About October 3

October 3, 2020 is the 277th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 89 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 132 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 3

  • 52 BC
    Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar, ending the siege and Battle of Alesia.
  • 382
    Emperor Theodosius I concludes a peace treaty with the Goths and settles them in the Balkans in exchange for military service.
  • 1683
    The Qing Dynasty naval commander Shi Lang reaches Taiwan (under the Kingdom of Tungning) to receive the formal surrender of Zheng Keshuang and Liu Guoxuan after the Battle of Penghu.
  • 1712
    The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor.
  • 1739
    The Treaty of Nissa is signed by the Ottoman Empire and Russia at the finish of the Russian-Turkish War, 1736–1739.
  • 1789
    George Washington made the first Thanksgiving Day designated by the national government of the United States of America.
  • 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.
  • 1872
    Bloomingdale brothers opened their first store at 938 Third Avenue, New York City.
  • 1873
    Captain Jack and companions are hanged for their part in the Modoc War.
  • 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”.
  • 1935
    Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italy invades Ethiopia under General de Bono.
  • 1949
    WERD, the 1st black-owned radio station in the United States, opens in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 1950
    Korean War: The First Battle of Maryang San, primarily pitting Australian and British forces against communist China, begins.
  • 1955
    The Mickey Mouse Club debuts on ABC.
  • 1962
    Project Mercury: Sigma 7 is launched from Cape Canaveral, with Astronaut Wally Schirra aboard, for a six-orbit, nine-hour flight.
  • 1985
    The Space Shuttle Atlantis makes its maiden flight. (Mission STS-51-J)
  • 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.
  • 2008
    The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 for the US financial system is signed by President Bush.

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