On this day
October 2: International Day of Non-Violence; Gandhi Jayanti in India
- 1263 – Scottish–Norwegian War: The armies of Norway and Scotland fought the Battle of Largs, an inconclusive engagement near the present-day town of Largs in North Ayrshire, Scotland.
- 1879 – Qing China signed the Treaty of Livadia with the Russian Empire, but the terms were so unfavorable that the Chinese government refused to ratify the treaty.
- 1925 – Scottish inventor John Logie Baird (pictured) successfully transmitted the first television picture with a greyscale image.
- 2007 – South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun walked across the Military Demarcation Line on his way to the second inter-Korean summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.
- Parviz Mirza (b. 1589)
- Sarah Biffen (d. 1850)
- Glenn Anderson (b. 1960)