Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/October 2
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|1187 – Ayyubid forces led by Saladin captured Jerusalem, prompting the Third Crusade.||needs more footnotes|
|1925 – Scottish inventor John Logie Baird successfully transmitted the first television picture with a greyscale image.||refimprove section, external links|
- 1263 – Scottish–Norwegian War: The armies of Norway and Scotland fought at the Battle of Largs, an inconclusive engagement near the present-day town of Largs in North Ayrshire.
- 1470 – With King Edward IV of England forced to flee to the Netherlands after a rebellion organised by Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, Henry VI was restored to the throne of England.
- 1835 – Mexican dragoons dispatched to disarm settlers at Gonzales, Texas, encountered stiff resistance from a Texian militia in the Battle of Gonzales, the first armed engagement of the Texas Revolution.
- 1928 – Spanish priest Josemaría Escrivá founded Opus Dei, a worldwide organization of the Catholic Church which teaches that everyone can be a saint.
- 1937 – Under the orders of President Rafael Trujillo, Dominican troops began mass killings of approximately 20,000 Haitians living in the Dominican Republic.
- 1941 – World War II: Nazi German forces began Operation Typhoon, an all-out offensive against Moscow, starting the three-month long Battle of Moscow.
- 1968 – A peaceful student demonstration in Tlatelolco (Mexico City) ended when army and police forces began firing into the crowd.
- 1970 – A Martin 4-0-4 plane carrying part of the Wichita State University football team crashed into a mountain near Silver Plume, Colorado, U.S. killing 31 of the 37 people on board.
- 1990 – A hijacked airliner collided with two other planes while attempting to land at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in China, resulting in a total 128 fatalities.
- 1992 – In response to a prison riot, military police stormed the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil, killing at least 100 prisoners.
- 1996 – A maintenance worker's failure to remove tape covering the static ports of the aircraft caused Aeroperú Flight 603 to crash into the ocean near Lima, Peru, due to instrument failure.
- 2006 – A gunman killed five Amish girls before committing suicide in a one-room schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, US.
- 2009 – The Twenty-eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland was approved at the second attempt, permitting the state to ratify the European Union's Treaty of Lisbon.
- 829 – Theophilos ascended to the throne of the Byzantine Empire, the last emperor to support iconoclasm.
- 1535 – French explorer Jacques Cartier (pictured) sailed along the St. Lawrence River and reached the Iroquois fortified village Hochelaga on the island now known as Montreal.
- 1950 – Peanuts, the syndicated comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, featuring Charlie Brown and his pet Snoopy, was first published in major newspapers.
- 1967 – Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first African-American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
- 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.
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