Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
October 3rd

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-2333*-BC- Tangun establishes kingdom of Chosun (Korea) (legendary)Ref: 5
1430*Jews are expelled from Eger Bohemia.Ref: 5
1789*President Washington proclaims the 1st national Thanksgiving Day on Nov 26.Ref: 5
1804*The first "supreme court" (as it is called in some old works) is convened within Xenia (Ohio) limits. (Ref: The Herald-Advisor Magazine Section, p. 2, 9/8/1935) 
1824*U.S. signs first treaty with South American Country-Republic of Colombia.Ref: 10
1861*Brigadier General Dan Sickles accepts command of the 2nd ("Excelsior") Brigade, Hooker's Division, Army of the Potomac. Ref 
1863*President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.Ref: 70
1865*John "Red" Kelly, father of Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly, personally registers his eighth and last child, Grace, in Campions store in Avenel. 
1875*Hebrew Union College was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio under Jewish auspices. It was the first Jewish college in America to train men for the rabbinate.Ref: 5
1876*John L. Routt, the Colorado Territory governor, is elected the first state governor of Colorado in the Centennial year of the U.S.Ref: 2
1879*(White River Massacre) A cavalry company of 45 black soldiers exchanged fire with Ute Indians.Ref: 70
1901*The Victor Talking Machine Company was incorporated on this day. After a merger with Radio Corporation of America, RCA-Victor became the leader in phonographs and many of the records played on them. The famous Victrola phonograph logo, with Nipper the dog, and the words “His Master’s Voice”, appeared on all RCA-Victor phonographs and record labels.Ref: 4
1904*Mary McLeod Bethune opens Daytona Normal & Industrial School.Ref: 5
1906 The first conference on wireless telegraphy in Berlin adopts SOS as warning signal.Ref: 2
1906*One of the nation’s pioneer retailers, W.T. Grant, opened a 25-cent department store on this day.Ref: 4
1913*Federal Income Tax signed into law (at 1%).Ref: 5
1914 A national flag day was held for the Belgian Relief Fund in England (this was probably the world's first flag day)Ref: 62
1918*Boris becomes king of Bulgaria.Ref: 5
1918*Czar Ferdinand of Bulgaria abdicates throne.Ref: 10
1922*Rebecca L. Felton, D-Ga., became the first woman to be seated in the U.S. Senate. She was appointed to serve out the remaining term of Sen. Thomas E. Watson.Ref: 70
1929 The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes formally changed its name to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.Ref: 5
1929*The Church of Scotland merged with the United Free Church of Scotland, retaining the name Church of Scotland. Though it maintains an official state connection, its ecclesiastical government is presbyterian (elder-led) in nature.Ref: 5
1940*U.S. Army adopts airborne, or parachute, soldiers. Airborne troops were later used in World War II for landing troops in combat and infiltrating agents into enemy territory.Ref: 2
1940*Vichy France passes its own version of the Nuremberg Laws.Ref: 35
1941*The MAUD Committee Final Report reaches the US through official channels.Ref: 91
1942*President Roosevelt established the Office of Economic Stabilization and authorized controls on farm prices, rents, wages and salaries.Ref: 70
1942*Germany conducts the first successful test flight of a V-2 missile, which flies perfectly over a 118-mile course.Ref: 2
1945*World Federation of Trade Unions formed; CIO a member.Ref: 5
1952*The first British atomic bomb testRef: 62
1955*Soviet battleship "Novorossiisk" strikes WW II mine in Baltic Sea.Ref: 5
1959*Postal codes introduced to Britain.Ref: 10
1960*SF's White House dept store first to accept BankAmericard.Ref: 5
1968*Military coup overthrows Pres Fernando Bela£nde Terry in Peru.Ref: 5
1968 Student riots in Mexico City.Ref: 10
1974*Watergate trial begins.Ref: 5
1978*Gold hits record $223.50 an ounce in London.Ref: 5
1988*Lebanese kidnappers release Mithileshwar Singh (held for 30 months).Ref: 5
1989*Panamanian Defense Force attempted coup of Manuel Noriega fails.Ref: 5
1990*After 40 years of division, East and West Germany are reunited as one nation.Ref: 2
