What are the important events that happened on October 2? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 2: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 2 is the 275th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 90 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 19, 2017 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 418,584 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaheptacontapentagon’ day.

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Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 140 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,746 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 2 Historical Events

  • 1263
    The battle of Largs is fought between Norwegians and Scots.
  • 1535
    Jacques Cartier discovers Montreal, Quebec.
  • 1789
    George Washington sends the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.
  • 1814
    Battle of Rancagua: Spanish Royalists troops under Mariano Osorio defeated rebel Chilean forces of Bernardo O'Higgins and Jose Miguel Carrera.
  • 1959
    The anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS television.
  • 1990
    Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301 is hijacked; after landing at Guangzhou, it crashes into two airliners on the ground, killing 132 people.
  • 1996
    The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments are signed by U.S. President Bill Clinton.
  • 2001
    Swissair liquidates and the airline is replaced by SWISS.
  • 2005
    Ethan Allen Boating Accident: The Ethan Allen tour boat capsizes on Lake George in Upstate New York, killing twenty people.
  • 2006
    Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide.

Who were born on October 2?

  • 1470
    Isabella of Naples, Duchess of Milan (d. 1524)
  • 1832
    Edward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist (d. 1917)
  • 1895
    Bud Abbott, American comedian and actor (d. 1974)
  • 1915
    Chubby Wise, American bluegrass fiddler (d. 1996)
  • 1929
    Howard Roberts, American Jazz musician (d. 1992)
  • 1933
    Phill Niblock, American composer, filmmaker and videographer
  • 1937
    Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., American attorney (d. 2005)
  • 1960
    Django Bates, jazz musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist and band leader
  • 1974
    Paul Teutul Jr., American custom motorcycle builder
  • 1986
    Camilla Belle, American actress

Who died on October 2?

  • 1629
    Pierre de Bérulle, French cardinal and statesman (b. 1575)
  • 1708
    Anne-Jules, 2nd duc de Noailles, French general (b. 1650)
  • 1947
    Peter D. Ouspensky, Russian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1878)
  • 1974
    Vasily Shukshin, Russian writer, actor, screenwriter, and director (b. 1929)
  • 1975
    Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian political leader, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1903)
  • 1994
    Harriet Hilliard Nelson, American actress (b. 1909)
  • 2002
    Heinz von Foerster, Austrian-born physicist and philosopher (b. 1911)
  • 2003
    John T. Dunlop, U.S. Secretary of Labor (b. 1914)
  • 2007
    Christopher Derrick, British writer (b. 1921)
  • 2010
    Kwa Geok Choo, Mrs Lee Kuan Yew (b. 1920)

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