What happened This day in History on October 2nd

For Those With Birthdays 2nd October looking for specific year these years are Included on this date 1928, 1933, 1942, 1944, 1949, 1962, 1963, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1974, 1976, 1983, 1985, 1993, 2000,2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, Born This Day,

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Poland 1944 World War II Warsaw Uprising 2nd October, 1944: The Warsaw Uprising ends when the few surviving Polish rebels surrender to German forces

U.S. 1974 U.S.A. Cannabis Oct. 2nd, 1974: New studies in America by Dr. Robert Heath of Tulane University Medical School, New Orleans. have revealed that smoking cannabis can cause brain damage. Cannabis or marijuana is in common use in the US with an estimated one in every eight Americans 25 million people who have smoked the drug .

U.S. 1928 U.S.A. Opium 2nd October, 1928: 3,000 cups of Opium with a street value in excess of $1,500,000 have been seized from the Dollar Liner Steamer , President Harrison at Jersey City docks and a number of crew including the captain have been charged with attempted smuggling . This is the largest single haul of smoking Opium ever made at a US port.

U.S. 1933 U.S.A. NRA Oct. 2nd, 1933: President Roosevelt has asked the NRA to reduce codal hours to 30 to increase the number of jobs available and share the work and the wages more evenly.

Russia 1942 World War II Stalingrad Oct. 2nd, 1942: The Russian red army is fighting back house to house fighting in Stalingrad as part of a counterattack , this is coupled with Soviet offensives outside of the city and an increased presence of aircraft who are having greater success at shooting down German aircraft.
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U.S. 1949 U.S.A. Strike Oct. 2nd, 1949: 500,000 CIO Steel workers have closed down the nations foundries, steel and Iron mills demanding pensions and better working conditions and wages, they now join the 400,000 coal miners on strike bringing the total on strike to nearly one million workers.

U.S. 1962 U.S.A. The Tonight Show 2nd October, 1962: Johnny Carson premiered as the new host of The Tonight Show

Haiti 1963 Haiti Hurricane Flora Oct. 2nd, 1963: Hurricane Flora a massive storm kills 6,000 in Haiti, Cuba, Trinidad, and Tobago, Grenada, This was one of the worst storms on record for deaths and damage.

U.S. 1967 U.S.A. Thurgood Marshall Oct. 2nd, 1967: Thurgood Marshall, took the oath of office to become the first African American member of the US Supreme Court.
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Mexico 1968 Mexico Student Riots Oct. 2nd, 1968: More than 25 people have been killed during a vicious gun battle in Mexico where Student riots threaten Mexico Olympics. Thousands of students had gathered to protest against the military occupation of the National Polytechnic Institute.

UK 1968 Great Britain Sextuplets 2nd October, 1968: The first set of sextuplets born in Britain came as a result of a new fertility drug given to a new 30 year old mother after 10 years of trying to have a baby . One of the babies died shortly after birth but the other five are doing well at Birmingham Maternity Hospital.

U.S. 1971 U.S.A. Longshoremen Strikes Oct. 2nd, 1971: Strikes By Miners and longshoremen cause docks and mines to close throughout the US with 140,000 on strike

U.S. 1974 U.S.A. Study Shows Cannabis Can Kill Brain Cells Oct. 2nd, 1974 : A new study has shown that the use of marijuana long term can kill human brain cells and causing personality disorders.

Mexico 1976 Mexico Hurricane Liza Oct. 2nd, 1976: Hurricane Liza strikes at La Paz, Mexico leaving many hundreds dead and many thousand homeless as the hurricane breached the Cajoncito River

UK 1983 England Neil Kinnock 2nd October, 1983: Following a terrible showing in the spring general elections Neil Kinnock is elected as the new leader of the Labour Party.

UK 1985 England Riots Oct. 2nd, 1985: In London and Liverpool gangs of black youths are continuing to fight with local police forces and rioting in areas where racial tension is at it's worst. The youths are making gasoline bombs which they are then using to firebomb shops in these areas.

