This Day in Failure: October 3

2008: Former professional football star O.J. Simpson is convicted of armed robbery, kidnapping and assault for leading a group of armed men into a room at Palace Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, where they planned to take sports memorabilia from dealers Bruce Fromong and Al Beardsley.

2003: Roy Horn, of the illusionist duo Siegfried & Roy, is attacked and mauled by a seven-year-old male white tiger during a performance in Las Vegas, Nevada. Horn suffers a stroke and massive blood loss, and the show closes permanently shortly thereafter.

2000: “There’s a huge trust. I see it all the time when people come up to me and say, ‘I don’t want you to let me down again.’” —George W. Bush

1995: Former professional football star O.J. Simpson is found innocent in the 1994 slayings of Ronald Goldman and his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson.

1968: In game 2 of the 1968 World Series, Detroit Tigers pitcher Mickey Lolich hits a two-run homer en route to an 8-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. It’s the only home run of Lolich's 16-year major league career.