What happened this day in history October 3

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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 89 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 20, 2021 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 453,672 hours 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 121 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 3,208 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 3 Historical Events

  • 1283
    Dafydd ap Gruffydd, prince of Gwynedd in Wales, becomes the first nobleman executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered.
  • 1574
    The Siege of Leiden is lifted by the Watergeuzen.
  • 1778
    British Captain James Cook anchors in Alaska.
  • 1795
    General Napoleon Bonaparte first rises to national prominence being named to defend the French National Convention against armed counter-revolutionary rioters threatening the three year old revolutionary government.
  • 1835
    The Staedtler Company is founded in Nuremberg, Germany.
  • 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.
  • 1949
    WERD, the 1st black-owned radio station in the United States, opens in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 1990
    Re-unification of Germany. The German Democratic Republic ceases to exist and its territory becomes part of the Federal Republic of Germany. East German citizens became part of the European Community, which later became the European Union. Now celebrated as German Unity Day.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy is attacked by one of the show’s tigers, canceling the show until 2009, when they rejoined the tiger that mauled Roy just six years earlier.

Who were born on October 3?

  • 1837
    Nicolás Avellaneda, Argentine president (d. 1885)
  • 1886
    Alain-Fournier, French novelist (d. 1914)
  • 1898
    Leo McCarey, American film director and screenwriter (d. 1969)
  • 1925
    Gore Vidal, American author
  • 1931
    Glenn Hall, National Hockey League goaltender
  • 1941
    Chubby Checker, American singer-songwriter
  • 1949
    Lindsey Buckingham, American guitarist and singer (Fleetwood Mac)
  • 1967
    Rob Liefeld, American comic book illustrator
  • 1975
    India.Arie, American singer
  • 1978
    Shannyn Sossamon, American actress, dancer and musician

Who died on October 3?

  • 1833
    François, marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat, French general (b. 1754)
  • 1929
    Jeanne Eagels, American actress (b. 1894)
  • 1953
    Arnold Bax, English composer (b. 1883)
  • 1965
    Zachary Scott, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 1993
    Gary Gordon, American Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1960)
  • 2000
    Benjamin Orr, American bassist and singer (The Cars) (b. 1947)
  • 2002
    Robert Krausz, American stock market advisor and investor (b. 1936)
  • 2003
    William Steig, American cartoonist and children’s author (b. 1907)
  • 2006
    Alberto Ramento, Filipino bishop (b. 1937)
  • 2007
    M. N. Vijayan, Indian writer, orator, and academic (b. 1930)

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