Friday, October 3, 2014

Today in History: Friday, October 03, 2014

AP Highlight in History: 
On Oct. 3, 2008, the House gave final Congressional approval to a revised $700 billion bailout of the financial industry.
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On this date in:
1863President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day.
1929The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes changed its name to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
1925Author Gore Vidal was born in West Point, N.Y.
1941Adolf Hitler declared in a speech in Berlin that Russia had been "broken" and would "never rise again."
1951Bobby Thomson hit the "shot heard 'round the world" – a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of a playoff game at the Polo Grounds – to send the New York Giants into the World Series.
Audio LinkSportscaster Russ Hodges: "The Giants win the pennant!"
1955"Captain Kangaroo" premiered on CBS and "The Mickey Mouse Club" premiered on ABC.
1960"The Andy Griffith Show" premiered on CBS.
1961"The Dick Van Dyke Show" premiered on CBS.
1974The Cleveland Indians hired Frank Robinson as major league baseball's first black manager.
1981Irish nationalists at the Maze Prison near Belfast, Northern Ireland, ended seven months of hunger strikes that had claimed 10 lives.
1990West Germany and East Germany ended 45 years of postwar division, declaring the creation of a new unified country.
1992Barack Obama married Michelle Robinson at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.
1995A jury found ex-football player O.J. Simpson innocent of murder in the 1994 slayings of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman.
AP Photo/Myung Chun
2002Five people were killed in random shootings in the Washington, D.C., area within a 14-hour period. Authorities began to search for the "Beltway Sniper."
2003A tiger attacked magician Roy Horn of the duo "Siegfried & Roy" during a performance in Las Vegas, leaving him partially paralyzed.
2005President George W. Bush nominated White House counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. (Miers withdrew three weeks later.)
2009Maine voters voted to repeal a state law that would have allowed same-sex couples to marry.
2011An Italian appeals court freed Amanda Knox of Seattle after four years in prison, tossing murder convictions against Knox and an ex-boyfriend in the stabbing of their British roommate.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Rock singer Gwen Stefani (No Doubt) turns 45 years old today.
AP Photo/Evan Agostini
Marques HaynesBasketball Hall of Famer88
RoyMagician (Siegfried & Roy)70
Lindsey BuckinghamRock musician (Fleetwood Mac)65
Keb' Mo'Blues singer63
Dave WinfieldBaseball Hall of Famer63
Dennis EckersleyBaseball Hall of Famer60
Al SharptonCivil rights activist60
Jack WagnerActor55
Tommy LeeRock musician (Motley Crue)52
Clive OwenActor50
Janel MoloneyActress ("The West Wing")45
Neve CampbellActress41
India.ArieR&B singer39
Seann William ScottActor38
Ashlee SimpsonSinger, actress30
Rock singer Chubby Checker turns 73 years old today.
AP Photo/Chris Pizzello
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