This Day in History

Starbucks Opens First Store in Seattle

Starbucks opens its first store in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market, laying the foundation for a global coffeehouse chain that would revolutionize the way people consume and experience coffee. Founded by Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegl, and Gordon Bowker, Starbucks quickly became synonymous with high-quality coffee and a unique café culture that resonated with customers worldwide.

The U.N. Admits China

On this significant day, the United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 2758, recognizing the People’s Republic of China as “the only legitimate representative of China to the United Nations.” This decision reshaped global politics and paved the way for China’s active involvement in international affairs.

Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney World Resort in Florida opened its doors to the public on October 1st, becoming a beloved destination for millions of visitors from around the globe.


Qatar officially gained independence from the United Kingdom, marking a significant moment in the nation’s history and sovereignty.