0959 – Edgar the Peaceable became king of all England on the 1st October 0959.
1729 ~ Anton Cajetan Adlgasser the German organist was born in Inzell, Bavaria on the 1st October 1729 (died 1777 aged 48). Anton was an organist and composer at Salzburg Cathedral and court, and composed liturgical music (including 8 masses and 2 requiems) as well as oratorios and orchestral and keyboard works. Anton moved to Salzburg where he studied under Johann Ernst Eberlin. In 1767 he collaborated with Mozart and Michael Haydn on the oratorio Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots. Mozart had a high regard for Anton’s music, and succeeded him as organist at Salzburg Cathedral in 1777 when he died. Anton died of a stroke suffered while playing the organ at Salzburg in 1777.
1795 – Belgium was conquered by France on the 1st October 1795.
1814 – Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw Europe‘s political map after the defeat of Napoléon the previous spring.
1843 – The News of the World tabloid began publication in London on the 1st of October in 1843.
1847 – Werner von Siemens the German inventor founded Siemens AG & Halske on the 1st of October in 1847.
1880 – Thomas Edison opened the 1st electric lamp factory on the 1st of October in 1880.
1890 – Yosemite National Park was established by the U.S. Congress on the 1st of October in 1890.
1891 – Stanford University in the U.S. state of California opened its doors on the 1st of October in 1891.
1903 – The Boston Americans played the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1st baseball game of the modern World Series on the 1st of October in 1903.
1908 – Ford put the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825 on the 1st of October in 1908.
1935 – Julie Andrews the English actress and singer was born on the 1st October 1935.
1942 ~ Herb Fame the American singer from Peaches & Herb was born Herbert Feemster in Washington, D.C., on the 1st October 1942. Video : Peaches & Herb performing their 1978 hit on The Midnight Special…
1946 – Mensa International was founded in the United Kingdom on the 1st of October in 1946.
1949 ~ André Rieu the Dutch violinist, conductor and composer was born in Maastricht, Netherlands on the 1st October 1949. André Rieu official website: www.AndreRieu.com | André Rieu verified Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AndreRieu | André Rieu verified twitter: www.twitter.com/AndreRieu | André Rieu YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/AndreRieuTV | YouTube video: The Beautiful Blue Danube: André Rieu & his Johann Strauss Orchestra playing “The Beautiful Blue Danube” (An der schönen blauen Donau) by composer Johann Strauss II. Recorded live at Empress Sisi’s castle; Schönbrunn Palace Vienna, Austria with dancers from the famous Austrian Elmayer Dancing School. Clip from the DVD “André Rieu At Schönbrunn, Vienna”. One of André’s biggest and most beautiful specials ever…
1957 – In God We Trust first appeared on U.S. paper currency on the 1st of October in 1957.
1958 – NASA was created to replace NACA on the 1st of October in 1958.
1960 – Nigeria gained independence from the United Kingdom on the 1st of October in 1960.
1961 – Gary Ablett, Sr. the Australian footballer was born on the 1st October 1961.
1962 – The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was first broadcast on the 1st of October in 1962.
1964 – The Free Speech Movement was launched on the campus of University of California, Berkeley on the 1st of October in 1964.
1969 – Concorde broke the sound barrier for the first time on the 1st of October in 1969.
1971 – Walt Disney World opened near Orlando, Florida, United States on the 1st of October in 1971.
1971 – Andrew O’Keefe the Australian television host was born on the 1st October 1971.
1971 ~ Mia Freedman the Australian journalist, columnist, author, blogger and media consultant was born on the 1st October 1971. Mia Freedman is also the founder, publisher and editorial director of Mamamia.com.au, launcehed in 2007. Mia Freedman launched parenting website ivillage.com.au in 2012.
1971 – The first brain-scan using x-ray computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) was performed at Atkinson Morley Hospital in Wimbledon, London on the 1st of October in 1971.
1975 – Seychelles gained internal self-government on the 1st October 1975.
1975 – Thrilla in Manila: Muhammad Ali defeated Joe Frazier in a boxing match in Manila, Philippines on the 1st of October in 1975.
1976 – Antonio Roybal the American painter and sculptor was born on the 1st October 1976.
1977 ~ Bob Evans the Australian musician who is also known as Kevin Mitchell the vocalist and guitarist in Jebediah was born Kevin Edward Mitchell on the 1st October 1977. YouTube video: Bob Evans – Don’t You Think It’s Time? (2006)…YouTube video: Jebediah – Worlds Away aka the Lockie Leonard TV series theme song)…
1979 – The MTR rapid transit railway system in Hong Kong opened on the 1st October 1979..
1982 – Sony launched the 1st consumer compact disc player (model CDP-101) on the 1st of October in 1982.
1992 – Cartoon Network begun broadcasting on the 1st October 1992.
Today in History for October 1st ~ video presented by the Associated Press…