In Abuja, two car bombs explode during Nigeria's 50th anniversary celebrations of its Independence from the British Empire, killing 12 and injuring 17. Militant rebel group MEND claims responsibility. //www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-11458674
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Paleontologists announce the discovery of an "Ardipithecus ramidus" fossil skeleton, deeming it the oldest remains of a human ancestor yet found.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Russia's supreme court declares the imperial dynasty victims of political repression, marking the official rehabilitation of the house of Romanov. The decision overturns a lower court ruling that classified the killings as plain murder, and exonerates Emperor Nicholas II and his family of the alleged crimes the Bolshevik regime used to justify their killing. //africa.reuters.com/world/news/usnTRE4901WV.html
The National Transportation Safety Board reports that a Metrolink engineer sent a text message 22 seconds before the Chatsworth train collision in Los Angeles, California, that killed 25 people. //cbs2.com/local/Robert.Sanchez.Text.2.830304.html
President of Russia Vladimir Putin announces he will run on centrist list in the parliamentary elections in December and that he does not exclude the option of becoming Prime Minister of Russia after the election. //www.softonlinesoft.net/vb/showthread.php?t=765
Incumbent President of Zambia Levy Mwanawasa is in the lead in early results in the Presidential election, according to the Electoral Commission of Zambia.
The 2000 Summer Olympics close in Sydney, Australia.
Wednesday, October 1, 1997
Thursday, October 1, 1992
Ross Perot reenters the U.S. presidential election.
Wednesday, October 1, 1986
U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the GoldwaterndashNichols Act into law, making official the largest reorganization of the United States Department of Defense since the Air Force was made a separate branch of service in 1947.
The Israeli air force bombs PLO Headquarters near Tunis.
Wednesday, October 1, 1980
terminates military rule, and the Nigeria
n Second Republic is established.
October 6 ndash Pope John Paul II visits the United States.
Wednesday, October 1, 1975
"Thrilla in Manila
": Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in a boxing match in Manila, Philippines.
Saturday, October 1, 1966
Baseball player Roger Maris
of the New York Yankees hits his 61st home run in the last game of the season, against the Boston Red Sox, beating the 34-year-old record held by Babe Ruth.
Saturday, October 1, 1960
becomes independent from United Kingdom, and Nnamdi Azikiwe
becomes its first native-born Governor General.
Cameroon declared independence from United Kingdom.
Saturday, October 1, 1949
October 15 ndash Operation Backfire: Three A4 rockets are launched near Cuxhaven in order to show Allied forces the rocket with liquid fuel.
Saturday, October 1, 1938
Disgusted with Neville Chamberlain's conduct at Munich, Duff Cooper resigns his post as First Lord of the Admiralty. With his resignation, formal debate begins in the Parliament of the United Kingdom on the Munich Agreement, but with Chamberlain at the peak of his popularity, there can be little doubt His Majesty's Government will receive a vote of confidence.
German troops march into the Sudetenland
. The Polish government gives the Czech government an ultimatum stating that Zaolzie
region must be handed over within twenty-four hours. The Czechs have little choice but to comply. Polish forces occupy Zaolzie
Thursday, October 1, 1925
Mount Rushmore is dedicated.
Wednesday, October 1, 1913
Saturday, October 1, 1904
Thursday, October 1, 1903
The first modern World Series, pitting the National League's Pittsburgh Pirates against Boston of the American League, begins at Pittsburgh's Exposition Park.
Saturday, October 1, 1898
French troops capture Antananarivo in Madagascar.
Saturday, October 1, 1892
Master criminal Adam Worth is captured in Liège, Belgium during an attempted robbery of a money delivery cart.
Thursday, October 1, 1891
Wednesday, October 1, 1890
officially opens, becoming the first university in liberated Bulgaria.
Saturday, October 1, 1887
Sydney Boys High School (the first boys' public school) is founded in Sydney, Australia.
The Boys' Brigade (the first uniformed youth organization in existence) is founded in Glasgow, Scotland.
Thursday, October 1, 1868
The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury, Massachusetts by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham to become the Waltham Watch Company, pioneer in the American System of Watch Manufacturing.
Thursday, October 1, 1846
Christ College, Tasmania, opens with the hope that it would develop along the lines of an Oxbridge college and provide the basis for university education in Tasmania. By the 21st century it will be the oldest tertiary institution in Australia.
Supporters of Infante Carlos, Count of Molina, are victorious in the Battle of Maella during the First Carlist War.
Thursday, October 1, 1829
Russo-Persian War, 1826-1828: The Russians under Ivan Paskevich storm Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Eastern Armenia.
Opening of the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway in Scotland.
Thursday, October 1, 1795
Wednesday, October 1, 1788
William Brodie is hanged.
Wednesday, October 1, 1608
At Jamestown, a second supply ship, the "Mary and Margaret", arrives with Christopher Newport, including 70 settlers, bringing the population back up to 120 the passengers include 8 glassmen.
Thursday, October 1, 1587
Sunday, September 21, 1578 (Julianian calendar)
Alessandro Farnese succeeds Don John as Spanish Governor-General of the Netherlands.
Tuesday, September 25, 1061 (Julianian calendar)
Yusuf ben Tashfin succeeds to the throne of Morocco, following the Almoravid conquest.
Most of West Frisia (later known as Holland
) is conquered by imperial German armies and given to the Bishop of Utrecht.
Tuesday, September 26, 965 (Julianian calendar)
Pope John XIII succeeds Pope Leo VIII as the 133rd pope.
Monday, September 26, 959 (Julianian calendar)
King Eadwig of England dies, and is succeeded by his brother Edgar, who effectively completes the unification of England when Northumbria finally submits to his rule.
Saturday, September 27, 811 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, September 27, 810 (Julianian calendar)
Bulgars, under king Krum, destroy the Avars.
A man with a sword makes an attempt on emperor Nicephorus I's life. In the following trial, the assassin claims insanity as his defense.
China demands the return of territory by Tibet.
Friday, September 28, 686 (Julianian calendar)
Emperor Temmu of Japan dies. Empress Jito ascends the throne.
Emperor Temmu's son, Prince Ōtsu
, is falsely accused of treason by Jito and forced to commit suicide along with his wife, Princess Yamanobe
Wednesday, September 30, 431 (Julianian calendar)
is enthroned as Patriarch of Constantinople.
Pope Celestine I dispatches Palladius to serve as bishop to the Irish.
Saturday, September 30, 366 (Julianian calendar)