On This Day in History for October 3

Events in History

  • 2333 BC State of Gojoseon (Modern-day Korea) founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Yao
  • 52 BC Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar, ending the siege and battle of Alesia
  • 42 BC First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar's assassins Brutus and Cassius.
  • 382 Roman Emperor Theodosius makes a treaty with the Visigoths, granting them lands between the Lower Danube and the Balkans in return for military service
  • 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
  • 1272 Beauvais cathedral in France is completed (choir and transept), designed to be the largest French Gothic cathedral ever built
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Weddings in History

  • 1609 Painter Peter Paul Rubens marries his first wife Isabella Brant in St. Michael's Abbey, Antwerp
  • 1965 Paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould (23) weds artist Deborah Lee
  • 1970 75th Prime Minister of UK John Major (27) weds Norma Johnson (28) at St Matthew's Church, Brixton

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