October 3: Day of the Week
October 3, 2020 is the 277th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 89 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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.
- 1683The 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.
- 1778British Captain James Cook anchors in Alaska.
- 1835The Staedtler Company is founded in Nuremberg, Germany.
- 1863The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by President Abraham Lincoln as are Thursdays, November 30, 1865 and November 29, 1866.
- 1873Captain Jack and companions are hanged for their part in the Modoc War.
- 1919Cincinnati Reds pitcher Adolfo Luque becomes the 1st Latin player to appear in a World Series.
- 1949WERD, the 1st black-owned radio station in the United States, opens in Atlanta, Georgia.
- 1950Korean War: The First Battle of Maryang San, primarily pitting Australian and British forces against communist China, begins.
- 1952The United Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear weapon to become the world’s third nuclear power.
Who were born on October 3?
- 1720Johann Peter Uz, German poet (d. 1796)
- 1901Jean Grémillon, French film director (d. 1959)
- 1941Andrea de Adamich, Italian Formula One driver and TV commentator
- 1949Lindsey Buckingham, American guitarist and singer (Fleetwood Mac)
- 1951Dave Winfield, American baseball player
- 1954Stevie Ray Vaughan, American blues musician (d. 1990)
- 1962Tommy Lee, American Drummer
- 1968Paul Crichton, English footballer
- 1983Andreas Papathanasiou, Greek-Cypriot footballer
- 1983Hiroki Suzuki, Japanese actor
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