On This Day in History for October 2 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 141 of 141

  • 1971 Homing pigeon averages a record 133kph in an 1100km race in Australia
  • 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 Ron Johnson becomes 1st NY Giant to score 4 TDs (vs Philadelphia)
  • 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
  • 1977 Pakistani general Zia ul-Haq bans all opposition
  • 1978 Syrian & Palestinians shoot in East Beirut, 1,300 killed

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1979 Pope John Paul II visits New York City, and at the U.N. denounces all concentration camps and torture

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 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 Tehran, kills 60, injures 700

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1982 The Portland Building, designed by Michael Graves, considered the 1st postmodern building is opened in Portland Oregon

Architect Michael Graves
Michael Graves
  • 1983 Carl Yastrezemski's last at bat
  • 1984 3 cosmonauts return after a record 237 days in orbit
  • 1984 Richard Miller becomes 1st (former) FBI agent to be 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 Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
  • 1988 Pakistan's Supreme Court orders free elections
  • 1990 WW2 Allied nations 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
  • 1992 VP Itamar Franco becomes President of Brazil
  • 1992 The Carandiru Massacre takes place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1994 Pakistan defeat Australia by one wicket in Karachi Test

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

2001 NATO backs US military strikes, following 9/11

  • 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
  • 2006 Charles Carl Roberts murders five schoolgirls in a shooting incident at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania; he then 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 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
  • 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 Siege of Syrian town Kobani and its surrounds by ISIS prompts 130,00 people to flee the area
  • 2016 Colombia votes against a peace agreement with rebel group FARC in a national referundum

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 105 of 105

  • 1973 Maria Wetterstrand, Swedish politician
  • 1974 Paul Teutul Jr., co-star of American Chopper
  • 1976 Jason Dodson, American political consultant and teacher of esotericism
  • 1976 Anita Kulcsár, Hungarian handball player (d. 2005)
  • 1980 Shane Andrus, National Football League kicker

Weddings in History

Deaths in History