On This Day..... October 2

OCTOBER 2ND

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL FRIED SCALLOPS DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CUSTODIAN RECOGNITION DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • NAT TURNER (1800-1831)
  • PAUL VON HINDENBURG (1847-1934)
  • MAHATMA GANDHI (1869-1948)
  • GROUCHO MARX (1890-1977)
  • BUD ABBOTT (1897-1974)
  • JOHNNIE COCHRAN (1937-2005)
  • DON MCLEAN (1945, 73)
  • DONNA KARAN (1948, 70)
  • ANNIE LEIBOVITZ (1949, 69)
  • STING (1951, 67)
  • LORRAINE BRACCO (1954, 64)
  • KELLY RIPA (1970, 48)
  • TIFFANY (1971, 47)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1789, GEORGE WASHINGTON SENDS THE BILL OF RIGHTS TO THE STATES FOR RATIFICATION
  • IN 1803, SAMUEL ADAMS DIES AT 81
  • IN 1866, JAY OSTERHOUDT PATENTS THE POP TOP TIN CAN
  • IN 1871, BRIGHAM YOUNG IS ARRESTED FOR BIGAMY
  • IN 1872, PHILEAS FOGG BEGINS HIS ROUND THE WORLD TRIP, MADE FAMOUS IN THE JULES VERNE NOVEL “AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS”
  • IN 1902, BEATRIX POTTER PUBLISHES “THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT”
  • IN 1919, PRESIDENT WILSON HAS A STROKE WHICH LEAVES HIM PARTIALLY PARALYZED
  • IN 1920, THE CINCINATTI REDS AND PITTSBURGH PIRATES PLAY THE ONLY TRIPLE HEADER ON RECORD. THE REDS TAKE TWO BEFORE PITTSBURGH WINS THE THIRD
  • IN 1932, THE NEW YORK YANKEES WIN THEIR 12TH STRAIGHT WORLD SERIES GAME AND SWEEP THE WORLD SERIES FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW
  • IN 1932, THE BOSTON BRAVES (NOW WASHINGTON REDSKINS) PLAY THEIR 1ST GAME
  • IN 1935, MUSSOLINI INVADES ETHIOPIA
  • IN 1941, GERMANY LAUNCHES ITS DRIVE TOWARDS MOSCOW ON THE EASTERN FRONT WHILE THE GESTAPO BOMBS SIX SYNAGOGUES IN PARIS ON THE WESTERN FRONT
  • IN 1942, THE RMS QUEEN MARY COLLIDES WITH THE HMS CURACAO TEARING IT IN HALF AND KILLING 240 PEOPLE
  • IN 1944, AFTER 250,000 DEATHS, POLAND SURRENDERS IN THE WARSAW UPRISING
  • IN 1950, CHARLIE BROWN MAKES HIS FIRST APPEARANCE IN CHARLES SCHULZ “LIL FOLKS” COMICS WHICH WOULD BE LATER RENAMED “PEANUTS”
  • IN 1954, ELVIS PRESLEY MAKES HIS FIRST APPEARANCE AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY, AT WHICH HE IS TOLD THAT HE ISN’T IMPRESSIVE AND SHOULD GO BACK TO DRIVING TRUCKS
  • IN 1955, CBS DEBUTS “ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS”
  • IN 1957, DAVID LEAN RELEASES “THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI”
  • IN 1959, CBS DEBUTS ROD SERLING’S “THE TWILIGHT ZONE”
  • IN 1960, MAURICE WILLIAMS AND THE ZODIACS RELEASE “STAY”. IT WOULD GO ON TO BECOME THE SHORTEST #1 SONG OF ALL TIME AT JUST 1 MINUTE AND 37 SECONDS
  • IN 1965, THE MCCOYS HIT #1 WITH “HANG ON SLOOPY”
  • IN 1967, THE GRATEFUL DEAD ARE ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES
