Tuesday, October 2, 2012

This Day in History: October 2

-Jacques Cartier discovers the area where Montreal, Quebec is located, 1535

-The Geneva Protocol is adopted as a way to strengthen the League of Nations, 1924

-The comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published, 1950

-Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of the United States Supreme Court, 1967

-August Wilson, American playwright, dies, 2005

-Holidays: Independence Day (Guinea)

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