Today in History: Oct. 3

George  Washington's original 1789 proclamation establishing the first Thanksgiving Day  is seen on display at Christie's New York October 3, 2013. The document, signed by the first president, will be sold November 14 at Christie's. The only other known copy of the proclamation is at the Library of Congress in Washington, the auction house said. The proclamation, which set the first national day of thanksgiving for Thursday, November 26, 1789, is estimated to sell for $8 million to $12 million USD. It's being sold by a private American collector.   AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
In 1789, President George Washington declared November 26, 1789, a day of Thanksgiving to express gratitude for the creation of the United States of America. Here, George Washington’s original 1789 proclamation establishing the first Thanksgiving Day is seen on display at Christie’s New York October 3, 2013.  AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY (AFP/Getty Images/TIMOTHY CLARY)
FILE - In this Oct. 3, 1995 file photo, Justin Barker, left, and his colleague Juan Borrego react as they hear the verdict of the O.J. Simpson trial from a Hooters restaurant in Miami. Barker was jubilant while Borrego had believed he was guilty beyond reasonable doubt. Simpson was acquitted for the June 1994 murders of his ex-wife and her friend. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
In 1995, the jury in the O.J. Simpson murder trial in Los Angeles found the former football star not guilty of the 1994 slayings of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman (however, Simpson was later found liable for damages in a civil trial). In this Oct. 3, 1995 file photo, Justin Barker, left, and his colleague Juan Borrego react as they hear the verdict of the O.J. Simpson trial from a Hooters restaurant in Miami. Barker was jubilant while Borrego had believed he was guilty beyond reasonable doubt. Simpson was acquitted for the June 1994 murders of his ex-wife and her friend. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier) (AP/Marta Lavandier)
Siegfried Fischbacher, left, and Roy Horn pose for photos as they celebrate their tiger cubs' first birthday at Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Tuesday, May 12, 2009.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
In 2003, a tiger attacked magician Roy Horn of duo “Siegfried & Roy” during a performance in Las Vegas, leaving the superstar illusionist in critical condition on his 59th birthday. Siegfried Fischbacher, left, and Roy Horn pose for photos as they celebrate their tiger cubs’ first birthday at Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Tuesday, May 12, 2009. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Jae C. Hong)
FILE - In this July 20, 2017, file photo, former NFL football star O.J. Simpson laughs as he appears via video for his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev. Simpson enjoys living in Las Vegas, and isn't planning to move to Florida like he told state parole officials before he was released in October from Nevada state prison. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool, File)
In 2008, O.J. Simpson was found guilty of robbing two sports-memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a Las Vegas hotel room. (Simpson was later sentenced to nine to 33 years in prison; he was granted parole in July 2017 and released from prison in October of that year.) FILE – In this July 20, 2017, file photo, former NFL football star O.J. Simpson laughs as he appears via video for his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev. Simpson enjoys living in Las Vegas, and isn’t planning to move to Florida like he told state parole officials before he was released in October from Nevada state prison. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool, File) (AP/Jason Bean)
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Five years ago: A Connecticut woman driving a black Infiniti with her 1-year-old daughter inside tried to ram a White House barricade, then led police on a chase toward the U.S. Capitol, where police shot and killed her. (The unarmed woman, 34-year-old Miriam Carey, had been diagnosed with postpartum depression and psychosis; her child was unharmed.) A damaged Capitol Hill police car is surrounded by crime scene tape after a car chase and shooting in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. On Thursday, police shot and killed 34-year-old Miriam Carey, of Stamford, Conn., after a car chase that began when Carey tried to breach a barrier at the White House. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) (AP)
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In 2017, President Donald Trump, visiting Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, congratulated the U.S. island territory for escaping the higher death toll of what he called “a real catastrophe like Katrina;” at a church used to distribute supplies, Trump handed out flashlights and tossed rolls of paper towels into the friendly crowd. FILE – In this Oct. 3, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump tosses paper towels into a crowd at Calvary Chapel in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the region. Ever since President George W. Bush’s administration was crippled by its response to Hurricane Katrina, politicians and news organizations have been acutely aware of the stakes raised by big storms. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) (AP/Evan Vucci)
FILE - In this Jan. 3, 1978 file photo, actress Annette Funicello recalls moments when she played a "Mouseketeer" on ABC's first successful daytime television show, "The Mickey Mouse Club" in Los Angeles, while she was taping an ABC Silver Anniversary Celebration special. An outfit worn by Funicello on the show is up for bid in an auction of Disney memorabilia that begins June 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)
In 1955, “Captain Kangaroo” and “The Mickey Mouse Club” premiered on C-B-S and A-B-C, respectively. FILE – In this Jan. 3, 1978 file photo, actress Annette Funicello recalls moments when she played a “Mouseketeer” on ABC’s first successful daytime television show, “The Mickey Mouse Club” in Los Angeles, while she was taping an ABC Silver Anniversary Celebration special. An outfit worn by Funicello on the show is up for bid in an auction of Disney memorabilia that begins June 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File) (AP)
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George  Washington's original 1789 proclamation establishing the first Thanksgiving Day  is seen on display at Christie's New York October 3, 2013. The document, signed by the first president, will be sold November 14 at Christie's. The only other known copy of the proclamation is at the Library of Congress in Washington, the auction house said. The proclamation, which set the first national day of thanksgiving for Thursday, November 26, 1789, is estimated to sell for $8 million to $12 million USD. It's being sold by a private American collector.   AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
FILE - In this Oct. 3, 1995 file photo, Justin Barker, left, and his colleague Juan Borrego react as they hear the verdict of the O.J. Simpson trial from a Hooters restaurant in Miami. Barker was jubilant while Borrego had believed he was guilty beyond reasonable doubt. Simpson was acquitted for the June 1994 murders of his ex-wife and her friend. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
Siegfried Fischbacher, left, and Roy Horn pose for photos as they celebrate their tiger cubs' first birthday at Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Tuesday, May 12, 2009.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
FILE - In this July 20, 2017, file photo, former NFL football star O.J. Simpson laughs as he appears via video for his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev. Simpson enjoys living in Las Vegas, and isn't planning to move to Florida like he told state parole officials before he was released in October from Nevada state prison. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool, File)
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 1978 file photo, actress Annette Funicello recalls moments when she played a "Mouseketeer" on ABC's first successful daytime television show, "The Mickey Mouse Club" in Los Angeles, while she was taping an ABC Silver Anniversary Celebration special. An outfit worn by Funicello on the show is up for bid in an auction of Disney memorabilia that begins June 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 3, the 276th day of 2018.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Oct. 3, 1995, the jury in the O.J. Simpson murder trial in Los Angeles found the former football star not guilty of the 1994 slayings of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman (however, Simpson was later found liable for damages in a civil trial).

