About October 3

October 3, 2022 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.

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Libra is the sun 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.

What Happened On October 3

  • 42 BC
    First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight a decisive battle with Caesar’s assassins Brutus and Cassius.
  • 382
    Emperor Theodosius I concludes a peace treaty with the Goths and settles them in the Balkans in exchange for military service.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1908
    The Pravda newspaper is founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna.
  • 1919
    Cincinnati Reds pitcher Adolfo Luque becomes the 1st Latin player to appear in a World Series.
  • 1929
    The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes is renamed to Kingdom of Yugoslavia, “Land of the South Slavs”.
  • 1932
    Iraq gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1935
    Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italy invades Ethiopia under General de Bono.
  • 1950
    Korean War: The First Battle of Maryang San, primarily pitting Australian and British forces against communist China, begins.
  • 1951
    The “Shot Heard ‘Round the World”, one of the greatest moments in Major League Baseball history, occurs when the New York Giants’Bobby Thomson hits a game winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca, to win the National League pennant after being down 14 games.
  • 1952
    The United Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear weapon to become the world’s third nuclear power.
  • 1964
    First Buffalo Wings are made at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.
  • 1981
    The Hunger Strike by Provisional Irish Republican Army and Irish National Liberation Army prisoners at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland ends after seven months and ten deaths.
  • 1986
    TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories, is officially opened.
  • 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.

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