October 2, 2013 in History


Best-selling American author Tom Clancy dies at the age of 66; the author's debut book, 'The Hunt for Red October' has been cited as one of the greatest genre novels ever written

More Notable Events on October 2:
1991 Steffi Graf becomes the youngest woman to win 500 pro tennis matches
1990 U.S. Senate votes 90-9 to confirm David Souter to Supreme Court
1967 Thurgood Marshall sworn in as 1st black Supreme Court Justice
1957 New volcanic island appears off Fayal Island Azores
1916 San Diego Zoo founded
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