October 2: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

October 2nd marks the 275th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 276th in case of leap years). There are 90 days remaining until the end of the year. People born on this day are under the sign of Libra. Famous birthdays on this day include Mahatma Gandhi (1869), Sting (musician) (1951) and Romina Power (1951). Holidays and observances around the world include: World Habitat Day and International Day of Non-Violence.
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October 2nd Famous Birthdays

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Trivia and Events

What happened on October 2nd in history? Here’s the historical highlights:

  • Oct 2nd, 2018 War in Afghanistan (2001-present), Afghan Parliamentary Election, 2018, 13 killed and more than 30 injured at an election rally held in Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan.
  • Oct 2nd, 2017 Due to a bomb threat, the Luxor Hotel has been placed under lockdown
  • Oct 2nd, 2016 Libyan Civil War (2014-present). An ISIL sniper shoots Jeroen Oerlemans, a Dutch war correspondent and photographer, in Sirte, Libya.
  • Oct 2nd, 2015 Russian intervention in Syria's Civil War: Russian planes attacked Syria on the third day consecutively, according to the Russian Government. They also hit 12 Islamic State of Iraq (ISIL) targets. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that ISIL is not present in the areas of western and northern Syria, although Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate al-Nusra Front is. Russian planes also attacked Raqqah (the unofficial capital) of ISIL.
  • Oct 2nd, 2014 2014 Gorni Lom Explosions
  • Oct 2nd, 2013 Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: Four soldiers are killed when gunmen shot down a military helicopter from northern Iraq.
  • Oct 2nd, 2012 At least 20 students were killed by gunmen at a hostel located far from the Federal Polytechnic campus of Mubi in northeastern Nigeria.
  • Oct 2nd, 2011 Danedream, a horseracing champion, wins the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at a speed record of 2:24.49. This makes him the second German horse winner since 1975.
  • Oct 2nd, 2010 An explosion killed a British soldier on patrol in Nahr-e Saraj District, Helmand Province in Afghanistan.
  • Oct 2nd, 2009 Irish voters go to the polls to vote on the Treaty of Lisbon.
  • Oct 2nd, 2008 The U.S. Senate votes with 74 to 25 for a revised US$700billion bank bailout plan. The Treasury will buy bad loans from institutions. The House rejected the plan earlier and it was reworked to include a tax cut as well as extended federal protection for bank depositors.
  • Oct 2nd, 2007 On his way to the Inter-Korean Summit, Roh Moo-hyun from South Korea crosses the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea.

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