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This Day in History: October 2

October 2: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1535 - Jacques Cartier discovers Montreal, Quebec.
  2. 1789 - George Washington sends the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.
  3. 1889 - In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West.
  4. 1950 - Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published
  5. 1967 - Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of United States Supreme Court.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Nat Turner (American slave and slave rebellion figure), Bud Abbott (American comedian and actor), Sir William Ramsay (Scottish chemist), Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Indian independence movement figure), Edward Burnett Tylor (English anthropologist)

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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