On this day: October 2

Published On: Oct 02 2012 01:23:04 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 02 2015 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.

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1803: American revolutionary leader Samuel Adams, who was a delegate from Massachusetts to the Continental Congress and the fourth governor of Massachusetts, dies at age 81 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.