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Born October 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
October 1st
in history
331: Alexander the Great decisively shatters King Darius III's Persian army at Gaugamela (Arbela), in a tactical masterstroke that leaves him master of the Persian Empire. Alexander's First Great Victory.
1273: Rudolf of Hapsburg is elected emperor in Germany.
1588: The feeble Sultan Mohammed Shah of Persia, hands over power to his 17-year old son Abbas.
1791: In Paris, the National Legislative Assembly holds its first meeting.
1839: The British government decides to send a punitive naval expedition to China.