Historical Events for 2nd October 2019

1866 – J Osterhoudt patents tin can with key opener
1872 – Phileas Fogg sets out on his journey as depicted in Jules Verne’s “Around the World in Eighty Days”
1906 – Canadian world heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Burns KOs American challenger ‘Fireman’ Jim Flynn in 15 rounds to retain his title in Los Angeles, California
1912 – Gopal Krishna Gokhale, at invitation of Gandhi, arrives in South Africa on a 26-day tour; he also visits Tolstoy Farm
1916 – San Diego Zoo founded
1920 – The Chinese sign an agreement with the Russo-Asiatic Bank, largely French and Russian controlled, which will oversee the Chinese Eastern Railway, but give local supervision to China
1925 – Josephine Baker first performs in Paris in La Revue Nègre at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
1944 – US B-17’s drops pamphlets on Walcheren
1971 – Homing pigeon averages a record 133kph in an 1100km race in Australia
2018 – US First Lady Melania Trump arrives in Ghana to begin a four-nation tour of Africa

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