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Thursday October 3, 2019

October 3: Day of the Week

October 3, 2019 is the 276th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 89 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.

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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)

  • 1283
    Dafydd ap Gruffydd, prince of Gwynedd in Wales, becomes the first nobleman executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered.
  • 1683
    The Qing Dynasty naval commander Shi Lang reaches Taiwan (under the Kingdom of Tungning) to receive the formal surrender of Zheng Keshuang and Liu Guoxuan after the Battle of Penghu.
  • 1778
    British Captain James Cook anchors in Alaska.
  • 1795
    General Napoleon Bonaparte first rises to national prominence being named to defend the French National Convention against armed counter-revolutionary rioters threatening the three year old revolutionary government.
  • 1863
    The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by President Abraham Lincoln as are Thursdays, November 30, 1865 and November 29, 1866.
  • 1950
    Korean War: The First Battle of Maryang San, primarily pitting Australian and British forces against communist China, begins.
  • 1951
    The “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.
  • 1955
    The Mickey Mouse Club debuts on ABC.
  • 1962
    Project Mercury: Sigma 7 is launched from Cape Canaveral, with Astronaut Wally Schirra aboard, for a six-orbit, nine-hour flight.
  • 1986
    TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories, is officially opened.

Who were born on October 3?

  • 1790
    John Ross, Chief of the Cherokee Nation (d. 1866)
  • 1919
    Jean Lefebvre, French actor (d. 2004)
  • 1938
    Jack Hodgins, Canadian author
  • 1940
    Jean Ratelle, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1944
    Roy Horn, German-American magician
  • 1956
    Hart Bochner, Canadian film actor/director
  • 1981
    Seth Gabel, American actor
  • 1983
    Frederico Chaves Guedes, Brazilian footballer
  • 1985
    Courtney Lee, American basketball player
  • 1990
    Rhian Ramos, Filipina actress

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