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Notable Historical Events for October 3rd

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

1985Pope John Paul II declares Titus Brandsma divine

1982Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

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

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

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

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

1993Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 3rd

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)

1931Glenn Hall, Humboldt Saskatchewan, National Hockey League goaltender

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)

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

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

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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

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

1944Comedian Jerry Lewis marries singer Patti Palmer

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on October 3rd

1226Saint Francis of Assisi (b. 1181)

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

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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