On this day ...
A look back to what we've been blogging about on this day in previous years, and to some selected world events too.
2012: Mixed mode travel - Information systems - [read]
For the day ... 3rd October
2011: Busy weekend of contrasts. - [read]
2010: Customer Review - Hotel Room, Melksham - [read]
2009: Abstract classes, Interfaces, PHP and Java - [read]
2008: Calling base class constructors - [read]
2007: Etag in http headers - what is it? - [read]
2006: Why do we still need C? - [read]
2004: On Customer Service - [read]
2003: Ray Horn, of the duo "Siegfried & Roy," was attacked by tiger during a performance. Roy survived the attack after being dragged offstage. The tiger, a 7-year-old male named Montecore, was debuting in his first show.
2001: ESPN began its 10th season of National Hockey League (NHL) coverage.
1995: OJ Simpson verdict: 'Not guilty'. OJ Simpson is found not guilty of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman.
1994: The headquarters of the Haitian pro-army militia was raided by U.S. soldiers.
1990: The Berlin Wall was dismantled eleven months after the borders between East and West Germany were dissolved. The unification of Germany ended 45 years of division.
1989: East Germany suspended unrestricted travel to Czechoslovakia in an effort to slow the flow of refugees to the West.
1988: The space shuttle Discovery landed safely after its four-day mission. It was the first American shuttle mission since the Challenger disaster.
1986: "Tough Guys" was released. It was the first comedy to feature Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas. It was, however, their seventh movie together.
1981: IRA Maze hunger strikes at an end. Senior Republican figures and inmates' families are indicating that the hunger strike in the Maze prison is effectively over.
1979: Anti-racists tackle South African rugby tourists. Seven people are arrested in a South African Barbarian match pitch invasion.
1975: London's Spaghetti House siege ends. Three gunmen give themselves up to police after releasing six hostages from an Italian restaurant.
1974: Frank Robinson took over the management position of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. He was the first black manager in major league baseball.
1962: The Sigma VII blasted off from Cape Canaveral for a nine-hour flight.
1961: "The Dick Van Dyke Show" debuted on CBS-TV.
1955: "Captain Kangaroo" premiered on CBS-TV.
1954: "Father Knows Best" began airing on CBS-TV.
1952: Tea rationing to end. Britons will soon be able to enjoy unlimited "cuppas" for the first time in 12 years following an announcement from the Ministry of Food.
1951: CBS-TV aired the first coast-to-coast telecast of a prizefight. Dave Sands defeated Carl Olson at Soldier Field in Chicago.
1946: "A Day in the Life of Dennis Day" began airing on NBC-TV.
1944: Poles surrender after Warsaw uprising. The Polish Prime Minister announces the uprising in the Polish capital has ended after 63 days of intense fighting.
1942: The Office of Economic Stabilization was established by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He also authorized controls on rents, wages, salaries and farm prices.
1941: Adolf Hitler stated in a speech that Russia was "broken" and they "would never rise again."
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