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Notable Historical Events for October 2nd

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

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

1921NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR

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

1871Brigham Young, mormon leader, arrested for bigamy

1552Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.

1535Jacques Cartier discovers Mount Royal (Montreal)

1967Mickey Wright wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational

1187Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders

October 2nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 2nd

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)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 2nd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 2nd

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

1993Spike Lee weds Tonya Lewis

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

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

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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