On This Day..... October 3

 

OCTOBER 3RD

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BOYFRIEND DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL HAVE COFFEE WITH A COP DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PUMPKIN SEED DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • THOMAS WOLFE (1900-1938)
  • GORE VIDAL (1925-2012)
 
  • CHUBBY CHECKER (1941, 77)
  • ROY HORN (1944, 74)
 
  • LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM (1949, 69)
  • DENNIS ECKERSLEY (1954, 64)
 
  • STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN (1954, 64)
  • AL SHARPTON (1954, 64)
 
  • TOMMY LEE (1962, 56)
  • CLIVE OWEN (1964, 54)
 
  • GWEN STEFANI (1969, 49)
  • KEVIN RICHARDSON (1971, 47)
 
  • NEVE CAMPBELL (1973, 45)
  • LENA HEADEY (1973, 45)
 
  • SEANN WILLIAM SCOTT (1976, 42)
  • TESSA THOMPSON (1983, 35)
 
  • ASHLEE SIMPSON (1984, 34)
  • ALICIA VIKANDER (1988, 30)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 42 BC, MARK ANTONY AND OCTAVIAN FIGHT BRUTUS AND CASSIUS IN THE BATTLE OF PHILIPPI OVER CAESAR’S ASSASSINATION
  • IN 1226, SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI DIES AT 45
  • IN 1656, MYLES STANDISH DIES AT 72 OF KIDNEY STONES
  • IN 1789, PRESIDENT WASHINGTON PROCLAIMS NOVEMBER 26TH TO BE THE FIRST THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION
  • IN 1849, EDGAR ALLEN POE IS DISCOVERED IN A GUTTER IN BALTIMORE. HE IS INCOHERENT AND UNAWARE OF HOW HE GOT THERE. HE WOULD NOT BE SEEN AGAIN BEFORE HIS DEATH
 
  • IN 1863, PRESIDENT LINCOLN DESIGNATES THE LAST THURSDAY OF EVERY NOVEMBER TO BE THE OFFICIAL DAY OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
  • IN 1872, BLOOMINGDALE’S OPENS IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1899, THE VACUUM CLEANER IS PATENTED
 
  • IN 1908, LEON TROTSKY AND HIS COMPATRIOTS PUBLISH THE FIRST ISSUE OF PRAVDA NEWSPAPER WHILE IN EXILE IN VIENNA
  • IN 1913, PRESIDENT WILSON SIGNS THE FIRST FEDERAL INCOME TAX INTO LAW AT 1%
  • IN 1922, THE FIRST FAX IS SENT OVER TELEPHONE LINES IN WASHINGTON D.C.
  • IN 1922, GEORGIA ELECTS REBECCA FULTON AS THE FIRST FEMALE IN THE SENATE
  • IN 1929, THE KINGDOMS OF THE SERBS, SLOVENES AND CROATS UNITE TO FORM THE NATION OF YUGOSLAVIA
 
  • IN 1941, JOHN HUSTON RELEASES “THE MALTESE FALCON”
  • IN 1942, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT ANNOUNCES AN OFFICE OF ECONOMIC STABILIZATION
  • IN 1944, JERRY LEWIS MARRIES PATTI PALMER
  • IN 1945, TEN YEAR OLD ELVIS PRESLEY MAKES HIS FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE
  • IN 1950, “BEULAH” JUMPS FROM CBS RADIO TO DEBUT ON ABC. IT WAS THE FIRST SITCOM TO STAR A BLACK WOMAN, BUT RECAST HER TWICE IN ITS TWO YEAR RUN
 
  • IN 1951, BOBBY THOMPSON HITS “THE SHOT HEARD ROUND THE WORLD” TO GIVE THE NY GIANTS THE PENANT OVER THE BROOKLYN DODGERS
  • IN 1954, CBS DEBUTS “FATHER KNOWS BEST”
 
  • IN 1955, CBS DEBUTS “CAPTAIN KANGAROO”
  • IN 1955, ABC DEBUTS “THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB”
 
