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
More Weddings in History
October in History
Ford Puts Millions in the Driving SeatHenry Ford's Model T rolled off the assembly line on this day in automotive history, bringing affordable motoring to millions.
October 1, 1908
Barking Mad! Puppies Slain to Cure Leg InjuryCharles Darwin shocked the world in 1859 with his evolution theory. Today, it's his writings about practices in the 19th Century that will shock many modern readers.
October 3, 1833
Gregory Conquers Julius CaesarThe calendar invented by Julius Caesar was to endure for 1,600 years, but it was finally discarded when Pope Gregory XIII came up with a more accurate version.
October 4, 1582
The Orient ExpressPoster advertising the Orient Express schedule
October 4, 1883