Today In History – October 2

Important Events

1187 Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders

1492 King Henry VII of England invades France

1789 George Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification

1928 “Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God”, known as Opus Dei, founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá

1944 Polish resistance fighters capitulate in the Warsaw Uprising, with some 250,000 people killed

2007 President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea walks across the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea on his way to the second Inter-Korean Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il

Today In Film & TV

1957 “The Bridge on the River Kwai”, directed by David Lean and starring William Holden and Alec Guinness, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1958)

Today In Music

1995 British band Oasis release their second studio album “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?”, sells record 347,000 copies 1st week

Today In Sports

1947 New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra hits the first pinch-hit home run in Baseball World Series history off Ralph Branca in the 7th inning of a 9-8 loss to the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 3

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