Day of German Unity, is celebrated.
4th October 1669 (339 Years)
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, widely considered one of the most prolific visual artists of all time, died.
4th October 1814 (194 Years)
Jean-Francois Millet, the French artist known for his scenes of peasant farmers, is born.
4th October 1923 (85 Years)
Charlton Heston, American actor and political activist, was born.
4th October 1957 (51 Years)
Sputnik, world's first satellite, is launched by the Soviet Union.
4th October 1970 (38 Years)
Janis Lyn Joplin, influential American singer of the 1960s, died.
5th October 1713 (295 Years)
Denis Diderot, French philosopher, was born.
5th October 1763 (245 Years)
King August III of Poland, died.
5th October 1864 (144 Years)
The birth of Louis Lumiere, who, with brother Auguste, made 1st motion picture in 1895.
5th October 1917 (91 Years)
Jarrow March: 200 men marched from Jarrow to Westminster to draw attention to unemployment.
5th October 1918 (90 Years)
Roland Georges Garros, French soldier and pilot, died.
5th October 1930 (78 Years)
R101 Airship Crash in France.
5th October 1938 (70 Years)
Germany invalidates Jewish people's passports.
6th October 1847 (161 Years)
Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre is published in London.