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October 2

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In the headlines today:
2001  The date 10-02-2001 is a palindrome. It reads the same forward as it does backward. The last time we had such a date was 08-31-1380!
Submitted by Dale Gombert, Seattle, Washington, USA.

1998Cowboy actor and singer Gene Autry dies at age 91 at his Studio City, California, home.
Did you know? Autry founded the California Angels baseball team in 1951.

1995O.J. Simpson is acquitted of murder charges (the verdict would not be read until the following day).
1985Actor Rock Hudson dies of AIDS at his Beverly Hills home, at age 59.
1967Thurgood Marshall becomes the first African-American sworn in as a member of the US Supreme Court.
1959Rod Serling's imaginative series, The Twilight Zone, debuts on CBS-TV.
1958Guinea proclaimed its independence from France.
1955The TV series Alfred Hitchcock Presents debuts on CBS.
1950The Charles Schulz comic strip, Peanuts, debuts.

Ronald Reagan
 Future US president Ronald Reagan makes his acting debut in the Warner Bros. movie Love is in the Air.
 (photo credit: NARA)


Woodrow Wilson
 US president Woodrow Wilson suffers a stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed.
 (photo credit: NARA)


1908 Cleveland pitcher Addie Joss pitches the fourth perfect game in baseball history (at that time).
1902Women's suffragist Elizabeth Cody Stanton dies.

Born today:

1971  Tiffany - singer

1970  Kelly Ripa - talk show host, actress (Regis and Kelly)

1968  Kelly Willis - country singer

1967  Bud Gaugh - drummer (Sublime)

1955  Philip Oakey - singer (Human League)

1951  Sting - singer, bassist (The Police)

1950  Michael Rutherford - guitarist (Mike & The Mechanics, Genesis)

1949  Richard Hell - bassist (Television)

1948  Donna Karan - fashion designer

1945  Don McLean - singer

1940  Rex Reed - movie critic

1932  Maury Wills - baseball player

1929  Moses Gunn - actor

1928  Spanky McFarland - actor

1904  Graham Greene - author

1895  Bud Abbott - actor, comedian (Abbott and Costello)

1890  Groucho Marx - actor (The Marx Brothers), TV host

1869  Mahatma Gandhi - spiritual leader of India`

1452  Richard III - King of England


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