Historical Events on 3rd October

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2333 BC - The state of Gojoseon (Modern-day Korea) founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Yao.
52 BC - Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar, ending the siege and battle of Alesia.
42 BC - First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar's assassins Brutus and Cassius.
1143 - Cardinal Guido elected Pope Coelestinus II
1247 - Willem II of Holland elected Roman Catholic German emperor
1264 - Comet said to predict death of Pope Urban IV is last seen
1283 - Dafydd ap Gruffydd, prince of Gwynedd in Wales, becomes the first person executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered.
1430 - Jews are expelled from Eger Bohemia
1569 - Battle of Montcontour: Duke of Anjou beats Huguenots
Roman Emperor Augustus CaesarRoman Emperor Augustus Caesar 1574 - The Siege of Leiden is lifted by the Watergeuzen and the forces of Admiral Boisot
1605 - Chinese uprising on Philippines, Tondo/Quiapo massacre
1657 - French troops occupy Mardyke
1683 - The 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.
1691 - English & Dutch army occupies Limerick Ireland
1712 - The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor.
1735 - France & Emperor Karel VI sign peace accord
1739 - The Treaty of Nissa is signed by the Ottoman Empire and Russia at the end of the Russian-Turkish War, 1736-1739.
Folk Hero and Outlaw Rob RoyFolk Hero and Outlaw Rob Roy 1778 - Captain Cook anchors at Alaska
1789 - Washington proclaims 1st national Thanksgiving Day on Nov 26
1835 - Staedtler Company was founded by J.S. Staedtler in Nuremburg, Germany.
1849 - American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under mysterious circumstances; it is the last time he is seen in public before his death.
1862 - -10] Battle of Corinth, Mississippi
1862 - Skirmish at Bardstown, Kentucky
1863 - Lincoln designates last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day
1872 - Bloomingdale's department store in NY opens
Author Edgar Allan PoeAuthor Edgar Allan Poe 1873 - Captain Jack and companions are hanged for their part in the Modoc War.
1888 - New Zealand Natives, a privately organised and mainly Māori rugby team, plays first game in UK; the first national rugby team to wear the silver fern
1890 - Capt Guillaume of Kerckhoven marches into Boma Congo
1899 - J S Thurman patents motor-driven vacuum cleaner
1900 - Edward Elgar/Cardinal Newmans oratorium premieres in Birmingham
1904 - France & Spain sign treaty for Morocco Independence
1904 - Giants Christy Mathewson strikes out then record 16 Cards
1904 - Mary McLeod Bethune opens Daytona Normal & Industrial School
1906 - SOS adopted as warning signal by 1st conference on wireless telegraphy
1906 - US regime names Charles Magoon, governor of Cuba
1906 - William Vaughan Moody's "Great Divide" premieres in NYC
Russian Revolutionary Leon TrotskyRussian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky 1908 - The Pravda newspaper founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna.
1913 - Federal Income Tax signed into law (at 1%)
1915 - 7.8 earthquake shakes Pleasant Valley, Nevada
1918 - Boris becomes king of Bulgaria
1918 - Czar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria does distance of throne
1918 - Selwyn Theater opens at 229 W 42nd St NYC
1919 - Reds Adolfo Luque is 1st Latin player to appear in a World Series
1919 - Serbian, Croatian & Slavic parliment accord for 8 hr work day
1920 - Browns 1st baseman George Sisler gets his record 257th hit of season
1920 - NFL (then American Pro Football Association) plays 1st games
1922 - 1st facsimile photo send over city telephone lines, Washington, DC
1922 - Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes 1st woman in Senate
1923 - Germany's Stresemann resigns
1924 - King Hussein of Hedzjaz abdicts throne
1926 - 1st congress of Pan European Movement (Pan-Europese Beweging) opens in Vienna
1926 - Violet Percy runs female record marathon (3:40:22)
1928 - French submarine "Ondine" sinks returning to Toulon, drowning 42
1929 - British Labour government recovers diplomatic relations with USSR
1929 - Julius Curtius succeeds Stresemann as German foreign minister
1929 - Kingdom of Serbs, Croats & Slovenes changes name to Yugoslavia
1932 - Iraq gains full independence from Britain, joins League of Nations
1933 - Gustave "Staf" de Clerq forms Flemish National Covenant
1935 - Italy invades Ethiopia
1936 - Yanks set new attendance record of 64,842 in 3rd game of World Series
1939 - Lemmer-Urk Dike closes
1940 - France Vichy government proclaims end to Jewish status
1940 - Reds beat Tigers ending NL's 10-game World Series losing streak
1940 - US forms parachute troops
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1941 - Adolf Hitler says Russia is "broken" & would "never rise again"
1941 - All elderly Jewish men of Kerenchug Ukraine, are killed by SS
1941 - Nazis blow up 6 synagoges in Paris
1942 - FDR forms Office of Economic Stabilization
1942 - Launch of 1st A-4/V-2 rocket to altitude of 53 miles (85 km)
