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Notable Historical Events for October 3rd

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

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

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

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

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

1985Pope John Paul II declares Titus Brandsma divine

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

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.

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

1993Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow

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Notable Birthdays on October 3rd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1944Comedian Jerry Lewis marries singer Patti Palmer

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

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

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)

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

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

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