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1994Gary Larson, announces he is retiring from doing "Far Side" cartoon

2008The $700 billion bailout bill for the US financial system is signed by President George W. Bush

1945Elvis Presley's 1st public appearance at the age of 10

1983Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Say, Say, Say" in UK

1982Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

1974Pele retires as soccer player

1981Mike Weaver beats Quick Tillis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1990George Brett becomes 1st to lead league in batting in 3 decades

1985Pope John Paul II declares Titus Brandsma divine

1908The Pravda newspaper founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna.

1849American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under mysterious circumstances; it is the last time he is seen in public before his death.

1976Hank Aaron singles in his last at bat & drives in his 2,297th run

199125th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker & Vince Gill wins

52 BCVercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar, ending the siege and battle of Alesia.

1712The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor.

1971Billie Jean King became 1st female athlete to win $100,000

1974Ted Bundy victim Nancy Wilcox disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah

1995OJ Simpson found not guilty in murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California

1992Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV

1975George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in UK

1942FDR forms Office of Economic Stabilization

1992Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live

2008OJ Simpson found guilty of charges of kidnapping and armed robbery

1941Adolf Hitler says Russia is "broken" & would "never rise again"

42 BCFirst Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar's assassins Brutus and Cassius.

1993Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow

1965Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher

1957Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems is ruled not obscene.

