TODAY IN HISTORY - 10/3:

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.
1863 - Lincoln designates last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day
1872 - Bloomingdale's department store in NY opens
1991 - 25th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker & Vince Gill wins

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1916 - James Herriot [Alfred Wight], Sunderland, County Durham, veterinarian/novelist (All Creatures Great and Small), (d. 1995)
1988 - "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (20) weds musician Danny Keough (23) at the Church of Scientology
1992 - LeVar Burton weds Stephanie Cozart
1992 - Future US President Barack Obama (31) weds fellow lawyer Michelle Robinson (28)


GOODBYE TO:

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