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Adv02 For release Thursday, Oct. 2

1835, the first battle of the Texas Revolution took place as American settlers fought Mexican soldiers near the Guadalupe River; the Mexicans ended up withdrawing.

1919, President Woodrow Wilson suffered a serious stroke at the White House that left him paralyzed on his left side.

1944, German troops crushed the two-month-old Warsaw Uprising, during which a quarter of a million people were killed.

1950, the comic strip "Peanuts," created by Charles M. Schulz, was syndicated to seven newspapers.

1970, one of two chartered twin-engine planes flying the Wichita State University football team to Utah crashed into a mountain near Silver Plume, Colorado, killing 31 of the 40 people on board.

2002, the Washington, D.C.-area sniper attacks began, setting off a frantic manhunt lasting three weeks. (John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo were finally arrested for 10 killings; Muhammad was executed in 2009; Malvo was sentenced to life in prison.)



TODAY IN HISTORY

1835: The first battle of the Texas Revolution took place as American settlers fought Mexican soldiers near the Guadalupe River; the Mexicans ended up withdrawing.

1919: President Woodrow Wilson suffered a serious stroke at the White House that left him paralyzed on his left side.

1950: The comic strip "Peanuts," created by Charles M. Schulz, was syndicated to seven newspapers.

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