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
She wrote several of her children's works, including Heartbeat and Love That Dog, in verse. Who is she?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
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