About October 2

October 2, 2020 is the 276th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 90 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Libra is the sun 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 133 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 2

  • 1187
    Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule.
  • 1263
    The battle of Largs is fought between Norwegians and Scots.
  • 1552
    Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.
  • 1780
    John André, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War, is hanged as a spy by American forces.
  • 1814
    Battle of Rancagua: Spanish Royalists troops under Mariano Osorio defeated rebel Chilean forces of Bernardo O'Higgins and Jose Miguel Carrera.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Saltville – Union forces attack Saltville, Virginia, but are defeated by Confederate troops.
  • 1924
    The Geneva Protocol is adopted as a means to strengthen the League of Nations.
  • 1928
    The “Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God”, commonly known as Opus Dei, is founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá.
  • 1937
    Dominican Republic strongman Rafael Trujillo orders the execution of the Haitian population living within the borderlands; approximately 20,000 are killed over the next five days.
  • 1941
    World War II: In Operation Typhoon, Germany begins an all-out offensive against Moscow.
  • 1944
    World War II: German troops end the Warsaw Uprising.
  • 1950
    Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published
  • 1967
    Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of United States Supreme Court.
  • 1968
    A peaceful student demonstration in Mexico City culminates in the Tlatelolco massacre.
  • 1990
    Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301 is hijacked; after landing at Guangzhou, it crashes into two airliners on the ground, killing 132 people.
  • 1996
    Aeroperú Flight 603, a Boeing 757, crashes into the Pacific Ocean shortly after takeoff from Lima, Peru, killing 70.
  • 2001
    Swissair liquidates and the airline is replaced by SWISS.
  • 2005
    Ethan Allen Boating Accident: The Ethan Allen tour boat capsizes on Lake George in Upstate New York, killing twenty people.
  • 2006
    Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide.
  • 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.

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