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 - NATO
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2001: NATO backs U.S. military strikes following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, invoking Article 5 of the NATO Charter for the first time in history. The article says that an attack on any member shall be considered to be an attack on all.


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