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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.

1995OJ Simpson found not guilty in murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California

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

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

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

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.

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

1971Billie Jean King became 1st female athlete to win $100,000

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 3rd

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

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

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

1931Glenn Hall, Humboldt Saskatchewan, National Hockey League goaltender

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

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

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

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

October 3rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 3rd

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

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

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

1944Comedian Jerry Lewis marries singer Patti Palmer

October 3rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 3rd

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

1226Saint Francis of Assisi (b. 1181)

2004Janet Leigh, American actress, dies at 77

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