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 This day in History - October 2
457 Historic Events for October 2
1936

G H Simpson-Hayward, cricketer (Eng 1910, great lob bowlers), dies

Death
1937

FDR visits Grand Coulee Dam construction site in Washington State

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1937

Helga Schtz, writer

Birth
1938

Rex Reed, Ft Worth Tx, movie critic/actor (Myra Breckinridge)

Birth
1938

Lloyd Turner, journalist

Birth
1938

Indian Bob Feller strikes out record 18 Tigers (Chester Laabs 5 times)

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1939

Yuri Nikolayevich Glazkov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 24)

Birth
1939

B K Kunderan, cricketer (Indian keeper-batsman of 60's)

Birth
1939

Birdbaths installed in Union Square, SF

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1940

British liner Empress loaded with refugees for Canada, sunk

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1940

British Council receives British Charter

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1940

17 German aircrafts shot down above England

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1940

Lord Davies, chairman (Welsh National Opera)

Birth
1941

Germans launch attack on Moscow

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1941

6 Paris synagogues are bombed by Gestapo

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1941

Ron Meagher, rocker

Birth
1942

"Queen Mary" slices cruiser "Curacao" in half, killing 338

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1942

1st self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction demonstrated, Chicago

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1943

Henri SZEPS, Lausanne Switzerland, actor (Mother and Son)

Birth
1943

Anna Ford, British broadcaster/actress (Secret Policeman's Ball)

Birth
1943

Robert Nathaniel Dett, composer, dies at 60

Death
1943

Japanse troops leave Kolombangara, Solomon Island

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1943

Yankees sweep 14th doubleheader of year, beating Browns, 5-1 and 7-6

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1944

Vernor [Steffen] Vinge, US, sci-fi author (Witling, True Names)

Birth
1944

Nazis crush Warsaw Uprising killing 250,000 people

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