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On This Day – October 1st

1st October 2015 @ 6:06am – by Tarvin Webteam
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On This Day in 1975: Muhammad Ali wins 'Thrilla in Manila'


Boxer Muhammad Ali retained the world heavyweight boxing championship after defeating his arch-rival, Joe Frazier, in their third and arguably greatest fight.
The so-called "Thrilla in Manilla" lasted 14 rounds before Frazier's trainer, Eddie Futch, finally persuaded him to call it a day.
Ali said the fight was "the closest thing to dying".

On This Day in 1908:The Ford Model T Launched


The Ford Model T, the first car for millions of Americans, hits the market in 1908. Over 15 million Model Ts are eventually sold, all of them black.

On This Day in 1935: Julie Andrews is Born


Julie Andrews, (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer was born 1st October, her films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.

On This Day in 1956: Elvis Presley -Love Me Tender


After test audiences gave a negative reaction to Elvis Presley dying at the end of the film Love Me Tender, The King was called back to re-shoot the scene. In the new ending, the hero lived!

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