October 3: Day of the Week
October 3, 2019 was the 276th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 89 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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October 3 Historical Event(s)
- 42 BCFirst Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight a decisive battle with Caesar’s assassins Brutus and Cassius.
- 1574The Siege of Leiden is lifted by the Watergeuzen.
- 1929The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes is renamed to Kingdom of Yugoslavia, “Land of the South Slavs”.
- 1935Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italy invades Ethiopia under General de Bono.
- 1942Spaceflight: The first successful launch of a V-2 /A4-rocket from Test Stand VII at Peenemünde, Germany. It is the first man-made object to reach space.
- 1951The “Shot Heard ‘Round the World”, one of the greatest moments in Major League Baseball history, occurs when the New York Giants’Bobby Thomson hits a game winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca, to win the National League pennant after being down 14 games.
- 1964First Buffalo Wings are made at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.
- 1986TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories, is officially opened.
- 1993Battle of Mogadishu: In an attempt to capture officials of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid’s organisation in Mogadishu, Somalia, 18 US soldiers and about 1,000 Somalis are killed in heavy fighting.
- 2003Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy is attacked by one of the show’s tigers, canceling the show until 2009, when they rejoined the tiger that mauled Roy just six years earlier.
Who were born on October 3?
- 1804Townsend Harris, the 1st U.S. Consul to Japan (d. 1878)
- 1919Jean Lefebvre, French actor (d. 2004)
- 1940Jean Ratelle, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1943Jeff Bingaman, American politician
- 1950Pamela Hensley, American actress
- 1971Kevin Richardson, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
- 1976Herman Li, British musician (DragonForce)
- 1977Luca Tognozzi, Italian footballer
- 1978Jake Shears, American singer (Scissor Sisters)
- 1978Vienna Teng, American pianist and singer-songwriter
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