What happened this day in history

Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

Did you know? There are many who claim Herodotus, a fifth century BC Greek historian, as the “father of history”.

This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,060 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on October 3? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 3: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 3 is the 276th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 89 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 20, 2022 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,664,755,200 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaheptacontahexagon’ day.

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Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 111 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,573 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 3 Historical Events

  • 1863
    The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by President Abraham Lincoln as are Thursdays, November 30, 1865 and November 29, 1866.
  • 1908
    The Pravda newspaper is founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna.
  • 1957
    Allen Ginsberg’s Howl and Other Poems is ruled not obscene.
  • 1961
    The Dick Van Dyke Show premieres on CBS-TV in the United States.
  • 1993
    Battle of Mogadishu: In an attempt to capture officials of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid’s organisation in Mogadishu, Somalia, 18 US soldiers and about 1,000 Somalis are killed in heavy fighting.

Who were born on October 3?

  • 1869
    Alfred Flatow, German gymnast (d. 1942)
  • 1901
    Jean Grémillon, French film director (d. 1959)
  • 1916
    James Herriot, English veterinarian and author (d. 1995)
  • 1949
    Lindsey Buckingham, American guitarist and singer (Fleetwood Mac)
  • 1973
    Keiko Agena, Japanese/American actress

Who died on October 3?

  • 1629
    Giorgi Saakadze, Georgian military leader (b. 1570)
  • 1959
    Tochigiyama Moriya, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 27th Yokozuna (b. 1892)
  • 1990
    Stefano Casiraghi, Italian businessman and husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco (b. 1960)
  • 2000
    Benjamin Orr, American bassist and singer (The Cars) (b. 1947)
  • 2001
    Costas Hajihristos, Greek actor (b. 1921)

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