ON THIS DAY: October 2, 2016

October 2nd is


Custodial Worker Day

International Day of Non-Violence *

Guardian Angels Day

Name Your Car Day

U.N. World Farm Animals Day


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international Flags

Jewish – Rosh Hashanah (New Year) begins at sunset
Islamic New Year also begins at sunset

Guinea – Republic Day

India – Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday

United States – Kahului HI:
45th Ukulele Festival Hawaii


On This Day in HISTORY

1535 – Jacques Cartier is the first European to see what will be Montreal


1615 – Pope Paul V adds a Feast Day for Guardian Angels * to the Roman calendar

1780 – British Major John André is hanged as a spy for trying to help Benedict Arnold turn over West Point to the British forces

1789 – George Washington sends proposed Constitutional amendments (the Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification

1835 – The Texas Revolution begins at the Battle of Gonzales when local militia – waving a hastily-printed flag ‘Come and Take It’ – refuses to give their cannon back to Mexican troops


1885 – Ruth Bryan Owen born, first southern woman representative to the US Congress, first woman on House Foreign Affairs Committee, first woman appointed as a US Ambassador (1933-36, to Denmark)


1919 – President Woodrow Wilson suffers a major stroke, which partially paralyzes him

1928 – Opus Dei (Praelatura Sanctae Crucis et Operis Dei – The Prelature of the Holy Cross and Work of God) is founded by Spanish Catholic priest Josemaria Escrivá

1937 – Dominican Republic dictator Raphael Trujillo orders the execution of all the Haitians living within the borderlands, over 20,000 are killed over 5 days.

1950 – Peanuts by Charles M. Schultz is first published


1959 – Rod Serling’s  The Twilight Zone debuts on CBS-TV

1961 – Joan Baez releases “Banks of the Ohio”

1967 – Thurgood Marshall sworn in as first black U.S. Supreme Court Justice


1980 – Michael Myers (D-PA) becomes first member of either chamber of U.S> Congress to be expelled since the Civil War, because of the Abscam scandal.

1995 – Iron Maiden releases their 10th album, The X Factor

1996 – President Clinton signs the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments

2007 – The U.N. General Assembly passes a resolution establishing October 2, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, as the International Day of Non-Violence *



  • Cartoon farmer with farm animals
  • International flags
  • Jacques Cartier Canadian postage stamp
  • Replica of the Gonzales battle flag
  • Congresswoman Ruth Bryan Owen in her office – April 13, 1929
  • First Peanuts comic strip
  • Thurgood Marshall in front of the Supreme Court
  • Mahatma Gandhi 1940s photo by FPG/Getty images


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Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for over 50 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband.
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