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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1712The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor.
- 1778British Captain James Cook anchors in Alaska.
- 1835The Staedtler Company is founded in Nuremberg, Germany.
- 1908The Pravda newspaper is founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna.
- 1918King Boris III of Bulgaria accedes to the throne.
- 1929The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes is renamed to Kingdom of Yugoslavia, “Land of the South Slavs”.
- 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.
- 1950Korean War: The First Battle of Maryang San, primarily pitting Australian and British forces against communist China, begins.
- 1981The Hunger Strike by Provisional Irish Republican Army and Irish National Liberation Army prisoners at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland ends after seven months and ten deaths.
- 1985The Space Shuttle Atlantis makes its maiden flight. (Mission STS-51-J)
Who were born on October 3?
- 1901Jean Grémillon, French film director (d. 1959)
- 1966Darrin Fletcher, American baseball player
- 1967Rob Liefeld, American comic book illustrator
- 1972Kim Joo-hyuk, South Korean actor
- 1977Luca Tognozzi, Italian footballer
- 1978Neil Clement, English footballer
- 1978Shannyn Sossamon, American actress, dancer and musician
- 1979Carlo Alban, Ecuadorian actor
- 1981Andreas Isaksson, Swedish footballer
- 1984Yoon Eun-Hye, South Korean actress
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