1991*Nadine Gordimer is named the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. (XDG, p 4A, 10/3/2001)Ref: 83
1991*Arkansas Governor William Clinton enters the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. (XDG, p 4A, 10/3/2001)Ref: 83
1993*(Storming the House of the Soviets) Parliamentary forces attack Ostankino TV and mayor's officeRef: 89
1994*Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy announces his resignation because of questions about gifts he had received. He was charged with corruption, but was acquitted of all charges in December 1998.Ref: 70
1996*Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska is named the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. (XDG, p 4A, 10/3/2001)Ref: 83
1997*Attorney General Janet Reno said she had found no evidence that President Clinton broke the law with White House coffees and overnight stays for big contributors.Ref: 70
1998*Pope John Paul II beatified Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac, the World War II archbishop of Zagreb and a controversial figure because many Serbs and Jews accused him of sympathizing with the Nazis.Ref: 70
2001*The Senate approved an agreement normalizing trade between the United States and Vietnam.Ref: 70
2003*According to the Wall Street Journal, the Nobel Prize in literature went to J.M. Coetzee, a South African novelist whose books emphasize the private consequences of public injustice. (WSJ, p A1, 10/03/2003)Ref: 33
2003*(Mutual Funds) New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer subpoenas Fidelity Investments for information regarding illegal mutual fund trading. (WSJ, p C1, 10/29/2003)Ref: 33
2003*(Columbia Shuttle) NASA delays the first shuttle flight after the Columbia accident from spring 2004 to fall 2004. (USA Today, p 3A, 2/02/2004)Ref: 13
1264*Comet said to predict the death of Pope Urban IV is last seen.Ref: 5
1893*The motor-driven vacuum cleaner is patented by J.S. Thurman of St. Louis, MO.Ref: 4
1922*First facsimile photo send over city telephone lines, Washington, DC.Ref: 5
1947*First telescope lens 200" (508 cm) in diameter completed.Ref: 5
1952*Engineers at Bing Crosby Enterprises in Los Angeles CA make first video recording on magnetic tape.Ref: 5
1962*Walter M. Schirra makes his 9:13:11, 6 orbit flight in Sigma 7.Ref: 5
1967*Major William J. Knight pilots the X-15 to a record speed of 7,297 KPH/4,534 MPH/Mach 6.72.Ref: 50
1972*Spaceflight 71-2 launched; first flexible substrate photovoltaicRef: 5
1985*21st Shuttle Mission (51J)-Atlantis 1-all-military flight launched.Ref: 5
1988*26th Space Shuttle Mission, Discovery 7 returns to Earth after 4-daysRef: 5
1739 Russia signs a treaty with the Turks, ending a three-year conflict between the two countries.Ref: 2
1776*Congress borrows five million dollars to halt the rapid depreciation of paper money in the colonies.Ref: 2
1862*At the Battle of Corinth, in MS, a Union army defeats the Confederates.Ref: 2
1866 Treaty of Vienna ends war between Austria and Italy.Ref: 10
1917*War Revenue Act; graduated income tax authorized. 
1918*Germans and Austrians send notes to Wilson requesting an armistice. 
1935 Italy invades Ethiopia.Ref: 10
1940*Vichy France passes its own version of the Nuremberg Laws.Ref: 35
1941*Adolf Hitler declared in a speech in Berlin that Russia had been "broken" and would "never rise again."Ref: 70
1944*U.S. troops cracked the Siegfried Line north of Aachen, Germany, during World War II.Ref: 70
1944*German troops evacuate Athens, Greece.Ref: 2
1919*(Black Sox) Chicago wins the third game of the World Series 3 to 0.Ref: 87
1920*NFL (then American Pro Football Association) plays first games.Ref: 5
1937*In the season finale, Hank Greenberg gets the only ribbie as Detroit defeats the Indians, 1-0. The twenty-six year old Tiger first baseman finishes the season with 183 RBIs, just one shy of Lou Gehrig's 1931American League record.Ref: 1
1947*With only 1 out to go, Yankee Floyd Beven gives up a double breaking his world series no-hit bid, it scored 2 runs & he lost the game (World Series #44).Ref: 5
1948*NFL becomes first sport televised as sport of the week.Ref: 5
