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2 October

829 – Byzantine Empire – Michael II died, Theophilos became emperor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_II https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theophilos_(emperor)

1187 – Jerusalem – Siege of Jerusalem ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Jerusalem_(1187)

1263 – Scotland – Battle of Largs (Scottish-Norwegian Wars). http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/medieval/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=67

1264 – Rome – Pope Urban IV died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Urban_IV

1470 – England – Henry VI became king. (second reign). http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=henry6

1649 – Ireland – Sack of Wexford began (Irish Confederate Wars). http://bcw-project.org/military/third-civil-war/cromwell-in-ireland/wexford

1780 – USA – Hanged as a spy (American Revolutionary War. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Andr%C3%A9

1814 – Chile – Battle of Rancagua (Chilean War of Independence). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Rancagua


1835 – Texas – Battle of Gonzales began the Texas Revolution. https://youtu.be/N_K0Uh1A4jA https://youtu.be/caJx90o36Ks WARNING! Videos contain scenes some viewers may find distressing  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Gonzales https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution

1864 – USA – First Battle of Saltville (American Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Battle_of_Saltville

1913 – UK – Wars of the Roses Air Race staged. http://www.earlyaviators.com/eblackh3.htm

1918 – Belgium – Fifth Battle of Ypres ended (WWI). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_Battle_of_Ypres

1926 – UK – Air Union plane crashed at Leigh, Kent, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19261002-0

1935 – Australia – Holyman’s Airways plane crashed off Flinder’s Island, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19351002-0

1937 – Dominican Republic – Parsley Massacre began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parsley_Massacre

1939 – Poland – Battle of Kock began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kock_(1939)

1941 – USSR – Battle of Moscow began (WWII). https://youtu.be/N0WKPrgf9sY WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Moscow


1942 – UK – RMS Queen Mary accidently rammed & sank HMS Curacoa, 239 killed (WWII). https://youtu.be/ZgMF3ZCBuqM WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Curacoa_(D41)

1943 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked München (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – Gulf of Mexico – US Navy plane missing, 9 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19431002-0


1944 – Germany – Battle of Aachen began (WWII). https://youtu.be/sygzZKvQPy4 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Aachen

1944 – Poland – Warsaw Uprising ended (WWII). http://www.warsawuprising.com/

1948 – Norway – DNL plane crashed at Trondheim-Hommelvik, 19 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19481002-0

1950 – USA – Peanuts first published. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanuts

1952 – Hungary – Maszovlet plane crashed at Nyíregyháza Airport, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19521002-0

1955 – Peru – Faucett plane crashed near Viñac, 21 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19551002-0

1958 – Guinea – Independence from France. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13442051


1968 – Mexico – Tlatelolco Massacre (Dirty War). https://youtu.be/JNSI4czgzWQ WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tlatelolco_massacre

1970 – USA – Golden Eagle Aviation plane crashed near Silver Plume, CO, 32 killed including member of Wichita State University football team. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19701002-3


1988 – South Korea – XXIV Summer Olympic Games Closing Ceremony in Seoul. https://youtu.be/6bVbKeh8BMY https://www.olympic.org/seoul-1988

1990 – China – Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301 hijcked & crashed at Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport, 128 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19901002-3

1992 – Brazil – Carandiru Massacre, 111 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carandiru_massacre


1996 – Peru – AeroPeru Flight 603 crashed off Lima, 70 killed. https://youtu.be/gWpB6ZdSFOU WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19961002-0

2002 – USA – Beltway Sniper Attacks began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beltway_sniper_attacks

2005 – USA – Ethan Allen Boating Accident, 20 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethan_Allen_boating_accident


2006 – USA – West Nickel Mines School Shooting, 5 killed. https://youtu.be/w9LygbgopK4 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Nickel_Mines_School_shooting

York

1720 – Author Elizabeth Montagu (nee Robinson) born. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Montagu

1802 – The Lord Mayor & Commonalty roade the city boundaries on the east bank of the river Ouse.

1809 – Artist Mary Ellen Best baptised at St. Mary’s Church, Castlegate. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Ellen_Best

1934 – Zotofoam Baths opened at St. George’s Bath Building.