11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 2nd October

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1919 - President Woodrow Wilson suffers a stroke, which leaves him partially paralyzed

2. 1925 - London's first red double-decker buses goes into service

3. 1944 - The Warsaw Uprising ends with the surrender of the surviving Polish rebels to German forces

4. 1950 - The Peanuts comic strip, by Charles M. Schultz, appears in newspapers for the first time

5. 1967 - Thurgood Marshall takes the oath of office and becomes the first African American member of the US Supreme Court

6. 1968 - More than 25 people die during a gun battle in Mexico City just 10 days before the Olympics Games are due to begin

7. 1968  - A woman gives birth to six babies in what is being hailed as the first recorded case of live sextuplets in Britain

8. 1974 - Experiments on monkeys in America reveal how smoking cannabis can cause brain damage

9. 1983 - Neil Kinnock becomes the leader of the Labour party, with Roy Hattersley deputy

10. 2009 - The 2016 Summer Olympics are awarded to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil

11. 2011 - Over 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters are arrested while trying to cross the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeopleshistory

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