October 1 is the 274th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 91 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about October 1st, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about October 1st in history!
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- International Coffee Day
- International Day of Older Persons
- World Vegetarian Day
- National CD Player Day
- World Smile Day
What Happened On This Day – October 1
1991: Siege of Dubrovnik
The Siege of Dubrovnik began during the Croatian War of Independence. On this day, the Yugoslav People’s Army started its offensive on Dubrovnik.
1961: Formation of Federal Republic of Cameroon
British Cameroon or Southern Cameroon joined the Republic of Cameroon to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon.
1957: Thalidomide launched
Thalidomide, an anti-nausea drug and sleep-aid, was launched. For about five years it was commonly prescribed to pregnant women as a drug to deal with morning sickness. It was finally withdrawn from the market after it was determined that it caused birth defects.
1949: People’s Republic of china is established
Mao Zedong declared the establishment of the People’s Republic of China.
1946: Trial of the Major War Criminals end
The Trial of the Major War Criminals part of the Nuremberg trials ended with sentences being passed against several key members of the Nazi party.
Births On This Day, October 1
1935: Julie Andrews, English actress, singer
1924: Jimmy Carter, American politician, 39th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate
1924: William Rehnquist, American lawyer, jurist, 16th Chief Justice of the United States
1910: Bonnie Parker, American criminal
1896: Liaquat Ali Khan, Indian/Pakistani lawyer, politician, Prime Minister of Pakistan
Deaths On This Day, October 1
2013: Tom Clancy, American author
2012: Eric Hobsbawm, Egyptian/English historian, author
2004: Richard Avedon, American photographer
1990: Curtis LeMay, American general
1972: Louis Leakey, Kenyan/English archaeologist
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