Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Today in History....October 2

On this day in …

* 1780, British spy John Andre was hanged in Tappan, N.Y.

* 1835, the first battle of the Texas Revolution took place as American settlers defeated a Mexican cavalry near the Guadalupe River

* 1919, President Wilson suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed

* 1941, during World War II, German armies began an all-out drive against Moscow

* 1944, Nazi troops, ym"sh, crushed the 2-month-old Warsaw Uprising, during which a quarter of a million people were killed

* 1950, the comic strip "Peanuts," created by Charles M. Schulz, was first published in nine newspapers

* 1958, the former French colony of Guinea in West Africa proclaimed its independence

* 1975, President Ford welcomed Japan's Emperor Hirohito to the United States

* 2002, a resident of Silver Spring, Md., was shot and killed by a sniper in a store parking lot in Wheaton; the next day, five people in the Washington, D.C., area were shot dead, setting off a frantic manhunt. (John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo were later arrested for 10 killings and three woundings; Muhammad has been sentenced to death, Malvo to life in prison.)


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