On this day: October 2

Published On: Oct 02 2012 01:23:04 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 02 2014 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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1985: Actor Rock Hudson, known for his leading man roles in the 1950s and '60s, becomes the first major celebrity to die from an AIDS-related illness when he passes away at age 59 in Beverly Hills, California.