On this day: October 3

Published: Oct 03 2012 01:53:54 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 03 2013 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.

OTD October 3 - German reunification
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1990: The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) ceases to exist and its territory becomes part of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany). East and West Berlin are also reunited into one city. The day is now celebrated as German Unity Day.

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