Thursday October 3, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

October 3: Day of the Week

October 3, 2024 is the 277th day of the year 2024 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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

October 2024

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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.

October 3 Historical Event(s)

The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor.
George Washington made the first Thanksgiving Day designated by the national government of the United States of America.
The Staedtler Company is founded in Nuremberg, Germany.
The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by President Abraham Lincoln as are Thursdays, November 30, 1865 and November 29, 1866.
Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italy invades Ethiopia under General de Bono.
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.
Korean War: The First Battle of Maryang San, primarily pitting Australian and British forces against communist China, begins.
Battle of Mogadishu: In an attempt to capture officials of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid’s organisation in Mogadishu, Somalia, 18 US soldiers and about 1,000 Somalis are killed in heavy fighting.
O. J. Simpson is acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 for the US financial system is signed by President Bush.

Who were born on October 3?

Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist (d. 1781)
Johann Peter Uz, German poet (d. 1796)
Alain-Fournier, French novelist (d. 1914)
James M. Buchanan, American economist
Edward Oliver LeBlanc, Dominican politician (d. 2004)
Chubby Checker, American singer-songwriter
Al Sharpton, American Baptist minister
Greg Foster, American basketball player
Sheldon Brookbank, Canadian hockey player
Adair Tishler, American actress

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