October 2 holidays in 2024

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)
National Walk to School Day - Unofficial (Activity & Action)
National Pumpkin Seed Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Coffee with a Cop Day - Unofficial (Work & Occupation)
Rosh Hashana Eve Argentina Hebrew
Tuvalu Day Tuvalu Public Holiday
National Day Golden Week holiday China National Holiday
Erev Rosh Hashana Israel Observance, Hebrew
Mahalaya Amavasya - Hindu
World Farm Animals Day - Unofficial (Animals)
Random Acts Of Poetry Day - Unofficial (Art & Entertainment)
National Kale Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)

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.



Good Friday

Arbor Day


Corpus Christi

Summer Solstice