Today In History October 2

Today In History October 2

History is more than the living record of nations, leaders, and wars. It’s also the story of us. It includes the story of how someone stood up or died for love for what she felt, or worked hard to realize her dreams. It is enriching to know, like Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, or Martin Luther King. All of these topics are ideas we may refer to.

Moreover, history is very fascinating. Everything you like about your favorite films, TV shows, and romantic novels is yours when you research history. Explore today’s opportunities and enter a whole new world to transform who you are.

Let’s discuss a few major Historical events in Today’s History.

1869: Indian Political leader and humanitarian, Mahatma Gandhi, is born.

On 2nd October 1869 in Porbandar, India, Mahatma Gandhi was born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Gandhi was a peace-loving man who initially studied in England as a barrister, but once he returned to India, he refused to pursue a career in law. Gandhi was often humiliated and marginalized after he took up a job with Natal, South Africa, and was generally addressed to South African Indians. That led him to fight for South African immigrants’ rights for two decades.

Gandhi came back to India after the outbreak of WWI. Here, it turned its back on western influences to adopt a mystical and abstinent life. Inspired by the famous essay on “Civil Disobedience,” written by American writer Henry David Thoreau, Gandhi carried out a proprietary campaign of non-violent civil disobedience to change the British oppression of Indians. Although the British authorities have often incarcerated him, pressure from his supporters generally ensured his release before he died. After WWII he took part in negotiations that ultimately led to the independence of India from Britain.

Gandhi claimed that under one God all humans were equal. He was assassinated on 30 January 1984 by a Hindu extremist who could not embrace Gandhi’s argument that Muslims had equal values for Hindus; that there was no better faith or religion than any other faith.


1955: ENIAC Computer Retired

The ENIAC was removed after 11 years of estimated and workflows. John Mauchly and J. Designers. In February 1946, Presper Eckert unveiled this machine, showing that its speed was 1000 times greater than its contemporaries. With a system of connectors, switches, and punch cards, ENIAC conducted a second of 5,000 operations. It occupied a floor area of 1,000 square feet.