Oct. 2, Mahatma Gandhi was born

1934- Typhoon in Osaka and Kyoto in Japan kills more than 1600 people.

1941- German army launches fierce attack against Moscow during World War II.

1958- Guinea gains its independence.

1973-   Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi escapes an assassination attempt.

2010- Huge demonstrations across France in protest against plans to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62.

1869- Mahatma Gandhi born.

1985- American artist Rock Hudson passes away.

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