October 2

Facts & Historical Events On This Day

2016

Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, France.

2011

American spy thriller TV series 'Homeland' first aired on Showtime.

2009

EA Games' FIFA 10, the highest-rated FIFA game made, was released in Europe.

1995

British rock band Oasis released their second album, '(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?'

1984

Three Russian cosmonauts returned from space after spending a record time of 237 days in orbit.

1976

Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. was founded in Phoenix, Arizona.

1967

Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court Justice.

1965

A team of scientists invented the sports drink Gatorade in a University of Florida lab.

1958

After 67 years of colonial rule, the Republic of Guinea gained independence from France.

1941

Adolf Hitler's German military attacked Moscow.

1902

The classic children's book "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" by Beatrix Potter was published in London, England.

1836

After a 5-year voyage around the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Charles Darwin returned to England.

1780

During the American Revolutionary War, John André, a British Army officer, was hanged as a spy by the Continental Army.

1535

French-Breton explorer Jacques Cartier discovered 'Mount Royal,' now known as Montreal, Canada.

1528

English Protestant author William Tyndale published "The Obedience of a Christian Man" in Antwerp, Belgium.