October 3rd Historical Events
Date Event
2333
The state of Gojoseon (Modern-day Korea) founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Yao. 
52
Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar, ending the siege and battle of Alesia. 
42
First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar's assassins Brutus and Cassius. 
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1143
Cardinal Guido elected Pope Coelestinus II 
1247
Willem II of Holland elected Roman Catholic German emperor 
1264
Comet said to predict death of Pope Urban IV is last seen 
1283
Dafydd ap Gruffydd, prince of Gwynedd in Wales, becomes the first person executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered. 
1430
Jews are expelled from Eger Bohemia 
1569
Battle of Montcontour: Duke of Anjou beats Huguenots 
1574
The Siege of Leiden is lifted by the Watergeuzen and the forces of Admiral Boisot 
1605
Chinese uprising on Philippines, Tondo/Quiapo massacre 
1657
French troops occupy Mardyke 
1683
The Qing Dynasty naval commander Shi Lang reaches Taiwan (under the Kingdom of Tungning) to receive the formal surrender of Zheng Keshuang and Liu Guoxuan after the Battle of Penghu. 
1691
English & Dutch army occupies Limerick Ireland 
1712
The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor. 
1735
France & Emperor Karel VI sign peace accord 
1739
The Treaty of Nissa is signed by the Ottoman Empire and Russia at the end of the Russian-Turkish War, 1736-1739. 
1778
Captain Cook anchors at Alaska 
1789
Washington proclaims 1st national Thanksgiving Day on Nov 26 
1835
Staedtler Company was founded by J.S. Staedtler in Nuremburg, Germany. 
1849
American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under mysterious circumstances; it is the last time he is seen in public before his death. 
1862
-10] Battle of Corinth, Mississippi 
1862
Skirmish at Bardstown, Kentucky 
1863
Lincoln designates last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day 
1872
Bloomingdale's department store in NY opens 
1873
Captain Jack and companions are hanged for their part in the Modoc War. 
1888
New Zealand Natives, a privately organised and mainly Māori rugby team, plays first game in UK; the first national rugby team to wear the silver fern 
1890
Capt Guillaume of Kerckhoven marches into Boma Congo 
1899
J S Thurman patents motor-driven vacuum cleaner 
1900
Edward Elgar/Cardinal Newmans oratorium premieres in Birmingham 
1904
France & Spain sign treaty for Morocco Independence 
1904
Giants Christy Mathewson strikes out then record 16 Cards 
1904
Mary McLeod Bethune opens Daytona Normal & Industrial School 
1906
SOS adopted as warning signal by 1st conference on wireless telegraphy 
1906
US regime names Charles Magoon, governor of Cuba 
1906
William Vaughan Moody's "Great Divide" premieres in NYC 
1908
The Pravda newspaper founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna. 
1913
Federal Income Tax signed into law (at 1%) 
1915
7.8 earthquake shakes Pleasant Valley, Nevada 
1918
Boris becomes king of Bulgaria 
1918
Tsar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria abdicates the throne in favour of his eldest son Tsar Boris III 
1918
Selwyn Theater opens at 229 W 42nd St NYC 
1919
Reds Adolfo Luque is 1st Latin player to appear in a World Series 
1919
Serbian, Croatian & Slavic parliment accord for 8 hr work day 
1920
Browns 1st baseman George Sisler gets his record 257th hit of season 
1920
NFL (then American Pro Football Association) plays 1st games 
1922
1st facsimile photo send over city telephone lines, Washington, DC 
1922
Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes 1st woman in Senate 
1923
Germany's Stresemann resigns 
1924
King Hussein of Hedzjaz abdicts throne 
1926
1st congress of Pan European Movement (Pan-Europese Beweging) opens in Vienna 
1926
Violet Percy runs female record marathon (3:40:22) 
1928
French submarine "Ondine" sinks returning to Toulon, drowning 42 
1929
British Labour government recovers diplomatic relations with USSR 
1929
Julius Curtius succeeds Stresemann as German foreign minister 
1929
Kingdom of Serbs, Croats & Slovenes changes name to Yugoslavia 
1932
Iraq gains full independence from Britain, joins League of Nations 
1933
Gustave "Staf" de Clerq forms Flemish National Covenant 
1935
Italy invades Ethiopia 
1936
Yanks set new attendance record of 64,842 in 3rd game of World Series 
1939
Lemmer-Urk Dike closes 
1940
France Vichy government proclaims end to Jewish status 
1940
Reds beat Tigers ending NL's 10-game World Series losing streak 
1940
US forms parachute troops 
1941
Adolf Hitler says Russia is "broken" & would "never rise again" 
1941
All elderly Jewish men of Kerenchug Ukraine, are killed by SS 
1941
Nazis blow up 6 synagoges in Paris 
1942
FDR forms Office of Economic Stabilization 
1942
Launch of 1st A-4/V-2 rocket to altitude of 53 miles (85 km) 
1942
NY Yanks Frank Crosetti shoves ump Bill Summers in World Series, he is fined $200 & suspended for 1st 30 days of 1943 season 
1943
British 8th army lands at Termoli, East Italy 
1943
