On this day: October 2

POSTED: 11:23 PM Oct 01 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Oct 02 2014

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 - Bud Abbott
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1895: Comedian and actor Bud Abbott (left), who would go on to form one-half of the famous comedy duo Abbott and Costello with Lou Costello, is born in Asbury Park, New Jersey. He died of cancer at the age of 78 on April 24, 1974.

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