Today is Tuesday, October 3, 2017.
1605 Li Tzu-ch'eng, Chinese revolutionary, dethrones last Ming emperor
1803 John Gorrie, invents the cold-air process of refrigeration
1804 Townsend Harris, 1st Western consul to reside in Japan
1916 James Herriot
1925 Gore Vidal, writer.
1941 Chubby Checker, singer
1954 Stevie Ray Vaughan
1972 Kevin Richardson
1973 Neve Campbell
1789 Washington proclaims the 1st national Thanksgiving Day on Nov 26
1863 Lincoln designates the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving
1913 Federal Income Tax is signed into law (at 1%).
1932 Iraq gains full independence from Britain
1942 Launch of the first A-4 (V-2) rocket to altitude of 53 miles
1947 the first 200 inch telescope lens (for Mt Palomar) is completed.
1955 Captain Kangaroo premieres. Good Morning, Captain!
1960 San Francisco's White House department store is first to accept the BankAmericard in lieu of cash.
1967 AF pilot Pete Knight flies the X-15 to a record 4,534 MPH.
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