Operations begin at PETA Java, defending (Japanese) fatherland 
1944
1st broadcast of Radio Herrijzend Netherland 
1944
RAF bombs West Kapelse 
1945
Elvis Presley's 1st public appearance at the age of 10 
1945
Tigers & Cubs meet in World Series for 4th time 
1945
World Federation of Trade Unions forms; CIO a member 
1946
Cards beat Dodgers 8-4 at Ebbets Field to win NL playoffs 2-0 
1947
"Under the Counter" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 27 performances 
1947
1st telescope lens 200" (508 cm) in diameter completed 
1947
WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, DC (ABC) begins 
1947
With only 1 out to go, Yank Floyd Beven gives up a double breaking his World Series no-hit bid, it scored 2 runs & he lost game 
1948
Columbia University reports discovery of uranium in Belgian Congo 
1948
NFL becomes 1st sport televised as sport of week 
1949
WERD, 1st black-owned radio station, opens in Atlanta 
1950
1st black lead (Ethel Waters) on TV (Beulah) 
1950
Indonesian army opens assault on Ambon, South Moluccas 
1950
Baseball rules Phils lefty Curt Simmons cannot play in World Series despite his being on furlough from Army 
1951
Bobby Thomson HR-Giants win pennant defeating Dodgers 
1952
1st British nuclear test at Monte Bello Island in Australia 
1952
1st video recording on magnetic tape, LA, Ca 
1953
10th Ryder Cup: US wins 6½-5½ at Wentworth, England 
1953
7th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 3-1 at Montreal 
1953
KGGM TV channel 13 in Albuquerque, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1954
"Father Knows Best" premieres 
1954
KFVS TV channel 12 in Cape Girardeau, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1955
"Captain Kangaroo" premieres on CBS-TV, Good Morning, Captain! 
1955
"Mickey Mouse Club" premieres 
1955
Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira becomes pres of Brazil 
1955
Soviet battleship "Novorossiisk" strikes WW II mine in Baltic Sea 
1955
WDBJ TV channel 7 in Roanoke, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1955
WTVS TV channel 56 in Detroit, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1956
Sal Maglie & Dodgers defeat Yanks 6-3 in opening game of World Series 
1957
Willy Brandt elected mayor of West Berlin 
1957
Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems is ruled not obscene. 
1959
13th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-1 at Montreal 
1960
"Flair" (CBS' answer to Monitor) premieres on radio with Dick Van Dyke 
1960
Janio Quadros elected president of Brazil 
1960
SF's White House dept store 1st to accept BankAmericard 
1960
Yanks win 8-7, ending season on a 15 game win streak, & record 193 HRs 
1961
"Dick Van Dyke Show" premieres on CBS-TV 
1961
"Mr Ed" premieres 
1961
"Sail Away" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 167 performances 
1961
KMED (now KTVL) TV channel 10 in Medford, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1962
"Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" opens at Shubert NYC for 886 perfs 
1962
Dodgers set major league-record season attendance of 2,755,184 
1962
Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched into Earth orbit 
1963
"Here's Love" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 338 performances 
1963
Hurricane hits Haiti; about 5,000 die & 100,000 injured 
1964
Yankees clinch their 5th straight pennant, & 29th in club's history 
1965
Cubs tie major league record of 3 triple plays in a season 
1965
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational 
1965
Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher 
1966
Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva elected president 
1967
KGSC (now KICU) TV channel 36 in San Jose, CA (IND) begins 
1967
King Boudouin inaugurates world's biggest floodgate (Antwerp) 
1967
William Knight sets X-15 speed rec of 7,297 KPH/4,534 MPH/Mach 6.72 
1968
Howard Sacklers "Great White Hope" premieres in NYC 
1968
Military coup overthrows President Fernando Belaúnde Terry in Peru 
1968
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1968
The proposed civil rights march in Derry, Northern Ireland, is banned from the area of the city centre and the Waterside area; the banning order is issued under the Public Order Act by William Craig, then Home Affairs Minister 
1970
"Coco" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 333 performances 
1970
Baseball umpires call their 1st strike 
1970
WAPT TV channel 16 in Jackson, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1971
Billie Jean King became 1st female athlete to win $100,000 
1972
Indians set a team record for lowest team batting avg .234 
1972
Spaceflight 71-2 launched; 1st flexible substrate photovoltaic flown 
1972
Steve Carlton wins 27th game for Phillies (almost ½ of their 59 wins) 
1972
USSR performs nuclear test 
1972
Balt Roric Harrison is last AL pitcher to homer until interleague play 25 years later 
1973
Willi Stoph succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader 
1974
Ted Bundy victim Nancy Wilcox disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah 
