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)
- 42 BCFirst Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight a decisive battle with Caesar’s assassins Brutus and Cassius.
- 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.
- 1918King Boris III of Bulgaria accedes to the throne.
- 1932Iraq gains independence from the United Kingdom.
- 1955The Mickey Mouse Club debuts on ABC.
- 1957Allen Ginsberg’s Howl and Other Poems is ruled not obscene.
- 1961The Dick Van Dyke Show premieres on CBS-TV in the United States.
- 1962Project Mercury: Sigma 7 is launched from Cape Canaveral, with Astronaut Wally Schirra aboard, for a six-orbit, nine-hour flight.
- 1964First Buffalo Wings are made at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.
Who were born on October 3?
- 1923Edward Oliver LeBlanc, Dominican politician (d. 2004)
- 1943Jeff Bingaman, American politician
- 1954Dennis Eckersley, American baseball player
- 1959Fred Couples, American golfer
- 1964Clive Owen, British actor
- 1968Paul Crichton, English footballer
- 1969Gwen Stefani, American musician and actress
- 1971Kevin Richardson, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
- 1978Claudio Pizarro, Peruvian footballer
- 1995Hailey McCann, American actress
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