On this day: October 3

Published On: Oct 03 2012 01:53:54 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 03 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

Bobby Thomson hits the "shot heard 'round the world," Woody Guthrie passes away, Germany comes together, and O.J. Simpson is found not guilty, all on this day.

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1941: Singer-songwriter Chubby Checker, best known for his cover of "The Twist" and the ensuing dance craze in the 1960s, is born under the birth name Ernest Evans in Spring Gulley, South Carolina.