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Notable Historical Events for October 2nd

1937FDR visits Grand Coulee Dam construction site in Washington State

1967Mickey Wright wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational

1552Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.

1187Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders

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

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

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

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

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

1833Charles Darwin rides through Corunda to Santa Fe Argentina

October 2nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 2nd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 2nd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 2nd

2011Canadian stand-up comedian and actor Seth Rogen (30) weds screenwriter Lauren Miller at Kunde Family Estate in Sonoma, California

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

1993Spike Lee weds Tonya Lewis

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

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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