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 - Gene Autry
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1998: Gene Autry, who gained fame as a singing cowboy on the radio, in movies and on television for more than three decades beginning in the early 1930s, dies at the age of 91 in Studio City, Calif. From 1934 to 1953, Autry appeared in 93 films and 91 episodes of "The Gene Autry Show" television series. Autry, shown here in 1980, was also owner of a television station, several radio stations in Southern California, and the Los Angeles/California Angels Major League Baseball team from 1961 to 1997.

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