TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Oct. 1, 1939
Winston Churchill described Russia as “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” during a radio address on the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.
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Henry Ford introduced his Model T automobile to the market.
Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees made his supposed called shot, hitting a home run against Chicago’s Charlie Root in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the World Series, won by the New York Yankees 7-5 at Wrigley Field.
The motto “In God We Trust” began appearing on U.S. paper currency.
Johnny Carson debuted as host of NBC’s “Tonight Show,” beginning a nearly 30-year run.