OnThisDay: October 3rd
1789 - George Washington proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving Day for November 26th
1863 - Abraham Lincoln designated the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day
1913 - US Federal Income Tax signed into law (at 1%)
1920 - NFL (then American Pro Football Association) played first games
1948 - NFL became first sport televised as "sport of the week"
1955 - "Captain Kangaroo" premiered, Good Morning, Captain!
1955 - "Mickey Mouse Club" premiered
1974 - The Watergate trial began
1990 - East Germany & West Germany merged to become Germany. The Berlin Wall fell!
1995 - O.J. Simpson wrongly declared innocent in the murder of his former wife Nicole & her friend Ronald Goldman
2002 - With five dead in one day, Washington, DC authorites begin the search for the "Beltway Sniper"
Notable Birthdays for October 3rd:
Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac)
Tommy Lee (Motley Crue)
Keb 'Mo' (Blues singer)