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Events and People Who Made History on October 4

13th Century

1209 - Pope Innocent II crowns German king Otto of Wittelsbach

16th Century

1518 - Henry VIII's daughter Mary marries French crown prince
1535 - 1st full English translation of the Bible printed in Switzerland
1539 - King Henry VIII and Anna of Kleef marry
1571 - Synod of Emden
1582 - Last Julian calender day in Spain/Portugal/pontifical states

17th Century

1636 - 1st code of law for Plymouth Colony
1636 - Battle at Wittstock, Brandenburg: Sweden beat Ferdinand III
1636 - In Massachusetts the Plymouth Colony's 1st law drafted
1648 - Peter Stuyvesant establishes Americas 1st volunteer firemen
1675 - Christian Huygens patents pocket watch

18th Century

1712 - Utrecht banishes poor Jews
1767 - Prince Willem V marries Prussian princess Wilhelmina
1777 - Battle of Germantown
1777 - General George Washington's troops attacked British at Germantown, Pennsylvania

19th Century

1824 - Mexico becomes a republic
1830 - Provisional government declares secession of Belgium from Netherlands
1834 - Franz Grillparzer's "Der Traum ein Leben," premieres in Vienna
1854 - Abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair
1862 - Battle of Corinth ends
1864 - National black convention meets (Syracuse New York)
1864 - New Orleans Tribune, 1st black daily newspaper, forms
1873 - Toronto Argonaut Football Club forms
1880 - University of California founded in Los Angeles
1881 - Edward Leveaux patents automatic player piano
1883 - Orient Express' 1st run, linking Turkey to Europe by rail
1895 - 1st U.S. Golf Open: Horace Rawlins shoots a 173 at Newport Golf Club Rhode Island
1895 - Horace Rawlins wins 1st U.S. Open golf tournament (Newport RI)
1897 - George Bernard Shaw's "Devil's Disciple," premieres in New York City

