On this day: October 3

POSTED: 10:53 PM PDT Oct 02, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Oct 02, 2013 

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 - Washington Thanksgiving
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1789: President George Washington proclaims the first nation-wide Thanksgiving celebration in America, marking Nov. 26, 1789, "as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God."

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