Historical Events on October 2, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on October 2nd This Day in History

Year Name
2019 A privately-owned Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress conducting a living history exhibition flight crashes shortly after takeoff from Windsor Locks, Connecticut, killing seven.
2018 The Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi is assassinated in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
2016 Ethiopian protests break out during a festival in the Oromia region, killing dozens of people.
2007 President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea goes to North Korea for an Inter-Korean summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.
2006 Five Amish girls are murdered in a shooting at a school in Pennsylvania, United States.
2004 The first parkrun, then known as the Bushy Park Time Trial, takes place in Bushy Park, London, UK.
2002 The Beltway sniper attacks begin in Washington, D.C., extending over three weeks and killing 10 people.
1996 Aeroperú Flight 603 crashes into the ocean near Peru, killing all 70 people on board.
1996 The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments are signed by U.S. President Bill Clinton.
1992 Military police storm the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil during a prison riot. The resulting massacre leaves 111 prisoners dead.
1990 Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301 is hijacked and lands at Guangzhou, where it crashes into two other airliners on the ground, killing 132.
1980 Michael Myers becomes the first member of either chamber of Congress to be expelled since the Civil War.
1971 South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu is re-elected in a one-man election.
1971 British European Airways Flight 706 crashes near Aarsele, Belgium, killing 63.
1970 An aircraft carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado, killing 31 people.
1968 Mexican President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz orders soldiers to suppress a demonstration of unarmed students, ten days before the start of the 1968 Summer Olympics.
1967 Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of the United States Supreme Court.
1958 Guinea declares its independence from France.
1944 World War II: German troops end the Warsaw Uprising.
1942 World War II: Ocean Liner RMS Queen Mary accidentally rams and sinks HMS Curacoa, killing over 300 crewmen aboard Curacoa.
1937 Rafael Trujillo orders the execution of Haitians living in the border region of the Dominican Republic.
1928 The "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", commonly known as Opus Dei, is founded.[12]
1870 By plebiscite, the citizens of the Papal States accept annexation by the Kingdom of Italy.
1864 American Civil War: Confederates defeat a Union attack on Saltville, Virginia. A massacre of wounded Union prisoners ensues.
1835 Texas Revolution: Mexican troops attempt to disarm the people of Gonzales, but encounter stiff resistance from a hastily assembled militia.
1789 The United States Bill of Rights is sent to the various States for ratification.
1780 American Revolutionary War: John André, a British Army officer, is hanged as a spy by the Continental Army.
1552 Russo-Kazan Wars: Russian troops enter Kazan.
1470 The Earl of Warwick's rebellion forces King Edward IV of England to flee to the Netherlands,[4] restoring Henry VI to the throne.
1263 The Battle of Largs is fought between Norwegians and Scots.
939 Battle of Andernach: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, crushes a rebellion against his rule, by a coalition of Eberhard of Franconia and other Frankish dukes.
829 Theophilos succeeds his father Michael II as Byzantine Emperor.
Famous People Born on October 2

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Year Name
1948 Trevor Brooking, English footballer and manager
1974 Paul Teutul Jr., American motorcycle designer, co-founded Orange County Choppers
1904 Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian and politician, Prime Minister of India (d. 1966)
1988 Brittany Howard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1928 George McFarland, American actor (d. 1993)
1538 Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal and saint (d. 1584)
1932 Maury Wills, American baseball player and manager (d. 2022)
1956 Freddie Jackson, American soul singer
1798 Charles Albert, King of Sardinia (1831–49) (d. 1849)
1963 Maria Ressa, Filipino-American journalist
Famous People Deaths On October 2

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Date Name
1803 Samuel Adams, American politician, Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1722)
1975 K. Kamaraj, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1903)
1991 Hazen Argue, Canadian politician (b. 1921)
1708 Anne Jules de Noailles, French general (b. 1650)
2013 Abraham Nemeth, American mathematician and academic (b. 1918)
2017 Tom Petty, American musician (b. 1950)
1968 Marcel Duchamp, French painter and sculptor (b. 1887)
1746 Josiah Burchett, English admiral and politician (b. 1666)
2020 Anne-Marie Hutchinson, British lawyer (b. 1957)
1998 Gene Autry, American actor, singer, and guitarist (b. 1907)