  • IN 1967, THURGOOD MARSHALL IS SWORN IN AS THE FIRST BLACK SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
  • IN 1968, POLICE FIRE ON STUDENT PROTESTERS IN MEXICO CITY KILLING UP TO 500
  • IN 1970, 31 PEOPLE  INCLUDING 14 STUDENTS ON THE WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL TEAM ARE KILLED WHEN THE PLANE CRASHES INTO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS
  • IN 1971, ROD STEWART HITS #1 WITH THE DOUBLE SIDED “MAGGIE MAY / REASON TO BELIEVE” ON THE SINGLES CHART AND “EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY” ON THE ALBUM CHART
  • IN 1979, POPE JOHN PAUL II VISITS NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1980, MUHAMMED ALI COMES OUT OF RETIREMENT AT 38 YEARS OLD TO CHALLENGE LARRY HOLMES FOR THE BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP, LASTING 10 ROUNDS BEFORE GIVING UP AND ADMITTING DEFEAT
  • IN 1980, DEMOCRAT MICHAEL MYERS OF PENNSYLVANIA BECOMES THE FIRST U.S. REP IN OVER 100 YEARS EXPELLED FROM CONGRESS OVER THE ABSCAM SCANDAL
  • IN 1982, JOHN COUGAR BEGINS A FOUR WEEK RUN AT #1 WITH “JACK AND DIANE”
  • IN 1983, CARL YASTREZEMSKI HAS HIS FINAL AT BAT BEFORE RETIRING
  • IN 1983, BONNIE TYLER HITS #1 WITH “TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART”
  • IN 1984, THE NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES BEGINS WITH REPLACEMENTS AFTER MLB UMPIRES GO ON STRIKE
  • IN 1985, ROCK HUDSON DIES OF AIDS AT 59
  • IN 1990, THE SENATE VOTES 90-9 TO CONFIRM DAVID SOUTER TO THE SUPREME COURT
  • IN 1993, SPIKE LEE WEDS ATTORNEY TONYA LEWIS
  • IN 1995, OASIS RELEASES “WHAT’S THE STORY, MORNING GLORY?”
  • IN 1998, GENE AUTRY DIES AT 91
  • IN 1999, RAY BOURQUE SETS THE NHL RECORD FOR MORE GOALS SCORED BY A DEFENSIVE PLAYER
  • IN 2001, THE UNITED NATIONS VOTE TO BACK THE UNITED STATES ON MILITARY STRIKES FOLLOWING THE 9/11 ATTACKS A MONTH EARLIER
  • IN 2001, NBC DEBUTS “SCRUBS”
  • IN 2002, THE “BELTWAY SNIPER” SHOOTS HIS FIRST VICTIM
  • IN 2004, THE MONTREAL EXPOS WIN THEIR FINAL GAME BEFORE CEASING TO EXIST
  • IN 2004, 55 YEAR OLD BILLY JOEL MARRIES 23 YEAR OLD TV CHEF KATIE LEE
  • IN 2005, NIPSEY RUSSELL DIES AT 87
  • IN 2007, BRITNEY SPEARS LOSES CUSTODY OF HER TWO CHILDREN TO EX-HUSBAND KEVIN FEDERLINE
  • IN 2009, MUMFORD & SONS RELEASE THEIR DEBUT ALBUM “SIGH NO MORE”
  • IN 2011, SETH ROGEN MARRIES LAUREN MILLER
  • IN 2011, SHOWTIME DEBUTS “HOMELAND”
  • IN 2015, RANDY QUAID AND HIS WIFE ARE ARRESTED IN VERMONT ATTEMPTING TO RETURN TO THE U.S. FROM CANADA
  • IN 2016, COLOMBIA VOTES TO REJECT A REFERENDUM ON A PEACE AGREEMENT WITH THE REBEL GROUP FARC
  • IN 2016, KIM KARDASHIAN IS ROBBED AT GUNPOINT IN PARIS AND HAS $10 MILLION IN JEWELRY STOLEN FROM HER HOTEL
  • IN 2017, TOM PETTY DIES OF AN ACCIDENTAL OVERDOSE AT 66

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