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Notable Historical Events for October 3rd

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

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

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

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

1974Pele retires as soccer player

1992Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV

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

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

October 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 3rd

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

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

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)

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

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

1931Glenn Hall, Humboldt Saskatchewan, National Hockey League goaltender

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

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

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

1944Comedian Jerry Lewis marries singer Patti Palmer

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

1226Saint Francis of Assisi (b. 1181)

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

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