Today is Sunday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2017 with 91 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Libra. They include Henry III, king of England; aerospace entrepreneur William Boeing in 1881; novelist Faith Baldwin in 1893; outlaw Bonnie Parker in 1910; actor Walter Matthau in 1920; Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States, in 1924 (age 93); former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist in 1924; actor Richard Harris in 1930; Julie Andrews in 1935 (age 82); actor Stella Stevens in 1938 (age 79); baseball Hall of Fame member Rod Carew in 1945 (age 72); actor Stephen Collins in 1947 (age 70); actor Randy Quaid in 1950 (age 67); British Prime Minister Theresa May in 1956 (age 61); Esai Morales in 1962 (age 55); former home run leader Mark McGwire in 1963 (age 54); actor Zach Galifianakis in 1969 (age 48); actor Sarah Drew in 1980 (age 37); actor Greg Davis Jr. in 1984 (age 33); actor Matthew Daddario in 1987 (age 30); actor Brie Larson in 1989 (age 28); actor Luna Blaise in 2001 (age 16).
On this date in history:
In 1890, legislation is signed by President Benjamin Harrison, creating Yosemite National Park, making it the nation's third National Park.
In 1903, the first World Series opened in Boston. It was a best-of-nine competition, won by the Boston Pilgrims of the American League over the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League.
In 1908, Henry Ford introduced the Model-T automobile, selling it for $825, and changing the way Americans would travel throughout the country.
In 1918, Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence, better known as "Lawrence of Arabia," capture Damascus. Lawrence would prove instrumental in the establishment of a provisional Arab government under Prince Faisal.
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In 1938, Nazi troops march into the Sudetenland, annexing the German-speaking border regions of Czechoslovakia.
In 1946, Herman Goering, Joachim Von Ribbentrop and 10 other Nazi arch-conspirators were condemned to hang within 15 days for their World War II crimes.
In 1962, James Meredith enrolled at the University of Mississippi, a campus littered with the debris of a major riot that took two lives and injured at least 75 persons, tearing down the barriers of segregation at the 114-year-old school.
In 1988, Mikhail Gorbachev became the leader of the Supreme Soviet after the forced resignation of Andrei Gromyko.
In 1992, Dallas billionaire Ross Perot announced his candidacy for the presidency. He called his group the Reform Party.
In 1995, 10 Muslims were convicted of conspiring to conduct a terrorist campaign in the New York City area aimed at forcing the United States to drop its support of Egypt and Israel.
In 2005, 36 people, mostly foreign tourists, died in explosions at two resort restaurants on the island of Bali. More than 100 others were injured.
In 2010, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel resigned to run for mayor of Chicago. He was elected.
In 2011, about 400 Occupy Wall Street protesters, close to half of those who took part in demanding U.S. social and economic policy change, were arrested by New York City police when they blocked traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge.
In 2013, a 16-day partial shutdown of the U.S. government began after Congress failed to approve a spending bill. The Office of Management and Budget later estimated the shutdown cost taxpayers $2 billion.
A thought for the day: "It's ironic that those who till the soil, cultivate and harvest the fruits, vegetables and other foods that fill your tables with abundance have nothing left for themselves." -- Cesar Chavez
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