Historical Events on 2nd October

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939 - Battle at Andernach: King Otto & Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France & Giselbert of Lutherans
976 - Hisham II appointed kalief of Cordoba
1134 - Storm flood ravages Zeeland county
1187 - Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders
1263 - The battle of Largs fought between Norwegians and Scots.
1492 - King Henry VII of England invades France
1518 - English cardinal Thomas Wolsey makes European plan
1535 - Jacques Cartier discovers Mount Royal (Montreal)
1540 - Venice/Turkey signs peace
1552 - Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.
1572 - Spanish army occupies/plunders/destroys Mechelen
1586 - Battle at Zutphen: English-Dutch army
1608 - Hans Lippershey applies for patent for first known early telescope in the Netherlands
1614 - French King Louis XIII declared an adult at 13
1656 - British north American colony of Connecticut passes law against Quakers
1700 - Spanish king Carlos II appoints Philip van Anjou, heir to throne
Russian Tsar Ivan the TerribleRussian Tsar Ivan the Terrible 1760 - Russian/Austrian army evacuates Berlin [NS=10/13]
1787 - Maagden House opens in Amsterdam
1789 - George Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.
1792 - Baptist Missionary Society forms in London
1795 - Tula (leader slave uprising) sentence to death in Curacao
1799 - Duke of York & Russians capture Alkmaar in Netherlands
1804 - Britain mobilizes to protect against French invasion
1833 - Charles Darwin rides through Corunda to Santa Fe Argentina
1833 - NY Anti-Slavery Society organized
1835 - Battle of Gonzales fought between Texan settlers and Mexican forces. First engagement of the Texas revolution
1836 - Darwin returns to England aboard HMS Beagle (after 5 years)
1851 - The pasilalinic-sympathetic compass is demonstrated but proves to be a fake.
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1853 - Austrian law forbids Jews from owning land
1861 - Former US VP John C Breckinridge flees Kentucky
1864 - Battle of Saltville, VA
1866 - J Osterhoudt patents tin can with key opener
1870 - Italy annexes Rome & Papal States; Rome made Italian capital
1871 - Brigham Young, mormon leader, arrested for bigamy
1872 - Morgan State University founded
1879 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Musgrave Ritual" (BG)
1889 - 1st Pan American conference (Washington DC)
1889 - In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West.
1895 - 1st cartoon comic strip is printed in a newspaper
1899 - Orange Free state mobilizes
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham YoungFounder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young 1901 - First Royal Naval submarine launched at Barrow
1902 - Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" is published by Frederick Warne & Co. in London.
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)
1912 - Gopal Krishna Gokhale, at invitation of Gandhi, arrives in South Africa on a 26-day tour; he also visits Tolstoy Farm
1913 - Phillies beat NY Giants 2 games out of 3 in a tripleheader
1916 - Grover Cleveland Alexander records his 16th shutout of year
1916 - San Diego Zoo founded
1919 - 1st edition "Volkskrant" (People's newspaper) published in Neth
28th US President Woodrow Wilson28th US President Woodrow Wilson 1919 - US 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)
1920 - The Chinese sign an agreement with the Russo-Asiatic Bank, largely French and Russian controlled, which will oversee the Chinese Eastern Railway, but give local supervision to China
1921 - NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR
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
1928 - The "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", commonly known as Opus Dei, was founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá.
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 1931 - Pope Pius XI encyclical On economic crisis
1932 - NY 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 NYC
1935 - Mussolini's Italian army attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
1935 - NY Hayden Planetarium, 4th in US, opens
1936 - 1st alcohol power plant forms, Atchison, Kansas
1936 - Amsterdam's Calvinist Churches reject nazism
1936 - French franc devalued
1936 - NY 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 - FDR visits Grand Coulee Dam construction site in Washington State
1938 - Indian Bob Feller strikes out record 18 Tigers (Chester Laabs 5 times)
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1939 - Birdbaths installed in Union Square, SF
1940 - 17 German aircrafts shot down above England
1940 - British Council receives Royal 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 - "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 & 7-6
1944 - Nazis crush Warsaw Uprising killing 250,000 people
1944 - US B-17's drops pamphlets on Walcheren
1946 - 1st network soap opera-Faraway Hill-Dumont
1947 - "Music in My Heart" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 124 performances
1947 - Revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted
MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi BerraMLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra 1947 - Yankee Yogi Berra becomes 1st to pinch hit a World Series homer
1948 - "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 725 perfs
1949 - St Louis Browns use 9 pitchers, lose to Whites Sox 4-3
1949 - USSR recognizes People's Republic of China
1949 - Yanks & Red Sox, tied for 1st place, play final game of season. Yanks win 5-3 & clinch pennant #16
1950 - 1st strip of Charlie Brown, "Li'l Folks", later "Peanuts", by Charles M. Schulz published in 9 papers
1950 - Red Sox Dom DiMaggio leads AL with only 15 stolen bases
1950 - Bob Shaw of Chicago Cardinals sets NFL record with 5 TD receptions
1950 - Chic Cards Jim Hardy passes for 6 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (55-13)
