On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 259 people have died taking selfies since 2011 according to study in "Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care"
  • Cervical Cancer could be eliminated in Australia within decades because of government vaccination program, according to report in "The Lancet Public Health"
  • First exomoon, moon outside the solar system, discovered 8,000 years away (size of Neptune) by astronomers at Columbia University
  • Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Frances Arnold, Gregory Winter and George Smith for their use of evolution to produce new enzymes and antibodies
  • Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter for discoveries in enzyme research
  • Wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrested on corruption charges