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Notable Historical Events for October 2nd

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

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

1935Mussolini's Italian army attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

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

1937FDR visits Grand Coulee Dam construction site in Washington State

1871Brigham Young, mormon leader, arrested for bigamy

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

1187Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders

1991Eric Lindros refuses to sign with Quebec Nordiques

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 2nd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 2nd

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

2011Canadian stand-up comedian and actor Seth Rogen (30) weds screenwriter Lauren Miller at Kunde Family Estate in Sonoma, California

1993Spike Lee weds Tonya Lewis

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Notable Deaths on October 2nd

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

1968Marcel Duchamp, French painter and sculptor (Nude Descending a Staircase), dies at 81

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