1 October It Happened Today

1868  Death of King Mongkut of Siam.

1890  Birth of English actor Stanley Holloway.

1924  Birth of American president Jimmy Carter.

1935  Birth of English actress Julie Andrews.

1936  General Franco is proclaimed “Chief of the Spanish State” by the military junta trying to seize power in the country.

1949  China is declared a “People’s Republic” under the leadership of Mao Tse-tung.

1969  Concorde 001 breaks the sound barrier for the first time.

1987  A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Los Angeles.

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