This Day In History


Ever stop to think about what might happen today? Your plans might succeed or fail. Plan A might turn into Plan C, D… or Z. Things just don’t always turn out like we planned. Each day is a new opportunity, for good or bad. Regardless, by the end of the day, it will be history. How will you change history for the better today?

Read what happened in history on October 1:

331 BC: Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela

959 AD: Edgar I, the Peaceful, becomes king of all England

1574: Storm breaks Leiden dike and drowns 20,000 Spanish soldiers

1661: Yachting begins in England. King Charles II beats his brother James, Duke of York

1795: Belgium is conquered by France

1833: Charles Darwin reaches Rio Tercero Argentina

1867: Karl Marx’s “Das Kapital” published

1880: John Philip Sousa becomes new director of the U.S. Marine Corps Band

1888: National Geographic magazine publishes for the first time

1890: Congress creates the Weather Bureau

1908: Henry Ford introduces the Model T car. It cost $825.

1919: World Series begins as a best of nine affair. White Sox intentionally throw this series to satisfy gamblers. It’s called the Black Sox Scandal.

1931: The second (and current) Waldorf-Astoria Hotel opens in New York City.

1934: Adolf Hitler expands German army and navy and creates an air force, violating the Treaty of Versailles

1955: The TV show, “The Honeymooners” premieres

1957: “In God We Trust” appears on U.S. paper currency

1962: Johnny Carson hosts his first “Tonight Show”

1971: Walt Disney World opens in Bay Lake, Florida

1974: Watergate cover-up trial opens in Washington, D.C.

1975: Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title at “The Thrilla in Manila”

1979: Pope John Paul II begins first papal visit to the U.S. in Boston

1988: Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet (head of state of the Soviet Union)

1992: Cartoon Cable Network premieres

1995: New York Yankees win first baseball wildcard ever

2000: The U.S. wins the most medals (97) and the most gold medals (40) in the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia

2013: A partial U.S. federal government shutdown occurs as a result of political disagreements over operational spending


What will this day in history be know for?

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