On This Day: October 03rd

This is 277th day of the year and 89 days remain in the year.

in history
St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan order, died.
President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.
Rebecca L. Felton became the first woman U.S. Senator when she was appointed to serve out the term of Senator Thomas E. Watson.
The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes formally changed its name to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
Captain Kangaroo and The Mickey Mouse Club premiered on television.
Frank Robinson was named the first African-American manager in major league baseball.
East Germany and West Germany united to become Germany, 45 years after being split into two countries at the end of World War II.
October 03 Birthdays
Thomas Wolfe1900—1938, American novelist, b. Asheville, N.C.
Gore Vidalwriter
Dave Winfieldbaseball player
Stevie Ray Vaughanblues musician
Tommy Leerock musician
Clive Owenactor
Gwen Stefanisinger
James Herriotwriter
Pierre Bonnardpainter and illustrator
John RossNative American chief
Neve Campbellactress
Al Sharpton, Jr.civil rights activist and minister

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