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Events and People Who Made History on October 2

10th Century

939 - Battle at Andernach: King Otto and Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France and Giselbert of Lutherans
976 - Hisham II appointed kalief of Cordoba

12th Century

1134 - Storm flood ravages Zeeland county
1187 - Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders

15th Century

1492 - King Henry VII of England invades France

16th Century

1518 - English cardinal Thomas Wolsey makes European plan
1535 - Jacques Cartier discovers Mount Royal (Montreal)
1540 - Venice/Turkey signs peace
1572 - Spanish army occupies/plunders/destroys Mechelen
1586 - Battle at Zutphen: English-Dutch army

17th Century

1608 - Prototype of modern reflecting telescope completed by Jan Lippershey
1614 - French king Louis XIII (13) declared an adult
1656 - U.S. colony Connecticut passes law against Quakers

18th Century

1700 - Spanish king Carlos II appoints Philip van Anjou, heir to throne
1760 - Russian/Austrian army evacuates Berlin
1787 - Maagden House opens in Amsterdam
1792 - Baptist Missionary Society forms in London
1795 - Tula (leader slave uprising) sentence to death in Curacao
1799 - Duke of York and Russians capture Alkmaar in Netherlands

19th Century

1804 - England mobilizes to protect against French invasion
1833 - Charles Darwin rides through Corunda to Santa Fe, Argentina
1833 - New York Anti-Slavery Society organized
1836 - Darwin returns to England aboard HMS Beagle (after 5 years)
1853 - Austrian law forbids Jews from owning land
1861 - Former Vice President John C. Breckinridge flees Kentucky
1866 - J Osterhoudt patents tin can with key opener
1870 - Italy annexes Rome and Papal States; Rome made Italian capital
1871 - Brigham Young, mormon leader, arrest for bigamy
1872 - Morgan State University founded
1879 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Musgrave Ritual"
1889 - 1st Pan American conference (Washington D.C.)
1895 - 1st cartoon comic strip is printed in a newspaper
1899 - Orange Free state mobilizes

