Oct. 1: Day in History

By Enjoli Francis

Oct 1, 2011 8:42pm

It’s World Vegetarian Day and in the spirit of all things meatless, the North American Vegetarian Society is kicking off Vegetarian Awareness Month with a contest. Pledge to abstain from meat, fish and fowl on the website and you could win up to $1,000.

The North American Vegetarian Society was started in 1977 and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978.

1908: Ford Model T

The first 1909 Model T was built at the Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit. The Ford Co. built more than 15 million Model T cars from 1909 to 1927. Production ended on the “Universal Care” in 1927. Forty-three vintage cars traveled across the U.S. in 2003 to participate in a 100th anniversary celebration of the company.

1946: Nazis charged with war crimes, Nuremberg tribunals

On Oct. 1, 1946, 12 high-ranking Nazis was sentenced to death in Nuremberg. Among them were Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi minister of foreign affairs, and Wilhelm Frick, minister of the interior. Seven others were given prison sentences ranging from 10 years to life. The trial lasted nearly 10 months and was conducted by an international tribunal that included the U.S. and Great Britain.

2009: Earthquake in Sumatra

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia just one day after a 7.6-magnitude quake left at least 777 dead and led to the collapse of 500 buildings. Survivors were forced to sleep outdoors or in their cars.

Oct. 1, 1982: Live Picture From Mt. Everest

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Using 5 satellites, “Nightline” broadcasts first live video of Mount Everest.

Oct. 1, 1982: Tylenol Poisoning

Six deaths in Chicago suburbs are linked to cyanide in Tylenol capsules.

Oct. 1, 2010: Rutgers Campus Mourns Tyler’s Suicide

Students set up memorials for the freshman who was victim of cyberbullying.

Famous Birthdays:

1924 Jimmy Carter

1924 William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the US

1935 Julie Andrews

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