On this day: October 2

Published On: Oct 02 2012 01:23:04 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 02 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

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 - Alfred Hitchcock
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1955: "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" debuts on television. The show, an anthology series featuring dramas, thrillers, and mysteries hosted by legendary director Alfred Hitchcock, would run for 10 seasons before ending on May 10, 1965.