On this day: October 3

POSTED: 10:53 PM PDT Oct 02, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Oct 02, 2015 

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 - Myles Standish
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1656: Myles Standish, an English military officer hired by the Pilgrims as military advisor for Plymouth Colony, dies at the age of 72 in Duxbury, Massachusetts. One of the passengers on the Mayflower, Standish was elected the first commander of the Plymouth Colony militia in 1621 and continued to be re-elected to the position for the rest of his life. He also served as an agent of the colony in England and as an assistant governor and treasurer for the colony during his life.


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