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Notable Historical Events for October 2nd

1187Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders

1921NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR

1833Charles Darwin rides through Corunda to Santa Fe Argentina

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

1935Mussolini's Italian army attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

1980Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

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

1937FDR visits Grand Coulee Dam construction site in Washington State

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 2nd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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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

1993Spike Lee weds Tonya Lewis

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

1973Paavo "Flying Finn" Nurmi, who won 6 Olympic gold medals, dies at 76

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

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