October 2nd celebrates World Farm Animals Day and Name Your Car Day.
Today marks day 275 of the year, and we have 90 days left of the year.
Those of you who were born on October 2nd share the Libra zodiac sign.
Learn all about what happened on this day with our selection of facts & events. This day has a history filled with events in business, film & TV, music, space and so much more.
Did you know that on this day in 1984, three Russian cosmonauts returned from space after spending a record 237 days in orbit? During the mission, six spacewalks, totaling 22 hours 50 minutes, had taken place.
Keep reading for more facts about October 2nd in history!
What Happened On October 2 In History?
Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, France.
Five men were masked and made off with $10 million dollars' worth of jewelry.
American spy thriller TV series “Homeland” first aired on Showtime.
The show starred Claire Danes and Damian Lewis.
British rock band Oasis released their second album “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?”
The album sold a record 347,000 copies its first week.
Three Russian cosmonauts returned from space after spending a record 237 days in orbit.
Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. was founded in Phoenix, Arizona.
Thurgood Marshall sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court Justice.
Adolf Hitler’s German military attacked Moscow.
The battle lasted until January 7, 1942 with over half a million Russians killed, missing, injured or captured.
Famous classic children’s book “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter was published in London, England.
After a 5-year voyage around the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Charles Darwin returned to England.
He traveled on the HMS Beagle, exploring lands far and wide, including The Galapagos Islands, where he studied the wildlife. The findings from this trip would lead him to the theory of evolution.
French-Breton explorer Jacques Cartier discovered “Mount Royal,” now known as Montreal, Canada.
English Protestant author William Tyndale published “The Obedience of a Christian Man” in Antwerp, Belgium.
The text is significant because it was the first document suggesting that the king of a country should be the head of that country's church instead of the pope or other religious leader.