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  • near Erbil (Present-Day in Iraqi Kurdistan)
    Friday Oct 02, 0331

    Ancient Greece

    Battle of Gaugamela

    near Erbil (Present-Day in Iraqi Kurdistan)
    Friday Oct 02, 0331

    The Battle of Gaugamela took place in 331 BC in what is now Iraqi Kurdistan, possibly near Erbil, and resulted in a decisive victory for the Macedonians. After the Siege of Gaza, Alexander advanced from Syria towards the heart of the Persian empire, crossing both the Euphrates and the Tigris rivers without any opposition. Darius was building up a massive army, drawing men from the far reaches of his empire, and planned to use sheer numbers to crush Alexander. Though Alexander had conquered part of the Persian empire, it was still vast in area and in manpower reserves, and Darius could recruit more men than Alexander could dream of. Also present in the Persian army, a sign that the Persians were still very powerful, were the feared war elephants. While Darius had a significant advantage in a number of soldiers, most of his troops weren't as organized as Alexander's. As Result, Alexander gained Babylon, half of Persia, and all other parts of Mesopotamia.




  • Gujarat, India
    Saturday Oct 02, 1869

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

    Born

    Gujarat, India
    Saturday Oct 02, 1869

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869 into a Gujarati Hindu Modh Baniya family in Porbandar (also known as Sudamapuri), a coastal town on the Kathiawar Peninsula and then part of the small princely state of Porbandar in the Kathiawar Agency of the Indian Empire.




  • Kock, Poland
    Monday Oct 02, 1939

    World War II

    Battle of Kock

    Kock, Poland
    Monday Oct 02, 1939

    The Battle of Kock was the final battle in the invasion of Poland by the German at the beginning of World War II in Europe. It took place between 2–5 October 1939, near the town of Kock, in Poland.




  • Warsaw, Poland
    Monday Oct 02, 1944

    World War II

    Warsaw Uprising ended

    Warsaw, Poland
    Monday Oct 02, 1944

    The Soviet Red Army remained in the Praga district on the other side of the Vistula and watched passively as the Germans quelled the Warsaw Uprising (1 August 1944- 2 October 1944) initiated by the Armia Krajowa.




  • China
    Monday Oct 02, 1950

    Korean War

    China emergency meetings

    China
    Monday Oct 02, 1950

    In a series of emergency meetings that lasted from 2 to 5 October, Chinese leaders debated whether to send Chinese troops into Korea.




  • Nà Sản, Sơn La Province, Vietnam
    Thursday Oct 02, 1952

    First Indochina War

    Battle of Nà Sản

    Nà Sản, Sơn La Province, Vietnam
    Thursday Oct 02, 1952

    In the Battle of Nà Sản, starting on October 2, French commanders began using "hedgehog" tactics, consisting in setting up well-defended outposts to get the Việt Minh out of the jungle and force them to fight conventional battles instead of using guerrilla tactics.




  • Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 02, 1980

    Muhammad Ali Clay

    Ali dominated

    Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 02, 1980

    The fight took place on October 2, 1980, in Las Vegas Valley, with Holmes easily dominating Ali, who was weakened from thyroid medication he had taken to lose weight. Holmes defeated Ali by 10th round TKO.


  • Jeffersonville, Indiana, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 02, 1984

    Papa John's Pizza

    Foundation

    Jeffersonville, Indiana, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 02, 1984

    The Papa John's restaurant was founded in 1984 when "Papa" John Schnatter knocked out a broom closet in the back of his father's tavern, Mick's Lounge, in Jeffersonville, Indiana. He then sold his 1971 Camaro Z28 to purchase US$1,600 worth of used pizza equipment and began selling pizzas to the tavern's customers out of the converted closet.


  • United Kingdom
    Friday Oct 02, 1992

    NATO Establishment

    The establishement of The Headquarters Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps

    United Kingdom
    Friday Oct 02, 1992

    As part of post-Cold War restructuring, NATO's military structure was cut back and reorganized, with new forces such as the Headquarters Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps established.


  • Chechnya, Russia
    Saturday Oct 02, 1999

    Second Chechen War

    Russia's Ministry of Emergency Situations admitted that 78,000 people had fled the air strikes in Chechnya

    Chechnya, Russia
    Saturday Oct 02, 1999

    On 2 October 1999, Russia's Ministry of Emergency Situations admitted that 78,000 people had fled the air strikes in Chechnya; most of them went to Ingushetia, where they were arrived at a rate of 5,000 to 6,000 a day.


  • Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 02, 2007

    Dwayne Johnson

    Donation to University of Miami

    Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 02, 2007

    On October 2, 2007, Johnson and his ex-wife donated $1 million to the University of Miami to support the renovation of its football facilities. The University of Miami renamed the Hurricanes' locker room in Johnson's honor.


  • Canada
    Tuesday Oct 02, 2012

    Justin Trudeau

    The leadership of the Liberal Party

    Canada
    Tuesday Oct 02, 2012

    On October 2, 2012, Trudeau held a rally in Montreal to launch his bid for the leadership of the Liberal Party.


  • Germany
    Tuesday Oct 02, 2012

    Michael Ballack

    Retirement

    Germany
    Tuesday Oct 02, 2012

    Ballack announced his retirement on 2 October 2012.


  • India
    Thursday Oct 02, 2014

    Narendra Damodardas Modi

    Mann Ki Baat

    India
    Thursday Oct 02, 2014

    He started a monthly radio programme titled "Mann Ki Baat" on 3 October 2014.


  • Colombia
    Sunday Oct 02, 2016

    Colombian conflict

    The Results of the Referendum to decide whether or not to support the Peace Accord

    Colombia
    Sunday Oct 02, 2016

    On 2 October 2016, the results of the referendum to decide whether or not to support the peace accord showed that 50.2% opposed the accord while 49.8% favoured it.


  • Singapore
    Monday Oct 02, 2017

    Halimah Yacob

    Halimah had accepted To Move To a more Secure Location

    Singapore
    Monday Oct 02, 2017

    Halimah's decision to stay in her HDB flat at Yishun raised security concerns and was met with disapproval by netizens who highlighted the inconvenience caused by the Presidential motorcade as well as the additional cost in maintaining such security arrangement. On 2 October 2017, Halimah had accepted the government's decision to move her out of her Yishun flat to a more secure location. The government keeps track on the residence and security arrangements for her as well.


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