Historical Events for 1st October 2018

1705 – Parliament declares Hungary independently/French Rákóczi becomes king
1814 – Opening of the Congress of Vienna, which redrew Europe’s political map after the defeat of Napoléon Bonaparte
1863 – Dutch Breda-Tilburg railway opens
1910 – Explosion at LA Times kills 21
1941 – H Martin/R Blane’s musical “Best Foot Forward” premieres in NYC
1950 – US Open Women’s Golf, Rolling Hills CC: Babe Zaharias ties Open scoring record, -9 291 to beat amateur Betsy Rawls by 9 strokes
1952 – 1st ultra high frequency (UHF) television station, Portland Or
1962 – Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests
1987 – Fiji’s constitution is suspended
2000 – An all-African podium for the men’s marathon at the Sydney Olympics as Gezahegne Abera of Ethiopia runs 2:10:11 for the gold medal, 0.20s ahead of Kenyan Erick Wainaina with bronze to Ethiopian Tesfaye Tola

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