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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1863The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by President Abraham Lincoln as are Thursdays, November 30, 1865 and November 29, 1866.
- 1950Korean War: The First Battle of Maryang San, primarily pitting Australian and British forces against communist China, begins.
- 1951The “Shot Heard ‘Round the World”, one of the greatest moments in Major League Baseball history, occurs when the New York Giants’Bobby Thomson hits a game winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca, to win the National League pennant after being down 14 games.
- 1955The Mickey Mouse Club debuts on ABC.
- 1962Project Mercury: Sigma 7 is launched from Cape Canaveral, with Astronaut Wally Schirra aboard, for a six-orbit, nine-hour flight.
- 1986TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories, is officially opened.
Who were born on October 3?
- 1790John Ross, Chief of the Cherokee Nation (d. 1866)
- 1919Jean Lefebvre, French actor (d. 2004)
- 1938Jack Hodgins, Canadian author
- 1940Jean Ratelle, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1944Roy Horn, German-American magician
- 1956Hart Bochner, Canadian film actor/director
- 1981Seth Gabel, American actor
- 1983Frederico Chaves Guedes, Brazilian footballer
- 1985Courtney Lee, American basketball player
- 1990Rhian Ramos, Filipina actress
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