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Today in History
Today in History: Thursday, October  02, 2014
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On Oct. 2, 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the first African-American to serve on the high court.
 
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On this date in:
1869Political and spiritual leader Mohandas K. Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India.
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1890Comedian Groucho Marx was born in New York.
1919President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed.
1944Nazi troops crushed the two-month-old Warsaw Uprising, during which 250,000 people were killed.
1950The comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz was first published.
1958The former French colony of Guinea in West Africa proclaimed its independence.
1959"The Twilight Zone" debuted on CBS.
1985Actor Rock Hudson died at age 59 after a battle with AIDS.
1990The Senate voted 90-9 to confirm Supreme Court nominee David H. Souter.
2000The International Space Station got its first residents as an American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts arrived aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule for a four-month stay.
2002A man was shot and killed in a grocery store parking lot in Wheaton, Md., the first victim in a series of sniper attacks in the Washington, D.C. area that left 10 dead.
2006A man took a group of girls hostage in an Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pa., killing five and wounding five others before committing suicide.
 
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Today's Birthdays:
Actress and talk show host Kelly Ripa ("Live with Kelly and Michael") turns 44 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Maury WillsBaseball player82
Rex ReedMovie critic76
Don McLeanSinger, songwriter69
Annie LeibovitzCelebrity photographer65
Mike RutherfordRock musician (Genesis)64
Lorraine BraccoActress ("The Sopranos")60
Freddie JacksonR&B singer56
Jana NovotnaTennis Hall of Famer46
TiffanySinger43
MandisaGospel singer ("American Idol")38
Rock singer-musician Sting turns 63 years old today.
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