20th Century

1900 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Problem of Thor Bridge"
1904 - 1st day of New York City subway, 350,000 people ride 9.1 mile tracks
1906 - Chicago Cubs win their 116th game (116-36 .763) of year
1910 - Portugal becomes a republic, King Manuel II flees to England
1911 - 1st public elevator (London's Earl's Court Metro Station)
1913 - Bkln Dodger Jake Daubert earns a new Chalmers auto as NL MVP
1913 - Freddy Wilson of Regina Roughriders kicks 10 singles in a game
1914 - Dardanellen (French and English) fleet bombs Turkish forts
1915 - Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado and Utah is established
1916 - Market Street's "Path of Gold" lit for 1st time
1917 - British assault on Broodseinde, France
1918 - Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in New York City
1921 - League of Nations refuses to assist starving Russians
1922 - For 1st time, entire World Series broadcast over radio (WJZ and WGY)
1922 - Protocol of Genevia signed: Austria gains independence
1923 - Young Stribling held light-heavyweight boxing championship for shortest amount of time (3 hours). Referee overturns decision
1924 - New York Giants become 1st team to appear in 4 consecutive World Series
1925 - Harry Heilmann's 6 hits edges Ty Cobb .393 to .389 as batting champ
1926 - Dahlia is officially designated as San Francisco city flower
1928 - 25th World Series begins, New York Yankees vs St. Louis Cardinals
1928 - KPD begins petition against Germany building a battle fleet
1930 - A's Jack Quinn, 46, pitches 2 inn, is oldest to play in World Series
1931 - Dick Tracy comic strip by Chester Gould debuts
1931 - Juan Esteban Montero becomes president of Chile
1932 - Anti-semite Julius Gombos forms new government in Hungary
1932 - Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators
1932 - Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov marries Yelena Sergeyevna
1933 - Esquire magazine is 1st published
1936 - Italian lire devalued
1936 - Record 66,669 at Yankee Stadium for 4th game of World Series
1939 - Last Polish troops surrender
1940 - 12 German aircraft shot down above England
1940 - Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini confer at Brenner Pass in Alps
1940 - French Vichy-regime proclaims end of "Statut of the Juifs"
1940 - Wrestling returns to Madison Square Garden after 12 year lay off
1942 - German assault on Tractor factory in Stalingrad
1943 - Corsica freed by Free French
1943 - German occupiers forbid flying of kites (6 month jail sentence)
1944 - 1st All St. Louis World Series, all games played at Sportsman's Park
1944 - British troops land on Greek continent
1944 - St. Louis Browns win 1st World Series game in their only appearance
1948 - Indians beat Red Sox, 8-0, in 1st AL playoff game
1948 - World Council of Churches forms under W Fisherman It Hooft
1949 - American Contract Bridge League votes 58 % to keep blacks out
1949 - United Nations' permanent New York City headquarters is dedicated
1950 - French troops vacate Cla Afraid Vietnam
1951 - In opening World Series game, Giant Monte Irvin steals home in 1st inn
1952 - "Top Banana" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 356 performances
1953 - Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:17:39.4)
1953 - Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam in World Series
1955 - Brooklyn Dodgers only World Series victory, beating Yankees in 7
1955 - Reverend Sun Young Moon leaves prison in Seoul
1956 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1957 - "Leave It to Beaver," debuts on CBS
1957 - U.S.S.R. launches Sputnik I, 1st artificial Earth satellite
1958 - 12th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-3 at Montreal
1958 - 5th French republic forms
1959 - 1st World Series game played west of St. Louis (in LA)
1959 - Cleveland Browns' Jim Brown makes club record 37 rushing attempts
1959 - Dmitri Sjostakovitch 1st Cello concert premieres in Leningrad
1959 - Los Angeles Dodgers set World Series attendance record at 92,394
1959 - Netherlands beats Belgium 9-1
1959 - U.S.S.R. Luna 3 sent back 1st photos of Moon's far side
1960 - Courier 1B Launched; 1st active repeater satellite in orbit
1961 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961 - Whitey Ford's 3rd straight World Series shutout
1962 - USAF Major Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 32,300m
1962 - Whitey Ford's World Series 33 2/3 scoreless inning streak ends
1963 - Gambia achieves full internal self-government
1963 - Hurricane Flora, kills 6,000 in Cuba and Haiti
1964 - 10th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills
1964 - 3 cars of a commuter train derails in South Africa killing 81
1964 - Hurricane Hilda, kills 38 in La, Miss and Ga
1964 - Italian Autostrada del Sol opens at Milan-Naples
1964 - Patriots' Gino Cappelletti kicks 6-of-6 field goals against Broncos
1964 - Phils bomb Reds 10-0 as both teams finish one game behind St. Louis
1965 - "Pickwick" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 56 performances
1965 - Pope Paul VI becomes 1st Pope to visit Western Hemisphere (UN)
1965 - U.S.S.R. launches Luna 7; crash lands on Moon
1966 - Dutch Cardinal Alfrink presents New Catechism
1966 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1966 - Lesotho (Basutoland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1967 - 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature Yankees, Giants or Dodgers
1969 - Baseball's 1st divisional playoff games, Mets beat Braves 9-5 and Orioles beat Twins 4-3 in 12 innings
1969 - Last wooden passenger subway cars retired at Brooklyn Myrtle Beach el
1969 - U.N. starts issuing postage stamps at Geneva headquarters
1970 - Herbert Schmidtz makes highest parachute jump from a tower by leaping from a 1,984 ft TV mast in Tulsa, Oklahoma
1970 - Kansas City Chiefs Jan Stenerud kicks 55-yard field goal
1970 - Umps return after 1-day walkout in quest of higher wages
1970 - WFYI TV channel 20 in Indianapolis, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 - Borden's opens a turn-of-century ice cream parlor at Disney World
1971 - KMPH TV channel 26 in Visalia-Fresno, California (IND) begins broadcasting
1971 - U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1972 - Ted Williams manages his final game as Rangers lose to Royals, 4-0
1973 - Hans of Manens ballet "Adagio Hammerklavier" premieres in Amsterdam
1974 - John Lennon releases "Walls and Bridges" album
1976 - Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz resigns due to telling a racial joke
1976 - Supreme Court lifts 1972 ban on death penalty for convicted murderers
1977 - Pier 39 opens in San Francisco
1978 - Funeral services held for Pope John Paul I
1979 - Hugh Leonards "Life," premieres in Dublin
1979 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1980 - Mike Schmidt's 2-run home run clinches NL East title for Phillies
1981 - Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins Portland Ping Team Golf Champ
1981 - Meadowlands Arena opens in New Jersey
1981 - Pasakevi Kouna of Greece (9) is youngest International gymnastics participant
1982 - Helmut Kohl elected chancellor of West Germany
1983 - Richard Noble reaches record 1019 kph in jet-powered car
1984 - U.S. government closes down due to budget problems
1984 - Yankees clinch AL East
1985 - Henry G. Perry completes 157 day, 14,021 mile bicycle tour of Australia
1985 - Shite Moslems claim to have killed hostage William Buckley - CIA station chief in Beirut
1986 - New York Yankee Dave Righetti saves doubleheader for then record 46 saves
1986 - Queen Beatrice installs dam at Oosterschelde
1986 - Rachel Oliver (Mass), 20, crowned 19th Miss Black America
1987 - 1st "Scrub Sunday" of NFL football with replacement players
1987 - Blues Jays lose final 7 games allowing Tigers to win AL pennant
1987 - James Jefferson of Winnipeg scores 2 TDs on interception returns without making an interception. (He scored on laterals)
1988 - Pillsbury stock soars $18.37 to $57.37 on takeover bid
1989 - Giants Will Clark hits 1st NLCS grand slam since 1977
1989 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1990 - "Stand Up Tragedy" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 13 performances
1991 - NHL New York Rangers trade Bernie Nichols to Edmonton for Mark Messier
1991 - San Jose Sharks lose 4-3 to Vancouver Canucks in their 1st NHL game
1991 - Whiteland Janice, driven by Mike Lachance, wins Kentucky Futurity
1992 - 1st time AL East and West champs have same record (96-66)-Tor and Oak
1992 - 2nd Solheim Cup: Europe beats U.S., 11 -6 at Dalmahoy CC Scotland
1992 - "Anna Karenina" closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City after 46 performances
1992 - El Al cargo plane crashes at Amsterdam Bijlmer, 43 die
1992 - Miami Dolphen Louis Oliver returns record tying interception 103 yards
1992 - "Real Inspector Hound" closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 61 performances
1993 - Troops of President Yelsin occupy Russian White House (parliament)
1994 - 7.9 earthquake strikes Koerilen, flood kills 18+
1994 - Keith Moore is charged with stealing $5,000,000 from Sting
1994 - Soyuz TM-20 launches
1995 - 29th Country Music Association Award: Krauss Jackson win
1995 - Jim Leyritz homers with a man on in 15th inning to give Yankees 2-0 Division Series lead over Mariners
1996 - BPAA U.S. Bowling Open by Dave Husted
1996 - BPAA U.S. Women's Bowling Open won by Liz Johnson
1996 - Shahid Afridi scores century in 37 balls for Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka
1997 - Farm Aid 10 concert cancelled due to weak ticket sales

21st Century

2006 - Dow closes above 11,800 for the first time


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