On This Day In History, 3 October

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World Events Today

  • The Kingdom of Iraq, now the Republic of Iraq, gained independence from the United Kingdom today in 1932, it remains a National Holiday to this day
  • The American football star O J Simpson was acquitted today in 1995, he was on trial for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman
  • Exactly 13 years after being acquitted for the murder of his wife and her friend, the American football star O J Simpson was found guilty of robbery, assault, and kidnapping at a Las Vegas casino today in 2008

Entertainment Events Today

  • The film noir The Maltese Falcon, starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor, premiered in New York today in 1941
  • The television variety show The Mickey Mouse Club aired for the first time today in 1955 on the ABC network
  • The American television sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show aired for the first time today in 1961 on the CBS network

Family Events Today

  • The American golfer Fred Couples, a former World Number 1 and winner of The Masters in 1992, was born today in 1959 in Seattle
  • The English actor Clive Owen, who rose to fame playing the lead role in the British series Chancer, was born today in 1964 in Warwickshire
  • Ronald William George Barker, OBE, better known as the English actor and comedian Ronnie Barker, of Porridge and The Two Ronnies fame, died today in 2005 aged 76

Main Event Today

  • The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act was signed by the United States President George W Bush today in 2008, it provided 700 billion US dollars to support the US financial system

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Boyfriend Day

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