On this day: October 2

POSTED: 10:23 PM PDT Oct 01, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Oct 01, 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 - Gonzales cannon
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1835: The Texas Revolution begins with the Battle of Gonzales. Mexican soldiers attempted to retrieve a small cannon that had been given to the people of Gonzales, Texas, to protect themselves from Comanche raids, but encountered stiff resistance from a hastily assembled militia.

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