02 October 2012

Timeline October 2 & 3

October 2
1452  Richard III, King of England was born.
1535  Jacques Cartier discovered the area where Montreal, Quebec is located.
1944  Nazi troops crushed the two month old Warsaw uprising, during which 250,000 people were killed.
1998  Gene Autry, Hollywood's singing cowboy, died at age 91.

October 3
52 BC Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar.
1226  St. Francis of Assisi died.
1863  US President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day in the US.
1941  Chubby Checker, rock singer, was born.
1990  West Germany and East Germany ended 45 years of postwar division, declaring the creation of a new unified country.

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