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3rd of October 1283 EVENT Dafydd ap Gruffydd, prince of Gwynedd in Wales, becomes the first person executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered.
3rd of October 1574 EVENT The Siege of Leiden is lifted by the Watergeuzen.
3rd of October 1683 EVENT 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.
3rd of October 1712 EVENT The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor.
3rd of October 1739 EVENT The Treaty of Nissa is signed by the Ottoman Empire and Russia at the finish of the Russian-Turkish War, 1736 : 1739.
3rd of October 1778 EVENT British Captain James Cook anchors in Alaska.
3rd of October 1795 EVENT General 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.
3rd of October 1835 EVENT The Staedtler Company is founded in Nuremberg, Germany.
3rd of October 1849 EVENT 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.
3rd of October 1863 EVENT The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by President Abraham Lincoln as are Thursdays, November 30, 1865 and November 29, 1866.
3rd of October 1873 EVENT Captain Jack and companions are hanged for their part in the Modoc War.
3rd of October 1908 EVENT The Pravda newspaper is founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna.
3rd of October 1918 EVENT King Boris III of Bulgaria accedes to the throne.
3rd of October 1929 EVENT The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes is renamed to Kingdom of Yugoslavia, "Land of the South Slavs".
3rd of October 1932 EVENT Iraq gains independence from the United Kingdom.
3rd of October 1935 EVENT Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italy invades Ethiopia under General de Bono.
3rd of October 1942 EVENT Spaceflight: The first successful launch of a V-2 /A4-rocket from Test Stand VII at Peenemunde, Germany. It is the first man-made object to reach space.
3rd of October 1950 EVENT Korean War: The First Battle of Maryang San, primarily pitting Australian and British forces against communist China, begins.
3rd of October 1951 EVENT 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.
3rd of October 1952 EVENT The United Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear weapon.
3rd of October 1955 EVENT The Mickey Mouse Club debuts on ABC.
3rd of October 1957 EVENT Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems is ruled not obscene.
3rd of October 1962 EVENT Project Mercury: Sigma 7 is launched from Cape Canaveral, with Astronaut Wally Schirra aboard, for a six-orbit, nine-hour flight.
3rd of October 1964 EVENT First Buffalo Wings are made at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.
3rd of October 1981 EVENT The Hunger Strike by Provisional Irish Republican Army and Irish National Liberation Army prisoners at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland ends after seven months and ten deaths.
3rd of October 1985 EVENT The Space Shuttle Atlantis makes its maiden flight. (Mission STS-51-J)
3rd of October 1986 EVENT TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories, is officially opened.
3rd of October 1990 EVENT Re-unification of Germany. The German Democratic Republic ceases to exist and its territory becomes part of the Federal Republic of Germany. East German citizens became part of the European Community, which later became the European Union. Now celebrated as German Unity Day.
3rd of October 1993 EVENT 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.
3rd of October 1995 EVENT O J Simpson acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
3rd of October 2003 EVENT 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.
3rd of October 2008 EVENT The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 for the US financial system is signed by President Bush.
3rd of October 1610 BIRTHDAY Gabriel Lallemant, French-born Jesuit missionary (North American Martyrs) (d. 1649)
3rd of October 1716 BIRTHDAY Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist (d. 1781)
3rd of October 1720 BIRTHDAY Johann Peter Uz, German poet (d. 1796)
3rd of October 1790 BIRTHDAY John Ross, Chief of the Cherokee Nation (d. 1866)
3rd of October 1797 BIRTHDAY Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1870)
3rd of October 1800 BIRTHDAY George Bancroft, American historian and 17th Secretary of the Navy (d. 1891)
3rd of October 1804 BIRTHDAY Allan Kardec, French founder of Spiritism (d. 1869)
3rd of October 1804 BIRTHDAY Townsend Harris, the 1st U.S. Consul to Japan (d. 1878)
3rd of October 1828 BIRTHDAY Woldemar Bargiel, German composer (d. 1897)
3rd of October 1837 BIRTHDAY Nicolas Avellaneda, Argentine president (d. 1885)
3rd of October 1848 BIRTHDAY Henry Lerolle, French painter (d. 1929)
3rd of October 1858 BIRTHDAY Eleonora Duse, Italian actress (d. 1924)
3rd of October 1862 BIRTHDAY Johnny Briggs, English cricketer (d. 1902)
3rd of October 1863 BIRTHDAY Pyotr Kuzmich Kozlov, Russian explorer (d. 1935)
3rd of October 1869 BIRTHDAY Alfred Flatow, German Olympic champion gymnast (d. 1942)
3rd of October 1879 BIRTHDAY Warner Oland, Swedish-born actor (d. 1938)
3rd of October 1882 BIRTHDAY A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (d. 1974)
