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1937FDR visits Grand Coulee Dam construction site in Washington State

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

1935Mussolini's Italian army attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

1991Eric Lindros refuses to sign with Quebec Nordiques

1921NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR

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

1833Charles Darwin rides through Corunda to Santa Fe Argentina

1187Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders

1902Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" is published by Frederick Warne & Co. in London.

1980Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1552Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.

1789George Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.

1871Brigham Young, mormon leader, arrested for bigamy

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

1974Hank Aaron's 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat

1535Jacques Cartier discovers Mount Royal (Montreal)

19501st strip of Charlie Brown, "Li'l Folks", later "Peanuts", by Charles M. Schulz published in 9 papers

2001"Scrubs", starring Zach Braff as Dr. John "J.D." Dorian, premieres on NBC

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

1957"The Bridge on the River Kwai", starring William Holden and Alec Guinness, is released

1967Mickey Wright wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

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

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

October 2nd Historical Events
Date Event
939
Battle at Andernach: King Otto & Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France & Giselbert of Lutherans 
976
Hisham II appointed kalief of Cordoba 
1134
Storm flood ravages Zeeland county 
1187
Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders 
1263
The battle of Largs fought between Norwegians and Scots. 
1492
King Henry VII of England invades France 
1518
English cardinal Thomas Wolsey makes European plan 
1535
Jacques Cartier discovers Mount Royal (Montreal) 
1540
Venice/Turkey signs peace 
1552
Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible
1572
Spanish army occupies/plunders/destroys Mechelen 
1586
Battle at Zutphen: English-Dutch army 
1608
Hans Lippershey applies for patent for first known early telescope in the Netherlands 
1614
French King Louis XIII declared an adult at 13 
1656
British north American colony of Connecticut passes law against Quakers 
1700
Spanish king Carlos II appoints Philip van Anjou, heir to throne 
1760
Russian/Austrian army evacuates Berlin [NS=10/13] 
1787
Maagden House opens in Amsterdam 
1789
George Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification. 
1792
Baptist Missionary Society forms in London 
1795
Tula (leader slave uprising) sentence to death in Curacao 
1799
Duke of York & Russians capture Alkmaar in Netherlands 
1804
Britain mobilizes to protect against French invasion 
1833
Charles Darwin rides through Corunda to Santa Fe Argentina 
1833
NY Anti-Slavery Society organized 
1835
Battle of Gonzales fought between Texan settlers and Mexican forces. First engagement of the Texas revolution 
1836
Darwin returns to England aboard HMS Beagle (after 5 years) 
1851
The pasilalinic-sympathetic compass is demonstrated but proves to be a fake. 
1853
Austrian law forbids Jews from owning land 
1861
Former US VP John C Breckinridge flees Kentucky 
1864
Battle of Saltville, VA 
1866
J Osterhoudt patents tin can with key opener 
1870
Italy annexes Rome & Papal States; Rome made Italian capital 
1871
Brigham Young, mormon leader, arrested for bigamy 
1872
Morgan State University founded 
1879
Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Musgrave Ritual" (BG) 
1889
1st Pan American conference (Washington DC) 
1889
In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West. 
1895
1st cartoon comic strip is printed in a newspaper 
1899
Orange Free state mobilizes 
1901
First Royal Naval submarine launched at Barrow 
1902
Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" is published by Frederick Warne & Co. in London. 
1906
Tommy Burns KOs Jim Burns in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
1907
Phillies Eddie Grant goes 7 for 7 in a doubleheader vs Giants 
1908
Addie Joss perfect game stops Ed Walsh 1-0 who won 40 in a row 
1909
1st rugby match (Twickenham) 
1910
1st 2 aircraft collision (Milan Italy) 
1910
Henry Wijnmalen flies to 2,800m altitude (world record) 
1912
Gopal Krishna Gokhale, at invitation of Gandhi, arrives in South Africa on a 26-day tour; he also visits Tolstoy Farm 
1913
Phillies beat NY Giants 2 games out of 3 in a tripleheader 
1916
Grover Cleveland Alexander records his 16th shutout of year 
1916
San Diego Zoo founded 
1919
1st edition "Volkskrant" (People's newspaper) published in Neth 
1919
US President Woodrow Wilson has a stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed 
1920
Only tripleheader of century (Reds win 13-4, 7-3 then Pirates win 6-0) 
1921
NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR 
1923
British occuping army leaves Constantinople 
1923
Harry Heilmann goes 2-for-2, sit out rest of season, except for a pinch single on final day, hitting .403 
1924
League of Nations approves protocols of Geneva 
1926
Bert Gibb of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game 
1928
