October 1

1800

Spain ceded Louisiana to France in the secret Treaty of San Ildefonso.

1908

Henry Ford introduced the first mass-produced automobile on the market—the Model T car to the market. Each car cost $825.

1936

General Francisco Franco became head of the insurgent Spanish government.

1961

Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run of the season, breaking Babe Ruth's record of 60 set in 1927.

1971

Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida.

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