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Notable Historical Events for October 2nd

1991Eric Lindros refuses to sign with Quebec Nordiques

1935Mussolini's Italian army attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

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

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

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

1552Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.

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

1535Jacques Cartier discovers Mount Royal (Montreal)

1187Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 2nd

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

1993Spike Lee weds Tonya Lewis

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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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