Today in history
Oct 3 1955
In a banner day for children's television, Captain Kangaroo premieres on CBS and The Mickey Mouse Club on ABC. We sure do miss Talent Round-Up Day.
Oct 3 1963
Hurricane Flora strikes southern Haiti, leaving 5,000 dead. Two days later, the storm moves on to Cuba, where it slays another 1,750. In all, Flora leaves 7,190 bodies in its wake.
Oct 3 1990
The German Democratic Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany are finally reunited after a 45-year separation. "Two Germanies, fine -- three would be better."
Oct 3 1995
A jury of his "peers" finds Orenthal James Simpson not guilty. Later, OJ resumes his golfing career while hunting for The Real Killers.
Oct 3 1996
Doreen Lioy marries death row inmate Richard Ramirez ("The Night Stalker") in a ceremony in the visiting room at San Quentin Prison. Sadly, the newlyweds are disallowed conjugal visits.