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 This day in History - October 3
403 Historic Events for October 3
1981

Brewers (since 1970) and Expos (1969) clinch their 1st-ever postseason

Event
1981

Irish Nationalist at Maze Prison near Belfast end 7-mo hunger strike

Event
1981

Mike Weaver beats Quick Tillis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Event
1981

Walter Mehring, writer, dies at 85

Death
1982

Vivien Merchant, actress (Accident, Offense), dies at 53

Death
1982

Roger J J Claessen, Belgian soccer star, dies at 41

Death
1982

Scott Weiland runs Detroit marathon backwards in less than 5 hours

Event
1982

Record 11,763 start a 186 mile cross-country race near Stockholm

Event
1982

Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

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1982

Cox 4 rowing record set at 12:52 for 99 miles (Geneva, Switzerland)

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1982

Milwaukee whips Baltimore 10-2 to win AL East championship

Event
1983

Kurt Kusenberg, writer, dies at 79

Death
1983

John K M McCaffery, TV host (One Minute Please), dies at 69

Death
1983

Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson release "Say, Say, Say" in UK

Event
1985

Pope John Paul II declares Titus Brandsma divine

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1985

Maurice Copeland, actor (Ralph-Those Young Charmings), dies at 74

Death
1985

Charles Collingwood, newscaster (Chronicles), dies at 68

Death
1985

Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) adopts constitution

Event
1985

21st Shuttle Mission (51J)-Atlantis 1-all-military flight launched

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1985

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands adopts constitution

Event
1986

Soviet Yankee-class sub sinks off NC, 3 die

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1986

Baltimore loses assuring Orioles of their 1st last-place finish

Event
1987

Jean Anouilh, French playwright (Ball of the Voleurs), dies at 77

Death
1987

Benito Santiago ends longest catcher/rookie hitting streak at 34

Event
1987

Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, Chile

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