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Saturday, December 27, 2014

October 2 - This Day in History

October 2: General Interest
1985: Hollywood icon Rock Hudson dies of AIDS

On this day in 1985, actor Rock Hudson, 59, becomes the first major U.S. celebrity to die of complications from AIDS. Hudson's death raised public awareness of the epidemic, which until that time had been ignored... read more

American Revolution
1780 : Benedict accomplice hanged

1948 : Checkered flag waves at first postwar U.S. road race in Watkins Glen, New York

Civil War
1864 : Confederates score victory at the Battle of Saltville

Cold War
1958 : The Cold War comes to Africa, as Guinea gains its independence

2006 : Gunman kills five students at Amish school

1963 : Hurricane devastates Haiti

General Interest
1780 : British spy executed in Arnold affair

1836 : Darwin returns to England

1944 : Warsaw Uprising ends

1967 : Thurgood Marshall sworn in

1879 : Wallace Stevens is born

1971 : Rod Stewart earns his first #1 hit with "Maggie May"

Old West
1835 : First shots of the Texas Revolution fired in the Battle of Gonzales

1922 : Former President Taft dedicates Lincoln Memorial

1968 : Gibson strikes out 17 in World Series

Vietnam War
1966 : Soviets report that Russian military personnel have come under fire

1967 : Aerial offensive against North Vietnam continues

World War I
1919 : U.S President Woodrow Wilson suffers massive stroke

World War II
1941 : Operation Typhoon is launched
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