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It happened on a… October 1

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It happened on a… October 1


New trade deal announced between United States, Canada and Mexico (USMCA), replacing NAFTA.


Former NFL star O.J. Simpson is released from Nevada’s Lovelock Prison after less than 9 years of detention of his 33 year sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping.

Amid a deepening constitutional crisis, Catalonia holds an independence referendum on seceding from Spain.


Edmonton Oilers retire Wayne Gretzky’s #99 in a pre-game ceremony before a 1-1 tie v NY Rangers, the last team for which ‘The Great One’ suited up in an NHL game.


The National Hockey League (NHL) team owners began a lockout of the players that lasted 103 days.


Ottawa to privatize Petro-Canada; $6.8b assets.


Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, effectively head of state of the Soviet Union.


Brazilian soccer great Pelé plays his final game for the New York Cosmos in an exhibition against Santos in front of 75,000 at Giants Stadium; 1,281 goals in 1,363 games.


Walt Disney World opens in Bay Lake (Orlando), Florida.


Concorde 001 test flight breaks sound barrier.


Johnny Carson hosts his 1st “The Tonight Show”, Joan Crawford guests.


The Beach Boys record their debut single “Surfin”, introducing a new musical style.


Babe Ruth makes his final pitching appearance in MLB; pitches all 9 innings in a season ending 6-5 win v Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium; hits his 34th home run of the season in 5th inning.


The first division of Canadian troops, 33,000 sail for Britain; most Canadians are volunteers, anxious to prove their loyalty to the Commonwealth.


The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles.


Thomas Edison began the commercial production of electric lamps.


1st postcards are issued (Vienna, Austria).

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