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October 2nd, 2007 (October 02 2007)EventPresident 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.
October 2nd, 2006 (October 02 2006)EventFive school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide.
October 2nd, 2005 (October 02 2005)EventEthan Allen Boating Accident: The Ethan Allen tour boat capsizes on Lake George in Upstate New York, killing twenty people.Allen Tate Quotes
October 2nd, 2005 (October 02 2005)EventNFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico
October 2nd, 2004 (October 02 2004)EventAmerican Samoa joins the North American Numbering Plan.
October 2nd, 2002 (October 02 2002)EventThe Beltway sniper attacks begin, extending over three weeks.
October 2nd, 2001 (October 02 2001)EventThe NATO backs US military strikes, following 9/11.
October 2nd, 1996 (October 02 1996)EventThe Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments are signed by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.Bill Clinton Quotes
October 2nd, 1996 (October 02 1996)EventAn AeroPeru Boeing 757 crashes in Pacific Ocean shortly after takeoff from Lima, Peru, killing 70.
October 2nd, 1992 (October 02 1992)EventThe Carandiru Massacre takes place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
October 2nd, 1990 (October 02 1990)EventA Chinese airline Boeing 737-247 is hijacked; after landing at Guangzhou, it crashes into two airliners on the ground, killing 132 people.
October 2nd, 1970 (October 02 1970)EventA plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado killing 31 people.
October 2nd, 1968 (October 02 1968)EventA peaceful student demonstration in Mexico City ends in the Tlatelolco massacre.
October 2nd, 1967 (October 02 1967)EventThurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of United States Supreme Court.
October 2nd, 1958 (October 02 1958)EventGuinea declares itself independent from France.
October 2nd, 1950 (October 02 1950)EventPeanuts by Charles M. Schulz first publishedCharles M. Schulz Quotes
October 2nd, 1944 (October 02 1944)EventWorld War II: Nazi troops end the Warsaw Uprising.
October 2nd, 1941 (October 02 1941)EventWorld War II: In Operation Typhoon, Germany begins an all-out offensive against Moscow.
October 2nd, 1938 (October 02 1938)EventTiberias massacre: Arabs murder 20 Jews.
October 2nd, 1937 (October 02 1937)EventSamuel R. Caldwell becomes the first person in the United States to be arrested on a marijuana charge.
October 2nd, 1935 (October 02 1935)EventItaly invades Abyssinia (Ethiopia).
October 2nd, 1928 (October 02 1928)EventThe "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", commonly known as Opus Dei, was founded by Saint Josemaria Escriva.
October 2nd, 1925 (October 02 1925)EventJohn Logie Baird performers first test of the working television system.
October 2nd, 1924 (October 02 1924)EventThe Geneva Protocol is adopted as a means to strengthen the League of Nations.
October 2nd, 1919 (October 02 1919)EventUS President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed.
October 2nd, 1889 (October 02 1889)EventIn Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West.
October 2nd, 1864 (October 02 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of SaltvilleUnion forces attack Saltville, Virginia, but are defeated by Confederate troops.
October 2nd, 1851 (October 02 1851)EventThe pasilalinic-sympathetic compass is demonstrated but proves to be a fake.
October 2nd, 1835 (October 02 1835)EventThe Texas Revolution begins with the Battle of Gonzales: Mexican soldiers attempt to disarm the people of Gonzales, Texas, but encounter stiff resistance from a hastily assembled militia.
October 2nd, 1789 (October 02 1789)EventGeorge Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.George Washington Quotes
October 2nd, 1780 (October 02 1780)EventJohn Andre, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War, is hanged as a spy by American forces.
October 2nd, 1552 (October 02 1552)EventConquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.
October 2nd, 1535 (October 02 1535)EventJacques Cartier discovers Montreal, Quebec.
October 2nd, 1263 (October 02 1263)EventThe battle of Largs fought between Norwegians and Scots.
October 2nd, 1187 (October 02 1187)EventSiege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule.

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