On this day: October 2

POSTED: 11:23 PM Oct 01 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Oct 02 2013

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 - Don McLean
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United Artists Records

1945: Singer-songwriter Don McLean, best known for his 1971 song "American Pie," is born in New Rochelle, N.Y.

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