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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1951: Musician and actor Sting, best known as a member of the rock band The Police and for his solo work, is born under the birth name Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner in Wallsend, England.