ON THIS DAY - October 1st:

1851 - 1st Hawaiian stamps issued
1880 - John Philip Sousa becomes new director of US Marine Corps Band
1888 - National Geographic magazine publishes for 1st time
1903 - 1st baseball World Series, Pittsburgh Pirates vs Boston Pilgrims (Red Sox)
1907 - Plaza Hotel (5th Av & 59th Str, NY) opens
1908 - Henry Ford introduces the Model T car (costs $825)
1962 - Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests

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1971 - Walt Disney World opens in Bay Lake, Florida
1982 - EPCOT Center opens in Orlando Florida
1991 - 25th CMT Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, and Tanya Tucker win


1910 - Bonnie Parker, Rowena, Texas, outlaw (Bonnie and Clyde), (d. 1934)
1924 - Jimmy Carter, Plains, Georgia, 39th US President (D) (1977-81)
1927 - Tom Bosley, actor (Howard-Happy Days, Murder She Wrote), born in Chicago, Illinois
1928 - George Peppard, actor (Banacek, A-Team, Blue Max), born in Detroit, Michigan
1935 - Julie Andrews, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, actress/singer (Sound of Music, Mary Poppins)
1963 - Mark McGwire, Pomona California, MLB 1st baseman (AL rookie of year 1988, Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals)
2011 - Rock bassist Gene Simmons (62) weds actress and model Shannon Tweed (55) at the historic Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California
2014 - Actress Scarlett Johansson (30) weds advertising agency owner Romain Dauriac in Philipsburg, Montana


1985 - E. B. White, US author (New Yorker, Charlotte's Web), dies at 86
2013 - US Author Tom Clancy 'The Hunt for Red October' dies aged 66


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