Today in History: Oct. 1

The Ford Model T also know as TIn Lizzie exhibited in 1927. (AP Photo)
On this date in 1908, Henry Ford introduced his Model T automobile to the market. Here, the Ford Model T, also know as Tin Lizzie, is exhibited in 1927. (AP Photo) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Associated Press Domestic News Dist. of Columbia United States U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICES 1937
In 1937, Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black delivered a radio address in which he acknowledged being a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, but said he had dropped out of the organization before becoming a U.S. senator. FILE – In this Nov. 18, 1937, file photo, nembers of the United States Supreme Court pose in their robes in Washington. Seated, from left, are, Justice George Sutherland; James Clark McReynolds; Charles Evans Hughes; Louis Dembitz Brandeis; and Pierce Butler. Standing, from left, are, Benjamin Nathan Cardozo; Harlan Fiske Stone; Owen Josephus Roberts; and Hugo Lafayette Black, the newest member. No one endured a longer time between nomination and confirmation as a Supreme Court justice than Brandeis, the famed lawyer, political reformer and first Jewish justice. That could change soon if Republicans maintain their resolve not to confirm or even consider anyone President Barack Obama nominates to the Supreme Court to take the place of Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February 2016. (AP Photo) (ap)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 23: In this photo illustration the phrase "In God We Trust"  can be seen on an American ten dollar bill on October 23, 2008 in London, England. The British pound has hit it's lowest point against the Dollar in five years as it fell to just above 1.62 US Dollars after fears of a recession were acknowledged by the government and financial experts today.  (Photo by Hugh Pinney/Getty Images)
On this date in 1957, the motto “In God We Trust” began appearing on U.S. paper currency. (Photo by Hugh Pinney/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Hugh Pinney)
FILE - In this Oct. 2, 1964 file photo, standing atop the crushed roof of a campus police car, a University of California student asks Cal students to identify themselves during third day of Free Speech Movement demonstrations in Berkeley, Calif. One student has been arrested and confined in the police car which is surrounded by the demonstrators. The fall of 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, a protest that only lasted for three months but set the stage for the turbulent 1960s. (AP Photo, File)
In 1964, the Free Speech Movement began at the University of California, Berkeley. In this Oct. 2, 1964 file photo, standing atop the crushed roof of a campus police car, a University of California student asks Cal students to identify themselves during third day of Free Speech Movement demonstrations in Berkeley, Calif. One student has been arrested and confined in the police car which is surrounded by the demonstrators. The fall of 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, a protest that only lasted for three months but set the stage for the turbulent 1960s. (AP Photo, File) (AP)
In this Sept. 24, 2014 photo, a Shinkansen bullet train heads for Tokyo Station on the Tokaido Main Line in Tokyo. Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50 years ago Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
On this date in 1964, Japan’s first high-speed “bullet train,” the Tokaido Shinkansen, went into operation between Tokyo and Osaka. In this Sept. 24, 2014 photo, a Shinkansen bullet train heads for Tokyo Station on the Tokaido Main Line in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) (AP/Shizuo Kambayashi)
This general view shows Walt Disney World under construction near Orlando in Central Florida, on July 7, 1971.  At center is the amusement park's Cinderella Palace in the Magic Kingdom.  (AP Photo)
On this date in 1971, Walt Disney World opened near Orlando, Florida. This general view shows Walt Disney World under construction near Orlando in Central Florida, on July 7, 1971. At center is the amusement park’s Cinderella Palace in the Magic Kingdom. (AP Photo) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Sony's compact digital audio disc, 4.75-inches in diameter, is loaded into a laser disc cd player during a demonstration for the press in Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 31, 1982. The system, developed by Sony with the Dutch Philips, uses a laser beam to read the music on the compact disc, on which information is stored digitally. No conventional stylus is used. The manufacturer claims superior sound reproduction. It will appear on the Japanese market in October at about $700, an in the U.S. and Europe market a year later. In the foreground is a remote control unit for the player. (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara)
In 1982, Sony began selling the first commercial compact disc player, the CDP-101, in Japan. Sony’s compact digital audio disc, 4.75-inches in diameter, is loaded into a laser disc cd player during a demonstration for the press in Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 31, 1982. The system, developed by Sony with the Dutch Philips, uses a laser beam to read the music on the compact disc, on which information is stored digitally. No conventional stylus is used. The manufacturer claims superior sound reproduction. It will appear on the Japanese market in October at about $700, an in the U.S. and Europe market a year later. In the foreground is a remote control unit for the player. (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara) (AP/Katsumi Kasahara)
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The Ford Model T also know as TIn Lizzie exhibited in 1927. (AP Photo)
Associated Press Domestic News Dist. of Columbia United States U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICES 1937
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 23: In this photo illustration the phrase "In God We Trust"  can be seen on an American ten dollar bill on October 23, 2008 in London, England. The British pound has hit it's lowest point against the Dollar in five years as it fell to just above 1.62 US Dollars after fears of a recession were acknowledged by the government and financial experts today.  (Photo by Hugh Pinney/Getty Images)
FILE - In this Oct. 2, 1964 file photo, standing atop the crushed roof of a campus police car, a University of California student asks Cal students to identify themselves during third day of Free Speech Movement demonstrations in Berkeley, Calif. One student has been arrested and confined in the police car which is surrounded by the demonstrators. The fall of 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, a protest that only lasted for three months but set the stage for the turbulent 1960s. (AP Photo, File)
In this Sept. 24, 2014 photo, a Shinkansen bullet train heads for Tokyo Station on the Tokaido Main Line in Tokyo. Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50 years ago Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
This general view shows Walt Disney World under construction near Orlando in Central Florida, on July 7, 1971.  At center is the amusement park's Cinderella Palace in the Magic Kingdom.  (AP Photo)
Sony's compact digital audio disc, 4.75-inches in diameter, is loaded into a laser disc cd player during a demonstration for the press in Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 31, 1982. The system, developed by Sony with the Dutch Philips, uses a laser beam to read the music on the compact disc, on which information is stored digitally. No conventional stylus is used. The manufacturer claims superior sound reproduction. It will appear on the Japanese market in October at about $700, an in the U.S. and Europe market a year later. In the foreground is a remote control unit for the player. (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara)