1942 - NY Yanks Frank Crosetti shoves ump Bill Summers in World Series, he is fined $200 & suspended for 1st 30 days of 1943 season
1943 - British 8th army lands at Termoli, East Italy
1943 - Operations begin at PETA Java, defending (Japanese) fatherland
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1944 - 1st broadcast of Radio Herrijzend Netherland
1944 - RAF bombs West Kapelse
1945 - Elvis Presley's 1st public appearance at the age of 10
1945 - Tigers & Cubs meet in World Series for 4th time
1945 - World Federation of Trade Unions forms; CIO a member
1946 - Cards beat Dodgers 8-4 at Ebbets Field to win NL playoffs 2-0
1947 - "Under the Counter" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 27 performances
1947 - 1st telescope lens 200" (508 cm) in diameter completed
1947 - WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, DC (ABC) begins
1947 - With only 1 out to go, Yank Floyd Beven gives up a double breaking his World Series no-hit bid, it scored 2 runs & he lost game
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 1948 - Columbia University reports discovery of uranium in Belgian Congo
1948 - NFL becomes 1st sport televised as sport of week
1949 - WERD, 1st black-owned radio station, opens in Atlanta
1950 - 1st black lead (Ethel Waters) on TV (Beulah)
1950 - Indonesian army opens assault on Ambon, South Moluccas
1950 - Baseball rules Phils lefty Curt Simmons cannot play in World Series despite his being on furlough from Army
1951 - Bobby Thomson HR-Giants win pennant defeating Dodgers
1952 - 1st British nuclear test at Monte Bello Island in Australia
1952 - 1st video recording on magnetic tape, LA, Ca
1953 - 10th Ryder Cup: US wins 6½-5½ at Wentworth, England
1953 - 7th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 3-1 at Montreal
1953 - KGGM TV channel 13 in Albuquerque, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - "Father Knows Best" premieres
1954 - KFVS TV channel 12 in Cape Girardeau, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 - "Captain Kangaroo" premieres on CBS-TV, Good Morning, Captain!
1955 - "Mickey Mouse Club" premieres
1955 - Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira becomes pres of Brazil
1955 - Soviet battleship "Novorossiisk" strikes WW II mine in Baltic Sea
1955 - WDBJ TV channel 7 in Roanoke, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 - WTVS TV channel 56 in Detroit, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - Sal Maglie & Dodgers defeat Yanks 6-3 in opening game of World Series
1957 - Willy Brandt elected mayor of West Berlin
Beat Poet Allen GinsbergBeat Poet Allen Ginsberg 1957 - Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems is ruled not obscene.
1959 - 13th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-1 at Montreal
1960 - "Flair" (CBS' answer to Monitor) premieres on radio with Dick Van Dyke
1960 - Janio Quadros elected president of Brazil
1960 - SF's White House dept store 1st to accept BankAmericard
1960 - Yanks win 8-7, ending season on a 15 game win streak, & record 193 HRs
1961 - "Dick Van Dyke Show" premieres on CBS-TV
1961 - "Mr Ed" premieres
1961 - "Sail Away" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 167 performances
1961 - KMED (now KTVL) TV channel 10 in Medford, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1962 - "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" opens at Shubert NYC for 886 perfs
1962 - Dodgers set major league-record season attendance of 2,755,184
1962 - Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched into Earth orbit
1963 - "Here's Love" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 338 performances
1963 - Hurricane hits Haiti; about 5,000 die & 100,000 injured
1964 - Yankees clinch their 5th straight pennant, & 29th in club's history
1965 - Cubs tie major league record of 3 triple plays in a season
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 1965 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1965 - Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher
1966 - Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva elected president
1967 - KGSC (now KICU) TV channel 36 in San Jose, CA (IND) begins
1967 - King Boudouin inaugurates world's biggest floodgate (Antwerp)
1967 - William Knight sets X-15 speed rec of 7,297 KPH/4,534 MPH/Mach 6.72
1968 - Howard Sacklers "Great White Hope" premieres in NYC
1968 - Military coup overthrows President Fernando Belaúnde Terry in Peru
MLB Pitcher Whitey FordMLB Pitcher Whitey Ford 1968 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 - The proposed civil rights march in Derry, Northern Ireland, is banned from the area of the city centre and the Waterside area; the banning order is issued under the Public Order Act by William Craig, then Home Affairs Minister
1970 - "Coco" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 333 performances
1970 - Baseball umpires call their 1st strike
1970 - WAPT TV channel 16 in Jackson, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
1971 - Billie Jean King became 1st female athlete to win $100,000
1972 - Indians set a team record for lowest team batting avg .234
