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This Day In History: Oct. 3

This Day in History

1922: After being appointed by the governor of Georgia, Rebecca Felton becomes the nation's first female senator.
1935: The Italian invasion of Ethiopia begins.
1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson signs a bill abolishing the national immigration quota system.
1974: Frank Robinson becomes the first black manager in major league baseball, signing with the Cleveland Indians.
1990: East and West Germany are formally reunified.
1993: President Boris Yeltsin declares a state of emergency in Russia after activists opposed to him rampage in Moscow.
1995: A jury finds former football star O. J. Simpson not guilty of the 1994 murders of his former wife and her companion.

Today's Birthdays

1790: John Ross, Cherokee chief (near Lookout Mountain, western district of NC; died 1866)
1800: George Bancroft, historian (Worcester, MA; died 1891)
1858: Eleonora Duse, Italian actress (Vigevano, Italy; died 1924)
1867: Pierre Bonnard, painter and graphic artist (Fontenay-aux-Roses; died 1947)
1889: Carl von Ossietzky, pacifist and Nobel Peace Prize winner (Hamburg, Germany; died 1938)
1897: Louis Aragon, writer and activist (Paris, France; died 1982)
1900: Thomas Clayton Wolfe, writer (Asheville, NC; died 1938)
1902: Harvey Kurtzman, creator of Mad magazine (Brooklyn, NY; died 1993)
1904: Charles J. Pedersen, American chemist and Nobel laureate (Fusan, Korea; died 1989)
1916: James Herriot, author (Glasgow, Scotland; died 1995)
1925: Gore Vidal, author (West Point, NY)
1928: Erik Bruhn, ballet dancer (Denmark; died 1986)
1941: Chubby Checker, singer/musician (South Philadelphia, PA)
1947: Lindsay Buckingham, singer/songwriter (Palo Alto, CA)
1951: Dave Winfield, baseball player (St. Paul, MN)
1954: Dennis Eckersley, baseball player (Oakland, CA)
1954: Al Sharpton, activist and civil rights leader (New York, NY)
1959: Jack Wagner, actor (Washington, MO)
1962: Tommy Lee, rock musician (Athens, Greece)
1969: Gwen Stefani, rock musician (Anaheim, CA)
1973: Neve Campbell, actress (Ontario, Canada)
1976: India.Arie, musician (Denver, CO)
1979: Shannyn Sossamon, actress (Hawaii)


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