October 2 holidays in 2023

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 Consignment Day - Unofficial (Lifestyle)
Thanksgiving Day Saint Lucia Public Holiday
Child Health Day United States Observance
Peat Cutting Monday Falkland Islands Public Holiday
Queen's Birthday Australia (Queensland) Common State Holiday
Labor Day Australia (ACT, NSW, SA) Common State Holiday
Tuvalu Day Tuvalu Public Holiday
World Habitat Day - International (Nature & Environment, United Nations)
National Day Golden Week holiday China National Holiday
Birthday of Prophet Muhammad and Imam Sadeq Iran National Holiday
Sukkot III Israel Observance, Hebrew
World Farm Animals Day - Unofficial (Animals)
World Day Of Bullying Prevention - Unofficial (Awareness & Cause)
World Architecture Day - International (Work & Occupation)

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.


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