On this day October 1-7, 2023 (week 40) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day October 1-7, 2023 (week 40)

October 1, 2023 - October 7, 2023 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week. This week features the Yosemite National Park in California, the first telescope, Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., U.S. singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn, the Beatles’ first single, the Yom Kippur war and American automobile pioneer Henry Ford

October 1, 1890: The Yosemite National Park was created in California to protect the Yosemite Valley and surrounding mountains and forests from development

October 2, 1608: Dutch optician Hans Lippershey demonstrated the first telescope, having reportedly come up with the idea after seeing a child playing with two lenses

October 3, 1863: Despite the hardship of the Civil War, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation designating the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day

October 4, 2022: U.S. singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn, known as the “Queen of Country” music, died at age 90. Her life was portrayed in the 1980 film, Coal Miner’s Daughter

October 5, 1962: The Beatles released their first single, Love Me Do, principally written by Paul McCartney at age 16, but credited as a Lennon-McCartney composition

October 6, 1973: The Yom Kippur war began when a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria invaded Israel. The war lasted three weeks before a UN ceasefire was agreed

October 7, 1913: American automobile pioneer Henry Ford introduced a moving assembly line into his plants to speed up mass production of the popular Model T car

PUBLISHED: 11/09/2023; DESIGN: Phil Bainbridge; PICTURE RESEARCH: Julie Mullins; EVENT SELECTION: Fiona Roberts and Susan Shepherd; PROOFING: Julie Mullins; TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION: Fiona Roberts;; STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Getty Images, Newscom