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Notable Historical Events for October 3rd

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

1992Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV

42 BCFirst Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar's assassins Brutus and Cassius.

1982Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

1945Elvis Presley's 1st public appearance at the age of 10

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.

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

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

1965Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher

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

October 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 3rd

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

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

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

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

1931Glenn Hall, Humboldt Saskatchewan, National Hockey League goaltender

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)

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

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

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

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

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

2004Janet Leigh, American actress, dies at 77

1226Saint Francis of Assisi (b. 1181)

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

October 3rd Deaths
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