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.

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1863: The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by President Abraham Lincoln. The fourth Thursday of November remained the annual day of Thanksgiving from 1863 until 1939.

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