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Notable Historical Events for October 2nd

1912Gopal Krishna Gokhale, at invitation of Gandhi, arrives in South Africa on a 26-day tour; he also visits Tolstoy Farm

1833Charles Darwin rides through Corunda to Santa Fe Argentina

1919US President Woodrow Wilson has a stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed

1921NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR

1991Steffi Graf becomes the youngest woman to win 500 professional tennis matches

1967Thurgood Marshall sworn in as 1st black Supreme Court Justice

1947Yankee Yogi Berra becomes 1st to pinch hit a World Series homer

1991Eric Lindros refuses to sign with Quebec Nordiques

1187Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders

1906Tommy Burns KOs Jim Burns in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

October 2nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 2nd

1967Thomas Muster, Leibnitz Austria, tennis star (1995 French Open)

1900Coco the Clown [Nicolai Poliakoff], Dvinsk, Famous Russian clown

1869Mahatma Gandhi [Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi], Porbandar Kathiawad India, pacifist and spiritual leader, (d. 1948)

1904[Henry] Graham Greene, England, prolific novelist (Brighton Rock)

1890Groucho Marx, [Julius], NYC, comedian (Marx Bros, You Bet Your Life)

1949Annie Leibovitz, Waterbury, Connecticut, photographer (Rolling Stones)

1800Nat Turner, Southhampton County Virginia, leader of major slave rebellion (1831)

1933John B. Gurdon, Dippenhall, Hampshire, English developmental biologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine)

1968Jana Novotna, Brno Czechoslovakia, tennis star (1995 Aust/Wimbledon doubles)

1942Steve Sabol, Moorestown New Jersey, filmmaker (35 Emmy awards, founder of NFL Films)

October 2nd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 2nd

1993Spike Lee weds Tonya Lewis

1970Actor Christopher Plummer (40) weds actress Elaine Taylor (26) in Montreal, Quebec

2004"Piano Man" singer-songwriter Billy Joel (55) weds television food critic and chef Katie Lee (23) at 15-acre waterfront estate in Centre Island, New York

1999"Matchbox Twenty" lead singer Rob Thomas (27) weds model Marisol Maldonado in Santa Ynez, California

October 2nd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 2nd

1803Samuel Adams, US revolutionary (Boston Massacre-Tea Party) and politican, dies at 81

1973Paavo "Flying Finn" Nurmi, who won 6 Olympic gold medals, dies at 76

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