On this day: October 2

Published On: Oct 02 2012 01:23:04 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 02 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

Charles Darwin returns home, Gandhi is born, "Peanuts" is published for the first time, Thurgood Marshall becomes the first black justice on the Supreme Court, and the Beltway sniper attacks begin, all on this day.

OTD October 2 - The Bridge on the River Kwai
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1957: The British World War II film "The Bridge on the River Kwai," starring William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness and Sessue Hayakawa, and directed by David Lean, premieres in London, England. The movie would go on to win seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor for Guinness.

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