Today is Friday October 1, the 274th day of 2021. There are 91 days left in the year.
The highlight of today’s history:
October 1, 2017 a gunman opened fire from a room at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino in Las Vegas on a crowd of 22,000 country music fans at a concert below, killing 58 and injuring more than 800 in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history; the shooter, Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, committed suicide before the police arrived.
In 1908, Henry Ford launched his Model T automobile on the market.
In 1910, the Los Angeles Times offices were destroyed by a bomb explosion and fire; 21 times employees have been killed.
In 1949, Mao Zedong proclaimed the People’s Republic of China in a ceremony in Beijing. A 42-day strike by the United Steelworkers of America has begun over the issue of pension benefits.
In 1957, the motto “In God We Trust” began to appear on American paper money.
In 1961, Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st homerun in a 162-game season, against Babe Ruth’s 60 homeruns in a 154-game season. Boston Red Sox’s Tracy Stallard dropped out of the round trip; the Yankees won 1-0.
In 1971, Walt Disney World opened near Orlando, Florida.
In 1982, Sony began selling the first commercial compact disc player, the CDP-101, in Japan.
In 1987, eight people were killed when a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck the Los Angeles area.
In 1994, owners of National Hockey League teams began a 103-day lockout of their players.
In 1996, a federal grand jury indicted Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski in the 1994 bombing of publicity director Thomas Mosser. Kaczynski was then sentenced to four life sentences plus 30 years. The federal minimum wage has increased from 50 cents to four dollars, 75 cents an hour.
In 2015, a gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., Killing nine people and then himself.
In 2019, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was diagnosed with a heart attack at a Las Vegas hospital, where he was taken after experiencing chest discomfort at a campaign event; doctors inserted two stents to open a blocked artery. Former Dallas white police officer Amber Guyger was convicted of murder in the shooting death of her black neighbor, Botham Jean; Guyger said she confused her apartment with hers.
Ten years ago: More than 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters have been arrested after they invaded the Brooklyn Bridge and closed a traffic lane for several hours in a tense confrontation with police.
Five years ago: The New York Times reported that Donald Trump reported losses of more than $ 900 million on his 1995 tax returns which experts believed could have allowed him to forgo paying federal income taxes for nearly two decades; The Hillary Clinton campaign used the report as proof of “the colossal nature of Donald Trump’s past business failures.”
One year ago: President Donald Trump attended a fundraiser at his New Jersey golf club hours before announcing he had the coronavirus. White House aide Hope Hicks tested positive for coronavirus; she was among those who accompanied Trump to Minnesota for a fundraiser the day before. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott dramatically reduced the number of state drop-off sites for mail-in ballots, a move the Republican has declared necessary to keep the election safe, while Democrats have it. quickly criticized as an effort to suppress voters.
Today’s birthdays: Former President Jimmy Carter is 97 years old. Actress and singer Julie Andrews is 86 years old. Actress Stella Stevens is 83 years old.
Sly and the Family Stone rock musician Jerry Martini is 78 years old. Baseball Hall of Fame member Rod Carew is 76 years old. Jazz musician Dave Holland is 75 years old. Actress Yvette Freeman is 71 years old.
Actor Randy Quaid is 71 years old. Rhythm and blues singer Howard Hewett is 66 years old. Former British Prime Minister Theresa May is 65.
Alternative country-rock musician Tim O’Reagan of the Jayhawks is 63 years old. Singer Youssou N’Dour is 62 years old. Actor Esai Morales is 59 years old. Retired MLB star Mark McGwire is 58. Actor Christopher Titus is 57 years old.
Model actress Cindy Margolis is 56 years old. Producer John Ridley is 56 years old. Better Than Ezra singer-rock musician Kevin Griffin is 53 years old. Actor Zach Galifianakis is 52 years old. Singer Keith Duffy is 47 years old. Actress Sherri Saum is 47 years old. Actress Katie Aselton is 43 years old. Actress Sarah Drew is 41 years old.
Actor Carly Hughes is 39 years old. Actor-comedian Beck Bennett is 37 years old. Actor Jurnee Smollett is 35 years old.
Actor Brie Larson is 32 years old. Singer-songwriter Jade Bird is 24 years old. Actor Priah Ferguson is 15 years old. Actor Jack Stanton is 13 years old.