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October 2nd In Pop Culture History

1187 - Saladin captured Jerusalem from Balian of Ibelin.

October 2, 1872 (fiction) Phileas Fogg began his trip around the world, Around the World in 80 Days, Book

1893 - Cheniere Caminada Hurricane, Louisiana

1950 - Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz was first published.

October 2 Birthday (fictional) Snoopy, Peanuts

1955 - Alfred Hitchcock premiered on CBS

1958 - The Huckleberry Hound Show premiered, in syndication

1959 - The anthology series The Twilight Zone premiered on CBS.

1965 - #1 Hit October 2, 1965 - October 8, 1965: The McCoys - Hang On Sloopy

1967 - Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first African-American justice of United States Supreme Court.

1968 - The Tlatelolco massacre took place in Mexico City. 30-300 student protesters and supporters were killed.

1971 - #1 Hit October 2, 1971 - November 5, 1971: Rod Stewart - Maggie May / Reason to Believe

1982 - #1 Hit October 2, 1982 - October 29, 1982: John Cougar - Jack and Diane

2000 - Triple Play (3 cars) was played for the first time on The Price is Right.

2002 - The Beltway sniper attacks began. Paul LaRuffa, a 55-year-old pizzeria owner, was shot six times at close range - he survived, but 17 other people did not.

2006 - Five school girls were murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania

2010 - #1 Hit October 2, 2010 - October 29, 2010: Bruno Mars - Just the Way You Are

October 2nd Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Johnny Cochran (1937)
Lene Nystrøm (1973)
Don McLean (1945)
Groucho Marx (1890)
Tiffany (1972)
Lorraine Bracco (1955)
Kelly Ripa (1970)
Don McLean (1945)
Avery Brooks (1948)
Sting (1951)
Bud Abbott (1895)
Ghandi (1869)
George McFarland (1993)

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
- Mahatma Gandhi

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