On This Day

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

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Architect Michael Graves
Architect
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
  • 1984 Papa John's Pizza is founded by John Schnatter in Jeffersonville, Indiana; it would go on to become the fourth-largest pizza delivery restaurant chain in the United States
  • 1985 Russian party leader Gorbachev visits Paris (his first trip abroad)

MurderAssassination Attempt

1986 Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
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

Battle of Interest9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

2001 NATO backs US military strikes, following 9/11

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UA Flight 175 flies toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center while the North Tower burns
UA Flight 175 flies toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center while the North Tower burns
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  • 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.

Conference meetingSummit of Interest

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

Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-il
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea
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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2009 "Stan Lee Day" declared by County of Los Angeles and the City of Long Beach

Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader Stan Lee
Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader
Stan Lee
  • 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 referendum
  • 2017 US scientists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young awarded Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine for work on the body clock

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 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
  • 2018 Nobel prize in Physics awarded to Arthur Ashkin (optical tweezers), Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland (both for laser beams)
  • 2019 Two politicians in Peru claim to be the country's leader for a day until Mercedes Aráoz resigns so the constitutional court can rule on the matter

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