October 1 in history


On October 1:

1843 The News of the World tabloid began publication in London.

1908 Ford put the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825


1920 US actor Walter Matthau was born.

1924 US President Jimmy Carter was born.

1935 actress Julie Andrews was born.

1936 Francisco Franco was named head of the Nationalist government of Spain.

Franco in the La guerra ha terminado painting

1945 US musician Donny Hathaway was born.

1946 Mensa International was founded.

Mensa Logo

1949 The People’s Republic of China was declared by Mao Zedong.

1960 Nigeria  gained independence.

1961 East and West Cameroon merged as the republic of Cameroon.

Vertical tricolor (green, red, yellow) with a five-pointed gold star in the center of the red. Tricolor shield before two crossed fasces. Its center is an inverted red kite shape covered with a purple outline of Cameroon below a gold star, with the scales of justice superimposed. Its left is green and its right is gold. Banners with fine print are above and below.

1978 Tuvalu gained independence.

1986 GST was introduced.

Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.

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