On this day: October 3

POSTED: 12:53 AM Oct 03 2012   UPDATED: 1:00 AM Oct 03 2014

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 - WERD
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1949: WERD, the first black-owned radio station in the United States, opens in Atlanta, Georgia. The station, headquartered in the same building as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference, would play a pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement.

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