The future doesn’t exist. The only thing that exists is now and our memory of what happened in the past. But because we invented the idea of a future, we’re the only animal that realized we could affect the past as well as the future by what we do today. Read to
1535 – Jacques Cartier discovered Montreal
Jacques Cartier was the first European to map and describe the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the Saint Lawrence River’s shores. On October 2, 1535, Cartier landed on a large island initially described by Chief Donnacona’s sons, Taignoagny and Dom Agaya. Cartier was rowing to shore, and he soon discovered that the land he cultivated with corn, which he had learned, would not grow in the wild. Nearby, at the base of a mountain, when Cartier was searching, he discovered Hochelaga’s Iroquoian village (present-day Montreal)
1869 – Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi, the political leader of India and pioneer of nonviolent
activism was born.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is widely recognized as one of India’s most significant political and spiritual leaders. He is honored in India as the nation’s father; he pioneered and practiced Satyagraha’s principle. Satyagraha was resistance to tyranny through mass nonviolent civil disobedience. Mahatma Gandhi led nationwide campaigns to expand women’s rights, build religious and ethnic harmony, ease poverty, and eliminate the caste system’s injustices in India. He remarkably applied nonviolent civil disobedience principles, playing a vital role in liberating India from foreign domination. However, he was often imprisoned for his actions, sometimes for years. Still, he accomplished his aim in 1947, when India gained its independence from Britain.
1946 – 1st network soap opera “Faraway Hill” began broadcasting on DuMont Television Network
The first soap opera “Faraway Hill” began broadcasting on an American television network, which aired on the DuMont Television Network on October 2 and December 18, 1946. The series ran from October 2 to December 18, 1946. David P. Lewis, the writer, and director had a budget of around $300 an episode. The first episode originated from the basement of the Greenwich Village Wanamaker’s department store. Albeit filmed excerpts were interspersed, the half-hour show was broadcasted live, and slides of scenes from previous shows were included in later episodes. It was held to bring viewers cutting-edge concerning plot elements that had previously transpired. A narrator gave Karen’s thoughts as bridges between scenes.
1950 – Charlie Brown debuted in the first Peanuts comic strip today.
Charles Schulz’s “Peanuts” not only became one of the most beloved and influential comic strips of all time. Still, an enduring pop culture phenomenon. When “Peanuts” made its debut in seven national newspapers, including the Seattle Times, the Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune ran on October 2, 1950, it was clear this was no run-of-the-mill strip. The only characters were children and animals (adults were always unseen), which many editors thought was doomed to fail. But what made Peanuts genuinely remarkable for its time was Schulz’s gentle yet effective social commentary. This was especially true when compared to other strips running in the ’50s and early ’60s. The comic strip and its associated books, television specials, and merchandise earned over one billion dollars to its creator. Linus, Snoopy, Lucy, and, of course, Charlie Brown are the popular American icons. However, the comic strip ran until February 13, 2000, and His work has been translated into 21 languages.
1964 – Thurgood Marshall became the first African American member of the US Supreme Court.
Thurgood Marshall was an American lawyer appointed as an associate justice of the US Supreme Court in 1967. He was the first African American to hold the position in the US Supreme Court and served for 24 years, until 1991. In 1967, President Johnson nominated Thurgood Marshall to serve on the bench before he had successfully argued many times before the United States Supreme Court. Marshall was sworn in as a US Supreme Court justice on October 2, 1964. Thus, it became the first African American to serve its highest court. Marshall joined a liberal Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Earl Warren, which aligned with Marshall’s views on politics and the Constitution.