Historical Events on October 3 (Part 2)

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  • 1996 Thunderdome in Tampa Bay renamed Tropicana Field
  • 1997 Carolina Hurricanes lose the NHL franchise's 1st home game, 4-3 vs Pittsburgh Penguins at the Greensboro Coliseum
  • 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
  • 1997 NHL games played outside North America for the first time; Vancouver Canucks beat Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 3-2 in Tokyo, Japan

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1999 St Louis 1st baseman Mark McGwire hits his 65th homer of the season in a rain shortened 9-5 win over Cubs at Busch Stadium; wins 2nd straight HR title over Sammy Sosa, who hits his 63rd HR in same game

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
  • 1999 Chelsea scores massive upset when they humble English Premiership champions Manchester United, 5-0 at Stamford Bridge; Gus Poyet sets the tone scoring after just 27 seconds; Nicky Butt is sent-off for United

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2001 After a 21-season career, Paul Coffey officially retires from the NHL, having won 4 Stanley Cups with Edmonton Oilers, finishing 2nd on all-time list for points by defensemen (1,531 in 1,409 games), and playing in 14 All-Star Games

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey

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2001 San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds Is walked for the 171st time in 11-8 win at Houston; breaks Babe Ruth's 1923 MLB single-season record for walks

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2001 San Diego outfielder Rickey Henderson scores a run in the 3rd inning of the Padres' 12-5 loss to LA Dodgers to tie the MLB record of 2,245 runs scored held by the legendary Ty Cobb

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 2003 Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy is attacked by one of the shows tigers, canceling the show for good.

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2004 New England Patriots win their 18th consecutive NFL game, beating Buffalo Bills, 31-17 at Ralph Wilson Stadium; Tom Brady 17-for-30 for 298 yards & 2 TDs

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady
  • 2004 Final game in Montreal Expos team history is played in NYC against the Mets at Shea Stadium, an 8-1 defeat; Jamey Carroll scores the final Expos run and Endy Chavez is the last Expos batter
  • 2004 Seattle Mariners Japanese right fielder Ichiro Suzuki adds 2 more singles in a 3-0 defeat to Texas, to finish the season with a MLB record 262 hits
  • 2007 South Africa's Mark Boucher breaks Ian Healy's record to become the wicketkeeper with most dismissals in Test cricket (395); stumps Umar Gul off Paul Harris in 2nd innings of 1st Test win v Pakistan in Karachi

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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

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2008 O.J. Simpson found guilty of charges of kidnapping and armed robbery

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 2008 American surfer Kelly Slater clinches his record 9th world championship after round 3 of Billabong Pro in Mundaka, Spain; accrues enough points with 5 victories to win title with 2 scheduled ASP Tour contests to be surfed
  • 2010 19th Commonwealth Games open in Delhi, India
  • 2012 34 people are killed by a series of bombings in Aleppo, Syria
  • 2012 Miguel Cabrera goes 0 for 2 in a 1-0 Tigers win v Royals to end the season as MLB's first Triple Crown winner since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967; leads AL with .330 average, 44 homers and 139 RBI
  • 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
  • 2015 Host nation England crashes out of Rugby World Cup in pool stage; loses to Australia, 33-13 at Twickenham; Bernard Foley scores 2 tries and kicks 4 penalties & 3 conversions for the Wallabies
  • 2016 Yoshinori Ohsumi from Japan wins Nobel Prize for Medicine for research into autophagy
  • 2017 King Felipe of Spain speaks out against the Catalan referendum saying organizers have "broken the rule of law"

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2017 US President Trump visits Puerto Rico devastated by hurricane Maria

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves"
  • 2018 Wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrested on corruption charges
  • 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter for discoveries in enzyme research
  • 2018 Cervical Cancer could be eliminated in Australia within decades because of government vaccination program, according to report in "The Lancet Public Health"
  • 2018 First exomoon, moon outside the solar system, discovered 8,000 years away (size of Neptune) by astronomers at Columbia University
  • 2018 259 people have died taking selfies since 2011 according to study in "Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care"