What Happened on October 2

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 JosemarĂ­a Escrivá
  • 1944 Polish resistance fighters capitulate in the Warsaw Uprising, with some 250,000 people killed
  • 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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Oct 2 in Film & TV

Oct 2 in Music

  • 1995 British band Oasis release their second studio album "(What's the Story) Morning Glory?", sells record 347,000 copies 1st week

Oct 2 in Sport

  • 1947 New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra hits the first pinch-hit home run in Baseball World Series history off Ralph Branca in the 7th inning of a 9-8 loss to the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 3

Did You Know?

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

On October 2, 1902

Would You Believe?

Homing pigeon averages a record 133kph in an 1100km race in Australia

On October 2, 1971

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

Famous Divorces

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