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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 3, 2022

On Oct. 3, 1922, Rebecca Felton, a Georgia Democrat, was chosen to become the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate.

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U.S. Sen. Rebecca Felton of Georgia, the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate, stands on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. On October 3, 1922, Felton was chosen to become the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate following the premature death of Sen. Thomas E. Watson. She was sworn in November 21, 1922. File Photo by National Photo Company/Library of Congress
U.S. Sen. Rebecca Felton of Georgia, the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate, stands on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. On October 3, 1922, Felton was chosen to become the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate following the premature death of Sen. Thomas E. Watson. She was sworn in November 21, 1922. File Photo by National Photo Company/Library of Congress

Today is Monday, Oct. 3, the 276th day of 2022 with 89 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

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Those born on this date are under the sign of Libra. They include Cherokee Chief John Ross in 1790; actor Warner Oland in 1879; writer Gore Vidal in 1925; hockey Hall of Fame member Glenn Hall in 1931 (age 91); rock 'n' roll singer Chubby Checker in 1941 (age 81); Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Lindsey Buckingham in 1949 (age 73); musician Keb' Mo,' born Kevin Roosevelt Moore, in 1951 (age 71); American astronaut Kathryn Sullivan in 1951 (age 71); activist Rev. Al Sharpton in 1954 (age 68); guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan in 1954; filmmaker Tommy Wiseau in 1955 (age 67); golf Hall of Fame member Fred Couples in 1959 (age 63); actor/singer Jack Wagner in 1959 (age 63); rock drummer Tommy Lee in 1962 (age 60); actor Clive Owen in 1964 (age 58); singer Gwen Stefani in 1969 (age 53); rapper Black Thought, born Tariq Luqmaan Trotter, in 1971 (age 51); singer Kevin Richardson in 1971 (age 51); actor Lena Headey in 1973 (age 49); actor Neve Campbell in 1973 (age 49); singer India.Arie in 1975 (age 47); rapper Talib Kweli in 1975 (age 47); actor Seann William Scott in 1976 (age 46); Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Josh Klinghoffer in 1979 (age 43); actor Tessa Thompson in 1983 (age 39); singer Ashlee Simpson in 1984 (age 38); rapper ASAP Rocky, born Rakim Mayers, in 1988 (age 34); actor Alicia Vikander in 1988 (age 34); actor Noah Schnapp in 2004 (age 18).

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On this date in history:

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In 1919, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Dolf Luque becomes the first Latino player to appear in a World Series. Luque was born in Havana, Cuba, on Aug. 4, 1890.

In 1922, Rebecca Felton, a Georgia Democrat, was chosen to become the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate following the premature death of Sen. Thomas E. Watson.

In 1932, following 17 years of British rule, Iraq gained its independence from the United Kingdom and was admitted to the League of Nations.

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In 1935, Italy invaded Ethiopia, starting the Second Italo-Ethiopian War. Italy's invasion of Ethiopia, a fellow member of the League of Nations, exposed the ineffectiveness of the League, and its inability to exert control over member nations when violating its own statutes.

In 1952, Britain successfully tested its first atomic bomb, becoming the world's third nuclear power.

In 1955, the children's TV show Captain Kangaroo with Bob Keeshan in the title role was broadcast for the first time.

In 1967, folksinger and songwriter Woody Guthrie died at the age of 55.

In 1972, U.S. President Richard Nixon and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko signed strategic arms limitation agreements, putting the first restrictions on the two countries' nuclear weapons.

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In 1990, formerly communist East Germany merged with West Germany, ending 45 years of post-war division.

In 1992, Bill Gates, the college-dropout founder of Microsoft Corp., became the youngest person to top the Forbes magazine list of the 400 richest Americans, with a net worth of $6.3 billion.

In 1993, the two-day Battle of Mogadishu began during the Somali Civil War, killing 19 Americans and between 200 and 300 Somalis. The militia shot down two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters and became the inspiration for the movie Black Hawk Down.

In 1995, O.J. Simpson was acquitted of charges that he killed his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. The trial, which had intense media coverage, lasted more than eight months.

In 2007, U.S. President George W. Bush vetoed a bill that would have increased funding of the State Children's Health Insurance Program to provide health coverage to more than 10 million children. Bush said the proposal was a move toward universal healthcare, which he opposed.

In 2011, American Amanda Knox was acquitted on appeal of murder in Perugia, Italy, two years after being convicted of killing her British roommate.

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In 2021, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady passed former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees to become the NFL's career passing yardage leader in a defeat of Brady's former team, the New England Patriots.


A thought for the day: "The women's movement is a great movement of the sexes toward each other, with common ideals as to government, as well as common ideals in domestic life, where fully developed manhood must seek and find its real mate in the mother of his children, as well as the solace of his home." -- U.S. Sen. Rebecca Felton

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