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Calendar for October 2nd, 2012

Every Year

  • Independence Day (Guinea)

  • 1800s

  • Born 1800: Nat Turner (slave)

  • 1830s

  • Born 1832: Julius von Sachs (botanist)

  • 1850s

  • Born 1852: Sir William Ramsay (chemist)

  • 1860s

  • Born 1869: Mahatma Gandhi (Indian spiritual leader)

  • 1870s

  • 1871: Brigham Young, Mormon leader, is arrested in Salt Lake City on polygamy charges

  • Born 1879: Wallace Stevens (poet)

  • 1890s

  • Born 1890: Groucho Marx (actor)

  • Born 1895: Bud Abbott (comedian)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1909: Alex Raymond (cartoonist, creator of Flash Gordon)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1911: Jack Finney (author)

  • 1919: President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke leaving him partially paralyzed

  • 1940s

  • Born 1945: Don McLean (musician)

  • Born 1948: Donna Karan (fashion designer)

  • 1950s

  • 1950: Bob Shaw set an NFL record with five touchdown passes

  • 1950: Peanuts cartoon debuted

  • Born 1951: Sting (singer)

  • Born 1955: Lorraine Bracco (actress)

  • 1955: Alfred Hitchcock Presents made its television debut

  • 1959: The Twilight Zone premiered

  • 1960s

  • 1968: President Lyndon Johnson signed a bill establishing the Redwood National Park in California

  • 1970s

  • Born 1970: Kelly Ripa (actress & television host)

  • 1970: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established as an independent U.S. government agency

  • Born 1971: Tiffany (singer)

  • 1980s

  • 1983: Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski retired after 3308 major league games, 3419 hits and a .285 lifetime batting average

  • Died 1985: Rock Hudson (actor)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1998: Adrian Spies (television writer)

  • Died 1998: Gene Autry (singer & songwriter)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2005: Nipsey Russell (actor)

  • 2006: Eastern Maine was shook by a magnitude 3.9 earthquake


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