Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/October 2

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This is a list of selected October 2 anniversaries that appears on 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 soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled October 2, 2019 featured article or the October 2, 2019 featured picture.

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Independence Day in Guinea (1958); refimprove section
Simchat Torah (Judaism, 2018) admittedly a mess, but would like it to stay tracked as theoretically appropriate
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 sections
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
1937 – Under the orders of President Rafael Trujillo, Dominican troops began mass killings of Haitians living in the Dominican Republic. unreferenced table
1950Peanuts, the syndicated comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, featuring Charlie Brown and his pet Snoopy, was first published in major newspapers. refimprove section
1967Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first African-American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. 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
1992 – In response to a prison riot, military police stormed the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil, killing at least 100 prisoners. unreferenced section
2006 – A gunman killed five Amish girls before committing suicide in a one-room schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, U.S. CN tags
2007South 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. no footnotes
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



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

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David Teniers III (d. 1685) · Charles Lee (d. 1782) · Sting (b. 1951)

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