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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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.
  • 1712
    The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor.
  • 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.
  • 1873
    Captain Jack and companions are hanged for their part in the Modoc War.
  • 1929
    The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes is renamed to Kingdom of Yugoslavia, “Land of the South Slavs”.
  • 1935
    Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italy invades Ethiopia under General de Bono.
  • 1952
    The United Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear weapon to become the world’s third nuclear power.
  • 1961
    The Dick Van Dyke Show premieres on CBS-TV in the United States.
  • 2003
    Roy 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?

  • 1848
    Henry Lerolle, French painter (d. 1929)
  • 1863
    Pyotr Kuzmich Kozlov, Russian explorer (d. 1935)
  • 1882
    A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (d. 1974)
  • 1895
    Sergei Aleksandrovich Yesenin, Russian lyrical poet (d. 1925)
  • 1901
    Jean Grémillon, French film director (d. 1959)
  • 1934
    Simon Nicholson, British sculptor; son of Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth (d. 1990)
  • 1941
    Andrea de Adamich, Italian Formula One driver and TV commentator
  • 1945
    Tony Brown, English footballer
  • 1981
    Danny Coid, English footballer
  • 1984
    Bruno Gervais, Canadian ice hockey player

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