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    • October 2, 1187 Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule.

    • October 2, 1187 Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from the Crusaders

    • October 2, 1263 The battle of Largs fought between Norwegians and Scots.

    • October 2, 1535 "Jacques Cartier discovers Montreal, Quebec."

    • October 2, 1552 Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.

    • October 2, 1608 "Hans Lippershey offers Dutch gov't a new invention, the telescope"

    • October 2, 1608 Prototype of modern reflecting telescope completed by Jan Lippershey

    • October 2, 1608 The first telescope is demonstrated by Hans Lippershey of Middelburg.

    • October 2, 1780 "John Andre, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War, is hanged as a spy by American forces."

    • October 2, 1788 "HMAS Sirius sets out from Port Jackson, Australia, to Cape Town for provisions."

    • October 2, 1789 George Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.

    • October 2, 1792 Baptist Missionary Society forms in London

    • October 2, 1833 NY Anti-Slavery Society organized

    • October 2, 1835 "The Texas Revolution begins with the Battle of Gonzales: Mexican soldiers attempt to disarm the people of Gonzales, Texas, but encounter stiff resistance from a hastily assembled militia."

    • October 2, 1836 Charles Darwin returns to England aboard HMS Beagle - United Kingdom

    • October 2, 1839 New Zealand comes under jurisdiction of the Governor of New South Wales

    • October 2, 1851 The pasilalinic-sympathetic compass is demonstrated but proves to be a fake.

    • October 2, 1853 Austrian law forbids Jews from owning land

    • October 2, 1869 "Mahatma Gandhi was born Oct 2, 1869 in Porbander in western India. He died in 1948."

    • October 2, 1870 Italy annexes Rome and Papal States; Rome made Italian capital

    • October 2, 1879 "Start of the Sherlock Holmes adventure ""The Musgrave Ritual"" (BG)"

    • October 2, 1889 First Pan American conference (Washington DC)

    • October 2, 1889 "In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West."

    • October 2, 1901 "First submarine commissioned by the British Navy is launched from Barrow, north-west England."

    • October 2, 1910 First 2 aircraft collision (Milan Italy)

    • October 2, 1917 "HMS Drake, a Armoured cruiser of 14,000 tons built in 1902 torpedoed by U79. She was beached by her Captain, S H Radcliffe in Church Bay on the north coast of Ulster. All the crew was consequently saved."

    • October 2, 1919 Pres Woodrow Wilson suffers a stroke

    • October 2, 1924 The Geneva Protocol is adopted as a means to strengthen the League of Nations.

    • October 2, 1925 John Logie Baird performers first test of the working television system.

    • October 2, 1928 "The ""Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God"", commonly known as Opus Dei, was founded by Saint Josemara Escriv."

    • October 2, 1934 Royal Indian Navy is formed

    • October 2, 1935 Italy invades Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

    • October 2, 1937 FDR visits Grand Coulee Dam construction site in Washington State

    • October 2, 1938 Tiberias massacre: Arabs murder 20 Jews.

    • October 2, 1941 6 Parisian synagogues are bombed

    • October 2, 1941 "World War II: In Operation Typhoon, Germany begins an all-out offensive against Moscow."

    • October 2, 1942 "First self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction demonstrated, Chicago"

    • October 2, 1942 "RMS""Queen Mary"" slices cruiser ""Curacao"" in half, killing 338 in the Atlantic"

    • October 2, 1943 "Orders are given for the expulsion of all Danish Jews. Thanks to Danish underground operations, only 415 Jews are captured by the Germans. 7,000 are evacuated to Sweden."

    • October 2, 1944 World War II: Nazi troops end the Warsaw Uprising.

    • October 2, 1950 Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz first published

    • October 2, 1950 "The comic strip ""Peanuts"" first appears, in 9 newspapers"

    • October 2, 1955 """Alfred Hitchcock Presents"" premiers on Television"

    • October 2, 1956 First atomic power clock exhibited-NYC

    • October 2, 1958 Guinea declares itself independent from France.

    • October 2, 1959 "Rod Serling's ""Twilight Zone"" premieres on CBS"

    • October 2, 1962 "Frank Lovejoy actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw), dies at 48"

    • October 2, 1967 Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of United States Supreme Court.

    • October 2, 1968 A peaceful student demonstration in Mexico City ends in the Tlatelolco massacre.

    • October 2, 1970 "A plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado killing 31 people."

