What Happened on October 2nd

Historical Events

  • 1187 Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders
  • 1492 King Henry VII of England invades France
  • 1789 George Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification
  • 1928 "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", known as Opus Dei, founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá
  • 1944 Nazis crush Warsaw Uprising killing 250,000 people
  • 2007 President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea walks across the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea on his way to the second Inter-Korean Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il
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Did You Know?

Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" is published by Frederick Warne & Co. in London

On October 2, 1902

Famous Weddings

  • 1900 Belgium crown prince Albert von Saksen-Coburg weds Elisabeth of Bayern
  • 1909 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill (20) marries 1st wife Kathleen Jenkins
  • 1955 Actress Joyce Randolph marries publisher Richard Charles
  • 1970 Scottish singer Donovan (24) weds Linda Lawrence at Windsor Registry Office
  • 1970 Actor Christopher Plummer (40) weds actress Elaine Taylor (26) in Montreal, Quebec

Famous Divorces

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