On this date:

In 1789, President George Washington declared Nov. 26, 1789, a day of Thanksgiving to express gratitude for the creation of the United States of America.

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day.

In 1932, Iraq became independent of British administration.

In 1941, Adolf Hitler declared in a speech in Berlin that Russia had been “broken” and would “never rise again.” `’The Maltese Falcon” _ the version starring Humphrey Bogart and directed by John Huston _ premiered in New York.

In 1955, “Captain Kangaroo” and “The Mickey Mouse Club” premiered on C-B-S and A-B-C, respectively.

In 1962, astronaut Wally Schirra (shih-RAH’) became the fifth American to fly in space as he blasted off from Cape Canaveral aboard the Sigma 7 on a 9-hour flight.

In 1967, folk singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie, the Dust Bowl Troubadour best known for “This Land Is Your Land,” died in New York of complications from Huntington’s disease; he was 55.

In 1981, Irish nationalists at the Maze Prison near Belfast, Northern Ireland, ended seven months of hunger strikes that had claimed 10 lives.

In 1991, Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton entered the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

In 2001, the Senate approved an agreement normalizing trade between the United States and Vietnam.

In 2003, a tiger attacked magician Roy Horn of duo “Siegfried & Roy” during a performance in Las Vegas, leaving the superstar illusionist in critical condition on his 59th birthday.

In 2008, O.J. Simpson was found guilty of robbing two sports-memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a Las Vegas hotel room. (Simpson was later sentenced to nine to 33 years in prison; he was granted parole in July 2017 and released from prison in October of that year.)

Ten years ago: Amid dire warnings of economic disaster, a reluctant Congress abruptly reversed course and approved a historic $700 billion government bailout of the battered financial industry; President George W. Bush swiftly signed it. Thirteen years to the day after O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, the former football star was found guilty of robbing two sports-memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a Las Vegas hotel room. (Simpson was later sentenced to nine to 33 years in prison.)

Five years ago: A Connecticut woman driving a black Infiniti with her 1-year-old daughter inside tried to ram a White House barricade, then led police on a chase toward the U.S. Capitol, where police shot and killed her. (The unarmed woman, 34-year-old Miriam Carey, had been diagnosed with postpartum depression and psychosis; her child was unharmed.) President Barack Obama canceled a trip to Asia to stay in Washington and push for an elusive funding agreement that would end a partial government shutdown. A smugglers’ ship packed with African migrants sank off the coast of a southern Italian island, killing more than 365 people.

One year ago: President Donald Trump, visiting Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, congratulated the U.S. island territory for escaping the higher death toll of what he called “a real catastrophe like Katrina;” at a church used to distribute supplies, Trump handed out flashlights and tossed rolls of paper towels into the friendly crowd. The United States expelled 15 of Cuba’s diplomats to protest Cuba’s failure to protect Americans from unexplained attacks in Havana. Yahoo announced that the largest data breach in history had affected all 3 billion accounts on its service, not the 1 billion it had revealed earlier.

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