1951*"The Shot Heard 'Round the World". After trailing the Dodgers by 13 1/2 games on Aug. 11, manager Leo Durocher's troops rattled off 16 straight victories and won 37 of their final 44 regular-season contests to force a tie with Brooklyn. The three-game playoff is tied at 1-1, with the Giants trailing 4-2 with one out and two on in the bottom of the ninth, Dodger pitcher Don Newcomb removed himself from the game in favor of the reliever Ralph Branca. "Brooklyn leads it, 4-2. Hartung down the line at third, not taking any chances. Lockman without too big of a lead at second, but he'll be running like the wind if Thomson hits one. Branca throws. There's a long drive. It's gonna be, I believe — The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! Bobby Thomson hits into the lower deck of the left-field stands! The Giants win the pennant! And they're going crazy! They're going crazy! Oh-ho!" Ref 
1960*Yanks win 8-7, ending season on a 15 game win streak.Ref: 5
1962*At Dodger Stadium, the Giants win the rubber game of the National League playoffs beating Los Angeles, 6-3 as Don Larsen gets the win in relief of Juan Marichal. Thanks to the extended season, Maury Wills sets a major league record for the most games played in a season appearing in 165 games.Ref: 1
1965*On the last day of the season, Giants' outfielder Willie Mays hits his 52nd HR to break the franchise record he established in 1955. The 'Say Hey Kid's' league leading home run is given up by Reds hurler Billy McCool as San Francisco defeats Cincinnatti at Candlestick Park, 6-3.Ref: 1
1965*Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher.Ref: 5
1970*Baseball umpires call their first strike.Ref: 5
1971*Billie Jean King became first female athlete to win $100,000.Ref: 5
1972*Steve Carlton wins 27th game for Phillies (almost half of their 59 wins).Ref: 5
1974*Frank Robinson signs a $175,000 contract to manage and play for the Cleveland Indians. He will become the first black manager in major league history.Ref: 1
1976*On the last day of the season, George Brett noses out KS City teammate Hal McRae (.333 vs .332) for the AL batting title. The deciding hit, an inside-the-park HR, is really a misplayed line drive leading McRae to believe the lack of effort was intentional.Ref: 1
1976*Appearing as the designated hitter, Brewer Henry Aaron gets an infield single of Tiger hurler Dave Roberts in his last major league at-bat. 'Hammerin' Hank' will be the last major leaguer to appear in a big league game who also played in the Negro Leagues.Ref: 1
1976*Chicago Cub Bill Madlock goes 4-for-4 against Expos on final day of season to clinch NL batting title with .339 mark.Ref: 86
1981*Mike Weaver (of Galveston TX) outpoints James 'Quick' Tillis (of Tulsa OK) in Rosemont to retain the WBA heavyweight boxing title.Ref: 97
1981*In the final game of a strike-interrupted season, Montreal Expos' Wallace Johnson's 2-run triple off Mets' relief pitcher Neil Allen leads the Expos to the 1981 second-half NL East title.Ref: 86
1981*Marvelous Marvin Hagler successfully defends his middleweight boxing title against Mustafa Hamso at Rosemont when the referee stops the fight in the 7th round.Ref: 97
1982 Cox 4 rowing record set at 12:52 for 99 miles (Geneva, Switzerland).Ref: 5
1982*On the last day of the season, the Brewers celebrate their AL East title clinching victory on the field at Memorial Stadium after beating the Orioles,10-2 to edge Baltimore by one game in the final standings. The 51,642 hometown fans, although disappointed by the results, stay after the game and give retiring manager a heartfelt, tremendous 45-minute series of ovations for his 15-year tenure as the Birds' skipper.Ref: 1
1982*Record 11,763 start a 186 mile cross-country race near Stockholm.Ref: 5
1982*Scott Weiland runs Detroit marathon backwards in less than 5 hours.Ref: 5
1987 Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, ChileRef: 5
1989*Art Shell becomes the first African American to coach a professional football team, the Los Angeles Raiders.Ref: 2
1990*George Brett is the 1st player to win a batting title in 3 different decades.Ref: 5
1990*Tiger Cecil Fielder becomes 11th, to hit 50 HRs (& 51st).Ref: 5
1992*Juan Guzman gets the win as the Toronto Blue Jays clinch their fourth AL East Title.Ref: 86
