History October 1st

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  1. JcMinJapan

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    0366 - St Damasus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

    1833 - Charles Darwin reaches Rio Tercero Argentina

    1837 - Treaty with Winnebago Indians

    1847 - Maria Mitchell discovers a non-naked-eye comet

    1869 - 1st postcards are issued (Vienna)

    1888 - National Geographic magazine publishes for 1st time

    1890 - Yosemite National Park forms

    1908 - 1st Dutch electric railway in use (Rotterdam-The Hague)

    1908 - Henry Ford introduces Model T car (costs $825)

    1920 - Dutch law provides for an 8 hour working day

    1924 - Fokker F-7 1st flight (Amsterdam to Batavia)

    1942 - Little Golden Books (children books) begins publishing

    1954 - British colony of Nigeria becomes a federation

    1955 - "Honeymooners" premieres

    1958 - Inauguration of NASA

    1961 - A believed extinct volcanco erupts in Tristan da Cunha

    1962 - Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests

    1962 - Lucy Show premieres

    1962 - US National Radio Astronomy Obs gets a 300' (91m) radio telescope

    1971 - Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opens

    1974 - Watergate cover-up trial opens in Wash DC

    1978 - Comoros adopts constitution

    1978 - Tuvalu (formerly Ellice Islands) declares independence from UK

    1979 - Nigeria adopts constitution, Alhaji Shagari becomes president

    1979 - US returns Canal Zone to Panama after 75 years (but not the canal)

    1980 - Cosmonauts Ryumin and Popov break space endurance record of 176 days

    1990 - Meteorite explode above Pacific Ocean

    1994 - Stanley Betrian sworn in as leader of Curacao

    2000 - Closing ceremony of the XXVII Olympics in Syndey, Australia