Events Throughout History

Historical Events for October 2nd

  • Year 829 » Theophilos (emperor) called Theophilos (813–842), succeeds his father as Byzantine Empire known as Byzantine Emperor.
  • Year 1187 » Siege of Jerusalem (1187) called Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Kingdom of Jerusalem or Crusader rule.
  • Year 1263 » The battle of Largs is fought between Norwegians and Scots.
  • Year 1470 » A rebellion organised by Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick forces King Edward IV of England to flee to the Netherlands, restoring Henry VI of England called Henry VI to the throne.
  • Year 1535 » Jacques Cartier discovers the area where Montreal is now located.
  • Year 1552 » Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.
  • Year 1780 » John André, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War, is hanged as a spy by American forces.
  • Year 1789 » George Washington sends proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.
  • Year 1835 » The 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.
  • Year 1864 » American Civil War: First Battle of Saltville Battle of Saltville United States Union forces attack Saltville, Virginia, but are defeated by Confederate States of America Confederate troops.
  • Year 1889 » In Colorado, Nicholas C. Creede known as Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West.
  • Year 1919 » President of the United States named U.S. President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke, leaving him partially paralysis named paralyzed.
  • Year 1925 » John Logie Baird performs the first test of a working television system.
  • Year 1928 » The "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", commonly known as 'Opus Dei', is founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá.
  • Year 1937 » Dominican Republic strongman Rafael Trujillo orders the Parsley Massacre named execution of the Haitian population living within the borderlands; approximately 20,000 are killed over the next five days.
  • Year 1941 » World War II: In Operation Typhoon, Germany begins an all-out offensive against Moscow.
  • Year 1942 » World War II: Ocean Liner RMS Queen Mary accidentally rams and sinks her own escort ship, HMS Curacoa D41 6, off the coast of Ireland.
  • Year 1944 » World War II: German troops end the Warsaw Uprising.
  • Year 1950 » 'Peanuts' by Charles M. Schulz is first published.
  • Year 1958 » Guinea declares its independence from France.
  • Year 1959 » The anthology series 'The Twilight Zone (1959 TV series) called The Twilight Zone' premieres on CBS television.
  • Year 1967 » Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of Supreme Court of the United States or United States Supreme Court.
  • Year 1968 » A peaceful student demonstration in Mexico City culminates in the Tlatelolco massacre by the order of the president, Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, to the soldiers of killing unarmed students, hiding the event from the public eye. The 1968 Summer Olympics, hosted in
  • Year 1970 » A plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters Wichita State University football team plane crash e.g crashes in Colorado killing 31 people.
  • Year 1979 » Pope John Paul II denounces all forms of concentration camps and torture while speaking at the U.N. in New York City.
  • Year 1980 » Michael Myers (politician) Michael Myers becomes the first member of either chamber of Congress to be Expulsion from the United States Congress expelled since the American Civil War Civil War.
  • Year 1990 » Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301 is hijacked and lands at Guangzhou, where it 1990 Guangzhou Baiyun airport collisions called crashes into two other airliners on the ground, killing 128.
  • Year 1992 » The Carandiru massacre takes place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Year 1996 » The Freedom of Information Act (United States) named Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments are signed by U.S. President Bill Clinton.
  • Year 1996 » Aeroperú Flight 603, a Boeing 757, crashes into the Pacific Ocean shortly after takeoff from Lima, Peru, killing 70.
  • Year 1997 » Amsterdam Treaty on European Union is signed.
  • Year 2001 » NATO backs U.S. military strikes following 9/11.
  • Year 2002 » The Beltway sniper attacks begin, extending over three weeks.
  • Year 2005 » Ethan Allen boating accident: The 'Ethan Allen' tour boat capsizes on Lake George (New York) or Lake George in Upstate New York, killing twenty people.
  • Year 2006 » Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a Amish school shooting called shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide.
  • Year 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.

World History for the Month of October