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This Day in History: October 1

October 1: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1811 - The first steamboat to sail the Mississippi River arrives in New Orléans, Louisiana.
  2. 1890 - Yosemite National Park is established by the U.S. Congress.
  3. 1908 - Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825.
  4. 1931 - The George Washington Bridge linking New Jersey and New York opens.
  5. 1957 - First appearance of In God We Trust on U.S. paper currency.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Richard Stockton (American attorney and signer of the Declaration of Independence), William Boeing (American engineer), Jimmy Carter (39th President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize), Julie Andrews (British actress and singer), Zach Galifianakis (American comedian and actor)

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