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.
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)
- 1283Dafydd ap Gruffydd, prince of Gwynedd in Wales, becomes the first nobleman executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered.
- 1712The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor.
- 1778British Captain James Cook anchors in Alaska.
- 1795General 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.
- 1873Captain Jack and companions are hanged for their part in the Modoc War.
- 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.
- 1952The United Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear weapon to become the world’s third nuclear power.
- 1961The Dick Van Dyke Show premieres on CBS-TV in the United States.
- 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?
- 1848Henry Lerolle, French painter (d. 1929)
- 1863Pyotr Kuzmich Kozlov, Russian explorer (d. 1935)
- 1882A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (d. 1974)
- 1895Sergei Aleksandrovich Yesenin, Russian lyrical poet (d. 1925)
- 1901Jean Grémillon, French film director (d. 1959)
- 1934Simon Nicholson, British sculptor; son of Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth (d. 1990)
- 1941Andrea de Adamich, Italian Formula One driver and TV commentator
- 1945Tony Brown, English footballer
- 1981Danny Coid, English footballer
- 1984Bruno Gervais, Canadian ice hockey player
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