80 Years Ago—Oct. 1, 1940: Uranium from the Belgian Congo arrives at Staten Island, NY, for safekeeping; it will be used in the Manhattan Project.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike, the United States’ first long-distance highway, opens.
75 Years Ago—Oct. 1, 1945: The US Army Air Forces in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (AAF/MTO) is inactivated.
US Office of Strategic Service (precursor to CIA) is disbanded.