October 3: An Important Day In History

History is made every day. But even by that standard, October 3 stands out as an especially eventful day.

Set aside the fact that it was on this day in 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of Thanksgiving. Or that in 1964, the first buffalo wings were made at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York. Or that in 2003, Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy was attacked by one of their show tigers.

Here are five of the more significant recent events that took place on October 3:

1974: Baseball racial barriers are broken

1990: Germany becomes one again

1993: Black Hawk helicopters are shot down

1995: O.J. Simpson is acquitted / 2008: O.J. Simpson is convicted

2008: TARP bails out America

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