Today is Monday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2018. There are 91 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Oct. 1, 1908, Henry Ford introduced his Model T automobile to the market.

On this date:

In 1890, Congress passed the McKinley Tariff Act, which raised tariffs to a record level.

In 1910, the offices of the Los Angeles Times were destroyed by a bomb explosion and fire; 21 Times employees were killed.

In 1937, Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black delivered a radio address in which he acknowledged being a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, but said he had dropped out of the organization before becoming a U.S. senator.

In 1949, Mao Zedong proclaimed the People’s Republic of China during a ceremony in Beijing. A 42-day strike by the United Steelworkers of America began over the issue of retirement benefits.

In 1957, the motto “In God We Trust” began appearing on U.S. paper currency.

In 1964, the Free Speech Movement began at the University of California, Berkeley. Japan’s first high-speed “bullet train,” the Tokaido Shinkansen, went into operation between Tokyo and Osaka.

In 1971, Walt Disney World opened near Orlando, Florida.

In 1972, the book “The Joy of Sex” by Alex Comfort was first published by Mitchell Beazley of London.

In 1982, Sony began selling the first commercial compact disc player, the CDP-101, in Japan.

In 1987, eight people were killed when an earthquake measuring magnitude 5.9 struck the Los Angeles area.

In 1994, National Hockey League team owners began a 103-day lockout of their players.

In 1996, a federal grand jury indicted Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski in the 1994 mail bomb slaying of advertising executive Thomas Mosser. (Kaczynski was later sentenced to four life terms plus 30 years.) The federal minimum wage rose 50 cents to four dollars, 75 cents an hour.

Ten years ago: After one spectacular failure in the House, the $700 billion financial industry bailout won lopsided passage in the Senate, 74-25, after it was loaded with tax breaks and other sweeteners. Nick Reynolds, a founding member of the Kingston Trio, died in San Diego at age 75. TV actor House Peters Jr., the original “Mr. Clean,” died in Los Angeles at age 92.

Five years ago: The federal government partially shut down because of a budget impasse in Congress, the same day Americans got their first chance to shop for health insurance using the online marketplaces that were at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul (however, government websites designed to sell the policies struggled to handle the traffic, with many frustrated users reporting trouble setting up accounts). Novelist Tom Clancy, 66, died in Baltimore.

One year ago: A gunman opened fire from a room at the Mandalay Bay casino hotel in Las Vegas on a crowd of 22,000 country music fans at a concert below, leaving 58 people dead and more than 800 injured in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history; the gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock, killed himself before officers arrived. O.J. Simpson was released from a prison in Nevada a few minutes after midnight, after serving nine years for a botched hotel-room heist in Las Vegas. Germany celebrated its first same-sex weddings, after a law took effect putting gay and lesbian couples on an equal legal footing with heterosexual couples.

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