On This Day: October 01st

This is 274th day of the year and 91 days remain in the year.

in history

Spain ceded Louisiana to France in the secret Treaty of San Ildefonso. Although Napoleon Bonaparte agreed never to alienate Louisiana, he disregarded the treaty and sold Louisiana to the United States three years later.

Henry Ford introduced the first mass-produced automobile on the market—the Model T car to the market. Each car cost $825.
General Francisco Franco became head of the insurgent Spanish government.
Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run of the season, breaking Babe Ruth's record of 60 set in 1927.

Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida, 16 years after Disneyland debuted in Anaheim, Calif.

October 01 BirthdaysJames Carter, Jr.American President, 1924—
Tom Bosleyactor
Walter Matthauactor
Mark McGwirebaseball player
Julie Andrewsactress
Randy Quaidactor
Vladimir Horowitzpianist
William Edward Boeingaircraft manufacturer
William RehnquistChief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

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