On This Day in History, October 1

Which historical things happened on October 1? Below are some of them:

  • 1569 – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth imprisoned the Duke of Norfolk for trying to marry Mary, the Queen of Scots.
  • 1885 – Special delivery mail service began in the United States.
  • 1908Henry Ford introduced the Model T automobile.
  • 1924 – Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States, was born.
  • 1936 – General Francisco Franco was declared the head of the Spanish state.
  • 1949 –  The People’s Republic of China was established.
  • 1960Nigeria gained independence from Great Britain.
  • 1961 – The Federal Republic of Cameroon was formed.
  • 1971 – Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, FL, with Disney movies, music, and books.
  • 1972 – The Chinese government approved friendly relations with the United States.
  • 1975 – Britain granted internal self-government to Seychelles.
  • 1982 – USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1990 – American President George H.W. Bush addressed the U.N. General Assembly and condemned Iraq’s takeover of Kuwait.
  • 1991 – Petroleum product exports were suspended by the Soviet Union as its fuel shortages grew.
  • 1991 – U.S. President George. W. Bush condemned the military coup in Haiti that removed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from power.
  • 1992 Cartoon Cable Network premiered.
  • 1994 – Nelson Mandela, South African President, visited the United States.
  • 1999 – The 50th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China was celebrated in Beijing.
  • 2014 – A suicide bombing on the Akrameh al-Makhzumi school in Homs, Syria, killed 41 children.
  • 2019 – The law allowing teachers to carry guns in schools became effective in the US state of Florida.

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