About October 3

October 3, 2021 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.

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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 121 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1849
    American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under mysterious circumstances; it is the last time he is seen in public before his death.
  • 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.
  • 1929
    The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes is renamed to Kingdom of Yugoslavia, “Land of the South Slavs”.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    The Dick Van Dyke Show premieres on CBS-TV in the United States.
  • 1962
    Project Mercury: Sigma 7 is launched from Cape Canaveral, with Astronaut Wally Schirra aboard, for a six-orbit, nine-hour flight.
  • 1964
    First Buffalo Wings are made at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    O. J. Simpson is acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
  • 2008
    The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 for the US financial system is signed by President Bush.

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