1993*Despite winning a 103 games, the Giants are eliminated from the Western Division race as the Dodgers derail their division dreams, 12-1. Catcher Mike Piazza, who will be named the league's Rookie of the Year, hits two HRs in the game.Ref: 1
1993*Eighty-three year old Mel Harder throws the ceremonial 'last' pitch at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. As a member of the 1932 Indian squad, he also had thrown the park's first pitch.Ref: 1
1993*Toronto Blue Jay Roberto Alomar goes 3-5 to move into third place (.326) in the AL batting race to finish behind teammates John Olerud (.363) and Paul Molitor (.332). It is the first time in 100 years that teammates had finished 1-2-3 in the batting race.Ref: 86
1993*The Colorado Rockies conclude their inaugural season with the most wins by an NL expansion club. Andres Galarraga wins the batting title, the first won by an expansion player and Venezuelan native.Ref: 86
1993*The Kansas City Royals defeat the Rangers, 4-1, before 41,039 at the final game in Arlington Stadium history. Arlington Stadium closes its doors after hosting major league baseball for 22 years.Ref: 86
1995*The Yankees, Indians, Reds and Braves win first games ever played in divisional playoffs including wild cards.Ref: 1
1996*Tropicana Field is born. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Tropicana Dole Beverages North America, of nearbyBradenton, FL, announce an agreement to rename the ThunderDome. The City of St. Petersburg receives more than $13 million as a result of the agreement.Ref: 86
1997*The Florida Marlins complete a Division Series sweep with a 6-2 win in San Francisco.Ref: 86
1999*Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire hits #65 and his final homer of the season passing Ted Williams and Willie McCovey to move into the tenth spot on the all-time career HR list with 522 round trippers.Ref: 1
1999*In the final regular-season game ever to be played at the Astrodome, Mike Hampton (22-4) beats the Dodgers, 9-4. The victory clinches the division title as the Astros finish one game ahead of the Reds in the National League Central.Ref: 1
2000*Against the Braves, Cardinal rookie starter Rick Ankiel sets a modern day major league record by uncorking five wild pitches in the third inning of Game 1 of NLDS. He joins Buffalo's Bert Cunningham who accomplished the same feat in the first inning in an 1890 Players League contest.Ref: 1
2001*Barry Bonds walks three times breaking Babe Ruth's major league record of 170 base on balls. Astro reliever Nelson Cruz gives up the historic walk in the sixth.Ref: 1
2002*The ax continues to drop as a total of six managers have been fired since the end of the regular season three days ago. Jerry Royster (Brewers) joins Bobby Valentine (Mets) and Jerry Narron (Rangers) who were dismissed yesterday as well as Bruce Kimm (Cubs), Luis Pujols (Tigers) and Hal McRae (Devil Rays) who were let go earlier in the week.Ref: 1
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) The Reverend Increase Mather, President of Harvard College and father to Cotton Mather, publishes his "Cases of Conscience Concerning Evil Spirits," which effectively brought an end to the Salem Witch Trials which had begun earlier this year.Ref: 5
1888 First performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Yeoman of the Guard" in London.Ref: 10
1941 The Maltese Falson, starring Humphrey Bogart as detective Sam Spade, opens.Ref: 2
1945*Stan Kenton and his orchestra recorded Painted Rhythm for Capitol Records.Ref: 4
1946 Dennis Day started his own radio show on NBC. Dennis, a popular tenor featured on The Jack Benny Show, played the same naive young bachelor he played on the Benny show. A Day in the Life of Dennis Day aired for five years.Ref: 4
1949*WERD, first black-owned radio station, opens in Atlanta.Ref: 5
1950*First black lead (Ethel Waters) on TV (Beulah).Ref: 5
1951*CBS-TV presented the first coast-to-coast telecast of a prize fight. The telecast saw Dave Sands kick Carl ‘Bobo’ Olson’s butt for the middleweight boxing crown at Soldier Field, Chicago.Ref: 4
1954*"Father Knows Best" premiers on CBS-TV.Ref: 4
1955*Walt Disney premiers The Mickey Mouse Club on ABC-TV.Ref: 4
1955 LIFE magazine’s cover displayed Hollywood’s most handsome bachelor, Rock Hudson.Ref: 4
1955*"Captain Kangaroo" premiers on CBS-TV.Ref: 4
