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Notable Historical Events for October 2nd

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

1967Mickey Wright wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational

1935Mussolini's Italian army attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

1991Eric Lindros refuses to sign with Quebec Nordiques

1187Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders

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

1991Steffi Graf becomes the youngest woman to win 500 professional tennis matches

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

1921NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR

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

October 2nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 2nd

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 2nd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 2nd

1993Spike Lee weds Tonya Lewis

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

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

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

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

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

October 2nd Deaths
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