On this day: October 2

POSTED: 1:23 AM Oct 02 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Oct 02 2015

Charles Darwin returns home, Gandhi is born, "Peanuts" is published for the first time, Thurgood Marshall becomes the first black justice on the Supreme Court, and the Beltway sniper attacks begin, all on this day.

OTD October 2 - Gandhi
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1869: Political and spiritual leader Mohandas K. Gandhi is born in Porbandar, India. He would become known for his advocacy of non-violent resistance to fight tyranny. He was shot and killed at age 78 on Jan. 30, 1948, by a Hindu extremist who thought he was too sympathetic to India's Muslims.


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