Events, Births and Deaths Happening on this Date

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Today is the 276th day of 2023.  There are 89 days left in this year.

Notable Events

President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.
Rebecca L. Felton, D-Ga., became the first woman to be seated in the U.S. Senate. She was appointed to serve out the remaining term of Sen. Thomas E. Watson.
The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes formally changed its name to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
Adolf Hitler declared in a speech in Berlin that Russia had been ''broken'' and would ''never rise again.''
President Roosevelt established the Office of Economic Stabilization and authorized controls on farm prices, rents, wages and salaries.
U.S. troops cracked the Siegfried Line north of Aachen, Germany, during World War II.
Bobby Thomson of the New York Giants hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to win the deciding game of a three-game playoff series against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Known as ''the shot heard 'round the world,'' the homer sent the Giants i
''Captain Kangaroo'' premiered on CBS, and ''The Mickey Mouse Club'' premiered on ABC.
Frank Robinson was named major league baseball's first black manager as he was placed in charge of the Cleveland Indians.
Irish nationalists at the Maze Prison near Belfast, Northern Ireland, ended seven months of hunger strikes that had claimed 10 lives.
West Germany and East Germany ended 45 years of postwar division, declaring the creation of a new unified country.
Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy announced his resignation because of questions about gifts he had received. He was charged with corruption, but was acquitted of all charges in December 1998.
The jury in the O.J. Simpson murder trial found the former football star innocent of the 1994 slayings of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman. (Simpson was later found liable in a civil proceeding.)
Attorney General Janet Reno said she had found no evidence that President Clinton broke the law with White House coffees and overnight stays for big contributors.
Pope John Paul II beatified Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac, the World War II archbishop of Zagreb and a controversial figure because many Serbs and Jews accused him of sympathizing with the Nazis.

Notable Deaths

St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan order, died.
Rembrandt Peale, American painter, writer and portraitist.
Sony co-founder Akio Morita died in Tokyo at age 78.