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.

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