Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/October 2
This is a list of selected October 2 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.
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|Independence Day in Guinea (1958);||refimprove section|
|Simchat Torah (Judaism, 2018)||needs more footnotes|
|Fast of Gedalia (Judaism 2019)||refimprove section and generally needs more refs|
|829 – Theophilos ascended to the throne of the Byzantine Empire, the last emperor to support iconoclasm.||unreferenced section|
|1187 – Ayyubid forces led by Saladin captured Jerusalem, prompting the Third Crusade.||needs more footnotes|
|1470 – With King Edward IV of England forced to flee to the Burgundian Netherlands after a rebellion organised by Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, Henry VI was restored to the throne of England.||unreferenced section|
|1535 – French explorer Jacques Cartier sailed along the St. Lawrence River and reached the Iroquois fortified village Hochelaga on the island now known as Montreal.||refimprove section|
|1925 – Scottish inventor John Logie Baird successfully transmitted the first television picture with a greyscale image.||Referencing issues|
|1928 – Spanish priest Josemaría Escrivá founded Opus Dei, a worldwide organization of the Catholic Church.||primary sources, page numbers needed|
|1941 – World War II: Military forces of Nazi Germany began Operation Typhoon, an all-out offensive which opened the three-month-long Battle of Moscow.||Primary sources by involved generals, per FAR demotion|
|1950 – Peanuts, the syndicated comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, featuring Charlie Brown and his pet Snoopy, was first published in major newspapers.||refimprove section|
|1968 – A peaceful student demonstration in the Tlatelolco section of Mexico City was violently suppressed when army and police forces fired into the crowd.||unreferenced section|
|1970 – A Martin 4-0-4 plane carrying part of the Wichita State University football team crashed into a mountain near Silver Plume, Colorado, killing 31 of the 40 people on board.||Page numbers needed|
|1992 – In response to a prison riot, military police stormed the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil, killing at least 100 prisoners.||unreferenced section|
|2004 – The first Parkrun, then known as the Bushy Park Time Trial, took place in Bushy Park, London.||primary sources|
|2009 – The Twenty-eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland was approved on the second attempt, permitting the state to ratify the European Union's Treaty of Lisbon.||unreferenced section|
|Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Milan |b|1470||page numbers needed|
|Tiffany Darwish |b|1971||refimprove section|
- 1937 – President Rafael Trujillo announced that Dominican troops had begun mass killings of Haitians living in the Dominican Republic.
- 1990 – A hijacked airliner collided with two other planes while attempting to land at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in China, resulting in 128 deaths.
- 1996 – A maintenance worker's failure to remove tape covering the aircraft's static ports caused Aeroperú Flight 603 to crash into the ocean near Lima, Peru, killing all 70 people on board.
- 2006 – A gunman killed five Amish girls before committing suicide in a one-room schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania.
- 2007 – South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun walked across the Military Demarcation Line on his way to the second inter-Korean summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.
- Born/died: | Parviz Mirza |b|1589| David Teniers III |d|1685| François-Timoléon de Choisy |d|1724| Charles Lee |d|1782| Augustus Keppel |d|1786| Sarah Biffen |d|1850| Wallace Stevens |b|1879|Ruth Cheney Streeter |b|1895| Sting |b|1951| Glenn Anderson |b|1960| Maria Ressa |b|1963| Ayumi Hamasaki |b|1978
- Convention of 1832 appears on October 1, so Battle of Gonzales should not appear in the same year
October 2: International Day of Non-Violence; Gandhi Jayanti in India
- 1263 – Scottish–Norwegian War: Norwegian and Scottish armies fought the Battle of Largs, an inconclusive engagement near the present-day town of Largs, Scotland.
- 1835 – Mexican dragoons dispatched to disarm settlers at Gonzales in Mexican Texas encountered stiff resistance from a Texian militia at the Battle of Gonzales, the first armed engagement of the Texas Revolution.
- 1879 – Qing China signed the Treaty of Livadia with the Russian Empire, but the terms were so unfavorable that the Chinese government refused to ratify the treaty.
- 1942 – Second World War: HMS Curacoa (pictured) was accidentally rammed and sunk by RMS Queen Mary while escorting the liner to provide protection from submarine attacks.
- 1971 – Nguyễn Văn Thiệu was re-elected unopposed as President of South Vietnam.
- Samuel Adams (d. 1803)
- Lal Bahadur Shastri (b. 1904)
- Jack Parsons (b. 1914)