October 02

This Day in History

1944

Warsaw Uprising Ends

On October 2, 1944, the Warsaw Uprising ends with the surrender of the surviving Polish rebels to German forces. Two months earlier, the approach of the Red Army to Warsaw prompted Polish resistance … (more...)

1608

Lippershey Applies to Patent Telescope

On this day in 1608, an unknown Dutch lensmaker named Hans Lippershey officially petitioned for a patent to build a device consisting of lenses and a tube that was used for "seeing things far away as … (more...)