Today is Monday, October 3rd, the 276th day of the year. There are 89
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
Month, Seafood Month, Get Organized Week, Techies Day
Marques Haynes, 96, (World’s Greatest Dribbler, Harlem Globetrotters)
Chubby Checker, 81, singer (The Twist)
Ronnie Laws, 72, jazz saxophonist/guitarist
Dave Winfield, 71, baseball player
Keb’ Mo’, 71, singer
Al Sharpton, 68, TV show host/civil rights activist
Talib Kweli, 48, rapper
India Arie, 47, singer
Anquan Bolden, 42, football player
Gary Neal, 38, basketball player
Courtney Lee, 37, basketball player
ON THIS DATE IN…
1863 – Pres. Lincoln designates last Thursday in November as
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”.
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.