On This Day: October 1st

October 1st:

1908- Henry Ford introduces the Model T car (costs $825)

1867- Karl Marx’ “Das Kapital” published

1569- Duke of Norfolk arrested by Queen Elizabeth I for conspiring to marry Mary Queen of Scots

1791- 1st session of new French legislative assembly

1795- France annexes Southern Netherlands

1830- General Trade Journal newspaper begins publishing in Amsterdam

1852- Alfred Russel Wallace returns to the U.K. after four years of travel, collecting, and research in South America

1864- Cyclone strikes Calcutta: 70,000 killed

1864- John Summerfield Staples is paid $500 as a substitute for US President Abraham Lincoln

1868- “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott is published in America by Roberts Brothers of Boston

1888- National Geographic magazine publishes for the 1st time

1892- University of Chicago opens

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