What Happened on October 3

Significant Events

  • 2333 BC State of Gojoseon (Modern-day Korea) founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Yao
  • 52 BC Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar, ending the siege and battle of Alesia
  • 1283 Dafydd ap Gruffydd, Prince of Gwynedd, Wales, becomes the first person executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered
  • 1990 Reunification of East & West Germany. West German flag raised above Brandenburg Gate on the stroke of midnight
  • 1995 OJ Simpson found not guilty of the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California
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Did You Know?

Pravda newspaper founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna

On October 3, 1908

Famous Weddings

  • 1833 Composer Hector Berlioz marries actress Harriet Smithson
  • 1944 Comedian Jerry Lewis marries singer Patti Palmer
  • 1953 MLB player and manager Sparky Anderson (19) weds childhood sweetheart Carol Valle
  • 1965 Paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould (23) weds artist Deborah Lee
  • 1970 75th Prime Minister of UK John Major (27) weds Norma Johnson (28) at St Matthew's Church, Brixton
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