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Notable Historical Events for October 3rd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1982Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

1942FDR forms Office of Economic Stabilization

October 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 3rd

1969Gwen Stefani, Fullerton, California, singer (No Doubt)

1954Al Sharpton [Alfred Charles], Brooklyn, New York, minister and civil rights activist (Keepin' It Real)

1900Thomas Wolfe, Asheville, North Carolina, American novelist (Look Homeward Angel)

1954Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dallas TX, guitarist (Sky is Crying, Texas Flood)

1973Neve Campbell, Guelph Ontario, Canadian actress (Party of 5, Scream)

1916James Herriot [Alfred Wight], Sunderland, County Durham, veterinarian/novelist (All Creatures Great and Small), (d. 1995)

1800George Bancroft, Worcester Massachusetts, American historian (History of the United States)

1959Fred Couples, Seattle Washington, American golfer and Masters Champion (1992)

October 3rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 3rd

1988"Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (20) weds musician Danny Keough (23) at the Church of Scientology

1992Future US President Barack Obama (31) weds fellow lawyer Michelle Robinson (28)

2008Radio personality Howard Stern (54) weds actress Beth Ostrosky (36) in Manhattan, New York

1965Paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould (23) weds artist Deborah Lee

1944Comedian Jerry Lewis marries singer Patti Palmer

1953MLB player and manager Sparky Anderson (19) weds childhood sweetheart Carol Valle

October 3rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 3rd

2004Janet Leigh, American actress, dies at 77

1656Myles Standish, Plymouth Colony leader, dies of strangury at 72

1226Saint Francis of Assisi (b. 1181)

1936John Heisman, American football coach, dies of pneumonia at 66

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