The International Olympic Committee awards the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2016 Summer Paralympics to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). The other bidding cities were Chicago (United States), Tokyo (Japan) and Madrid (Spain). //www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE58S1H820091002
Two schools in the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, United States, are locked down, after a former student reportedly brought an AK-47 or other automatic weapons to school. (Wikinews) //www.kvbc.com/Global/story.asp?S=5484603
Thursday, October 2, 2003
Technology – Genome: The genome chip arrived with several companies rushing to sell the known human genes. The products will allow scientists to scan all genes in a human tissue sle at once to determine which are active, with lower cost and increased speed. //www.iht.com/articles/112288.html
European Union: The first bilateral meeting between France and Austria since 1998 is marked by disagreements over the European Constitution. Austria heads the group of small countries seeking to make changes to the text, but France wants to leave the draft by Valéry Giscard d'Estaing broadly untouched. //www.euobserver.com/index.phtml?sid=9aid=12888
Thursday, October 2, 1997
Loomis Fargo Bank Robbery: The second largest cash robbery in U.S. history ($17.3 million, mostly in small bills) occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Wells Fargo. An FBI investigation eventually results in 24 convictions and the recovery of approximately 95% of the stolen cash.
A riot breaks out in the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil, resulting in the Carandiru Massacre.
Thursday, October 2, 1975
NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps.
The Public Broadcasting Service begins broadcasting.
In Bolivia, Army Commander General Rogelio Miranda and a group of officers rebel and demand the resignation of President Alfredo Ovando Candía, who fires him.
Bolivian President Alfredo Ovando Candía resigns General Rogelio Miranda takes over but resigns soon after.
U.S. President Richard Nixon's European tour ends.
The Wichita State University football team's Gold plane crashes in Colorado, killing most of the players. They were on their way (along with administrators and fans) to a game with Utah State University.
Thursday, October 2, 1969
A 1.2 megaton
thermonuclear device is tested at Amchitka Island
. This test is code-named Project Milrow, the 11th test of the Operation Mandrel
underground nuclear test series. This test is known as a calibration shot to test if the island is fit for larger underground nuclear detonations.
Wednesday, October 2, 1968
Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh begin an 8-day visit to Canada.
Wednesday, October 2, 1963
Rod Serling's classic anthology series "The Twilight Zone" premieres on CBS.
Thursday, October 2, 1958
Wednesday, October 2, 1957
is unveiled to the public.
Space Age ndash Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth.
"Alfred Hitchcock Presents" TV program debuts on the NBC-TV network in the United States.
Saturday, October 2, 1954
Wednesday, October 2, 1946
Holocaust: Nazi troops end the Warsaw Uprising.
The British cruiser "Curaçao" collides with the liner ''Queen Mary''
off the coast of Donegal
and sinks 338 drown.
Thursday, October 2, 1941
WWII: Operation Typhoon
begins as Germany launches an all-out offensive against Moscow.
Wednesday, October 2, 1935
October 3 ndash The Second Italo-Abyssinian War begins as General Emilio de Bono of Italy invades Ethiopia.
A tornado in Osaka and Kyoto kills 1,660, injures 5,400, and destroys the rice harvest.
Saturday, October 2, 1926
Thursday, October 2, 1924
After two days of siege, Major Buckrucker and his men surrender.
Thursday, October 2, 1919
President of the United States Woodrow Wilson suffers a serious stroke, rendering him an invalid through the end of his life - in 1924.
is laid down, revolutionizing battleship design and triggering a naval arms race.
Saturday, October 2, 1897
The first issue of the radical paper "Tocsin" is published.
Wednesday, October 2, 1889
held in Rome
supports, by 133,681 votes to 1,507, the annexation of the city by Italy
American Civil War ndash Battle of Saltville: Union forces attack Saltville, Virginia but are defeated by Confederate troops.
Texas Revolution ndash Battle of Gonzales: Mexican soldiers attempt to disarm the people of Gonzales, Texas but encounter stiff resistance from a hastily assembled militia.
Saturday, October 2, 1802
The English Parliament forbids pauper
British forces capture the Ile d'Yeu off the coast of Brittany.ref name=CBH/
American Revolutionary War: In Tappan, New York, British spy John André is hanged by American forces.
Saturday, October 2, 1649
ndash Sack of Wexford
in Ireland: New Model Army massacre the Irish Catholic Confederation garrison.
Thursday, October 2, 1608
December ndash Jamestown: Christopher Newport returns to England carrying cargo with tryals of Pitch, Tarre, Glasse, Frankincense, Sope Ashes ...
Uniform Land-Tax Law is imposed in Korea
Thursday, September 22, 1552 (Julianian calendar)
In the Persian Gulf, the Ottoman Empire Red Sea Fleet attacks the Portuguese stronghold of Hormuz but fails to capture it.
Wednesday, September 22, 1535 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, September 23, 1413 (Julianian calendar)
The University of St. Andrews is chartered by papal bull.
builds a Buddhist temple at Tyr, Russia
, and puts up a stele describing his expedition to the lower Amur
Monday, September 24, 1380 (Julianian calendar)
The last islands of Polynesia
are discovered and inhabited.
Khan Tokhtamysh of the White Horde dethrones Khan Mamai of the Blue Horde. The two hordes unite to form the Golden Horde.
3 November - Charles VI of France, who succeded his father, Charles V of France, in September is crowned.
Tuesday, September 25, 1263 (Julianian calendar)
firm gains the full market of the transfer of fiscal revenue from the papal estates to Rome
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Edward, heir to the throne of England, seizes "£"10,000 which had been deposited to the trust of the knights Templars in London by foreign merchants and English magnates.
King James I of Aragon conquers Crevillente, Spain from the Moors during the Reconquista.
Nahmanides, chief rabbi of Catalonia, defends the Talmud in an important disputation against Pablo Christiani before King James I of Aragon.
MayndashJuly ndash Battle of Settepozzi
: a Venetian fleet defeats a superior Genoese-Byzantine fleet.
The chieftains of the eastern part of Iceland become the last to pledge fealty to the Norwegian king, bringing a more complete end to the Icelandic Commonwealth
and the Icelandic civil war.
Saturday, September 30, 534 (Julianian calendar)
King Athalaric dies of tuberculosis, age 18, having dissipated his youth in drink and debauchery. His mother, Amalasuntha, proposes to her cousin Theodahad, the kingdom's largest landowner and her father's last male heir, that he share the throne with her but that he will be king of the Ostrogoths in name only. Theodahad has secret conversations with the Byzantine ambassador and promises to turn over Tuscany in exchange for a large som of money, the rank of senator, and permission to live at Constantinople.
Thursday, October 1, 313 (Julianian calendar)
Lateran Synod: Donatism is declared a heresy.