The "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", commonly known as Opus Dei, was founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá. 
1931
Pope Pius XI encyclical On economic crisis 
1932
NY Yankees sweep Chicago Cubs in 29th World Series 
1932
Washington Redskins (as Boston Braves) play 1st NFL game, lose 14-0 
1933
Eugene O'Neill's comedy "Ah, Wilderness" premieres in NYC 
1935
Mussolini's Italian army attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia) 
1935
NY Hayden Planetarium, 4th in US, opens 
1936
1st alcohol power plant forms, Atchison, Kansas 
1936
Amsterdam's Calvinist Churches reject nazism 
1936
French franc devalued 
1936
NY Yankees score World Series record 18 runs, beating Giants 18-4 
1936
Tony Lazzeri becomes 1st Yank to hit a World Series grand slam 
1937
FDR visits Grand Coulee Dam construction site in Washington State 
1938
Indian Bob Feller strikes out record 18 Tigers (Chester Laabs 5 times) 
1939
Birdbaths installed in Union Square, SF 
1940
17 German aircrafts shot down above England 
1940
British Council receives Royal Charter 
1940
British liner Empress loaded with refugees for Canada, sunk 
1941
6 Paris synagogues are bombed by Gestapo 
1941
Germans launch attack on Moscow 
1942
"Queen Mary" slices cruiser "Curacao" in half, killing 338 
1943
Japanse troops leave Kolombangara, Solomon Island 
1943
Yankees sweep 14th doubleheader of year, beating Browns, 5-1 & 7-6 
1944
Nazis crush Warsaw Uprising killing 250,000 people 
1944
US B-17's drops pamphlets on Walcheren 
1946
1st network soap opera-Faraway Hill-Dumont 
1947
"Music in My Heart" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 124 performances 
1947
Revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted 
1947
Yankee Yogi Berra becomes 1st to pinch hit a World Series homer 
1948
"Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 725 perfs 
1949
St Louis Browns use 9 pitchers, lose to Whites Sox 4-3 
1949
USSR recognizes People's Republic of China 
1949
Yanks & Red Sox, tied for 1st place, play final game of season. Yanks win 5-3 & clinch pennant #16 
1950
1st strip of Charlie Brown, "Li'l Folks", later "Peanuts", by Charles M. Schulz published in 9 papers 
1950
Red Sox Dom DiMaggio leads AL with only 15 stolen bases 
1950
Bob Shaw of Chicago Cardinals sets NFL record with 5 TD receptions 
1950
Chic Cards Jim Hardy passes for 6 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (55-13) 
1951
1st Netherland TV broadcast (Toverspiegel) 
1951
Dodgers beat Giants 10-0, in 2nd game of play-offs 
1953
"Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" opens at John Golden NYC for 849 perf 
1953
Dodger Carl Erskine strikes out 14 Yankees in World Series 
1954
8th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Detroit 2-2 at Detroit 
1954
Former French possession of Chandernagore made part of West Bengal 
1954
NY Giants sweep Cleve Indians, in 51st World Series 
1955
"Alfred Hitchcock Presents" premieres 
1955
9th NHL All-Star Game: Detroit beat All-Stars 3-1 at Detroit 
1955
Chiva Stoica becomes premier of Romania 
1955
WHTN (now WOWK) TV ch 13 in Huntington-Charleston, WV (CBS) begins 
1956
1st atomic power clock exhibited-NYC 
1957
NY Yankees appear in their 25th World Series 
1957
New volcanic island appears off Fayal Island Azores 
1957
"The Bridge on the River Kwai", starring William Holden and Alec Guinness, is released 
1958
Guinea (French Guinea) gains independence from France (National Day) 
1958
Musical show "Valmouth" 1st produced in London 
1958
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1959
Rod Serling's "Twilight Zone" premieres on CBS-TV 
1960
Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament 
1961
"Ben Casey" premieres on NBC-TV 
1961
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1961
WETA TV channel 26 in Washington, DC (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1961
WHRO TV channel 15 in Hampton-Norfolk, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1962
SF beats LA, 8-7 in 4h18m 9 inning playoff game 
1962
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island 
1963
Dodgers' Sandy Koufax strikes out World Series record 15 Yankees 
1963
W German Chancellor Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to USSR 
1964
Phillies tie major league record with season's 3rd triple play (Reds) 
1965
Dodgers beat Braves to clinch NL pennant 
1965
Mel Stottlemyre wins game #20 
1965
Phillies' Chris Short strikes-out 18 NY Mets 
1965
Pope Paul VI named MR Perey bishop's helper of New Orleans 
1966
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational 
1966
LA Dodgers Sandy Koufax clinches 3rd LA pennant in 4 years 
1967
Grateful Dead members arrested by narcotic agents 
1967
Groundbreaking begins on Veteran Stadium in Philadelphia 
1967
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational 
1967
Thurgood Marshall sworn in as 1st black Supreme Court Justice 
1968
1st London performance of "Promises, Promises" presented 
1968
Bob Gibson sets a World Series record of 17 strikeouts 
1968
Mexico City police fire on protesting students, 300-500 killed 
1968
Republic Guinea forms (day of republic) 
1968
1st time, 2 soon-to-be-named MVPs oppose each other Cards Bob Gibson beat Tigers Denny McLain 4-0 
1969
Seattle Pilots last game in Seattle, lose 3-1 to As in front of 5,473 
1969
US performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians 
1970
Billy Martin named manager of Det Tigers 
1970
