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October second, 1950, the comic strip
"Peanuts," created by Charles
M. Schulz, was first published in nine
pictured: panel from Oct. 2, 1950 comic strip.)
On this date:
In 1780, British spy John Andre was
hanged in Tappan, New York.
In 1835, the first
battle of the Texas Revolution took place as
American settlers defeated a Mexican cavalry near
the Guadalupe River.
In 1890, comedian
Groucho Marx was born in New York.
In 1919, President
Wilson suffered a stroke that left him partially
In 1941, German
armies began Operation "Typhoon" -- an
all-out drive against Moscow.
In 1944, Nazi
troops crushed the two-month-old Warsaw Uprising,
during which a quarter of a million people were
In 1958, the
former French colony of Guinea in West Africa
proclaimed its independence.
In 1967, Thurgood
Marshall was sworn in as an associate justice of
the US Supreme Court; he was the first black
appointed to the nation's highest court.
In 1975, President
Ford welcomed Japan's Emperor Hirohito to the
In 1985, actor
Rock Hudson died at his home in Beverly Hills,
California, at age 59 after a battle with AIDS.
Ten years ago: The
Senate voted 90-to-nine to confirm the nomination
of Judge David H. Souter to the Supreme Court.
President Bush, trying to muster acceptance for a
$500 billion package of tax increases and
spending cuts, asked Americans in a televised
address to support the plan.
Five years ago:
O.J. Simpson's jurors stunned the courtroom and
the nation by reaching verdicts in the
sensational eight-month murder trial in less than
four hours. (The decision was kept secret until
the following day, when it was announced that
Simpson had been acquitted.)
One year ago: The
Brooklyn Museum of Art opened its much-hyped
"Sensation" exhibit which had drawn
controversy because of New York City Mayor
Rudolph Giuliani's move to cut off city funding
to the museum. (Giuliani objected to some of the
artwork, which included a portrait of the Virgin
Mary decorated with elephant dung.)
"The world cares
very little about what a man or woman knows; it
is what the man or woman is able to do."
Booker T. Washington, American educator and