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International Day of Older Persons
(Designated as an Annual Observance on October 1 by the United Nations in 1982)
Family Resources International Day of Older Persons
World Vegetarian Day
(Annually on October 1)
Vegetarianism International Vegetarian Union
Sports Figures
1945 Rod Carew Panamá Baseball Hall of Fame
1951 George Weah (Liberian Soccer Player, Politician, Philanthropist) Liberian Sports Figures Soccer African American Registry
1963 Mark McGwire (California-born Major League Baseball Player) California Sports Figures Baseball Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1893 A Hurricane Devastates the U.S. Gulf Coast, Killing 2,500 People Alabama Mississippi Louisiana Hurricane Death Louisiana Secretary of State
1903 The Pittsburgh Pirates Defeat the Boston Pilgrims 5-3 in the First Game of the First Modern World Series Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Fists Library of Congress
1908 University of Minnesota Board of Regents Authorizes the First Collegiate School of Nursing in the United States Minnesota Education Education Health Care Professions Historic Firsts University of Minnesota School of Nursing Minnesota Historical Association
1957 The British Public Receives a Vaccine Against Asian Flu Great Britain Influenza BBC
1961 Roger Maris Hits Home Run #61 Roger Maris Baseball USA Today Library of Congress New York Times
1969 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Destroys Three Villages in Central Peru, Killing 136 People, Injuring 216 Peru Earthquake Death USGS
1987 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills Eight People in Los Angeles, Leaves 2,200 Homeless Los Angeles Earthquakes Death History Channel USGS
Doctors in Syracuse, New York, Remove Two-Thirds of Raymond Carver's Cancerous Left Lung Raymond Carver American Authors Cancer American Collection
1992 MinnesotaCare Health Program, Benefiting Uninsured Low-Income State Residents, Goes Into Effect Minnesota Government Health Care MinnesotaCare Minnesota Historical Association
1995 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 101 People in Turkey, Injuring 348, Leaving 50,000 Homeless Turkey Earthquakes Death USGS

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