Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for the 02. October 2019:
40th calendar week, 275th day of the year
90 days left until the end of the year
Zodiac sign: Libra
Nameday: Hermann, Jakob
2018 - Saudi government critic Jamal Khashoggi is assassinated in the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul. Only under international pressure does Riyadh condemn the killing of the journalist.
2009 - Ireland approves the Lisbon Treaty on the second attempt with a surprisingly large majority of 67.1 percent.
2001 - Because of the terrorist attacks in the US, NATO declares the first case in its history, the alliance case. Thus, all NATO countries are obliged to military assistance.
1999 - For the first time in Cologne, the German Television Prize is awarded. The donors of the undated award are the largest German television stations, ARD, ZDF, RTL and SAT.1.
1984 - Elisabeth Kopp is the first woman to join the Swiss government. She takes over the judiciary and police department.
1977 - The "contact blocking law" brought by the parliamentary bodies in an urgent procedure comes into force. It prohibits the detained RAF terrorists from any contact with each other and their lawyers for a maximum of 30 days.
1944 - The "Warsaw Uprising" of the National Polish Home Army against the German occupation, which began on August 1, ends with the capitulation of the Poles.
1889 - At the initiative of the US, wishing to extend its influence in Latin America, the first "Pan-American Conference" begins in Washington.
1187 - Saladin recaptures Jerusalem for the Arabs from the Christian Crusaders.
1969 - Anne Gesthuysen (50), German journalist and author («We are sisters»)
1959 - Ralf Stegner (60), German politician (SPD), Interior Minister of Schleswig-Holstein 2005-2008, one of the deputy SPD federal chairmen since 2014
1949 - Annie Leibovitz (70), American photographer
1919 - James McGill Buchanan, American economist, Nobel laureate in economics 1986, d. 2013
1869 - Mahatma Gandhi, Indian lawyer and pacifist, leader of the Indian Liberation Movement, shot dead in an assassination, died 1948
2014 - Heinz-Horst Deichmann, German entrepreneur, shoe trade, founder of the aid organization "wortundtat", born. 1926
1999 - Heinz G. Konsalik, German writer («agents love dangerous», «The doctor of Stalingrad»), born. 1921