Tennis Legend Billie Jean KingTennis Legend Billie Jean King 1972 - Spaceflight 71-2 launched; 1st flexible substrate photovoltaic flown
1972 - Steve Carlton wins 27th game for Phillies (almost ½ of their 59 wins)
1972 - USSR performs nuclear test
1972 - Balt Roric Harrison is last AL pitcher to homer until interleague play 25 years later
1973 - Willi Stoph succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader
1974 - Ted Bundy victim Nancy Wilcox disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah
1974 - Pele retires as soccer player
1974 - Watergate trial begins
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 1975 - George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in UK
1975 - Ireland AKZO director Tiede Herrema kidnap
1976 - Hank Aaron singles in his last at bat & drives in his 2,297th run
1976 - Helmuth Kohl's CDU wins German parliament election
1977 - "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial NYC for 66 perfs
1977 - Indira Gandhi arrested
1978 - Gold hits record $223.50 an ounce in London
1980 - 4 dies in attack on synagogue in Paris
1981 - Brewers (since 1970) & Expos (1969) clinch their 1st-ever postseason
1981 - Irish Nationalist at Maze Prison near Belfast end 7-mo hunger strike
WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike WeaverWBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver 1981 - Mike Weaver beats Quick Tillis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1982 - Cox 4 rowing record set at 12:52 for 99 miles (Geneva, Switzerland)
1982 - Milwaukee whips Baltimore 10-2 to win AL East championship
1982 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
1982 - Record 11,763 start a 186 mile cross-country race near Stockholm
1982 - Scott Weiland runs Detroit marathon backwards in less than 5 hours
1983 - Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Say, Say, Say" in UK
1985 - 21st Shuttle Mission (51J)-Atlantis 1-all-military flight launched
King of Pop Michael JacksonKing of Pop Michael Jackson 1985 - Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) adopts constitution
1985 - Pope John Paul II declares Titus Brandsma divine
1985 - South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands adopts constitution
1986 - Baltimore loses assuring Orioles of their 1st last-place finish
1986 - Soviet Yankee-class sub sinks off NC, 3 die
1986 - TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories, was officially opened.
1987 - Benito Santiago ends longest catcher/rookie hitting streak at 34
1987 - Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, Chile
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 1987 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1988 - 26th Space Shuttle Mission, Discovery 7 returns to Earth after 4-days
1988 - Criterion Center Theater opens at Broadway bet 44th & 45th Sts NYC
1988 - Lebanese kidnappers release Mithileshwar Singh (held for 30 months)
1988 - WBMW-FM, Wash DC changes calls to WJFK & begins airing Howard Stern
1989 - Panamanian Defense Force attempted coup of Manuel Noriega fails
1990 - Reunification of East & West Germany. West German flag raised above Brandenburg Gate on the stroke of midnight
MLB Third Baseman George BrettMLB Third Baseman George Brett 1990 - George Brett becomes 1st to lead league in batting in 3 decades
1990 - Tiger Cecil Fielder becomes 11th, to hit 50 HRs (& 51st)
1990 - Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records
1991 - 25th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker & Vince Gill wins
1992 - Atlanta Braves win franchise record 98th game (old record 95 in 1957)
1992 - Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV
1992 - Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live
Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'ConnorSinger-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor 1992 - Toronto Blue Jays win AL East title
1993 - "White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at Criterion NYC after 38 perfs
1993 - Battle at TV station Ostankino/Moscow townhall, about 25 killed
1993 - Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow
1993 - Harry Belafonte performs in Tivoli Copenhagen
1993 - Indians play their last game at Cleve Stadium, Chicago wins 4-0
1993 - Somali General Aidids arm forces kill 18 US Rangers
1993 - Giants need to beat Dodgers to force a playoff game with Braves for NL West title, but Dodgers destroy Giants 12-1, Giants end year 103-59
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.
Russian President Boris YeltsinRussian President Boris Yeltsin 1994 - Fernando Henrique Cardoso elected president of Brazil
1994 - Gary Larson, announces he is retiring from doing "Far Side" cartoon
1995 - 1st 1st-class match at Hurstville Oval, Sydney (NSW v W Prov)
1995 - OJ Simpson found not guilty in murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California
1996 - Thunderdome in Tampa Bay renamed Tropicana Field
1997 - Carolina Hurricanes 1st home game vs Pitts Penguins
1997 - Gordie Howie, 69, plays in 7th decade, with IHL'S Detroit Vipers

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