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Notable Historical Events for October 3rd

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.

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

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

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

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

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

1975George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in UK

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

1982Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

1993Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow

October 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 3rd

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

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

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

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

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

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

1931Glenn Hall, Humboldt Saskatchewan, National Hockey League goaltender

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

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

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

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

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

October 3rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 3rd

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

1226Saint Francis of Assisi (b. 1181)

2004Janet Leigh, American actress, dies at 77

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

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