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
829Theophilos ascended to the throne of the Byzantine Empire, the last emperor to support iconoclasm. unreferenced section
1187Ayyubid 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
1941World 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
1950Peanuts, 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



October 2: International Day of Non-Violence; Gandhi Jayanti in India

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