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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/french-and-americans-cut-off-british-supplies-at-gloucester


Automotive
1961 : UAW walks out on Ford
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/uaw-walks-out-on-ford


Civil War
1862 : North and South clash at the Second Battle of Corinth
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-corinth


Cold War
1990 : East and West Germany reunite after 45 years
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/east-and-west-germany-reunite-after-45-years


Crime
2011 : Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned in Italy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/amanda-knox-murder-conviction-overturned-in-italy


Disaster
2005 : Hurricane Stan bears down on Mexico
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hurricane-stan-bears-down-on-mexico


General Interest
1932 : Iraq wins independence
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/iraq-wins-independence

1952 : Britain successfully tests A-bomb
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/britain-successfully-tests-a-bomb

1981 : Maze hunger strike called off
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/maze-hunger-strike-called-off


Hollywood
1964 : Clive Owen born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/clive-owen-born


Literary
1895 : The Red Badge of Courage is published
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-red-badge-of-courage-is-published


Music
1967 : Writer, singer and folk icon Woody Guthrie dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-army-hangs-four-modoc-indians-for-the-murder-of-a-civil-war-hero


Presidential
1863 : Lincoln proclaims official Thanksgiving holiday
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-proclaims-official-thanksgiving-holiday


Sports
1951 : The shot heard round the world
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-shot-heard-round-the-world


Vietnam War
1967 : Operation Wallowa commences
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-wallowa-commences

1968 : Twenty-four die in Army helicopter accident
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/twenty-four-die-in-army-helicopter-accident


World War I
1917 : War Revenue Act passed in U.S.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/war-revenue-act-passed-in-us


World War II
1942 : Germany conducts first successful V-2 rocket test
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germany-conducts-first-successful-v-2-rocket-test
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