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Monday, October 01, 2007


Besides me being born a quarter century ago, and my mother posting a baby picture on her blog, October 1st has been a pretty interesting day in history:

1207 - Henry III, king of England, 1216-72
1685 - Charles VI, German emperor/king of Spain, 1711-40
1924 - Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1924 - William Rehnquist, 16th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 2005)
1963 - Mark McGwire, American baseball player
1982 - Will Klinger, Archaeologist

1811 - The first steamboat to sail the Mississippi River arrives in New Orléans, Louisiana.
1891 - In the U.S. state of California, Stanford University opens its doors.
1903 - Baseball: The Boston Americans play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series.
1946 - Nazi leaders sentenced at Nuremberg Trials.
1957 - First appearance of "In God We Trust" on U.S. paper currency.
1971 - Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida, United States.
1982 - Sony launches the first consumer compact disc player (model CDP-101).
1982 - Will Klinger born in Houston, Texas
1989 - Denmark: World's first legal modern same-sex civil union called "registered partnership"

National Day of the People's Republic of China (1949)
Republic of Cyprus - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
Nigeria - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
San Marino - two Captains Regent, elected by parliament, take office for six months.
Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of Vendémiaire
World Vegetarian Day
Singapore - Children's Day
World Health Organization - World Hepatitis Awareness Day
Armenia - Teachers' Day
Worldwide - Will Klinger Day

Posted by Will at October 1, 2007 10:07 AM in Personal Reflections


Happy birthday Will!

(I'm sure the last two events are unrelated :) )

Posted by: aeortiz [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 1, 2007 04:36 PM