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October 1 Historical Events

The following events took place on October 1. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 80 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 331 BC
    Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela.
  • 959
    Edgar the Peaceful becomes king of all England.
  • 1553
    Coronation of Queen Mary I of England.
  • 1787
    Russians under Alexander Suvorov defeat the Turks at Kinburn.
  • 1791
    First session of the French Legislative Assembly.
  • 1795
    Belgium is conquered by France.
  • 1800
    Spain cedes Louisiana to France via the Treaty of San Ildefonso.
  • 1811
    The first steamboat to sail the Mississippi River arrives in New Orleans.
  • 1814
    Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw Europe’s political map after the defeat of Napoleon the previous spring.
  • 1827
    Russo-Persian War: The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia.
  • 1829
    South African College is founded in Cape Town, South Africa; it will later separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools.
  • 1832
    Texian political delegates convened at San Felipe de Austin to petition for changes in the governance of Mexican Texas.
  • 1843
    The News of the World tabloid begins publication in London.
  • 1854
    The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American system of watch manufacturing.
  • 1880
    John Philip Sousa becomes leader of the United States Marine Band.
  • 1880
    First electric lamp factory is opened by Thomas Edison.
  • 1887
    Balochistan is conquered by the British Empire.
  • 1890
    Yosemite National Park is established by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1891
    In California, Stanford University opens its doors.
  • 1898
    The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie.
  • 1903
    Baseball: The Boston Americans play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series.
  • 1905
    František Pavlík is killed in a demonstration in Prague, inspiring Leoš Janáček to the piano composition 1. X. 1905.
  • 1908
    Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825.
  • 1910
    Los Angeles Times bombing: A large bomb destroys the Los Angeles Times building in downtown Los Angeles, killing 21.
  • 1918
    World War I: Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence, also known as “Lawrence of Arabia”, capture Damascus.
  • 1920
    Sir Percy Cox lands in Basra to assume his responsibilities as High Commissioner in Iraq.
  • 1928
    The Soviet Union introduces its First five-year plan.
  • 1931
    The George Washington Bridge linking New Jersey and New York opens.
  • 1931
    Spain adopted women’s suffrage.
  • 1936
    Francisco Franco is named head of the Nationalist government of Spain.

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