Historical Events on October 3

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  • 2333 BC State of Gojoseon (Modern-day Korea) founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Yao

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

52 BC Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar, ending the siege and battle of Alesia

Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman Julius Caesar
Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman
Julius Caesar

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42 BC First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar's assassins Brutus and Cassius.

Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar
Roman Emperor
Augustus Caesar
  • 1143 Cardinal Guido elected Pope Coelestinus II
  • 1247 Willem II of Holland elected Roman Catholic German emperor
  • 1264 Comet said to predict death of Pope Urban IV is last seen
  • 1283 Dafydd ap Gruffydd, Prince of Gwynedd, Wales, becomes the first person executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered
  • 1430 Jews are expelled from Eger Bohemia
  • 1569 Battle of Montcontour: Duke of Anjou beats Huguenots
  • 1574 The Siege of Leiden is lifted by the Watergeuzen and the forces of Admiral Boisot
  • 1605 Chinese uprising on Philippines, Tondo/Quiapo massacre
  • 1657 French troops occupy Mardyke
  • 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.
  • 1691 English & Dutch army occupies Limerick Ireland

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1712 The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor

Folk Hero and Outlaw Rob Roy
Folk Hero and Outlaw
Rob Roy
  • 1735 France & Emperor Karel VI sign peace accord
  • 1739 The Treaty of Nissa is signed by the Ottoman Empire and Russia at the end of the Russian-Turkish War, 1736-1739.
  • 1778 Captain Cook anchors at Alaska
  • 1789 Washington proclaims 1st national Thanksgiving Day on Nov 26
  • 1835 Staedtler Company was founded by J.S. Staedtler in Nuremburg, Germany.

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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.

  • 1862 -10] Battle of Corinth, Mississippi
  • 1862 Skirmish at Bardstown, Kentucky
  • 1863 Lincoln designates last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day
  • 1872 Bloomingdale's department store in NY opens
  • 1873 Captain Jack and companions are hanged for their part in the Modoc War.
  • 1884 24th British Golf Open: Jack Simpson shoots a 160 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1885 25th British Golf Open: Bob Martin shoots a 171 at St Andrews
  • 1888 New Zealand Natives, a privately organised and mainly Māori rugby team, plays first game in UK; the first national rugby team to wear the silver fern
  • 1890 Capt Guillaume of Kerckhoven marches into Boma Congo
  • 1899 J S Thurman patents motor-driven vacuum cleaner
  • 1900 Edward Elgar/Cardinal Newmans oratorium premieres in Birmingham
  • 1904 France & Spain sign treaty for Morocco Independence
  • 1904 Giants Christy Mathewson strikes out then record 16 Cards
  • 1904 Mary McLeod Bethune opens Daytona Normal & Industrial School
  • 1906 US regime names Charles Magoon, governor of Cuba
  • 1906 William Vaughan Moody's "Great Divide" premieres in NYC

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1908 Pravda newspaper founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • 1913 Federal income tax signed into law (at 1%)
  • 1915 7.8 earthquake shakes Pleasant Valley, Nevada
  • 1918 Boris becomes king of Bulgaria
  • 1918 Tsar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria abdicates the throne in favour of his eldest son Tsar Boris III
  • 1918 Selwyn Theater opens at 229 W 42nd St NYC
  • 1919 Reds Adolfo Luque is 1st Latin player to appear in a World Series
  • 1919 Serbian, Croatian & Slavic parliment accord for 8 hr work day
  • 1920 Browns 1st baseman George Sisler gets his record 257th hit of season
  • 1920 NFL (then American Pro Football Association) plays 1st games
  • 1922 1st facsimile photo send over city telephone lines, Washington, D.C.
  • 1922 Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes 1st woman in Senate
  • 1923 Germany's Stresemann resigns
  • 1924 King Hussein of Hedzjaz abdicts throne
  • 1926 1st congress of Pan European Movement (Pan-Europese Beweging) opens in Vienna
  • 1926 Violet Percy runs female record marathon (3:40:22)
  • 1928 French submarine "Ondine" sinks returning to Toulon, drowning 42
  • 1929 British Labour government recovers diplomatic relations with USSR
  • 1929 Julius Curtius succeeds Stresemann as German foreign minister
  • 1929 Kingdom of Serbs, Croats & Slovenes changes name to Yugoslavia
  • 1932 Iraq gains full independence from Britain, joins League of Nations
  • 1933 Gustave "Staf" de Clerq forms Flemish National Covenant
  • 1935 Italy invades Ethiopia
  • 1936 Yanks set new attendance record of 64,842 in 3rd game of World Series
  • 1939 Lemmer-Urk Dike closes
  • 1940 France Vichy government proclaims end to Jewish status
  • 1940 Reds beat Tigers ending NL's 10-game World Series losing streak
  • 1940 US forms parachute troops

