#TodayInHistory – October 2
October 2 – Some important events on this day.
939 👉🏼 Battle at Andernach: King Otto & Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France & Giselbert of Lutherans
1187 👉🏼 Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders
1492 👉🏼 King Henry VII of England invades France
1535 👉🏼 French explorer Jacques Cartier discovers Mount Royal (Montreal)
1789 👉🏼 George Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification
1851 👉🏼 The pasilalinic-sympathetic compass(a contraption built to test the pseudo-scientific hypothesis that snails create a permanent telepathic link when they mate) is demonstrated but proves to be a fake.
1853 👉🏼 Austrian law forbids Jews from owning land
1870 👉🏼 Italy annexes Rome & Papal States. Rome made Italian capital
1902 👉🏼 Beatrix Potter’s “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” is published by Frederick Warne & Co. in London.
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1928 👉🏼 “Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God”, known as Opus Dei, founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá
1944 👉🏼 Polish resistance fighters capitulate in the Warsaw Uprising, with some 250,000 people killed
1957 👉🏼 “The Bridge on the River Kwai”, directed by David Lean and starring William Holden and Alec Guinness, is released.
Winner of seven Academy Awards including ‘Best Picture’, the film was a joint British American film set in a prisoner of war camp in Burma during WWII. It was based on the novel “Le Pont de la Rivière Kwaï” written in 1952 by Pierre Boulle.
The film was directed by British director David Lean and starred William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness, and Sessue Hayakawa. Alec Guinness won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role as Colonel Nicholson. The film’s reputation has endured and it is often included on British and American best film lists.
1971 👉🏼 Homing pigeon averages a record 133kph in an 1100km race in Australia
1995 👉🏼 British band Oasis release their second studio album “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?”, sells record 347,000 copies 1st week
2007 👉🏼 President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea walks across the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea on his way to the second Inter-Korean Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il