3 OCTOBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Eleanora Duse, 1858
  • Louis Aragon, 1897
  • Leo McCarey, 1898
  • Gertrude Berg, 1899
  • Thomas Wolfe, 1900
  • Dolores Del Rio, 1905
  • Bill Vaughan, 1915
  • James Herriot, 1916
  • Gore Vidal, 1925
  • Eddie Cochran, 1938
  • Chubby Checker, 1941
  • Lindsey Buckingham, 1947
  • Dave Winfield, 1951
  • Dennis Eckersley, 1954

Died On This Day:

  • Saint Francis of Assisi, 1226
  • Myles Standish, 1656
  • King Augustus III of Poland, 1763
  • Black Hawk, 1838
  • Elias Howe, 1867
  • William Morris, 1896
  • E.W. Howe, 1937
  • Baha Alchesay (Apache Chief), 1952
  • Sir Arnold Bax, 1953
  • Zachary Scott, 1965
  • Sir Malcolm Sargent, 1967
  • Woody Guthrie, 1967
  • Janis Joplin OD, 1970
  • Vince DiMaggio, 1986
  • Jean Anouilh, 1987
  • Roddy McDowall, 1998
  • Akio Morita, 1999
  • William Steig, 2003
  • Janet Leigh, 2004

Today's Events:

  • 42 BC - Augustus Caesar and Mark Antony vs. Brutus in First Battle of Philippi in Second Roman Civil War.
  • 1824 - U.S. signs first treaty with South American Country-Republic of Colombia.
  • 1863 - President Abraham Lincoln proclaims Thanksgiving a National Holiday celebrated last Thurs. in Nov.
  • 1866 - Treaty of Vienna ends war between Austria and Italy.
  • 1888 - First performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's 'Yeoman of the Guard' in London.
  • 1906 - SOS becomes international distress signal replacing call sign CDQ.
  • 1918 - Czar Ferdinand of Bulgaria abdicates throne.
  • 1929 - Yugoslavia so named.
  • 1935 - Italy invades Ethiopia.
  • 1951 - Most dramatic home run in baseball history: Bobby Thomson's 3-run homer for NY Giants against Dodgers wins NL pennant - 'the shot heard 'round the world.'
  • 1952 - Engineers at Bing Crosby Enterprises make first video recording on magnetic tape.
  • 1959 - Postal codes introduced to Britain.
  • 1968 - Student riots in Mexico City.
  • 1985 - Space shuttle Atlantis begins first flight.
  • 1990 - East and West Germany officially reunited; deutschemark becomes legal tender; capitalism for both.
  • 1992 - Barack Obama marries Michelle Robinson in Chicago.
  • 1995 - Trial of the century ends after mere 4 hour jury deliberation; O.J. Simpson walks free.
  • 2018 - Dow Jones hits record high of all time: 26,838.39

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Hewalds the Two
  • Josepha Rossello
  • Teresa of Lisieux
  • Thomas of Hereford
  • Gerard of Brogne

Holiday:

  • Tangun Day (National Foundation Day) celebrated in Korea
  • National Day holiday in China

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CHI'U CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • RAMADAN, Muslim holy month
  • CHILD HEALTH DAY - first Monday in October in USA
  • COLUMBUS DAY - first Monday in October
  • DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS - last Sunday in October set clocks back
  • MOTHER-IN-LAW DAY - celebrated fourth Sunday in October in US
  • NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY - second Sunday in October in USA
  • THANKSGIVING DAY IN CANADA - second Monday in October

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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