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1941 Adolf Hitler says Russia is "broken" & would "never rise again"

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1941 All elderly Jewish men of Kerenchug Ukraine, are killed by SS
  • 1941 Nazis blow up 6 synagoges in Paris

Film release premierFilm Premier

1941 "The Maltese Falcon" directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor premieres in New York City

Actress Mary Astor
Mary Astor

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1942 FDR forms Office of Economic Stabilization

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1942 Launch of 1st A-4/V-2 rocket to altitude of 53 miles (85 km)
  • 1942 NY Yanks Frank Crosetti shoves ump Bill Summers in World Series, he is fined $200 & suspended for 1st 30 days of 1943 season
  • 1943 British 8th army lands at Termoli, East Italy
  • 1943 Operations begin at PETA Java, defending (Japanese) fatherland
  • 1944 1st broadcast of Radio Herrijzend Netherland
  • 1944 RAF bombs West Kapelse

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1945 Elvis Presley's 1st public appearance at the age of 10

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1945 Tigers & Cubs meet in World Series for 4th time
  • 1945 World Federation of Trade Unions forms; CIO a member
  • 1946 Cards beat Dodgers 8-4 at Ebbets Field to win NL playoffs 2-0
  • 1947 "Under the Counter" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 27 performances
  • 1947 1st telescope lens 200" (508 cm) in diameter completed
  • 1947 WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, D.C. (ABC) begins
  • 1947 With only 1 out to go, Yank Floyd Beven gives up a double breaking his World Series no-hit bid, it scored 2 runs & he lost game
  • 1948 Columbia University reports discovery of uranium in Belgian Congo
  • 1948 NFL becomes 1st sport televised as sport of week
  • 1949 WERD, 1st black-owned radio station, opens in Atlanta
  • 1950 1st black lead (Ethel Waters) on TV (Beulah)
  • 1950 Indonesian army opens assault on Ambon, South Moluccas
  • 1950 Baseball rules Phils lefty Curt Simmons cannot play in World Series despite his being on furlough from Army
  • 1951 Bobby Thomson HR-Giants win pennant defeating Dodgers
  • 1952 1st British nuclear test at Monte Bello Island in Australia
  • 1952 1st video recording on magnetic tape, LA, Ca
  • 1953 10th Ryder Cup: US wins 6½-5½ at Wentworth, England
  • 1953 7th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 3-1 at Montreal
  • 1953 KGGM TV channel 13 in Albuquerque, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 "Father Knows Best" premieres
  • 1954 KFVS TV channel 12 in Cape Girardeau, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 "Captain Kangaroo" premieres on CBS-TV, Good Morning, Captain!
  • 1955 "Mickey Mouse Club" premieres
  • 1955 Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira becomes President of Brazil
  • 1955 Soviet battleship "Novorossiisk" strikes WW II mine in Baltic Sea
  • 1955 WDBJ TV channel 7 in Roanoke, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 WTVS TV channel 56 in Detroit, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Sal Maglie & Dodgers defeat Yanks 6-3 in opening game of World Series
  • 1957 Willy Brandt elected mayor of West Berlin

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1957 Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems is ruled not obscene.

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • 1959 13th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-1 at Montreal
  • 1960 "Flair" (CBS' answer to Monitor) premieres on radio with Dick Van Dyke
  • 1960 Janio Quadros elected president of Brazil
  • 1960 SF's White House dept store 1st to accept BankAmericard
  • 1960 Yanks win 8-7, ending season on a 15 game win streak, & record 193 HRs
  • 1960 US sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show" premieres in CBS (runs till 1968)
  • 1961 "Dick Van Dyke Show" premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1961 TV sitcom "Mr Ed" premieres on CBS
  • 1961 "Sail Away" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 167 performances
  • 1961 KMED (now KTVL) TV channel 10 in Medford, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" opens at Shubert NYC for 886 performances
  • 1962 Dodgers set major league-record season attendance of 2,755,184
  • 1962 Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched into Earth orbit
  • 1963 "Here's Love" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 338 performances
  • 1963 Hurricane hits Haiti; about 5,000 die & 100,000 injured
  • 1964 Yankees clinch their 5th straight pennant, & 29th in club's history
  • 1965 Cubs tie major league record of 3 triple plays in a season
  • 1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

