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Notable Historical Events for October 2nd

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

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

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

1833Charles Darwin rides through Corunda to Santa Fe Argentina

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

1967Mickey Wright wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational

1552Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.

1937FDR visits Grand Coulee Dam construction site in Washington State

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

1935Mussolini's Italian army attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

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Notable Birthdays on October 2nd

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 2nd

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

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

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Notable Deaths on October 2nd

1803Samuel Adams, US revolutionary (Boston Massacre-Tea Party) and politican, dies at 81

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

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