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
Russian Tsar Ivan the TerribleRussian Tsar Ivan the Terrible 1656 - British north American colony of Connecticut passes law against Quakers
1700 - Spanish king Carlos II appoints Philip van Anjou, heir to throne
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
First US President George WashingtonFirst US President George Washington 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.
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
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 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
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.
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy BurnsBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns 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
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi 1916 - San Diego Zoo founded
1919 - 1st edition "Volkskrant" (People's newspaper) published in Neth
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)
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
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini 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)
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
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 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
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
MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi BerraMLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra 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
Actor Alec GuinnessActor Alec Guinness 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)
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
First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood MarshallFirst Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall 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
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)
Baseball Player Hank AaronBaseball Player Hank Aaron 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
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
WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry HolmesWBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes 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 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
Tennis Player Steffi GrafTennis Player Steffi Graf 1996 - 30th Country Music Association Award: Brooks & Dunn win
2001 - NATO backs US military strikes, following 9/11.
2001 - "Scrubs", starring Zach Braff as Dr. John "J.D." Dorian, premieres on NBC
2002 - The Beltway sniper attacks begin, extending over three weeks.

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