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 NYC for 849 perf
Cartoonist Charles M. SchulzCartoonist Charles M. Schulz 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 - NY Giants sweep Cleve Indians, in 51st World Series
1955 - "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" premieres
1955 - 9th NHL All-Star Game: Detroit beat All-Stars 3-1 at Detroit
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 - NY Yankees appear in their 25th World Series
1957 - New volcanic island appears off Fayal Island Azores
1957 - "The Bridge on the River Kwai", starring William Holden and Alec Guinness, is released
1958 - Guinea (French Guinea) gains independence from France (National Day)
Actor Alec GuinnessActor Alec Guinness 1958 - Musical show "Valmouth" 1st produced in London
1958 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
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 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1961 - WETA TV channel 26 in Washington, DC (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 - WHRO TV channel 15 in Hampton-Norfolk, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 - SF beats LA, 8-7 in 4h18m 9 inning playoff game
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1963 - Dodgers' Sandy Koufax strikes out World Series record 15 Yankees
1963 - W German Chancellor Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to USSR
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 NY Mets
1965 - Pope Paul VI named MR Perey bishop's helper of New Orleans
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 1966 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1966 - LA Dodgers Sandy Koufax clinches 3rd LA pennant in 4 years
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 - Bob Gibson sets a World Series record of 17 strikeouts
1968 - Mexico City police fire on protesting students, 300-500 killed
1968 - Republic Guinea forms (day of republic)
1968 - 1st time, 2 soon-to-be-named MVPs oppose each other Cards Bob Gibson beat Tigers Denny McLain 4-0
1969 - Seattle Pilots last game in Seattle, lose 3-1 to As in front of 5,473
First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood MarshallFirst Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall 1969 - US performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians
1970 - Billy Martin named manager of Det Tigers
1970 - Plane carrying Wichita State U football team crashes killing 30
1971 - Homing pigeon averages 133 KPH (record) in 1100-km Australian race
1972 - "From Israel with Love" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 8 performances
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 membership of the European Common Market
1972 - Mont Expos Bill Stoneman 2nd no-hitter beats NY Mets, 7-0
1972 - Ron Johnson becomes 1st NY Giant to score 4 TDs (vs Phila)
1974 - Hank Aaron's 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat
1975 - The Ulster Volunteer Force kill 7 civilians in a series of attacks across Northern Ireland; 6 were Catholic civilians and 1 was a Protestant civilian
1975 - Four Ulster Volunteer Force members killed after a bomb they are carrying prematurely explodes in Farrenlester, near Coleraine
Baseball Player Hank AaronBaseball Player Hank Aaron 1976 - "Let My People Come" closes at Morosco Theater NYC after 106 perfs
1977 - Pakistan general Zia ul-Haq bans all opposition
1977 - Vivian Brownlee wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1977 - Dusty Baker 30th HR joins teammates Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32), & Ron Cey (30) in make Dodgers 1st team to boast 4 30-HR hitters
1978 - Syrian & Palestinians shoot in East Beirut, 1,300 killed
1978 - Yanks win 3rd straight AL East beating Red Sox 5-4 in a playoff game. Guidry wins #25 aided by Dent's homer & Pinella's fielding
1979 - Pope John Paul II visits New York City, and at the U.N. denounces all concentration camps and torture
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
WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry HolmesWBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes 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 Gorbachev visits Paris (his first trip abroad)
1985 - Tigers Darrell Evans is 1st to hit 40 HR seasons in both leagues
1986 - Mike Scott is 3rd NL pitcher to strike out 300 in a season (306)
1986 - NY 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 - Minnesota 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 & Robin Givens
1988 - Mike Tyson wrecks furniture in his Bernardsville NJ Mansion
1990 - "Michael Feinstein in Concert" opens at Golden NYC for 30 perfs
1990 - Allies cede any remaining rights as occupiers of Germany
1990 - Chinese plane explodes, about 100 die
1990 - US Senate votes 90-9 to confirm David Souter's appointment to Supreme Court
1990 - Radio Berlin International's final transmission (links to Deutsche Welles of West Germany); final song is "The End" by Doors
NHL Center Eric LindrosNHL Center Eric Lindros 1991 - Eric Lindros refuses to sign with Quebec Nordiques
1991 - Steffi Graf becomes the youngest woman to win 500 professional tennis matches
1991 - Toronto Blue Jays clinches AL East title & becomes 1st team to draw 4 million fans
1992 - VP Itamar Franco becomes pres of Brazil
1992 - The Carandiru Massacre takes place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil.
1994 - "Show Boat" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC
1994 - Pakistan defeat Australia by one wicket in Karachi Test
1995 - "Moon Over Buffalo" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 308 perfs
1995 - Seattle Mariners beat Cal Angels, 9-1 in a playoff game to win AL West
1996 - 30th Country Music Association Award: Brooks & Dunn win
UA Flight 175 flies toward the south tower of the World Trade Center while the north tower burnsUA Flight 175 flies toward the south tower of the World Trade Center while the north tower burns

2001 - NATO backs US military strikes, following 9/11.

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