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On this day: October 2

Published On: Oct 02 2012 01:23:04 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 02 2014 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.

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2009: The International Olympic Committee awards the 2016 Summer Olympics to Rio de Janeiro, choosing the Brazilian city over Chicago, Tokyo and Madrid. Pictured is Maracanã Stadium, which will serve as the site of the 2016 Olympics' opening and closing ceremonies, in addition to the Olympic soccer finals.

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