1960*"The Andy Griffith Show" premiered on CBS-TV.Ref: 6
1961*"Dick Van Dyke Show" premieres on CBS-TV.Ref: 5
1961*"Mr Ed" premieres.Ref: 5
1962*The play, Stop the World, I Want to Get Off!, opened. Broadway welcomed Anthony Newley to the stage with many standing ovations.Ref: 4
1975*George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in UK.Ref: 5
1980*‘The Boss’, Bruce Springsteen, forgot some of the words to Born to Run before an enthusiastic opening night crowd in Ann Arbor, MI.Ref: 4
1983*Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Say, Say, Say" in UKRef: 5
1986*Two cinema greats, Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas, joined for their first comedic collaboration. Their seventh film together, Tough Guys, was released. The film is best described as a modern Rip Van Winkle story.Ref: 4
1990*Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obscenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records.Ref: 5
2003*Roy Horn (of Siegfried and Roy) is mauled by a tiger during a performance at the Mirage Casino in Las Vegas. Horn, 59, is in critical condition but is expected to recover, however the show has been closed indefinitely. (WSJ, p A13, 10/06/2003)Ref: 33
1605*Li Tzu-ch'eng Chinese revolutionary, dethroned last Ming emperor, is born.Ref: 5
1790*John Ross, American Cherokee leader, is born.Ref: 70
1800*George Bancroft, historian, known as the "Father of American History" for his 10-volume A History of the United States, is born.Ref: 2
1803*John Gorrie inventor (cold-air process of refrigeration), is born.Ref: 68
1804*Townsend Harris first Western consul to reside in Japan, is born.Ref: 5
1814*Mikhail (Yurevich) Lermontov Russia, romantic poet/novelist (Demon), is born.Ref: 5
1832*Birth of Carolina (aka Lina Sandell) Berg, hymnwriter. Known as the "Fanny Crosby of Sweden," her most enduring songs which survive today are: "Day by Day (And With Each Passing Moment)" and "Children of the Heavenly Father."Ref: 5
1844*Sir Patrick Manson, Scottish physician "Father of tropical medicine", is born.Ref: 5
1854*William Crawford Gorgas US, Surgeon-Gen, help cure yellow fever, is born.Ref: 5
1859*Elenora Duse Italy, actress (Hedda Gabler), is born.Ref: 5
1867*Pierre Bonnard, French painterRef: 70
1873*Emily Post, the American authority on proper etiquette, is born.Ref: 68
1886*Henri Alain-Fournier French novelist (Le Grand Meaulnes), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Carl von Ossietzky Germany, journalist, pacifist (Nobel 1935), is born.Ref: 5
1897 Louis Aragon, is born.Ref: 10
1898 Leo McCarey, is born.Ref: 10
1899*Gertrude Berg Harlem NYC, actress (Molly Goldberg-The Goldbergs), is born.Ref: 5
1900*Jay Irving NYC, cartoonist (Draw Me a Laugh), is born.Ref: 5
1900*Thomas Clayton Wolfe, American novelist (Look Homeward Angel) not to be confused with American novelist Tom Wolfe (The Right Stuff), is born.Ref: 2
1904*Charles Pedersen UK, biochemist (Nobel 1987), is born.Ref: 5
1905 Dolores Del Rio is born.Ref: 10
1911*Michael Hordern England, actor (Friar Domingo-Shogun), is born.Ref: 5
1916*James Herriot (James Alfred Wight) veterinarian, author: All Creatures Great and Small; is born.Ref: 4
1923*Stanislaw Skrowaczewski Lwow Poland, conductor (Die Zauberfl”te), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Harvey Kurtzman, cartoonist; founder of Mad magazine; is born.Ref: 4
1925*Gore Vidal writer/playwright (Myra Breckinridge, Lincoln), is born.Ref: 68
1928*Erik Bruhn, Copenhagen Denmark, dancer (Natl Ballet of Canada), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Andy Hebenton hockey: NHL: NY Rangers, Boston BruinsRef: 4
1931*Glenn Hall Hockey Hall of Famer: goalie: Detroit Red Wings: Calder Trophy [1955-56]; Chicago Black Hawks: Stanley Cup winner [1961], Vezina Trophy [1963]; St. Louis: Vezina Trophy: 1967, 1969], is born.Ref: 4
1933*Neale Fraser tennis champion: Wimbledon [1960], U.S. Open [1959, 1960], is born.Ref: 4
1934*Harold Henning golf: turned pro: 1953, joined PGA Tour: 1955, champ: Texas Open [1966], PGA Tour career earnings: $217,047; joined Senior Tour: 1984, champ: Seiko/Tucson Match Play [1985], GTE Classic [1988], 1991 First of America Classic [1991], Senior PGA Tour career earnings: $2,942,073, is born.Ref: 4