    • October 2, 1970 Plane carrying Wichita State U football team crashes killing 30

    • October 2, 1971 Homing pigeon averages 133 KPH (record) in 1100-km Australian race

    • October 2, 1972 "Aeroflot Il-18 crashes near Black Sea resort of Sochi, kills 105"

    • October 2, 1973 "Paavo ""Flying Finn"" Nurmi who won 6 Olympic gold medals, dies"

    • October 2, 1973 "Paul Hartman actor (Bert-Petticoat Junction), dies at 68"

    • October 2, 1980 Larry Holmes retains WBC heavweight title defeating Muhammad Ali

    • October 2, 1981 "Hazel Scott singer/pianist (Hazel Scott), dies at 61"

    • October 2, 1982 Number one hit on UK music charts - Musical Youth - Pass The Dutchie

    • October 2, 1982 Paul Volcker announces that the war against inflation has gone too far and that he is abandoning his experiment with monetarism

    • October 2, 1984 3 cosmonauts return after a record 237 days in orbit

    • October 2, 1984 "Richard Miller, becomes First (former) FBI agent, charged with espionage"

    • October 2, 1985 "George Savalas actor (Kojak), dies at 58"

    • October 2, 1985 "Rock Hudson actor (MacMillian & Wife), dies at 59 of aids"

    • October 2, 1985 "Sidney Clute actor (Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey), dies at 69"

    • October 2, 1986 Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

    • October 2, 1987 In Peru a 5.4 earthquake killed 3 people and several homes damaged at Santiago de Chuco.

    • October 2, 1988 Police breakup domestic disturbance between Mike Tyson and Robin Givens

    • October 2, 1990 "A Chinese airline Boeing 737-247 is hijacked; after landing at Guangzhou, it crashes into two airliners on the ground, killing 132 people."

    • October 2, 1992 "The Carandiru Massacre takes place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in So Paulo, Brazil."

    • October 2, 1996 "An AeroPer Boeing 757 crashes in Pacific Ocean shortly after takeoff from Lima, Peru, killing 70."

    • October 2, 1996 The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments are signed by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

    • October 2, 1999 China and Russia hail 50 years of diplomatic ties with the two neighbours' first joint naval exercises

    • October 2, 2001 "The NATO backs US military strikes, following 9/11."

    • October 2, 2002 "The Beltway sniper attacks begin, extending over three weeks."

    • October 2, 2004 American Samoa joins the North American Numbering Plan.

    • October 2, 2005 "Ethan Allen Boating Accident: The Ethan Allen tour boat capsizes on Lake George in Upstate New York, killing twenty people."

    • October 2, 2005 "NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico"

    • October 2, 2006 "Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide."

    • October 2, 2007 President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea walks across the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea on his way to the second Inter-Korean Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.

    • October 2, 2008 Jewish Holiday - Fast of Gedaliah - Work permitted

    • October 2, 2009 "A bid to force publication of an internal BBC review of its Middle East coverage, EastEnders and Top Gear is rejected in the British High Court of Justice."

    • October 2, 2009 A Burmese court rejects Aung San Suu Kyi's appeal against her extended detention.

    • October 2, 2009 Croatia resumes membership talks with the European Union after Slovenia lifts its 10-month embargo.

    • October 2, 2009 Israel agrees with Hamas to swap twenty female Palestinian prisoners for a videotape proving Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is still alive.

    • October 2, 2009 Kenya says it will cooperate with the International Criminal Court over post-election unrest in 2007.

    • October 2, 2009 Mexican authorities claim to have made their largest-ever seizure of chemicals used in the manufacture of the synthetic drug methamphetamine.

    • October 2, 2009 Pakistan's army probes a video posted on social networking website Facebook that appears to show soldiers abusing Taliban.

    • October 2, 2009 "President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares the entire country in a ""state of calamity""."

    • October 2, 2009 "Protesters storm and ransack the office of the Sri Lankan High Commission in New Delhi, India, in protest at the alleged firing on Indian fisherman by the Sri Lanka Navy."

    • October 2, 2009 "Rainstorms in Messina and other parts of Sicily sweep at least 18 people away to their deaths, wounding 40, causing 20 to disappear and surrounding the city with mud and rainwater. A state of emergency is declared by the Italian government."

    • October 2, 2009 "The International Olympic Committee awards the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2016 Summer Paralympics to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). The other bidding cities were Chicago (United States), Tokyo (Japan) and Madrid"

    • October 2, 2009 Thousands of people are evacuated as Typhoon Parma approaches the Philippines.

    • October 2, 2009 "Thousands of people gather at a mosque in Guinea's capital, Conakry, to identify those killed in Monday's opposition rally against military rule."

    • October 2, 2009 Voters in Ireland go to the polls for a second referendum on the Treaty of Lisbon.







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