TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

Oct. 3, 1951

The New York Giants cap­tured the Na­tional League pen­nant by a score of 5-4 as Bobby Thom­son hit a three-run homer off Ralph Branca of the Brook­lyn Dodgers in the “shot heard ’round the world.” ALSO ON THIS DATE

1863

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

1941

Adolf Hitler de­clared in a speech in Ber­lin that Rus­sia had been “bro­ken” and would “never rise again.” ‘’The Mal­tese Fal­con” — the movie ver­sion star­ring Humphrey Bog­art and di­rected by John Hus­ton — opened in New York.

1990

West Ger­many and East Ger­many ended 45 years of post­war divi­sion, declar­ing the cre­ation of a re­uni­fied coun­try.

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