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Notable Historical Events for October 2nd

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

1552Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.

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

1535Jacques Cartier discovers Mount Royal (Montreal)

1935Mussolini's Italian army attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

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

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

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

1991Eric Lindros refuses to sign with Quebec Nordiques

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 2nd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 2nd

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

1993Spike Lee weds Tonya Lewis

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

October 2nd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 2nd

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

1968Marcel Duchamp, French painter and sculptor (Nude Descending a Staircase), dies at 81

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