On this day: October 3

POSTED: 10:53 PM PDT Oct 02, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Oct 02, 2014 

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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Library of Congress

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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