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Saturday October 3, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1712
    The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor.
  • 1778
    British Captain James Cook anchors in Alaska.
  • 1835
    The Staedtler Company is founded in Nuremberg, Germany.
  • 1908
    The Pravda newspaper is founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna.
  • 1918
    King Boris III of Bulgaria accedes to the throne.
  • 1929
    The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes is renamed to Kingdom of Yugoslavia, “Land of the South Slavs”.
  • 1942
    Spaceflight: 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.
  • 1950
    Korean War: The First Battle of Maryang San, primarily pitting Australian and British forces against communist China, begins.
  • 1981
    The 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.
  • 1985
    The Space Shuttle Atlantis makes its maiden flight. (Mission STS-51-J)

Who were born on October 3?

  • 1901
    Jean Grémillon, French film director (d. 1959)
  • 1966
    Darrin Fletcher, American baseball player
  • 1967
    Rob Liefeld, American comic book illustrator
  • 1972
    Kim Joo-hyuk, South Korean actor
  • 1977
    Luca Tognozzi, Italian footballer
  • 1978
    Neil Clement, English footballer
  • 1978
    Shannyn Sossamon, American actress, dancer and musician
  • 1979
    Carlo Alban, Ecuadorian actor
  • 1981
    Andreas Isaksson, Swedish footballer
  • 1984
    Yoon Eun-Hye, South Korean actress

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