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Notable Historical Events for October 2nd

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

1937FDR visits Grand Coulee Dam construction site in Washington State

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.

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

1187Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders

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

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

1991Eric Lindros refuses to sign with Quebec Nordiques

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 2nd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

1993Spike Lee weds Tonya Lewis

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

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

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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