  • IN 1957, A COURT RULES THAT ALLEN GINSBERG’S “HOWL” IS NOT OBSCENE
  • IN 1960, THE WHITE HOUSE DEPARTMENT STORE IN SAN FRANCISCO IS THE FIRST THE ACCEPT THE BANKAMERICARD, THE NATION’S FIRST CREDIT CARD (LATER VISA)
 
  • IN 1960, CBS PREMIERES “THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW”
  • IN 1961, CBS PREMIERES “THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW”
 
  • IN 1962, “STOP THE WORLD, I WANT TO GET OFF” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1967, WOODY GUTHRIE DIES OF HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE AT 55
  • IN 1970, THE FIRST UMPIRE STRIKE IN MLB HISTORY LAST A SINGLE DAY DURING THE PENANTS. IT RESULTS IN THE FORMATION OF THE MLB UMPIRE’S ASSOCIATION
 
  • IN 1974, NANCY WILCOX DISAPPEARS IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. SHE WOULD LATER BE CONFIRMED AS ONE OF TED BUNDY’S MURDER VICTIMS
  • IN 1976, HANK AARON GETS A SINGLE IN HIS FINAL MLB AT BAT
  • IN 1983, PAUL MCCARTNEY AND MICHAEL JACKSON RELEASE “SAY, SAY, SAY”
 
  • IN 1986, NBC DEBUTS “L.A. LAW”
  • IN 1988, LISA MARIE PRESLEY MARRIES DANNY KEOUGH
  • IN 1990, AT MIDNIGHT, THE WEST GERMAN FLAG IS RAISED ABOVE BRANDENBURG GATE AND THE REUNIFICATION OF GERMANY BECOMES OFFICIAL
 
  • IN 1990, GEORGE BRETT BECOMES THE FIRST MAN TO WIN A BATTING TITLE IN THREE DIFFERENT DECADES
  • IN 1992, MADONNA PREMIERES THE “EROTICA” MUSIC VIDEO ON MTV
  • IN 1992, SINEAD O’CONNOR RIPS A PICTURE OF THE POPE AND SAYS “FIGHT THE REAL ENEMY” AFTER A MUSICAL PERFORMANCE ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
 
  • IN 1992, BARACK OBAMA MARRIES MICHELLE ROBINSON
  • IN 1993, BORIS YELSTIN DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN MOSCOW AFTER A BATTLE INSIDE A TV STATION KILLS 25 PEOPLE
  • IN 1993, 18 U.S. SOLDIERS AND ABOUT 1,000 SOMALIS ARE KILLED IN AN ATTEMPT TO CAPTURE A WARLORD IN THE BATTLE OF MOGADISHU LEADING TO THE FILM “BLACK HAWK DOWN”
  • IN 1995, O.J. SIMPSON IS FOUND NOT GUILTY OF MURDERING NICOLE BROWN SIMPSON AND RON GOLDMAN
 
  • IN 1996, THE TAMPA BAY THUNDERDOME IS RENAMED TROPICANA FIELD
  • IN 1999, MARK MCGWIRE HITS HIS 65TH HOME RUN OF THE SEASON
  • IN 2003, ROY HORN IS ATTACKED BY ONE OF HIS TIGERS DURING THE SIGFRIED AND ROY SHOW IN LAS VEGAS. THE SHOW WOULD NEVER RUN AGAIN.
 
  • IN 2004, THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS WIN THEIR 18TH STRAIGHT NFL GAME
  • IN 2004, JANET LEIGH DIES AT 77
  • IN 2008, PRESIDENT BUSH SIGNS THE $700 BILLION FINANCIAL BAILOUT
  • IN 2008, O.J. SIMPSON IS FOUND GUILTY OF KIDNAPPING AND ARMED ROBBERY
 
  • IN 2008, HOWARD STERN MARRIES HIS SECOND WIFE BETH OSTROSKY
  • IN 2015, THE U.S. ACCIDENTALLY BOMBS A DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS OUTPOST IN KUNDUZ, AFGHANISTAN KILLING 19
  • IN 2017, PRESIDENT TRUMP VISITS PUERTO RICO AFTER HURRICANE MARIA
 

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