1934*Madlyn Rhue Wash DC, actress (Bracken's World, Executive Suite), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Charles M Duke Jr Charlotte NC, Brig Gen USAF/astronaut (Apol 16), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Abdon Pamich Italy, 50K walker (Olympic-gold-1964), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Jim Perry pitcher (Cy Young Award 1970), is born.Ref: 68
1936*Steve Reich NYC, composer (My Name is), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Eli Jacobs baseball owner (Baltimore Orioles), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Eddie (Ray Edward) Cochran, Okla City, rocker (C'Mon Everybody), is born.Ref: 5
1939*James Darren Phila, actor/singer (Gidget, Diamond Head), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Alan O’Day songwriter: Angie Baby, Rock and Roll Heaven; singer: Undercover Angel, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Jean Ratelle NHL center (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Chubby Checker (Ernest Evans) singer: The Twist, Pony Time, Let’s Twist Again, The Fly, Limbo Rock, Slow Twistin’ [w/Dee Dee Sharp], is born.Ref: 4
1941*Michael Gallagher skier: Olympic Men’s Skiing/Cross Country [1968, 1972], is born.Ref: 4
1944*Roy (Roy Uwe Ludwig Horn), illusionist: Siegfried & Roy, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Jack Gregory football: Cleveland Browns, NY Giants, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Viktor Saneyev USSR, triple jumper (Olympic-3 gold/1 silv-1968-80), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Bob Dotson St Louis Mo, newscaster (Primetime Sunday), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Lindsey Buckingham rocker (Fleetwood Mac-Rumours, Tusk), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Lindsey Buckingham musician: guitar: group: Fleetwood Mac, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Pamela Hensley, Glendale CA, actress (Buck Rogers in 25th Century), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Kathryn D Sullivan Paterson NJ, PhD/astro (STS 41-G, 28, 31, 45), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Dave (David Mark) Winfield Baseball Hall of Famer: SD Padres [all-star: 1977-1980], NY Yankees [World Series: 1981/all-star: 1981-1988], California Angels, Toronto Blue Jays [World Series: 1992], Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians, is born.Ref: 4
1954*Dennis (Lee) Eckersley baseball: pitcher: Cleveland Indians [all-star: 1977], Boston Red Sox [all-star: 1982], Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics [World Series: 1988, 1989, 1990/all-star: 1988-1992/Cy Young Award: 1992/Baseball Writers’ Award: 1992], SL Cardinals, is born.Ref: 4
1954*Stevie Ray Vaughan, Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, is born.Ref: 4
1956*Hart Bochner actor (Supergirl, Die Hard), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Fred Couples golf champion: Masters [1992], is born.Ref: 4
1959*Jack Wagner rocker/actor (General Hospital, Santa Barbara), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Tommy Lee (Bass) musician: drums: group: Motley Crue, is born.Ref: 4
1963*Patrick Flatley Ontario, right winger (NY Islanders, Oly-4 gold-1988), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Shane Butterworth actor (Timmy-Bad News Bears)Ref: 5
1226*St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan order, dies in a small chapel at Portiuncula.Ref: 70
1656*Myles Standish Plymouth Colony leader, dies (birth date unknown).Ref: 5
1690*Robert Barclay, English-born American Quaker leader, dies at age 41.Ref: 70
1763*King Augustus III of Poland dies.Ref: 10
1838 Black Hawk dies.Ref: 10
1860*Rembrandt Peale, American painter, writer and portraitist, dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1867*Elias Howe inventor: patented the lock stitch sewing machine; dies at age 48.Ref: 4
1873*Captain Jack and three other Modoc Indians are hanged in Oregon for the murder of General Edward Canby.Ref: 2
1896*William Morris poet, artist, socialist reformer; dies at age 62.Ref: 4
1910*Lucy Hobbs Taylor, first US woman dentist (1866), dies.Ref: 4
1928*French sub "Ondine" sinks returning to Toulon, drowning 42.Ref: 5
1931*Carl Nielsen composer: Maskarade; conductor: Danish Royal Opera [1908-1914]; director: Royal Conservatory [Copenhagen, 1915]; dies at age 66.Ref: 4
