3 October It Happened Today
1226 Death of St Francis of Assisi.
1867 Death of the American inventor of the sewing machine, Elias Howe.
1906 SOS is established as the international distress call.
1925 Birth of American author Gore Vidal.
1938 Birth of American singer Eddie Cochran.
1941 Birth of American singer Chubby Checker.
1967 Death of American singer Woody Guthrie.
1995 O J Simpson is found not guilty of murdering his ex wife and Ronald Goldman.