Historical Events for October 1938

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1st - Cubs clinch NL pennant
1st - Germany annexes Sudetenland (1/3 of Czechoslovakia)
2nd - Indian Bob Feller strikes out record 18 Tigers (Chester Laabs 5 times)
6th - Yanks Lefty Gomez sets record of 6 World Series wins without a loss
7th - Germany requires all Jewish passports be stamped with letter J
8th - G Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Fabulous Invalid," premieres in NYC
9th - A Copland & E Lorings ballet "Billy the Kid," premieres in Chicago
9th - Cleveland Browns & Chicago Bears play a penalty free NFL game
9th - NY Yankees sweep Cubs in 35th World Series, 3rd straight WS win
10th - Germany completed annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland
10th - Premier of Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st String Quartet
14th - Nazis plan Jewish ghettos for all major cities
15th - Robert Sherwoods "Abe Lincoln in Illinois," premieres in NYC
21st - Japanese troops occupies Canton
22nd - Chester Carlson demonstrates 1st Xerox copying machine
24th - US forbids child labor in factories
25th - Japanese troops occupies Hankou & Wuhan
25th - The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces Swing music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell".
27th - DuPont announces its new synthetic fiber will be called "nylon"
Playwright Moss HartPlaywright Moss Hart 28th - Farewell parade of International Brigade (Barcelona)
30th - Orson Welles panics the USA with broadcast of HG Welles' "War of the Worlds"
31st - Great Depression: In an effort to try restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a fifteen-point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public.

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