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List of October 4th Major News Events

  1. 1927 Work begins by sculptor Gutzon Borglum on the face of Mount Rushmore
  2. 1919 World Series
  3. 1933 U.S.A. 18th Amendment
  4. 1957 The Space Race begins when the Soviet Union launches the first artificial satellite SPUTNIK
  5. 2000 Last Mini Rolls Off Production Line
  6. 2002 John Walker Lindh
  7. 2011 United States NBA Lockout

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4 Oct, 1927 U.S.A. Mount Rushmore

1927 : Work begins by sculptor Gutzon Borglum on the face of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills National Forest of South Dakota. It would take another 12 years for the granite images of four of America’s most revered and beloved presidents to finish. The Presidents depicted are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. More about Mount Rushmore

4 Oct, 1919 U.S.A. 1919 World Series

1919 : By the 4th game of the 1919 World Series between the champion Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds. Questions were already being asked re "Is The 1919 Series Fixed" which the Cincinnati Reds won. Following 12 months of investigation and confessions from 2 of the players all eight implicated White Sox were banned from Major League Baseball for life and the first Commissioner of Baseball is created to ensure it never happened again. History of Baseball.

4 Oct, 1921 U.S.A. Tuberculosis

1921 : A new report from state officials confirms that the number of deaths caused by Tuberculosis continues to rise in State of Michigan.

4 Oct, 1933 U.S.A. 18th Amendment

1933 : Seven new states will hold referendums in the next month including Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky for repeal of the 18th Amendment to change from dry states to wet states which will allow alcohol to be sold once again, it is believed the majority will vote in favor of repealing the law. More Details on the 18th Amendment

4 Oct, 1942 World War II Taxes

1942 : The chairman of the Finance Committee told the Senate today that the American people would have to pay a total of $36,500,000,000 in taxes to pay for the war effort and demands for a sales tax to finance this are gathering pace.

From 1926 Fashion Accessories Page

  • Pompon Hat 1926 Pompon Hat
    Price: $4.98

    Many new style notes combine to make this hat youthful and becoming. It is made of rich faille, with a sectional crown and rolling front brim trimmed with Milan hemp straw braid. The back is comfortably brimless, and over each ear is a great fluffy pompon of genuine cut ostrich.

  • Rolling Brim Hat 1926 Rolling Brim Hat
    Price: $2.29

    One of the new tailored sports shapes, of peanut straw in the most attractive colors. Has creased crown and grosgrain ribbon trimming; and is quite smart and charmingly dressed up with binding and narrow band of gold cloth. You will find it as becoming as it is practical. At this price it is an outstanding value.

  • 4 Oct, 1954 U.S.A. Marilyn Monroe

    1954 : Marilyn Monroe has announced her intention to obtain a divorce from one of the worlds finest baseball players Joe DiMaggio on the grounds of mental cruelty. They have been married less than 9 months.

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    4 Oct, 1957 Space Race

    1957 : The Space Race begins when the Soviet Union launches the first artificial satellite SPUTNIK. To put this in to context Sputnik weighed 184 lbs and measured 22 inches in diameter and circled the earth every 1 hr and 36 minutes.

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    4 Oct, 1965 U.S.A. Pope Paul VI

    1965 : Pope Paul VI becomes the first Pope to visit the United States when he lands in New York and addressed the United Nations pleading for peace in Vietnam.

    4 Oct, 1969 China Hydrogen Bomb

    October 4th, 1969 : China has announced a hydrogen bomb was recently tested in the Western region of the Chinese mainland and the country had completed its first underground nuclear explosion.

    4 Oct, 1970 U.S.A. Janis Joplin

    1970 : Janis Joplin, is found dead caused by an accidental overdose of heroin.

    4 Oct, 1970 Kent State University

    October 4th, 1970 : A presidential task force that looked into the Ohio National Guard's fatal shooting of four students and wounding of nine others at Kent State University last May 4 have said that the National Guard's 61 shots within a 13-second period was a serious error.

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    4 Oct, 1976 Barbara Walters

    1976 : Barbara Walters starts earning her $1,000,000 salary tonight when she joins anchorman Harry Reasoner on the ABC evening news.

    4 Oct, 1976 UK Inter-City 125

    1976 : British Rail begins its Inter-City 125 MPH High Speed Train service between London - Bristol - Cardiff.

    4 Oct, 1977 India Indira Gandhi

    1977 : Former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, was released after spending 16 hours in police custody for charges of political corruption.

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    4 Oct, 1985 U.S.A. Unemployment

    1985 : The latest unemployment figures released show that the unemployment rate is now at 7.1% with unemployment in the black sector now reaching 15.3%, this is part of a continuing trend that worries both government officials.

    4 Oct, 1992 Holland Plane Crash

    1992 : An Israeli cargo jet suffering from engine problems crashes into an apartment building close to the airport in Amsterdam, Holland killing approximately 100 people in the apartment building.

