ON THIS DAY - October 3rd:

1849 - American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under mysterious circumstances; it is the last time he is seen in public before his death.
1955 - "Captain Kangaroo" premieres on CBS-TV, Good Morning, Captain!
1955 - "Mickey Mouse Club" premieres
1991 - 25th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker & Vince Gill wins
1995 - OJ Simpson found not guilty in murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1916 - James Herriot [Alfred Wight], Sunderland, County Durham, veterinarian/novelist (All Creatures Great and Small), (d. 1995)
1973 - Neve Campbell, Guelph Ontario, Canadian actress

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1992 - Future US President Barack Obama (31) weds fellow lawyer Michelle Robinson (28)

 

GOODBYE TO:

2004 - Janet Leigh, American actress, dies at 77

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