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Notable Historical Events for October 3rd

1993Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow

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

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

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

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

1712The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor.

1992Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV

199125th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker & Vince Gill wins

1965Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher

October 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 3rd

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

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

1931Glenn Hall, Humboldt Saskatchewan, National Hockey League goaltender

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

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)

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

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

October 3rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 3rd

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

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

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

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

October 3rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 3rd

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

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

1226Saint Francis of Assisi (b. 1181)

2004Janet Leigh, American actress, dies at 77

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