    From 1960s Home Page

    Sporting Changes In The 1960s

    Old ballparks including Ebbett's Field, Sportsman's Park, Forbes Field and Crosley Field are torn down, making way for newer, shinier stadiums many as indoor pitches.
    Players Association forces owners to up salaries and provide better benefits including pensions.
    1963 - 1964 Season Clash Between Owners and Players ( who refuse to play ) just before All-Star Game over wages and pensions. Owners agree to demands allowing match to continue.
    New League The ABA or American Basketball Association formed in 1967 luring away NBA stars and rookies out of college.
    Association Football (Soccer)
    Pele and Brazil dominate the game in the 60's Pele real name was Edison Arantes do Nascimento and he broke records each time he played.
    Britain the home of soccer win the world cup in 1966.
    American Football
    Offensive formations evolve in both the college and pro ranks including the wishbone and the shotgun Formation
    American Football League ALF Created and Later Merge With NFL
    Super Bowls Born As A ( Championship Game Between NFL and AFL 1967 and 1968 ) Green Bay Packers Win Under Vince Lombardi
    Ice Hockey
    The Red Wings and the Canadiens Dominate The Game
    NHL Expands

    From 1964 Fashion Clothes Page

  • 1964 Tie Collar Dress Tie Collar Dress
    Price: $5.00
    Description Step-In dress with a smart tie-collar. Buttons to waist and has unpressed pleats. Self belt. Color combinations include light blue, deep blue, white and dark green or light olive green, dark olive green, white and peacock blue.

  • 4 Oct, 1993 Soviet Union Rebels

    October 4th, 1993 : Rebel parliamentarians led by Vice President Aleksandr Rutskoi and Chairman Ruslan Khasbulatov surrender to Russian President Boris Yeltsin after he brings in tanks to surround the Russian White House parliament building.

    4 Oct, 1997 Loomis, Fargo and Company Robbery

    1997 : An insider job at an office of Loomis, Fargo and Company results in the robbery of $17.3 million in cash.

    4 Oct, 2000 Last Mini Rolls Off Production Line

    October 4th, 2000 : After more than 40 years of production and over 5 million minis sold the last mini is driven off the production line at the Longbridge plant in Birmingham by 60's Icon Lulu today. The new Mini which is a complete redesign and will be called the New Mini by BMW will go on sale next year. When the Mini first went on sale in 1961 it cost £496 the last few Mini's built this year cost about £8,500.

    4 Oct, 2002 John Walker Lindh

    2002 : John Walker Lindh is sentenced to 20 years in prison by a federal judge in Alexandria, Va. John Phillip Walker Lindh was captured during the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan while serving in the Taliban army, he was a US citizen and tried in a US court. The charges bought against him included Conspiracy to murder U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals and conspiracy to provide material support and resources to designated foreign terrorist organizations for which he could have received up to three life sentences plus 90 additional years. He was offered a plea bargain "of pleading guilty to supplying services to the Taliban, and carrying weapons during crimes of violence" for which he would receive 20 years which he accepted and is now serving his sentence in FCI, Terre Haute in Terre Haute, Indiana.

    4 Oct, 2006 United States Wiccan Symbols

    2006 : A group of Wiccans decided to sue the United States government over the right to place their religious symbol on graves in military cemeteries. The religion, Wicca, is recognized by the military but unlike other religions the followers are not allowed to have their symbols on gravestones.

    4 Oct, 2008 United States Jobs

    2008 : The latest Labor Department's figures show American companies are shedding shops at the fastest rate in the last 5 years with 159,000 jobs lost in September.

    4 Oct, 2011 Pakistan Bus Attack Kills Thirteen

    2011 : Thirteen people are killed after gunmen attacked a bus carrying Shia Muslims near Quetta, Pakistan. Another six people were injured in the attacks which targeting Shia Muslims in the area.

    4 Oct, 2011 United States NBA Lockout

    2011 : National Basketball Association cancels the remainder of the pre-season due to the 2011 NBA lockout with cancellation of games in the regular season occurring if the lockout continues for another week. Find out more on our History of Basketball Page

    4 Oct, 2012 Nissan Car Drives and Parks Itself

    October 4th, 2012 : Nissan unveiled the NSC-2015 electric car prototype at the Ceatec 2012 show in Tokyo. The car can drive and park itself, it was also able to turn and recognize some road signs.

    4 Oct, 2013 Kenya Rioting After Cleric Death

    2013 : Rioting began in the Kenyan City of Mombasa after a Muslim cleric, Ibrahim Omar was killed. At least four people were killed with several others injured. Omar had links with al-Shabab and was believed by rioters to have been killed by the authorities.

    Born This Day In History October 4

    Celebrating Birthdays Today

    Jackie Collins

    Born: 4th October 1937 London, England

    Known For : British born novelist with twenty-six novels on the New York Times bestsellers list. Possibly the best known of her many books are Chances, Hollywood Wives, Lucky, Rock Star, Lethal Seduction and one her latest Drop Dead Beautiful. It is estimated her book sales exceed 400 million which have been translated into 40 languages.

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    Susan Sarandon

    Born: 4th October 1946 Susan Abigail Tomalin New York City, U.S.

    Known For : American actress best known for her Oscar in the 1995 film, Dead Man Walking. She has worked in TV and film for more than 30 years and is also well known for her social and political activism for a variety of liberal causes.

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    Rutherford Birchard Hayes

    Born: October 4, 1822, Delaware, Ohio

    Died: January 17, 1893, Fremont, Ohio

    Known For : Hayes was the Governor of Ohio, US Representative from Ohio, and the 19th US President (1877 - 1881). Hayes became President after what historians consider one of the most corrupt elections in US history. He was thought of as relatively successful in his efforts to bring the country together while still recovering from the Civil War and had a reputation for independence and integrity.