October 2

1919

President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke, which left him partially paralyzed.

1944

The two-month-long Warsaw Uprising was squelched by Nazi troops battling the Polish underground.

1950

The "Peanuts" comic strip, by Charles M. Schultz, first appeared in newspapers.

1958

Guinea proclaimed its independence from France.

1967

Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

1998

Gene Autry, the singing cowboy and former owner of the Anaheim Angels baseball team, died at age 91.

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