20th Century

1900 - Belgium crown prince Albert von Saksen-Coburg weds Elisabeth of Bayern
1901 - 1st Royal Naval submarine launched at Barrow
1906 - Tommy Burns KOs Jim Burns in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1907 - Phillies Eddie Grant goes 7 for 7 in a doubleheader vs Giants
1908 - Addie Joss perfect game stops Ed Walsh 1-0 who won 40 in a row
1909 - 1st rugby match (Twickenham)
1910 - 1st 2 aircraft collision (Milan Italy)
1910 - Henry Wijnmalen flies to 2,800m altitude (world record)
1913 - Phillies beat New York Giants 2 games out of 3 in a tripleheader
1915 - 7.8 earthquake shakes Pleasant Valley Nevada
1916 - Grover Cleveland Alexander records his 16th shutout of year
1916 - San Diego Zoo founded
1919 - 1st edition "Volkskrant" (People's newspaper) published in Netherlands
1919 - President Woodrow Wilson has a stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed
1920 - Only tripleheader of century (Reds win 13-4, 7-3 then Pirates win 6-0)
1921 - New York Yankee Babe Ruth hits then record 59th home run
1923 - British occuping army leaves Constantinople
1923 - Harry Heilmann goes 2-for-2, sit out rest of season, except for a pinch single on final day, hitting .403
1924 - League of Nations approves protocols of Geneva
1926 - Bert Gibb of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
1931 - Pope Pius XI encyclical On economic crisis
1932 - New York Yankees sweep Chicago Cubs in 29th World Series
1932 - Washington Redskins (as Boston Braves) play 1st NFL game, lose 14-0
1933 - Eugene O'Neill's comedy "Ah, Wilderness," premieres in New York City
1935 - Mussolini's Italian armys attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
1935 - NY Hayden Planetarium, 4th in U.S., opens
1936 - 1st alcohol power plant forms, Atchison, Kansas
1936 - Amsterdam's Calvinist Churches reject nazism
1936 - French franc devalued
1936 - New York Yankees score World Series record 18 runs, beating Giants 18-4
1936 - Tony Lazzeri becomes 1st Yank to hit a World Series grand slam
1937 - Franklin D. Roosevelt visits Grand Coulee Dam construction site in Washington State
1938 - Indian Bob Feller strikes out record 18 Tigers (Chester Laabs 5 times)
1939 - Birdbaths installed in Union Square, SF
1940 - 17 German aircrafts shot down above England
1940 - British Council receives British Charter
1940 - British liner Empress loaded with refugees for Canada, sunk
1941 - 6 Paris synagogues are bombed by Gestapo
1941 - Germans launch attack on Moscow
1942 - 1st self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction demonstrated, Chicago
1942 - "Queen Mary" slices cruiser "Curacao" in half, killing 338
1943 - Japanse troops leave Kolombangara, Solomon Island
1943 - Yankees sweep 14th doubleheader of year, beating Browns, 5-1 and 7-6
1944 - Nazis crush Warsaw Uprising killing 250,000 people
1944 - U.S. B-17's drops pamphlets on Walcheren
1946 - 1st network soap opera-Faraway Hill-Dumont
1947 - "Music in My Heart" opens at Adelphi Theater New York City for 124 performances
1947 - Revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted
1947 - Yankee Yogi Berra becomes 1st to pinch hit a World Series homer
1948 - "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 725 performances
1949 - St. Louis Browns use 9 pitchers, lose to Whites Sox 4-3
1949 - U.S.S.R. recognizes People's Republic of China
1949 - Yankees and Red Sox, tied for 1st place, play final game of season. Yankees win 5-3 and clinch pennant #16
1950 - 1st strip of Charlie Brown, "Li'l Folks," later "Peanuts" in 9 papers
1950 - Bob Shaw of Chicago Cardinals sets NFL record with 5 TD receptions
1950 - Chicago Cards Jim Hardy passes for 6 touchdowns vs Baltimore Colts (55-13)
1950 - Mao Tse Tung proclaims in telegram to Stalin, China intervenes Korea
1950 - Red Sox Dom DiMaggio leads AL with only 15 stolen bases
1951 - 1st Netherland TV broadcast (Toverspiegel)
1951 - Dodgers beat Giants 10-0, in 2nd game of play-offs
1953 - "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" opens at John Golden New York City for 849 perf
1953 - Dodger Carl Erskine strikes out 14 Yankees in World Series
1954 - 8th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Detroit 2-2 at Detroit
1954 - Former French possession of Chandernagore made part of West Bengal
1954 - New York Giants sweep Cleveland Indians, in 51st World Series
1955 - 9th NHL All-Star Game: Detroit beat All-Stars 3-1 at Detroit
1955 - Actress Joyce Randolph marries publisher Richard Charles
1955 - "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" premieres
1955 - Chiva Stoica becomes premier of Romania
1955 - WHTN (now WOWK) TV ch 13 in Huntington-Charleston, WV (CBS) begins
1956 - 1st atomic power clock exhibited-NYC
1957 - New volcanic island appears off Fayal Island Azores
1957 - New York Yankees appear in their 25th World Series
1958 - Guinea (French Guinea) gains independence from France (National Day)
1958 - Musical show "Valmouth," 1st produced in London
1958 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1959 - Rod Serling's "Twilight Zone" premieres on CBS-TV
1960 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament
1961 - "Ben Casey" premieres on NBC-TV
1961 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961 - WETA TV channel 26 in Washington, D.C. (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 - WHRO TV channel 15 in Hampton-Norfolk, Virginia (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 - SF beats LA, 8-7 in 4h18m 9 inning playoff game
