Once Upon A Time – October 1 – 1960 – Nigeria Gains Independence From Great Britain  

331 BC Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela

1688 Prince Willem III of Orange accepts invitation of take up the British crown

1814 Opening of the Congress of Vienna, redraws Europe’s political map after the defeat of Napoléon Bonaparte

1867 Karl Marx publishes “Das Kapital” in Berlin, a description of the capitalist system, its instability and tendency to self-destruction

1908 Henry Ford introduces the Model T car (costs $825)

1918 World War I: Combined Arab and British force under the Lawrence of Arabia, T. E. Lawrence captures Damascus from the Turks

1988 Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, effectively head of state of the Soviet Union

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