This Day In History, October 1

October 1 : General Interest
1890: Yosemite National Park established 

On this day in 1890, an act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome and the giant sequoia trees... read more

              American Revolution
1776 : Patriots learn of increased French support 

1908 : Ford Motor Company unveils the Model T 

Civil War
1864 : Rose Greenhow dies 

Cold War
1949 : Mao Zedong proclaims People's Republic of China
              1988 : Mikhail Gorbachev becomes head of Supreme Soviet 

1993 : A 12-year-old girl is kidnapped 

1987 : Earthquake rocks Southern California 

General Interest
1918 : Lawrence of Arabia captures Damascus
              1936 : Franco heads Spain
              1946 : Nazi war criminals sentenced at Nuremberg
              1965 : Suharto crushes Indonesian coup
              2005 : Terrorists strike again in Bali 

1962 : Johnny Carson makes debut as Tonight Show host 

1856 : First installment of Madame Bovary is published 

1920 : Scientific American reports that radio will soon be used to transmit music to the home 

Old West
1890 : Congress creates Yosemite National Park 

1924 : Jimmy Carter is born 

1961 : Roger Maris breaks home-run record 

Vietnam War
1961 : South Vietnam requests a bilateral defense treaty 

World War I
1918 : Crisis in Germany 

World War II
1944 : Experiments begin on homosexuals at Buchenwald

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