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OCTOBER 2

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Guinea: Independence Day
(Commemoration of independence from France 10/02/1958)
Guinea France U.S. Department of State History Channel
1452 Richard III (King of England) English Political and Social Leaders Richard III
1538 Saint Charles Borromeo (Italian Roman Catholic Bishop) Italian Political and Social Leaders Catholic Saints Religion
1781 William Wyatt Bibb (Virginia-born Statesman: Namesake of Bibb Counties in Georgia and Alabama) Virginia Political and Social Leaders Bibb County, Alabama Bibb County, Georgia U.S. Congress Alabama State Archives University of Georgia
1800 Nat Turner (Virginia-born African-American Slave; Rebellion Leader) Nat Turner Slavery Famous African Americans
1847 Paul von Hindenburg (German Military Officer and President) Paul von Hindenburg World War I
1851 Ferdinand Foch (French Army General) French Military Leaders World War I
1869 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Indian Rights Leader) Indian Political and Social Workers Mohandas Gandhi Human Rights
1871 Cordell Hull (Tennessee-born American Diplomat) Tennessee Political and Social Leaders U.S. Government Tennessee Encyclopedia
1885 Ruth Bryan Owen (Illinois-born: Florida's First Female Representative in Congress) Illinois Political and Social Leaders Florida Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Florida Historical Society
1910 James V. Carmichael (Georgia-born Legislator, Businessman, Educational Leader) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Special Needs Education Education Administration University of Georgia
1937 Johnnie Cochran (Louisiana-born African-American Trial Lawyer) Louisiana Political and Social Leaders Law and Legal Resources African American Political and Social Leaders Biography.com African-American Registry
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1264 Pope Urban IV (French-born Roman Catholic Pope) French Political and Social Leaders Catholic Popes Concordia
1780 John André (British Officer Hanged as a Spy for Benedict Arnold) Benedict Arnold Hanging of John André Capital Punishment Chambers Book of Days History Channel Library of Congress
1803 Samuel Adams (Massachusetts-born Patriot; Signer of the Declaration of Independence) Sam Adams Declaration of Independence American Revolution
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1187 Muslim General Saladin Captures Jerusalem from the Crusaders Jersusalem The Crusades Islam Religion Concordia
1780 British Spy John André Is Hanged Benedict Arnold Hanging of John André Capital Punishment University of Michigan Chambers Book of Days History Channel Library of Congress
1835 The Texas Revolution Begins The Texas Revolution History Channel Texas State Historical Association
1864 Confederates Are Victorious at the Battle of Saltville, Virginia Virginia Battle of Saltville, VA History Channel
1871 Brigham Young, 71 year-old Leader of the Mormon Church, Is Arrested for Polygamy Brigham Young Utah The Mormon Church Law and Legal Resources Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints
1919 President Woodrow Wilson Suffers Paralyzing Stroke Woodrow Wilson The American Presidency Stroke New York Times
1922 George Sutherland Sworn in as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court English Political and Social Leaders President Warren G. Harding U.S. Supreme Court Law and Legal Resources Oyez
1941 Germans Launch Operation Typhoon Surge to Moscow Soviet Union Nazi Germany World War II History Channel
1942 Japanese Ship 200 Americans ("The Lost Battalion") to Singapore as Prisoners of War Japan Singapore World War II Prisoners of War Texas State Historical Association
1944 Surviving Polish Rebels Surrender to Nazi Forces to End the Warsaw Uprising Warsaw Poland Nazi Germany Warsaw Uprising History Channel
1958 Guinea Gains Independence from France Guinea France History Channel
1967 Thurgood Marshall Is Sworn in as the First African-American Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall President Lyndon Johnson U.S. Supreme Court Law and Legal Resources African-American History Historic Firsts History Channel Library of Congress New York Times Oyez African-American Registry
1968 25 Die in Mexico City Student Riot Mexico Death BBC
President Lyndon Johnson Signs Bill Creating 504,000-acre North Cascades National Park Washington Lyndon Johnson North Cascades National Park HistoryLink
1993 Demonstrators Backing Rebel Ministers of Parliament Clash with Russian Police Russian Government BBC
1995 South Africa's Human Rights Commission Meets for the First Time South African Government Huiman Rights Historic Firsts South African History

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