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Notable Historical Events for October 2nd

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

1991Eric Lindros refuses to sign with Quebec Nordiques

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

1187Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders

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

1912Gopal Krishna Gokhale, at invitation of Gandhi, arrives in South Africa on a 26-day tour; he also visits Tolstoy Farm

1833Charles Darwin rides through Corunda to Santa Fe Argentina

1552Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.

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

1871Brigham Young, mormon leader, arrested for bigamy

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Notable Birthdays on October 2nd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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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

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

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

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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