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October 2nd Major News Events

  1. 1944 World War II Warsaw Uprising
  2. 1962 Johnny Carson premiered as the new host of The Tonight Show
  3. 1967 Thurgood Marshall took the oath of office to become the first African American member of the US Supreme Court
  4. 2008 $700bn Bailout Finance Industry
  5. 1971 U.S.A. Longshoremen Strikes

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2 Oct, 1944 World War II Warsaw Uprising

1944 : The Warsaw Uprising ends when the few surviving Polish rebels surrender to German forces.

2 Oct, 1974 U.S.A. Cannabis

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.

2 Oct, 1928 U.S.A. Opium

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.

2 Oct, 1933 U.S.A. NRA

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.

2 Oct, 1942 World War II Stalingrad

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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2 Oct, 1949 U.S.A. Strike

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.

2 Oct, 1962 The Tonight Show

1962 : Johnny Carson premiered as the new host of The Tonight Show.

From 1960s Childrens Clothes Page

Sixties Kids Clothing

  • 1966 Boys Clothes 1966 Boys Clothes
    Price: $1.99 - $12.99
    Description Natural toned denim along with athletic letter jackets, mock turtle neck zip-ups, blazers and laced pullovers were all popular for the boys of 1965. Red and lighter natural tones proved popular as well.

  • 1966 Girls Clothes 1966 Girls Clothes
    Price: $2.39 - $22.50
    Description Sailor dresses remain popular in 1966, along with jumpers and bold plaids with bow accents. Drop-waist dresses proved popular for juniors and teens as well as houndstooth and tapered pants with patterns. Knee-high socks and stirrup pants were popular with younger girls.

2 Oct, 1963 Haiti Hurricane Flora

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.

2 Oct, 1967 U.S.A. Thurgood Marshall

1967 : Thurgood Marshall took the oath of office to become the first African American member of the US Supreme Court.

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2 Oct, 1968 Mexico Student Riots

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.

2 Oct, 1968 Great Britain Sextuplets

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.

2 Oct, 1971 U.S.A. Longshoremen Strikes

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

2 Oct, 1974 Study Shows Cannabis Can Kill Brain Cells

1974 : A new study has shown that the use of marijuana long term can kill human brain cells and causing personality disorders.

2 Oct, 1976 Mexico Hurricane Liza

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

2 Oct, 1983 England Neil Kinnock

1983 : Following a terrible showing in the spring general elections Neil Kinnock is elected as the new leader of the Labour Party.

2 Oct, 1985 England Riots

October 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.

2 Oct, 1985 U.S.A. Rock Hudson

1985 : The actor Rock Hudson died in his sleep, he had been suffering from the AIDS virus.

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2 Oct, 1993 Soviet Union Demonstrators

October 2nd, 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.

From 1980s Homes Prices Page

  • 1984 Chicago Illinois
    1 bed condo Lake views
  • 1985 Elyria Ohio
    10 acres plus 3 bed home Fully modernised all appliances large kitchen
  • 1988 Syracuse New York
    Split Level 3 bedroom 2 car garage 1 1/2 baths
  • 1989 Placerville California
    Country Home 1 acre 4 bedrooms wrap round porch Bay Windows v

2 Oct, 2000 Can Napster Survive

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.

2 Oct, 2002 U.S.A. Sniper Attacks

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.

2 Oct, 2005 U.S.A. Ethan Allen Capsizes

2005 : The Ethan Allen capsizes on Lake George in upstate New York while on a pleasure cruise and twenty elderly passengers die.

2 Oct, 2005 U.S.A. Music Sharing

October 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.

2 Oct, 2006 U.S.A. Amish Killing

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.

2 Oct, 2006 U.S.A. Nobel Prize Medicine

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.

2 Oct, 2007 U.S.A. Britney Spears

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.

2 Oct, 2008 $700bn Bailout Finance Industry

October 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.

2 Oct, 2009 Brazil 2016 Summer Olympics

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.

2 Oct, 2011 Occupy Wall Street Protesters Arrested

October 2nd, 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.

2 Oct, 2012 Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Struck Down

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.

2 Oct, 2013 South Korea and United States Sign Pact

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.

Born This Day In History October 2

Celebrating Birthdays Today


Born: 2nd October 1951, Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, Wallsend, England

Known For : Sting was the lead singer and bassist of the rock band The Police before launching a solo career, as a solo artist he has numerous Grammy Awards and a number of chart singles and albums in the UK, US and around the world.

Celebrating Birthdays Today

Donald McLean

Born: 2nd October 1945

Known For : Donald McLean is an American Folk rock singer songwriter best known for his number one hit American Pie in 1971, a track from the American Pie album which he dedicated to the great Buddy Holly who had died in a plane crash in 1959.

From Roaring Twenties Fashions Page

  • Pompon Hat 1926 Pompon Hat
    Price: $4.98

    Many new style notes combine to make this hat youthful and becoming. It is made of rich faille, with a sectional crown and rolling front brim trimmed with Milan hemp straw braid. The back is comfortably brimless, and over each ear is a great fluffy pompon of genuine cut ostrich.

  • Rolling Brim Hat 1926 Rolling Brim Hat
    Price: $2.29

    One of the new tailored sports shapes, of peanut straw in the most attractive colors. Has creased crown and grosgrain ribbon trimming; and is quite smart and charmingly dressed up with binding and narrow band of gold cloth. You will find it as becoming as it is practical. At this price it is an outstanding value.