On this day: October 2

Published On: Oct 02 2012 12:23:04 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 02 2016 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 - Chris LeDoux
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1948: Country music singer-songwriter and rodeo performer Chris LeDoux, best known for songs such as "This Cowboy's Hat," "Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy" and "Cadillac Ranch," is born in Biloxi, Mississippi. LeDoux sang and recorded songs in his spare time and sold his albums from the back of his truck before gaining recognition from a mention in the 1989 Garth Brooks song "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)" and signing his first major label record deal. LeDoux died of cholangiocarcinoma at the age of 56 on March 9, 2005.


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