Plane carrying Wichita State U football team crashes killing 30 
1971
Homing pigeon averages 133 KPH (record) in 1100-km Australian race 
1972
"From Israel with Love" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 8 performances 
1972
Aeroflot Il-18 crashes near Black Sea resort of Sochi, kills 105 
1972
Bill Stoneman of Montreal pitches his 2nd no-hitter, beating Mets, 7-0 
1972
Danish population votes for membership of the European Common Market 
1972
Mont Expos Bill Stoneman 2nd no-hitter beats NY Mets, 7-0 
1972
Ron Johnson becomes 1st NY Giant to score 4 TDs (vs Phila) 
1974
Hank Aaron's 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat 
1975
The Ulster Volunteer Force kill 7 civilians in a series of attacks across Northern Ireland; 6 were Catholic civilians and 1 was a Protestant civilian 
1975
Four Ulster Volunteer Force members killed after a bomb they are carrying prematurely explodes in Farrenlester, near Coleraine 
1976
"Let My People Come" closes at Morosco Theater NYC after 106 perfs 
1977
Pakistan general Zia ul-Haq bans all opposition 
1977
Vivian Brownlee wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open 
1977
Dusty Baker 30th HR joins teammates Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32), & Ron Cey (30) in make Dodgers 1st team to boast 4 30-HR hitters 
1978
Syrian & Palestinians shoot in East Beirut, 1,300 killed 
1978
Yanks win 3rd straight AL East beating Red Sox 5-4 in a playoff game. Guidry wins #25 aided by Dent's homer & Pinella's fielding 
1980
Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 for heavyweight boxing title 
1980
Michael Myers (D-Pa), is 1st rep expelled in over 100 years (ABSCAM) 
1981
Ali Chamenei elected president of Iran 
1982
Bomb attack in Teheran, kills 60, injures 700 
1983
Art Monk begins NFL streak of 136 plus consecutive game receptions 
1983
Carl Yastrezemski's last at bat 
1983
Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic 
1984
3 cosmonauts return after a record 237 days in orbit 
1984
In 1st LCS game played with replacement umps, Cubs cbeat Padres 13-0 
1984
Richard Miller, becomes 1st (former) FBI agent, charged with espionage 
1985
Russian party leader Gorbachev visits Paris (his first trip abroad) 
1985
Tigers Darrell Evans is 1st to hit 40 HR seasons in both leagues 
1986
Mike Scott is 3rd NL pitcher to strike out 300 in a season (306) 
1986
NY Met Dwight Gooden is 1st to strike out 200 or more in 1st 3 seasons 
1986
Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi 
1988
24th Olympic games close at Seoul, Korea 
1988
Gelindo Bordin wins 21st Olympics marathon (2:10:32) 
1988
Minnesota Twins are 1st AL club ever to break 3 million season attendance 
1988
Pakistan's Supreme Court orders free elections 
1988
Police breakup domestic disturbance between Mike Tyson & Robin Givens 
1988
Mike Tyson wrecks furniture in his Bernardsville NJ Mansion 
1990
"Michael Feinstein in Concert" opens at Golden NYC for 30 perfs 
1990
Allies cede any remaining rights as occupiers of Germany 
1990
Chinese plane explodes, about 100 die 
1990
US Senate votes 90-9 to confirm David Souter's appointment to Supreme Court 
1990
Radio Berlin International's final transmission (links to Deutsche Welles of West Germany); final song is "The End" by Doors 
1991
Eric Lindros refuses to sign with Quebec Nordiques 
1991
Steffi Graf becomes the youngest woman to win 500 professional tennis matches 
1991
Toronto Blue Jays clinches AL East title & becomes 1st team to draw 4 million fans 
1992
VP Itamar Franco becomes pres of Brazil 
1992
The Carandiru Massacre takes place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil. 
1994
"Show Boat" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC 
1994
Pakistan defeat Australia by one wicket in Karachi Test 
1995
"Moon Over Buffalo" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 308 perfs 
1995
Seattle Mariners beat Cal Angels, 9-1 in a playoff game to win AL West 
1996
30th Country Music Association Award: Brooks & Dunn win 
2001
NATO backs US military strikes, following 9/11. 
2001
"Scrubs", starring Zach Braff as Dr. John "J.D." Dorian, premieres on NBC 
2002
The Beltway sniper attacks begin, extending over three weeks. 
2004
American Samoa joins the North American Numbering Plan. 
2005
The Ethan Allen tour boat capsizes on Lake George in Upstate New York, killing twenty people. 
2005
NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico 
2006
Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide. 
2007
President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea walks across the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea on his way to the second Inter-Korean Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. 
2009
Rio de Janeiro is elected the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. 
2009
The economic crisis in Ireland is considered to be the driving force behind the largest migration of Irish people to London in 20 years, it is reported today 
2012
20 students are gunned down in Mubi, Nigeria 
2012
10 people are killed after a minibus and truck collide in Ilocos Norte, Philippines 
2013
8 people are killed and 14 are injured after an accident involving an SUV, church bus, and tractor trailer in Jefferson County, Tennessee 
2014
15 people are killed after a gun powder plant explodes in Gorni Lom, Bulgaria 
2016
Evacuations in Caribbean as fierce Hurricane Matthew looms 
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