On this day: October 3

Published On: Oct 03 2012 12:53:54 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 03 2014 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 - Akio Morita
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1999: Japanese businessman Akio Morita, who co-founded Sony along with Masaru Ibuka in 1946, dies of pneumonia at age 78 in Tokyo, Japan.

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