What happened today, and who was born/died

BIRTHS
10/03/1605
  Li Tzu-ch'eng, Chinese revolutionary, dethrones last Ming emperor
10/03/1803
  John Gorrie, invented cold-air process of refrigeration
10/03/1804
  Townsend Harris, 1st Western consul to reside in Japan
10/03/1925
  Gore Vidal, writer.
10/03/1941
  Chubby Checker, singer
EVENTS
10/03/1789
  Washington proclaims the 1st national Thanksgiving Day on Nov 26
10/03/1863
  Lincoln designates the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving
10/03/1913
  Federal Income Tax is signed into law (at 1%).
10/03/1932
  Iraq gains full independence from Britain
10/03/1942
  Launch of the first A-4 (V-2) rocket to altitude of 53 miles
10/03/1947
  first 200 inch telescope lens is completed.
10/03/1955
  Captain Kangaroo premieres. Good Morning, Captain!
10/03/1962
  Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched into earth orbit
10/03/1967
  AF pilot Pete Knight flies the X-15 to a record 4,534 MPH.

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