U.S. 1985 U.S.A. Rock Hudson Oct. 2nd, 1985: The actor Rock Hudson died in his sleep , he had been suffering from the Aids virus.
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Russia 1993 Soviet Union Demonstrators 2nd October, 1993: Hard Line Pro Communist demonstrators fought running battles with security forces loyal to President Boris Yeltsin in Moscow. Many of the old style communists are unhappy with Yeltsin and his free market reforms .

U.S. 2000 U.S.A. Can Napster Survive Oct. 2nd, 2000 : As the court battles continue over Napster breaking copyright laws, fans of the free music download service are asking can Napster survive the current onslaught. The Recording Industry Association of America is pressing on in the courts against Napster and against the owners of the individual nodes where most of the music is stored. Napster is a peer to peer music download service.

U.S. 2002 U.S.A. Sniper Attacks Oct. 2nd, 2002: The first victim of the sniper attacks in the Washington, D.C. area, is shot and killed in a grocery store parking lot. The sniper was caught after 10 people are killed.

U.S. 2005 U.S.A. Ethan Allen Capsizes 2nd October, 2005: The Ethan Allen capsizes on Lake George in upstate New York while on a pleasure cruise. And twenty elderly passengers die.
U.S. 2005 U.S.A. Music Sharing Oct. 2nd, 2005 : The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has filed 757 lawsuits against people for illegally sharing music online. Most are for those who used peer-to-peer file-sharing networks such as eDonkey and LimeWire to exchange music files. And 64 are against students at 17 different universities who used the peer-to-peer file sharing program called i2hub.

U.S. 2006 U.S.A. Amish Killing 2nd October, 2006 : Charles Carl Roberts enters a one room Amish West Nickel Miles School, takes a number of hostages and kills four girls before committing suicide

U.S. 2006 U.S.A. Nobel Prize Medicine Oct. 2nd, 2006 : Doctors Craig Mello and Andrew Fire were awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine. The two genetics specialists pioneered research on RNA interference, and brought greater insight into gene expression.

U.S. 2007 U.S.A. Britney Spears 2nd October, 2007 : Pop singer, Britney Spears, is ordered to give her children to her ex-husband Kevin Federline, after a judge orders her to submit to alcohol and drug testing and give up her joint custody privileges.

U.S. 2008 U.S.A. $700bn Bailout For Finance Industry Oct. 2nd, 2008 : The US Senate has approved a $700bn Bailout For the Finance Industry which will allow the US Government to buy toxic devalued assets from struggling firms to help kick-start the economy, these include troubled mortgage loans. In addition the bill Raises government's guarantee on savings from $100,000 to $250,000. The bill will now go to the US House of Representatives.

Brazil 2009 Brazil 2016 Summer Olympics Oct. 2nd, 2009 : The 2016 Summer Olympics are awarded to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, the shortlist came down to Chicago - U.S.A. , Madrid - Spain, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, and Tokyo - Japan. Many were shocked after Chicago is eliminated after the first and second rounds of voting and does not make the final two.
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United States 2011 United States Occupy Wall Street Protesters Arrested in New York City 2nd October, 2011 : Over 700 protesters were arrested while trying to cross the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. The protesters were part of the Occupy Wall Street movement and had been returning to their camp when they encountered police. Police forces claimed that they started arresting people who refused to walk on the pedestrian walkway, while protesters claim that they had been allowed onto the road by police who then surrounded them.

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2012 United States Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Struck Down

Oct. 2nd, 2012 : A judge in Pennsylvania blocked a law in the state that would have required voters to show a valid ID for the upcoming November 4th election. The judge, however, did not block the law from being implemented in future elections.

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2013 South Korea South Korea and United States Sign Pact

2nd October, 2013 : The US and South Korea sign a military pact meant to deter the increasingly aggressive North Korea. US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel along with South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin signed the pact in Seoul.