1936*(Heisman Trophy) John William Heisman, the coach who revolutionized the game of college football, dies.Ref: 70
1937*E. W. Howe, American editor, essayist and novelist, dies at age 84.Ref: 70
1952 Baha Alchesay (Apache Chief) dies.Ref: 10
1953*Florence Sabin, American anatomist, dies at age 81.Ref: 9
1958*George Kennedy Bell, English Anglican bishop of Chichester, dies at age 75.Ref: 70
1959*William Bishop actor (Steve-It's a Great Life), dies at 42.Ref: 5
1965*Zachary Scott (Zachary Thomson Scott, Jr.) actor: Flamingo Road, The Young One, The Southerner, Appointment in Honduras, Spotlight Playhouse; dies at age 51.Ref: 5
1967*Woodrow Wilson "Woodie" Guthrie, folk singer, dies at age 55.Ref: 68
1967*Sir Malcolm Sargent, English orchestra conductor, dies at age 72.Ref: 70
1974*Bundy victim (?) Nancy Wilcox disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah.Ref: 5
1979*Charles White artist, dies at 61 in Los Angeles.Ref: 5
1979*Claudia Jennings playmate (Nov, 1969)/actress, dies at 29.Ref: 5
1981 Irish nationalists at the Maze Prison near Belfast, Northern Ireland, ended seven months of hunger strikes that had claimed 10 lives.Ref: 70
1982*Vivien Merchant (Ada Thomson), English actress, dies.Ref: 68
1983*John K.M. McCaffery TV host (One Minute Please), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1985*Maurice Copeland actor (Ralph-Those Young Charmings), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1985*Charles Collingwood, journalist: CBS news correspondent from WWII thru Viet Nam, dies at age 68.Ref: 4
1986*Soviet Yankee-class sub sinks off NC, 3 dieRef: 5
1986*Vince (Vincent Paul) DiMaggio baseball: Boston Bees, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates [all-star: 1943, 1944], Philadelphia Blue Jays, NY Giants, Philadelphia Phillies; older brother of Joe [and Dom] DiMaggio; dies.Ref: 4
1987*Jean (-Marie-Lucien-Pierre) Anouilh, French playwright: Becket, Antigone; dies at age 77.Ref: 4
1988*Generoso Pope Jr National Enquirer owner, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1988 Franz Josef Strauss German FR min of defense (1956-62), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1990*Stefano Casiraghi Princess Caroline of Monaco husband, dies at 30Ref: 5
1998*Roddy (Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude) McDowall Tony Award-winning actor: The Fighting Cock [1960]; Planet of the Apes series, The Poseidon Adventure , The Longest Day, How Green was My Valley, My Friend Flicka, Lassie Come Home; dies.Ref: 4
1999*Sony co-founder Akio Morita, the entrepreneur, engineer and savvy salesman who helped give new meaning to the words "Made in Japan," dies in Tokyo at age 78.Ref: 70
1999 Sony co-founder Akio Morita died in Tokyo at age 78.Ref: 70
2000*Benjamin Orr (Orzechowski) musician: bass guitar, singer: group: The Cars: My Best Friend’s Girl, Just What I Needed, Let’s Go, You Might Think, Magic, Drive, Tonight She Comes; solo: LP: The Lace; dies.Ref: 4
2001*A man aboard a Greyhound bus in TN slashed the driver's throat, causing a crash that killed seven passengers, including the attacker.Ref: 70
2002*(DC Sniper) 7:41AM A Washington DC serial sniper kills his 2nd victim, James Buchanan, age 39, while mowing grass in Montgomery County, MD. (USA Today, p 3A, 10/08/2002)Ref: 13
2002*(DC Sniper) 8:12AM A Washington DC serial sniper kills his 3rd victim, Premkumar Walekar, age 54, while pumping gas in Montgomery County, MD. (USA Today, p 3A, 10/08/2002)Ref: 13
2002*(DC Sniper) 8:37AM A Washington DC serial sniper kills his 4th victim, Sarah Ramos, age 34, near a post office in Montgomery County, MD. (USA Today, p 3A, 10/08/2002)Ref: 13
2002*(DC Sniper) 9:58AM A Washington DC serial sniper kills his 5th victim, Lori Ann Lewis-Rivera, age 25, at a gas station in Montgomery County, MD. (USA Today, p 3A, 10/08/2002)Ref: 13
2002*(DC Sniper) 9:20PM A Washington DC serial sniper kills his 6th victim, Pascal Charlot, age 72, while he was walking in Washington, DC. (USA Today, p 3A, 10/08/2002)Ref: 13
2003*Children's book author and New Yorker illustrator, William Steig, dies in Boston at age 95. (WSJ, p A1, 10/06/2003)Ref: 33

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