On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 2018

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Nobel prize in Physics awarded to Arthur Ashkin (optical tweezers), GĂ©rard Mourou and Donna Strickland ( both for laser beams)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Saudi American journalist Jamal Khashoggi enters the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, never to be seen again prompting a diplomatic crisis

Dissident, Author and Columnist Jamal Khashoggi
Dissident, Author and Columnist
Jamal Khashoggi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US First Lady Melania Trump arrives in Ghana to begin a four-nation tour of Africa

US First Lady and Model Melania Trump
US First Lady and Model
Melania Trump

Famous Deaths


MurderJamal Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabian dissident, author, Washington Post columnist and editor in chief (Al-Arab News Channel), assassinated in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul at 59, reportedly on the orders of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Dissident, Author and Columnist Jamal Khashoggi
Dissident, Author and Columnist
Jamal Khashoggi