Historical Events on October 2 (Part 2)

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Battle9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

2001 NATO backs US military strikes, following 9/11

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2001 "Scrubs", starring Zach Braff as Dr. John "J.D." Dorian, premieres on NBC

Actor Zach Braff
Zach Braff
  • 2002 The Beltway sniper attacks begin, extending over three weeks
  • 2004 American Samoa joins the North American Numbering Plan
  • 2005 The Ethan Allen tour boat capsizes on Lake George in Upstate New York, killing twenty people
  • 2005 NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2006 Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide.
  • 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
  • 2009 Rio de Janeiro is elected the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics
  • 2009 The economic crisis in Ireland is considered to be the driving force behind the largest migration of Irish people to London in 20 years, it is reported today
  • 2010 20th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 31-13 in Chestnut Hill
  • 2012 20 students are gunned down in Mubi, Nigeria
  • 2012 10 people are killed after a minibus and truck collide in Ilocos Norte, Philippines
  • 2013 8 people are killed and 14 are injured after an accident involving an SUV, church bus, and tractor trailer in Jefferson County, Tennessee
  • 2014 15 people are killed after a gun powder plant explodes in Gorni Lom, Bulgaria
  • 2014 Seige of Syrian town Kobani and its surrounds by ISIS prompts 130,00 people to flee the area
  • 2015 Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi are arrested in Vermont after leaving Canada
  • 2016 Colombia votes against a peace agreement with rebel group FARC in a national referundum
  • 2016 41st Ryder Cup: US wins 17-11 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota