On this day: October 2

Published On: Oct 02 2012 12:23:04 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 02 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

Charles Darwin returns home, Gandhi is born, "Peanuts" is published for the first time, Thurgood Marshall becomes the first black justice on the Supreme Court, and the Beltway sniper attacks begin, all on this day.

OTD October 2 - Nispey Russell
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2005: Comedian Nipsey Russell, best known today for his appearances as a guest panelist on game shows from the 1960s through the 1990s and for playing the Tin Man in "The Wiz," dies at age 87 in New York City, after suffering from stomach cancer.

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