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Thursday October 3, 2019

October 3: Day of the Week

October 3, 2019 was the 276th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 89 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.

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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)

  • 42 BC
    First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight a decisive battle with Caesar’s assassins Brutus and Cassius.
  • 1574
    The Siege of Leiden is lifted by the Watergeuzen.
  • 1929
    The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes is renamed to Kingdom of Yugoslavia, “Land of the South Slavs”.
  • 1935
    Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italy invades Ethiopia under General de Bono.
  • 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.
  • 1951
    The “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.
  • 1964
    First Buffalo Wings are made at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.
  • 1986
    TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories, is officially opened.
  • 1993
    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.
  • 2003
    Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy is attacked by one of the show’s tigers, canceling the show until 2009, when they rejoined the tiger that mauled Roy just six years earlier.

Who were born on October 3?

  • 1804
    Townsend Harris, the 1st U.S. Consul to Japan (d. 1878)
  • 1919
    Jean Lefebvre, French actor (d. 2004)
  • 1940
    Jean Ratelle, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1943
    Jeff Bingaman, American politician
  • 1950
    Pamela Hensley, American actress
  • 1971
    Kevin Richardson, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
  • 1976
    Herman Li, British musician (DragonForce)
  • 1977
    Luca Tognozzi, Italian footballer
  • 1978
    Jake Shears, American singer (Scissor Sisters)
  • 1978
    Vienna Teng, American pianist and singer-songwriter

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