1 October 1887

Balochistan is conquered by the British Empire.

Balochistan is a region located in South Asia, encompassing parts of southwestern Pakistan, southeastern Iran, and a smaller portion in southwestern Afghanistan. It is one of the most sparsely populated regions in the world and is known for its arid and rugged terrain, including deserts, mountains, and a coastline along the Arabian Sea.

Geographic Extent: Balochistan is the largest province in Pakistan in terms of land area, covering approximately 44% of the country’s total landmass. It is also divided into two parts: Balochistan in Pakistan and Sistan and Baluchestan in Iran. The Afghan portion is often referred to as “Nimruz, Helmand, and Kandahar” in Afghanistan.

Ethnicity: The region is home to various ethnic groups, with the Baloch people being the largest ethnic community. The Baloch are primarily Sunni Muslims and have their own distinct language, Balochi. Other ethnic groups in the region include Pashtuns, Brahuis, and Sindhis.

Political Issues: Balochistan has been the center of political and ethnic strife for many decades. There have been long-standing grievances among the Baloch people, including claims of economic marginalization and human rights abuses. Some Baloch nationalist groups have been involved in armed conflicts with both the Pakistani and Iranian governments, seeking greater autonomy or independence.

Economy: The economy of Balochistan is predominantly based on agriculture and natural resources. The region is rich in mineral resources, including natural gas, coal, and minerals such as chromite and copper. The Gwadar Port, located on the Arabian Sea coast in Pakistan’s Balochistan, is a strategic deep-sea port that has gained international significance due to its potential as a key trade route.

Security Concerns: Balochistan has faced security challenges due to insurgent movements and military operations. Pakistan has deployed security forces to address these challenges, leading to concerns about human rights violations and unrest in the region.

Gwadar Port: Gwadar Port is one of the most significant developments in Balochistan. It is operated by China Overseas Port Holding Company (COPHC) and is part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The port aims to connect China’s western regions to the Arabian Sea, providing China with a shorter and more secure route for its trade.

Cultural Heritage: Balochistan has a rich cultural heritage with a history dating back centuries. The region has been influenced by various empires and dynasties, including the Persian, Mughal, and British empires. Balochi music, dance, and handicrafts are notable aspects of its cultural heritage.

1 October 1553

The Coronation of Queen Mary I of England takes place.

This day in history, 1st October 1553, was a very important day in history because England’s first crowned queen regnant, i.e. a queen ruling in her own right, was crowned at Westminster Abbey.

Mary I, daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, became England’s first queen and although many people believe that her reign was one of failure and bloodshed, she achieved much in her short reign and I do believe that she paved the way for Elizabeth I.

1 October 1992


The Cartoon Network is launched.

Cartoon Network is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by The Cartoon Network, Inc., a subsidiary of Turner Broadcasting System, itself being a subsidiary of Time Warner. It was founded by Betty Cohen and launched on October 1, 1992.

The channel primarily broadcasts children’s shows, mostly animated programming, ranging from action to animated comedy. It is primarily aimed at children and young teenagers between the ages of 7 to 15, and targets older teens and adults with mature content during its late night daypart Adult Swim, which is treated as a separate entity for promotional purposes and as a separate channel by Nielsen for ratings purposes. It operates daily from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM. A Spanish language audio track for select programs is accessible via second audio programing; some cable and satellite companies offer the Spanish feed as a separate channel by removing the main English-language audio track. It is also the related channel of Turner-owned Boomerang.As of January 2016, Cartoon Network is available to approximately 94.0 million pay television households in the United States.

On October 1, 1992, Cartoon Network played “The Star Spangled Banner” and a video of a person placing a dynamite in a field and then blowing the dynamite up, the channel’s launch then occurred on that day and was hosted by the MGM cartoon character Droopy in a special event called Droopy’s Guide to the Cartoon Network, during which the first cartoon on the network, The Great Piggy Bank Robbery, was shown.

Initial programming on the channel consisted exclusively of reruns of classic Warner Bros. cartoons, the 1933–1957 Popeye cartoons, MGM cartoons, and Hanna-Barbera cartoons. At first, cable providers in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Detroit carried the channel. By the time the network launched, Cartoon Network had an 8,500-hour cartoon library.From its launch until 1995, the network’s announcers said the network’s name with the word “The” added before “Cartoon Network”, thus calling the network “The Cartoon Network”. By the time that the network debuted, Cartoon Network also operated a programming block that aired on TNT, entitled “Cartoon Network on TNT”.