1996 - The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments are signed by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
1984 - Richard Miller, becomes First (former) FBI agent, charged with espionage
1967 - Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of United States Supreme Court.
1950 - Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published.
1608 - The first telescope is demonstrated by Hans Lippershey of Middelburg.
This Day In Business
1997 - FedEx Corporation is incorporated in the State of Delaware. FedEx would go on to change the shipping industry forever.
1971 - Dance show Soul Train premieres, with guests Gladys Knight, and Eddie Kendricks
1187 - Jerusalem is captured by Sultan Saladin after 88 years of Crusader rule.
1978 - Bucky Dent breaks heart of Red Sox fans: hits a game winning home run for Yankees
October 2nd Holiday
International Day of Nonviolence - Promotes the importance and effectiveness of nonviolent demonstration, celebrated on Gandhi's birthday.
Today's Birthday Trivia
He became the cornerstone of the new look Brooklyn Nets in 2012, after signing a five-year contract valued at almost $100 million. Who is he?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
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