Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Today in History....October 3

On this day in …

* 1863, President Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day

* 1941, Adolf Hitler, ym"sh, declared in a speech in Berlin that Russia had been "broken" and would "never rise again."

* 1951, the New York Giants captured the National League pennant as Bobby Thomson hit a three-run homer off the Brooklyn Dodgers' Ralph Branca in the "shot heard 'round the world"

* 1995, the jury in the O.J. Simpson murder trial announced its verdicts, finding the former football star not guilty of the 1994 slayings of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman (however, Simpson was later found liable in a civil trial)

* 1997, Attorney General Janet Reno said Justice Department investigators had no evidence President Clinton had violated the law with White House coffees and overnight stays for big contributors.
However, Reno did extend a probe of Vice President Al Gore's telephone fundraising

* 2002, five people were shot to death in the Washington, D.C., area within a 14-hour period, sparking the hunt for the "Beltway Sniper"

* 2006, North Korea triggered global alarm by saying it would conduct a nuclear test, but the North also said it was committed to nuclear disarmament, suggesting a willingness to negotiate

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