2 October

2 October

October 2 is the 275th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 90 days remain until the end of the year. 

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about October 2nd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about October 2nd in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • World Farm Animals Day
  • National Custodial Worker Day
  • National Name Your Car Day
  • International Day of Non-Violence
  • Gandhi Jayanti
  • World Card Making Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – October 2

2002: Beltway sniper attacks begin

A series of coordinated sniper attacks occurred in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. The attacks lasted 3 weeks and resulted in the killing of 10 people.

1992: Carandiru massacre

A prison riot in Carandiru Penitentiary, Brazil, led to the killing of over 100 inmates by the police.

1958: Guinea declares independence

Guinea declared its independence from France.

1950: Peanuts published for the first time

Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip, Peanuts, was printed for the first time in 9 newspapers around the U.S.

1835: Battle of Gonzales

The first military engagement of the Texas War of Independence, the Battle of Gonzales, occurred on this day between Texas rebels and Mexican troops. This battle marked the beginning of Texas’ War of Independence, which resulted in the establishment of the Republic of Texas.

1967: On this day in 1967, Larry Roberts presented his idea for an “ARPANet” for connecting multiple computers together across the United States.

On this day in 1967, Larry Roberts presented his idea for an “ARPANet” for connecting multiple computers together across the United States.

1950: Navy Recruits Nancy Kelly and Joe Ewing looking at Sergeant Louis Cappazzol. Appeared in October 1950 Issue of US Marine Magazine Leatherneck.

Navy Recruits Nancy Kelly and Joe Ewing looking at Sergeant Louis Cappazzol. Appeared in October 1950 Issue of US Marine Magazine Leatherneck.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, October 2

1966: Yokozuna, American wrestler

1951: Sting, English singer-songwriter, bass player, actor

1949: Annie Leibovitz, American photographer

1904: Graham Greene, English author, playwright, critic

1890: Groucho Marx, American comedian, actor

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, October 2

2015: Brian Friel, Irish author, playwright, director

1985: Rock Hudson, American actor

1973: Paavo Nurmi, Finnish runner

1968: Marcel Duchamp, French painter

1803: Samuel Adams, American politician, 4th Governor of Massachusetts


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