Birth Day of Mahatma Gandhi, International Day of Nonviolence
International Day of Non-Violence, 2 October
World Farm Animals Day
1935 - Mussolini's Italian troops invaded Abyssinia, beginning an occupation lasting until 1941.
1968 - California's Redwood National Park was established. Redwoods are the tallest of all trees, growing up to 400 feet (120 meters) during a lifetime that can span 2,000 years.
1975 - Japanese Emperor Hirohito made his first visit to the White House.
History and Importance of the Day - Index of the Year