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October 1st In Pop Culture History

"I hope someone remembered to wake up Billie Joe Armstrong today.October First is International Day For The Elderly, so be nice to an older person!

October 1st is celebrated as World Vegetarian Day. This very specific holiday was initiated by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and was endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978.

331 BC - Alexander the Great defeated Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela, bringing about the fall of of the Persian Empire.

1843 - London's The News of the World began publication.

1880 - John Philip Sousa, the first recorded popular music star, became the leader of the United States Marine Band.

1908 - For $825 each, Ford's Model T car was put on the market.

1940 - The Pennsylvania Turnpike opened to traffic. It is considred the first US superhighway.

1948 - Over Fargo, North dakota, WW II pilot George F. Gorman reported 'playing chicken" with a blinking orb of light UFO. It was visually seen by people in teh control tower, but did not show up on radar.

October 1, 1954, 19** Birthday (fictional) Marge Simpson, The Simpsons, TV

1955 - The Honeymooners premiered on CBS

1957 - First appearance of "In God We Trust" on U.S. paper currency, on one dollar bills.

1958 - The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) became the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

1971 - Walt Disney World opened near Orlando, Florida.

1977 - #1 Hit October 1, 1977 - October 14, 1977: Meco - Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band

1983 - #1 Hit October 1, 1983 - October 28, 1983: Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart

1989 - Denmark introduced the world's first legal modern same-sex civil union, called a "registered partnership".

1992 - Cartoon Network begins broadcasting. The first cartoon, outside of Droopy Dog's introduction, was Bugs Bunny in Rhapsody Rabbit.

1992- Cartoon Network is initiated.

1996 - Animal Planet made its debut

1999 - The infamous "You Fool" episode of Hollywood Squares aired.

2006 - Dexter premiered on Showtime

2010 - Sony launched Sony Movie Channel

2013 - The United States federal government shutdown of 2013 (October 1-16) affected many operations for the US government

There are 91 days left this year.

October 1st Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Julie Andrews (1935)
Jimmy Carter (1924)
Randy Quaid (1950)
Richard Harris (1930)
Bonnie Parker (1910)
Tom Bosley (1927)
Walter Matthau (1920)
Cindy Margolis (1965)
Brie Larson (1989)

Never park your car over a pile of leaves! The muffler and catalytic converter on cars get extremely hot and can ignite the leaves you park your car over - causing your car to catch fire!
Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. President born in a hospital.

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