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Notable Historical Events for October 3rd

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

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

1982Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

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

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

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

1965Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher

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

1974Pele retires as soccer player

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

October 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 3rd

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

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

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

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

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

1931Glenn Hall, Humboldt Saskatchewan, National Hockey League goaltender

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

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

October 3rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 3rd

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

1944Comedian Jerry Lewis marries singer Patti Palmer

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

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

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

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

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

42 BCGaius Cassius Longinus, Roman senator and conspirator against Julius Caesar, dies during the Battle of Philippi

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

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