Calendar for October 2nd, 2013

Independence Day (Guinea)

Born 1800: Nat Turner (slave)

Born 1832: Julius von Sachs (botanist)

Born 1852: Sir William Ramsay (chemist)

Born 1869: Mahatma Gandhi (Indian spiritual leader)

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

Born 1879: Wallace Stevens (poet)

Born 1890: Groucho Marx (actor)

Born 1895: Bud Abbott (comedian)

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

Born 1911: Jack Finney (author)

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

Born 1945: Don McLean (musician)

Born 1948: Donna Karan (fashion designer)

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

1950: Peanuts cartoon debuted

Born 1951: Sting (singer)

1955: Alfred Hitchcock Presents made its television debut

Born 1955: Lorraine Bracco (actress)

1959: The Twilight Zone premiered

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

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

Born 1970: Kelly Ripa (actress & television host)

Born 1971: Tiffany (singer)

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)

Died 1998: Gene Autry (singer & songwriter)

Died 1998: Adrian Spies (television writer)

Died 2005: Nipsey Russell (actor)

2006: Eastern Maine was shook by a magnitude 3.9 earthquake