TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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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.

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1908

Henry Ford in­tro­duced his Model T au­to­mo­bile to the mar­ket.

1932

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.

1957

The motto “In God We Trust” be­gan ap­pear­ing on U.S. pa­per cur­rency.

1962

Johnny Car­son de­buted as host of NBC’s “Tonight Show,” be­gin­ning a nearly 30-year run.

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