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1st October 1890 (118 Years)
Yosemite becomes a national park
1st October 1908 (100 Years)
The Ford Model T, the first car for millions of Americans, hits the market. Over 15 million Model Ts are eventually sold, all of them in black. 110 years.
1st October 1918 (90 Years)
World War I: Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia") captures Damascus. 100 years.
1st October 1924 (84 Years)
Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, was born. 95 years.
1st October 1928 (80 Years)
The Soviet Union introduces its First five-year plan. 90 years.
1st October 1958 (50 Years)
President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration: NASA. 60 years.
1st October 1968 (40 Years)
President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration: NASA. 50 Years
1st October 1977 (31 Years)
Pelé closed out his career in an exhibition match between the Cosmos and Santos. 40 years
1st October 1988 (20 Years)
Mikhail Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Union. 30 years.
2nd October 1718 (290 Years)
Elizabeth Montagu, British social reformer, literary critic, and writer who helped organize and lead the Blue Stockings Society, was born. 300 years.
2nd October 1890 (118 Years)
Julius Henry Marx, known as Groucho Marx, American comedian, film and television star, was born. 130 years
2nd October 1949 (59 Years)
Annie Leibowitz was born. 70 years.
2nd October 1968 (40 Years)
Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp, French painter and sculptor, died. 50 years.
3rd October 1838 (170 Years)
Black Hawk, Leader of the Sauk Native American tribe, died. 180 years.
3rd October 1867 (141 Years)
Pierre Bonnard, French painter and founding member of the Post-Impressionist group of avant-garde painters Les Nabis, was born. 150 years.
3rd October 1896 (112 Years)
William Morris, English textile designer and artist, dies. 120 years.
3rd October 1916 (92 Years)
James Alfred "Alf" Wight, OBE, FRCVS, known by the pen name James Herriot, British veterinary surgeon and writer, was born. 100 years.
3rd October 1990 (18 Years)
The national holiday of Germany, the Day of German Unity, is celebrated. 25 years.
4th October 1669 (339 Years)
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, widely considered one of the most prolific visual artists of all time, died. 350 years.
4th October 1814 (194 Years)
Jean-Francois Millet, the French artist known for his scenes of peasant farmers, is born. 210 years.
4th October 1814 (194 Years)
Jean-François Millet was born. 205 years.
4th October 1923 (85 Years)
Charlton Heston, American actor and political activist, was born. 95 years.
4th October 1957 (51 Years)
Sputnik, world's first satellite, is launched by the Soviet Union. 60 years.
4th October 1970 (38 Years)
Janis Lyn Joplin, influential American singer of the 1960s, died. 50 years.
5th October 1713 (295 Years)
Denis Diderot, French philosopher, was born. 310 years.
5th October 1763 (245 Years)
King August III of Poland, died. 260 years.
5th October 1864 (144 Years)
The birth of Louis Lumiere, who, with brother Auguste, made 1st motion picture in 1895. 160 years.
5th October 1917 (91 Years)
Jarrow March: 200 men marched from Jarrow to Westminster to draw attention to unemployment. 80 years.
5th October 1918 (90 Years)
Roland Georges Garros, French soldier and pilot, died. 100 years.
5th October 1930 (78 Years)
R101 Airship Crash in France. 85 years.

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