|Holiday name||Holiday location||Holiday type|
|International Day of Non-Violence||-||International (Awareness & Cause, United Nations)|
|Independence Day||Guinea||Public Holiday|
|Phileas Fogg Wager Day||-||Unofficial (Education & Reading)|
|National Produce Misting Day||-||Unofficial (Products & Technology )|
|National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day||-||Unofficial (Work & Occupation)|
|National Name Your Car Day||-||Unofficial (Products & Technology , Weird & Obscure)|
|National Fried Scallops Day||-||Unofficial (Food & Drinks)|
|Tuvalu Day||Tuvalu||Public Holiday|
|National Day Golden Week holiday||China||National Holiday|
|Wine Day (Day 2)||Moldova||Observance|
|Change A Light Day||-||Unofficial (Products & Technology )|
|World Farm Animals Day||-||Unofficial (Animals)|
Historical Events on October 2
- 1470: King Edward IV of England is forced to flee to the Netherlands by rebel forces led by Richard Neville. This allows Henry VI to reascend to the throne.
- 1535: The area the city of Montreal is located now is discovered by Jacques Cartier.
- 1552: The Grand Prince of Russia Ivan IV Vasilyevich – otherwise known as Ivan the Terrible – conquers Kazan.
- 1780: A British Army officer – John Andre – is hung as a spy by American forces during the American Revolutionary War.
- 1789: The Bill of Rights is sent to the States by George Washington for ratification.
- 1835: Mexican troops attempt to disarm the residents of Gonzale, Texas but locally assembled militias resist them, thereby beginning the Battle of Gonzales during the Texas Revolution.
- 1919: United States President Woodrow Wilson suffers a stroke which ends up leaving him partially paralyzed.
- 1925: The initial test of a working TV system is performed by John Logie.
- 1941: Germany begins an offense against Moscow called Operation Typhoon during World War II.
- 1942: During WWII, the HMS Curacoa is accidentally hit and sunk by the RMS Queen Mary off of the coast of Ireland. 239 crewman aboard the Curacoa die.
- 1944: During World War II, the Warsaw Uprising is put down by German forces.
- 1950: Charles M. Schultz publishes the cartoon strip “Peanuts” for the very first time.
- 1959: The fantasy, science-fiction and horror anthology called the “Twilight Zone” premiers on CBS.
- 1967: The first African-American justice of the U.S., Thurgood Marshall, is sworn in as justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Famous Birthdays on October 2
- English King Richard III is born in 1452.
- Duchess of Milan Isabella of Aragon is born in 1470.
- English politician William Drury is born in 1527.
- King of Sardinia, Charles Albert is born in 1798.
- American slave and rebellion leader Nat Turner is born in 1800.
- American general Alexander P. Stewart is born in 1821.
- Scottish-English chemist and Nobel Prize Laureate, William Ramsay is born in 1852.
- American actor Moses Gunn is born in 1929.