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Notable Historical Events for October 2nd

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

1991Eric Lindros refuses to sign with Quebec Nordiques

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

1921NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR

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

1871Brigham Young, mormon leader, arrested for bigamy

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

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

1535Jacques Cartier discovers Mount Royal (Montreal)

1967Mickey Wright wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational

October 2nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 2nd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

October 2nd Birthdays
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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

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

October 2nd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 2nd

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

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

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