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1965 Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1966 Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva elected president
  • 1967 KGSC (now KICU) TV channel 36 in San Jose, CA (IND) begins
  • 1967 King Boudouin inaugurates world's biggest floodgate (Antwerp)
  • 1967 William Knight sets X-15 speed rec of 7,297 KPH/4,534 MPH/Mach 6.72
  • 1968 Howard Sacklers "Great White Hope" premieres in NYC
  • 1968 Military coup overthrows President Fernando Belaúnde Terry in Peru
  • 1968 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1968 The proposed civil rights march in Derry, Northern Ireland, is banned from the area of the city centre and the Waterside area; the banning order is issued under the Public Order Act by William Craig, then Home Affairs Minister
  • 1970 "Coco" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 333 performances
  • 1970 Baseball umpires call their 1st strike
  • 1970 WAPT TV channel 16 in Jackson, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1971 Billie Jean King became 1st female athlete to win $100,000

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • 1971 22nd Formula One WDC: Jackie Stewart wins by 29 points
  • 1972 Indians set a team record for lowest team batting avg .234
  • 1972 Spaceflight 71-2 launched; 1st flexible substrate photovoltaic flown
  • 1972 Steve Carlton wins 27th game for Phillies (almost ½ of their 59 wins)
  • 1972 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1972 Balt Roric Harrison is last AL pitcher to homer until interleague play 25 years later
  • 1973 Willi Stoph succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader

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1974 Ted Bundy victim Nancy Wilcox disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy

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1974 Pele retires as soccer player

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
  • 1974 Watergate crinimal trial begins

Music releaseAlbum Release

1975 George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in UK

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 1975 Ireland AKZO director Tiede Herrema kidnap

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1976 Hank Aaron singles in his last at bat & drives in his 2,297th run

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1976 Helmuth Kohl's CDU wins German parliament election
  • 1977 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial NYC for 66 performances

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1977 Indira Gandhi arrested

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • 1978 Gold hits record $223.50 an ounce in London
  • 1980 4 dies in attack on synagogue in Paris
  • 1981 Brewers (since 1970) & Expos (1969) clinch their 1st-ever postseason
  • 1981 Irish Nationalist at Maze Prison near Belfast end 7-mo hunger strike

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1981 Mike Weaver beats Quick Tillis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • 1982 Cox 4 rowing record set at 12:52 for 99 miles (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • 1982 Milwaukee whips Baltimore 10-2 to win AL East championship
  • 1982 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
  • 1982 Record 11,763 start a 186 mile cross-country race near Stockholm
  • 1982 Scott Weiland runs Detroit marathon backwards in less than 5 hours

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1983 Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Say, Say, Say" in UK

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1984 US government shuts down due to lack of agreement over passage of bills
  • 1985 21st Shuttle Mission (51J)-Atlantis 1-all-military flight launched
  • 1985 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) adopts constitution

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1985 Pope John Paul II beatifies Titus Brandsma

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1985 South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands adopts constitution
  • 1985 Walter Polovchak becomes a "free man" upon turning 18
  • 1986 Baltimore loses assuring Orioles of their 1st last-place finish
  • 1986 Soviet Yankee-class sub sinks off NC, 3 die
  • 1986 TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories, was officially opened.
  • 1987 Benito Santiago ends longest catcher/rookie hitting streak at 34
  • 1987 Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, Chile
  • 1987 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1988 26th Space Shuttle Mission, Discovery 7 returns to Earth after 4-days
  • 1988 Criterion Center Theater opens at Broadway bet 44th & 45th Sts NYC
  • 1988 Lebanese kidnappers release Mithileshwar Singh (held for 30 months)
  • 1988 WBMW-FM, Wash DC changes calls to WJFK & begins airing Howard Stern

BattleCoup d'état

1989 Panamanian Defense Force attempted coup of Manuel Noriega fails

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • 1990 Reunification of East & West Germany. West German flag raised above Brandenburg Gate on the stroke of midnight

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1990 George Brett becomes 1st to lead league in batting in 3 decades

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1990 Tiger Cecil Fielder becomes 11th, to hit 50 HRs (& 51st)
  • 1990 Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records

Music awardsMusic Awards

1991 25th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker & Vince Gill wins

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 1992 Atlanta Braves win franchise record 98th game (old record 95 in 1957)

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1992 Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star

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1992 Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on "Saturday Night Live"

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Sinead O'Connor
  • 1992 Toronto Blue Jays win AL East title
  • 1993 "White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at Criterion NYC after 38 performances
  • 1993 Battle at TV station Ostankino/Moscow townhall, about 25 killed

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1993 Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1993 Harry Belafonte performs in Tivoli Copenhagen
  • 1993 Indians play their last game at Cleve Stadium, Chicago wins 4-0
  • 1993 Somali General Aidids arm forces kill 18 US Rangers
  • 1993 Giants need to beat Dodgers to force a playoff game with Braves for NL West title, but Dodgers destroy Giants 12-1, Giants end year 103-59
  • 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.
  • 1994 Fernando Henrique Cardoso elected president of Brazil