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Today is Saturday, October 3rd, the 277th day of the year.  There are 89

Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton

days remaining until the end of the year and 83 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Clergy Appreciation Month, Computer

Learning Month, Cookie Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month,

Lupus Awareness Month, National Diabetes Month, National Pizza

Month, National Vegetarian Month, National Popcorn Popping

India Arie

India Arie

Month, Seafood Month, Get Organized Week, Techies Day


Marques Haynes, 94, (World’s Greatest Dribbler, Harlem Globetrotters)

Chubby Checker, 79, singer (The Twist)

Ronnie Laws, 70, jazz saxophonist/guitarist

Ethel Waters

Ethel Waters

Dave Winfield, 69, baseball player

Keb’ Mo’, 69, singer

Al Sharpton, 66, TV show host/civil rights activist

Talib Kweli, 46, rapper

India Arie, 45, singer

Anquan Bolden, 40, football player

Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole

Gary Neal, 36, basketball player

Courtney Lee, 35, basketball player




1863 – Pres. Lincoln designates last Thursday in November as

Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson

Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson

Thanksgiving Day.

1904 – Mary McLeod Bethune opens Daytona Normal & Industrial School.

1949 – WERD, 1st black-owned radio station, opens in Atlanta.

1950 – 1st black lead actress, Ethel Waters, on TV (Beulah).

1956 – Nat King Cole becomes the first Black performer to host his own TV show.

1976 – Hank Aaron singles in his last at bat & drives in his 2,297th run.

1983 – Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release “Say, Say, Say”.

O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson

1990 – Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obscenity,

for selling 2 Live Crew rap records.

1995 – O.J. Simpson found not guilty in murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron

Goldman in Los Angeles, California.

2008 – The $700 billion bailout bill for the U.S. financial system is signed by

President George W. Bush.

2008 – O.J. Simpson found guilty of charges of kidnapping and armed robbery.


Being a Libra born on October 3rd, your selflessness, thoughtfulness and seriousness are amongst your most well-known characteristics. Although you do have a sense of humor, you take life very seriously and make goals which you truly intend to meet. You are most comfortable in a social setting and will go to great lengths to provide your friends with help and support. This quality is greatly appreciated by your friends and family, who often turn to you with their problems.

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