Today in History for 1st October 2019

Historical Events

1908 – Henry Ford introduces the Model T car (costs $825)
1948 – Radio Denmark begins transmitting
1950 – Philadelphia Phillies clinch NL pennant on Dick Sisler’s 3-run home run in a season ending 4-1 win v Brooklyn Dodgers; Phillies first pennant since 1913
1953 – KJEO TV channel 47 in Fresno, CA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1978 – Comoros adopts constitution
1986 – New Zealand’s Labour Government introduces a Goods and Services Tax (GST), adding 10% to the cost of most goods and services

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Famous Birthdays

1893 – Cliff Friend, American pianist and songwriter, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1974)
1930 – Naimatullah Khan, Pakistani politician
1945 – Donny Hathaway, singer-songwriter (Where is the Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1979)
1969 – Zach Galifianakis, American actor (The Hangover, Birdman), born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina
1970 – Gam Wu-seong, South Korean actor
1975 – Kim Suna, Korean actress

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Famous Deaths

1570 – Frans Floris, Flemish painter (b. 1520)
1693 – Pedro Abarca, Spanish theologian (b. 1619)
1770 – Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, composer, dies at 64
1929 – Lee Richmond, American baseball pitcher (first ever MLB perfect game, 1880), dies at 72
1936 – Oscar Da Costa, West Indian cricket all-rounder (5 Tests), dies at 29
2009 – V. M. Muddiah, Indian cricket spin bowler (2 Tests), dies from stroke complications at 80

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