October 2nd

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.
Inter-Korean Summit
2006
A man took a group of girls hostage in an Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pa., killing five and wounding five others before committing suicide.
West Nickel Mines School shooting
2002
Beltway sniper attacks begin. A series of coordinated sniper attacks occurred in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. The attacks lasted 3 weeks and resulted in the killing of 10 people.
D.C. sniper attacks
2000
The International Space Station got its first residents as an American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts arrived aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule for a four-month stay.
Expedition 1
1998
Gene Autry, the singing cowboy and former owner of the Anaheim Angels baseball team, died at age 91.
Gene Autry
1992
Carandiru massacre. A prison riot in Carandiru Penitentiary, Brazil, led to the killing of over 100 inmates by the police.
Carandiru massacre
1990
The Senate voted 90-9 to confirm Supreme Court nominee David H. Souter.
David Souter
1985
Actor Rock Hudson died at age 59 after a battle with AIDS.
Rock Hudson
1967
Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Thurgood Marshall
1959
'The Twilight Zone' debuted on CBS.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV series)
1958
The former French colony of Guinea in West Africa proclaimed its independence.
History of Guinea
1950
Peanuts published for the first time. Charles M. Schulz's comic strip, Peanuts, was printed for the first time in 9 newspapers around the U.S.
Peanuts
1944
The two-month-long Warsaw Uprising was squelched by Nazi troops battling the Polish underground.
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1919
President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke, which left him partially paralyzed.
Edith Wilson
1890
Comedian Groucho Marx was born in New York.
Groucho Marx
1869
Political and spiritual leader Mohandas K. Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India.
Mahatma Gandhi
1835
Battle of Gonzales. The first military engagement of the Texas War of Independence, the Battle of Gonzales, occurred on this day between Texas rebels and Mexican troops. This battle marked the beginning of Texas' War of Independence, which resulted in the establishment of the Republic of Texas.
Battle of Gonzales
1789
George Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.
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1492
King Henry VII of England invades France.
Henry VII of England
1187
Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders.
Siege of Jerusalem (1187)