1974
Pele retires as soccer player 
1974
Watergate trial begins 
1975
George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in UK 
1975
Ireland AKZO director Tiede Herrema kidnap 
1976
Hank Aaron singles in his last at bat & drives in his 2,297th run 
1976
Helmuth Kohl's CDU wins German parliament election 
1977
"Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial NYC for 66 perfs 
1977
Indira Gandhi arrested 
1978
Gold hits record $223.50 an ounce in London 
1980
4 dies in attack on synagogue in Paris 
1981
Brewers (since 1970) & Expos (1969) clinch their 1st-ever postseason 
1981
Irish Nationalist at Maze Prison near Belfast end 7-mo hunger strike 
1981
Mike Weaver beats Quick Tillis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
1982
Cox 4 rowing record set at 12:52 for 99 miles (Geneva, Switzerland) 
1982
Milwaukee whips Baltimore 10-2 to win AL East championship 
1982
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic 
1982
Record 11,763 start a 186 mile cross-country race near Stockholm 
1982
Scott Weiland runs Detroit marathon backwards in less than 5 hours 
1983
Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Say, Say, Say" in UK 
1985
21st Shuttle Mission (51J)-Atlantis 1-all-military flight launched 
1985
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) adopts constitution 
1985
Pope John Paul II declares Titus Brandsma divine 
1985
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands adopts constitution 
1986
Baltimore loses assuring Orioles of their 1st last-place finish 
1986
Soviet Yankee-class sub sinks off NC, 3 die 
1986
TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories, was officially opened. 
1987
Benito Santiago ends longest catcher/rookie hitting streak at 34 
1987
Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, Chile 
1987
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
1988
26th Space Shuttle Mission, Discovery 7 returns to Earth after 4-days 
1988
Criterion Center Theater opens at Broadway bet 44th & 45th Sts NYC 
1988
Lebanese kidnappers release Mithileshwar Singh (held for 30 months) 
1988
WBMW-FM, Wash DC changes calls to WJFK & begins airing Howard Stern 
1989
Panamanian Defense Force attempted coup of Manuel Noriega fails 
1990
Reunification of East & West Germany. West German flag raised above Brandenburg Gate on the stroke of midnight 
1990
George Brett becomes 1st to lead league in batting in 3 decades 
1990
Tiger Cecil Fielder becomes 11th, to hit 50 HRs (& 51st) 
1990
Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records 
1991
25th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker & Vince Gill wins 
1992
Atlanta Braves win franchise record 98th game (old record 95 in 1957) 
1992
Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV 
1992
Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live 
1992
Toronto Blue Jays win AL East title 
1993
"White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at Criterion NYC after 38 perfs 
1993
Battle at TV station Ostankino/Moscow townhall, about 25 killed 
1993
Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow 
1993
Harry Belafonte performs in Tivoli Copenhagen 
1993
Indians play their last game at Cleve Stadium, Chicago wins 4-0 
1993
Somali General Aidids arm forces kill 18 US Rangers 
1993
Giants need to beat Dodgers to force a playoff game with Braves for NL West title, but Dodgers destroy Giants 12-1, Giants end year 103-59 
1993
Battle of Mogadishu: In an attempt to capture officials of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's organisation in Mogadishu, Somalia, 18 US Soldiers and about 1,000 Somalis are killed in heavy fighting. 
1994
Fernando Henrique Cardoso elected president of Brazil 
1994
Gary Larson, announces he is retiring from doing "Far Side" cartoon 
1995
1st 1st-class match at Hurstville Oval, Sydney (NSW v W Prov) 
1995
OJ Simpson found not guilty in murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California 
1996
Thunderdome in Tampa Bay renamed Tropicana Field 
1997
Carolina Hurricanes 1st home game vs Pitts Penguins 
1997
Gordie Howie, 69, plays in 7th decade, with IHL'S Detroit Vipers 
1997
Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record at 280.3 mph 
1997
Vancouver Canucks beats Mighty Ducks, 3-2 in Japan 
2003
Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy is attacked by one of the shows tigers, canceling the show for good. 
2008
The $700 billion bailout bill for the US financial system is signed by President George W. Bush 
2008
OJ Simpson found guilty of charges of kidnapping and armed robbery 
2012
34 people are killed by a series of bombings in Aleppo, Syria 
2013
325 people are killed after a migrant ship catches fire and shipwrecks of the coast of Lampedusa, Italy 
2013
13 people are killed after a passenger plane crashes in Lagos, Nigeria 
2014
83 million accounts are compromised after a cyber attack on JP Morgan Chase & 9 other financial institutions 
2016
Kim Kardashian Held at Gunpoint in Paris Hotel, Spokeswoman Says 
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