What happened this day in history October 2

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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 90 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 19, 2022 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,664,668,800 seconds 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 112 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 3,572 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 2 Historical Events

  • 1187
    Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule.
  • 1263
    The battle of Largs is fought between Norwegians and Scots.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Saltville – Union forces attack Saltville, Virginia, but are defeated by Confederate troops.
  • 1941
    World War II: In Operation Typhoon, Germany begins an all-out offensive against Moscow.
  • 1967
    Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of United States Supreme Court.
  • 1992
    The Carandiru Massacre takes place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 1996
    Aeroperú Flight 603, a Boeing 757, crashes into the Pacific Ocean shortly after takeoff from Lima, Peru, killing 70.
  • 2002
    The Beltway sniper attacks begin, extending over three weeks.
  • 2005
    Ethan Allen Boating Accident: The Ethan Allen tour boat capsizes on Lake George in Upstate New York, killing twenty people.
  • 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.

Who were born on October 2?

  • 1828
    Charles Floquet, French statesman (d. 1896)
  • 1883
    Karl Terzaghi, Austrian-American engineer (d. 1963)
  • 1902
    Leopold Figl, Austrian politician (d. 1965)
  • 1914
    John Whiteside Parsons, American rocket scientist, author, and occultist (d. 1952)
  • 1946
    Marie-Georges Pascal, French actress (d. 1985)
  • 1951
    Romina Power, Italian singer
  • 1952
    Jan Svejnar, Czech politician
  • 1974
    Michelle Krusiec, American actress
  • 1979
    Maja Ivarsson, Swedish singer (The Sounds)
  • 1986
    Camilla Belle, American actress

Who died on October 2?

  • 1804
    Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, French steam vehicle pioneer (b. 1725)
  • 1850
    Sarah Biffen, English painter (b. 1784)
  • 1920
    Max Bruch, German composer and conductor (b. 1838)
  • 1973
    Paul Hartman, American actor (b. 1904)
  • 1987
    Peter Medawar, Brazilian-born scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1915)
  • 1999
    Heinz G. Konsalik, German novelist (b. 1921)
  • 2003
    John T. Dunlop, U.S. Secretary of Labor (b. 1914)
  • 2006
    Tamara Dobson, American actress (b. 1947)
  • 2007
    Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark (b. 1913)
  • 2007
    Tex Coulter, American football player (b. 1924)

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