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Calendar for October 3rd, 2013

Every Year

  • Unity Day (Germany)

  • 1220s

  • Died 1226: St. Francis of Assisi

  • 1860s

  • 1863: President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day

  • 1868: Louisa May Alcott's Little Women first published

  • 1890s

  • Born 1898: Leo McCarey (producer)

  • Born 1899: Gertrude Berg (actress)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1900: Thomas Wolfe (author)

  • 1910s

  • 1914: First Canadian troops left for Britain to fight in World War I

  • Born 1916: James Herriot (author)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1924: Harvey Kurtzman (founding editor of Mad magazine)

  • Born 1925: Gore Vidal (author)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1938: Eddie Cochran (singer)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1941: Chubby Checker (singer)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1951: Dave Winfield (baseball player)

  • Born 1954: Al Sharpton (minister & politician)

  • 1960s

  • 1960: The Andy Griffith Show made its television debut

  • 1961: The Dick Van Dyke Show debuted on television

  • Died 1967: Woody Guthrie (singer)

  • Born 1969: Gwen Stefani (singer)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1976: Seann William Scott (actor)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1984: Ashlee Simpson (singer)

  • Born 1987: Kaci (singer)

  • 1990s

  • 1990: At midnight, East and West Germany were reunited as one nation, the Federal Republic of Germany

  • Died 1998: Roddy McDowall (actor)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2003: William Steig (illustrator for The New Yorker, known as the "King of Cartoons" for his award-winning, best-selling children's books including Shrek)

  • Died 2004: Janet Leigh (actress)

  • 2010s

  • 2010: The comic strip Cathy came to an end after 34 years


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