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Old October 2nd, 2009, 06:01 AM   #1
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Oct 2 1574

Spaniards sieging the Dutch city of Leyden, held by William the Silent, are washed away after Holland's dike breaks during a storm. Approximately 20,000 Spanish troops drown.

Oct 2 1871

Mormon prophet Brigham Young is arrested for cohabitating with a 16-year-old girl.

Oct 2 1935

Italy invades Ethiopia!

Oct 2 1967

Narcs raid the Haight-Ashbury residence of the Grateful Dead, busting all six bandmates for possession of marijuana and hashish.

Oct 2 1977

The bodies of Elvis Presley and his mother Gladys are moved from Forest Hill Cemetery to the Meditation Garden at Graceland, thereby becoming yet more tourist attractions.

Oct 2 1978

Tim Allen is arrested with 1.4 pounds of cocaine at Kalamazoo Airport in Michigan. After testifying against his partner, Allen serves only 2.5 years for felony drug possession. Otherwise, it would have been a life sentence. Tim later becomes a comic, ultimately landing the starring role in the ABC television sitcom Home Improvement.

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Oct 2 1985

Homosexual actor Rock Hudson dies of AIDS in his Beverly Hills home.
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