On This Day in History for October 3 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 143 of 143

  • 1978 Gold hits record $223.50 an ounce in London
  • 1980 4 dies in attack on synagogue in Paris
  • 1981 Irish Nationalist at Maze Prison near Belfast end 7-mo hunger strike
  • 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 Record 11,763 start a 186 mile cross-country race near Stockholm
  • 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 Soviet Yankee-class sub sinks off NC, 3 die
  • 1986 TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories, was officially opened.
  • 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

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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
  • 1990 Tiger Cecil Fielder becomes 11th, to hit 50 HRs (& 51st)
  • 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 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
  • 1995 1st 1st-class match at Hurstville Oval, Sydney (NSW v W Prov)
  • 1996 Thunderdome in Tampa Bay renamed Tropicana Field
  • 1997 Gordie Howie, 69, plays in 7th decade, with IHL'S Detroit Vipers
  • 1997 Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record at 280.3 mph
  • 2003 Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy is attacked by one of the shows tigers, canceling the show for good.

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2008 The $700 billion bailout bill for the US financial system is signed by President George W. Bush

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 2010 19th Commonwealth Games open in Delhi, India
  • 2012 34 people are killed by a series of bombings in Aleppo, Syria
  • 2013 325 people are killed after a migrant ship catches fire and shipwrecks of the coast of Lampedusa, Italy
  • 2013 13 people are killed after a passenger plane crashes in Lagos, Nigeria
  • 2014 83 million accounts are compromised after a cyber attack on JP Morgan Chase & 9 other financial institutions
  • 2015 US airstrike hits Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing around 19
  • 2015 Flash floods on the French Riviera kill at least 19 people

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