On this day: October 3

Published On: Oct 03 2012 12:53:54 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 03 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Bobby Thomson hits the "shot heard 'round the world," Woody Guthrie passes away, Germany comes together, and O.J. Simpson is found not guilty, all on this day.

OTD October 3 - Gore Vidal
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1925: Author and political activist Gore Vidal ("Lincoln," "The City and the Pillar," "Myra Breckenridge") is born in West Point, New York. He died of complications from pneumonia at age 86 on July 31, 2012.

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