This Day in History – October 2

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This Day in History- October 2

October 2 is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti every year to commemorate the birthday of one of India’s most popular faces behind the freedom struggle, Mahatma Gandhi. October 2 marks a national holiday in India and is celebrated as the International Day of Non Violence. In addition to this, October 2 also holds significance for other major events that have taken place. To know more about these important events of October 2, read through the blog.

What Happened in India on October 2?

1986- Attempts to assassinate Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
On October 2, 1986, attempts were made to assassinate the then Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Important Events that Happened Across the Globe on October 2

  • 1263 – Battle of Largs
    The Battle of Largs was fought between the Scots and the Norwegians.
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  • 1870 – Annexation accepted by the Papal States citizens
    The citizens of Papal States by a plebiscite accepted the annexation by the Kingdom of Italy.
  • 1944 – World War II
    The Warsaw uprising was ended by the German troops
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  • 1958 – Guinea declared independent 
    On October 2, 1958, Guinea declared its independence from France
  • 1971 – President of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu re elected
    The South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu was re-elected in a one man election.
  • 1996 – The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments signed
    The then US President Bill Clinton signed the  Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments .
  • 2002 – Beltway Sniper Attacks
    The sniper attacks began in Washington DC, which extended over three weeks.

Famous Birthdays

1869 – Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist and political ethicist 

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1942-Asha Parekh
Asha Parekh is an Indian film actress, director, and producer.

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