1962 - U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1963 - Dodgers' Sandy Koufax strikes out World Series record 15 Yankees
1963 - West German Chancellor Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to U.S.S.R.
1964 - Phillies tie major league record with season's 3rd triple play (Reds)
1965 - Dodgers beat Braves to clinch NL pennant
1965 - Mel Stottlemyre wins game #20
1965 - Phillies' Chris Short strikes-out 18 New York Mets
1965 - Pope Paul VI named MR Perey bishop's helper of New Orleans
1966 - Los Angeles Dodgers Sandy Koufax clinches 3rd Los Angeles pennant in 4 years
1966 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1967 - Grateful Dead members arrested by narcotic agents
1967 - Groundbreaking begins on Veteran Stadium in Philadelphia
1967 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational
1967 - Thurgood Marshall sworn in as 1st black Supreme Court Justice
1968 - 1st London performance of "Promises Promises" presented
1968 - 1st time, 2 soon-to-be-named MVPs oppose each other Cards Bob Gibson beat Tigers Denny McLain 4-0
1968 - Bob Gibson sets a World Series record of 17 strikeouts
1968 - Mexico City police fire on protesting students, 300-500 killed
1968 - Peru coup under General Velasco Alvarado, President Belaunde Terry flees
1968 - Republic Guinea forms (day of republic)
1969 - Seattle Pilots last game in Seattle, lose 3-1 to As in front of 5,473
1969 - U.S. performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians
1970 - Billy Martin named manager of Detroit Tigers
1970 - Plane carrying Wichita State University football team crashes killing 30
1971 - Homing pigeon averages 133 KPH (record) in 1100-km Australian race
1972 - Aeroflot Il-18 crashes near Black Sea resort of Sochi, kills 105
1972 - Bill Stoneman of Montreal pitches his 2nd no-hitter, beating Mets, 7-0
1972 - Danish population votes for European Common Market membership
1972 - "From Israel with Love" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 8 performances
1972 - Mont Expos Bill Stoneman 2nd no-hitter beats New York Mets, 7-0
1972 - Ron Johnson becomes 1st New York Giant to score 4 touchdowns vs. Philadelphia
1974 - Hank Aaron's 733rd career home run on his last NL at bat
1976 - "Let My People Come" closes at Morosco Theater New York City after 106 performances
1977 - Dusty Baker 30th home run joins teammates Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32), and Ron Cey (30) in make Dodgers 1st team to boast 4 30-home run hitters
1977 - Pakistan general Zia ul-Haq bans all opposition
1977 - Vivian Brownlee wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1978 - Syrian and Palestinians shoot in East Beirut, 1,300 killed
1978 - Yankees win 3rd straight AL East beating Red Sox 5-4 in a playoff game. Guidry wins #25 aided by Dent's homer and Pinella's fielding
1980 - Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1980 - Michael Myers (D-Pa), is 1st rep expelled in over 100 years (ABSCAM)
1981 - Ali Chamenei elected president of Iran
1982 - Bomb attack in Teheran, kills 60, injures 700
1983 - Art Monk begins NFL streak of 136 plus consecutive game receptions
1983 - Carl Yastrezemski's last at bat
1983 - Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic
1984 - 3 cosmonauts return after a record 237 days in orbit
1984 - In 1st LCS game played with replacement umps, Cubs cbeat Padres 13-0
1984 - Richard Miller, becomes 1st (former) FBI agent, charged with espionage
1985 - Russian party leader Gorbatsjov visits Paris
1985 - Tigers Darrell Evans is 1st to hit 40 home run seasons in both leagues
1986 - Failed assassination attempt on India premier Rajiv Gandhi
1986 - Mike Scott is 3rd NL pitcher to strike out 300 in a season (306)
1986 - New York Met Dwight Gooden is 1st to strike out 200 or more in 1st 3 seasons
1986 - Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
1988 - 24th Olympic games close at Seoul, Korea
1988 - Gelindo Bordin wins 21st Olympics marathon (2:10:32)
1988 - Mike Tyson wrecks furniture in his Bernardsville New Jersey Mansion
1988 - Minn Twins are 1st AL club ever to break 3 million season attendance
1988 - Pakistan's Supreme Court orders free elections
1988 - Police breakup domestic disturbance between Mike Tyson and Robin Givens
1990 - Allies cede any remaining rights as occupiers of Germany
1990 - Chinese plane explodes, about 100 die
1990 - "Michael Feinstein in Concert -" opens at Golden New York City for 30 performances
1990 - Radio Berlin International's final transmission (links to Deutsche Welles of West Germany); final song is "The End" by Doors
1990 - U.S. Senate votes 90-9 to confirm David Souter to Supreme Court
1991 - Eric Lindros, refused to sign with Quebec Nordiques
1991 - Steffi Graf becomes the youngest woman to win 500 pro tennis matches
1991 - Toronto Blue Jays clinches AL East title and becomes 1st team to draw 4 million fans
1992 - Vice President Itamar Franco becomes President of Brazil
1993 - Spike Lee weds Tonya Lewis
1994 - Pakistan defeat Australia by one wicket in Karachi Test
1994 - "Show Boat," opens at Gershwin Theater New York City
1995 - "Moon Over Buffalo" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 308 performances
1995 - Seattle Mariners beat California Angels, 9-1 in a playoff game to win AL West
1996 - 30th Country Music Association Award: Brooks and Dunn win


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