On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 2013

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 13 people are killed after a passenger plane crashes in Lagos, Nigeria
  • 325 people are killed after a migrant ship catches fire and shipwrecks of the coast of Lampedusa, Italy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chinese President President Xi Jinping announces plans for a ‘21st Century Maritime Silk Road’, linking China to Southeast Asia and the Mediterranean (Belt and Road Initiative / One Belt One Road) while in Indonesia

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping