October 02

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1871 Sir Thomas Deane (79), builder and architect, notably of the National Library and National Museum in Kildare Street, Dublin, died.
  • 1871 Sir Thomas Deane (79), builder and architect, notably of the National Library and National Museum in Kildare Street, Dublin, died.
  • 1869 Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule, born in Forbandor, Gujarat.
  • 1944 The 63-day Warsaw uprising against Nazi occupation by the Polish Home Army (AK), which claimed the lives of c. 15,000 AK fighters and c. 150,000 civilians, ended.
  • 1942 HMS Curacoa was accidentally rammed by the Queen Mary c. 40 miles north of Tory Island with the loss of 331 of her crew of 430. She had been escorting the ocean liner, which was carrying 10,000 American troops to join the Allied forces in Europe.
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