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Saturday, December 27, 2014

October 3 - This day in History

October 3: General Interest
1995: O.J. Simpson acquitted

At the end of a sensational trial, former football star O.J. Simpson is acquitted of the brutal 1994 double murder of his estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. In the epic 252-day trial, Simpson's "dream team" of lawyers employed creative and controversial methods... read more

American Revolution
1781 : French and Americans cut off British supplies at Gloucester

1961 : UAW walks out on Ford

Civil War
1862 : North and South clash at the Second Battle of Corinth

Cold War
1990 : East and West Germany reunite after 45 years

2011 : Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned in Italy

2005 : Hurricane Stan bears down on Mexico

General Interest
1932 : Iraq wins independence

1952 : Britain successfully tests A-bomb

1981 : Maze hunger strike called off

1964 : Clive Owen born

1895 : The Red Badge of Courage is published

1967 : Writer, singer and folk icon Woody Guthrie dies

Old West
1873 : U.S. Army hangs four Modoc Indians for the murder of a Civil War hero

1863 : Lincoln proclaims official Thanksgiving holiday

1951 : The shot heard round the world

Vietnam War
1967 : Operation Wallowa commences

1968 : Twenty-four die in Army helicopter accident

World War I
1917 : War Revenue Act passed in U.S.

World War II
1942 : Germany conducts first successful V-2 rocket test
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