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 This day in History - October 3
403 Historic Events for October 3
1987

USSR performs underground nuclear test

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1988

26th Space Shuttle Mission, Discovery 7 returns to Earth after 4-days

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1988

Criterion Center Theater opens at Broadway bet 44th and 45th Sts NYC

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1988

WBMW-FM, Wash DC changes calls to WJFK and begins airing Howard Stern

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1988

Franz Josef Strauss, German FR min of defense (1956-62), dies at 73

Death
1988

Generoso Pope Jr, National Enquirer owner, dies at 61

Death
1988

Lebanese kidnappers release Mithileshwar Singh (held for 30 months)

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1989

Joseph Wybran, Belgian physician/Jews foreman, murdered

Death
1989

Panamanian Defense Force attempted coup of Manuel Noriega fails

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1990

Stefano Casiraghi, Princess Caroline of Monaco husband, dies at 30

Death
1990

East Germany and West Germany merge to become Germany

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1990

George Brett becomes 1st to lead league in batting in 3 decades

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1990

Tiger Cecil Fielder becomes 11th, to hit 50 HRs (and 51st)

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1990

Eleanor Steber, eminent American soprano dies in Langhorne, PA

Death
1990

Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records

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1991

25th Country Music Assn Award:

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1991

Max Cantor, journalist, dies

Death
1992

Atlanta Braves win franchise record 98th game (old record 95 in 1957)

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1992

LeVar Burton weds Stephanie Cozart

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1992

Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV

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1992

Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on SNL

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1992

Toronto Blue Jays win AL East title

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1993

JH Scheps, Dutch MP (Social Democratic), dies at 93

Death
1993

Somali General Aidids arm forces kill 18 US Rangers

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1993

Giants need to beat Dodgers to force a playoff game with Braves for NL West title, but Dodgers destroy Giants 12-1, Giants end year 103-59

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