On this day: October 3

Published On: Oct 03 2012 01:53:54 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 03 2014 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.

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1936: John Heisman, the college football coach and innovator whom the Heisman Trophy is named after, dies of pneumonia at age 66 in New York City. Heisman had coached college football for 36 years before leaving coaching to become director of the Downtown Athletic Club of New York City in 1927. Beginning in 1935, the club has annually awarded a trophy, known since 1936 as the Heisman Trophy, to the top college football player. Heisman was posthumously inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954.

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