3rd of October 1885 BIRTHDAY Langley Collyer, hoarder (d. 1947)
3rd of October 1886 BIRTHDAY Alain-Fournier, French novelist (d. 1914)
3rd of October 1889 BIRTHDAY Carl von Ossietzky, German pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1938)
3rd of October 1894 BIRTHDAY Elmer Robinson, American politician (d. 1982)
3rd of October 1894 BIRTHDAY Walter Warlimont, German General WWII (d. 1976)
3rd of October 1895 BIRTHDAY Sergei Aleksandrovich Yesenin, Russian lyrical poet (d. 1925)
3rd of October 1895 BIRTHDAY Giovanni Comisso, Italian writer (d. 1969)
3rd of October 1896 BIRTHDAY Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (d. 1987)
3rd of October 1897 BIRTHDAY Louis Aragon, French writer (d. 1982)
3rd of October 1898 BIRTHDAY Leo McCarey, American film director and screenwriter (d. 1969)
3rd of October 1900 BIRTHDAY Thomas Clayton Wolfe, American writer (d. 1938)
3rd of October 1901 BIRTHDAY Jean Gremillon, French film director (d. 1959)
3rd of October 1904 BIRTHDAY Ernst Gunther Schenck, German doctor who joined the Sturmabteilung in 1933 (d. 1998)
3rd of October 1908 BIRTHDAY Johnny Burke, Lyricist (d.1964)
3rd of October 1916 BIRTHDAY James Herriot, English veterinarian and author (d. 1995)
3rd of October 1919 BIRTHDAY James M. Buchanan, American Nobel Prize-winning economist
3rd of October 1919 BIRTHDAY Jean Lefebvre, French actor (d. 2004)
3rd of October 1923 BIRTHDAY Edward Oliver LeBlanc, Dominican politician (d. 2004)
3rd of October 1924 BIRTHDAY Arkady Vorobyov, Russian weightlifter
3rd of October 1925 BIRTHDAY Gore Vidal, American author
3rd of October 1928 BIRTHDAY Erik Bruhn, Danish dancer and choreographer (d. 1986)
3rd of October 1931 BIRTHDAY Glenn Hall, National Hockey League goaltender
3rd of October 1933 BIRTHDAY Neale Fraser, Australian tennis player
3rd of October 1934 BIRTHDAY Koo Nimo, Ghanaian musician
3rd of October 1935 BIRTHDAY Charles Duke, American astronaut
3rd of October 1938 BIRTHDAY Eddie Cochran, American singer and guitarist (d. 1960)
3rd of October 1938 BIRTHDAY Tereza Kesovija, Croatian singer
3rd of October 1938 BIRTHDAY David Obey, American politician
3rd of October 1940 BIRTHDAY Sheila Fearn, English actress
3rd of October 1940 BIRTHDAY Jean Ratelle, Canadian ice hockey player
3rd of October 1941 BIRTHDAY Chubby Checker, American singer-songwriter
3rd of October 1941 BIRTHDAY Andrea de Adamich, Italian Formula One driver and TV commentator
3rd of October 1943 BIRTHDAY Jeff Bingaman, Democratic U.S. Senator of New Mexico
3rd of October 1944 BIRTHDAY Pierre Deligne, Belgian mathematician
3rd of October 1944 BIRTHDAY Roy Horn, German-American magician
3rd of October 1945 BIRTHDAY Tony Brown, English footballer
3rd of October 1949 BIRTHDAY Lindsey Buckingham, American guitarist and singer (Fleetwood Mac)
3rd of October 1949 BIRTHDAY J. P. Dutta, Indian Bollywood film director
3rd of October 1950 BIRTHDAY Pamela Hensley, American actress
3rd of October 1951 BIRTHDAY Dave Winfield, American baseball player
3rd of October 1954 BIRTHDAY Al Sharpton, American Baptist minister
3rd of October 1954 BIRTHDAY Stevie Ray Vaughan, American blues musician (d. 1990)
3rd of October 1954 BIRTHDAY Dennis Eckersley, American baseball player
3rd of October 1956 BIRTHDAY Hart Bochner, Canadian film actor/director
3rd of October 1957 BIRTHDAY Tim Westwood, Pimp My Ride UK presenter and DJ
3rd of October 1958 BIRTHDAY Louise Lecavalier, Canadian dancer (La La La Human Steps)
3rd of October 1959 BIRTHDAY Fred Couples, American golfer
3rd of October 1959 BIRTHDAY Jack Wagner, American actor and singer
3rd of October 1961 BIRTHDAY Dean Lawrence (actor), English actor
3rd of October 1961 BIRTHDAY Rebecca Stephens, first British woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest
3rd of October 1962 BIRTHDAY Tommy Lee, American Drummer
3rd of October 1964 BIRTHDAY Clive Owen, British actor
3rd of October 1965 BIRTHDAY Jan-Ove Waldner, Swedish table tennis player
3rd of October 1966 BIRTHDAY Darrin Fletcher, American baseball player
3rd of October 1967 BIRTHDAY Rob Liefeld, American comic book illustrator
3rd of October 1968 BIRTHDAY Paul Crichton, English footballer
3rd of October 1968 BIRTHDAY Greg Foster, American basketball player
3rd of October 1969 BIRTHDAY Gwen Stefani, American musician & actress
3rd of October 1969 BIRTHDAY Tetsu, Japanese bassist (L'Arc~en~Ciel)
3rd of October 1971 BIRTHDAY Wil Cordero, Puerto Rican baseball player
3rd of October 1971 BIRTHDAY Kevin Richardson, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
3rd of October 1972 BIRTHDAY Kim Joo-hyuk, South Korean actor
3rd of October 1973 BIRTHDAY Keiko Agena, Japanese-American actress
3rd of October 1973 BIRTHDAY Angelica Gavaldon, Mexican tennis player
3rd of October 1973 BIRTHDAY Neve Campbell, Canadian actress
3rd of October 1973 BIRTHDAY Lena Headey, British actress
3rd of October 1974 BIRTHDAY Mike Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player
3rd of October 1974 BIRTHDAY Marianne Timmer, Dutch speed skater
3rd of October 1975 BIRTHDAY Talib Kweli, Rap Artist
3rd of October 1975 BIRTHDAY India Arie, American singer
3rd of October 1976 BIRTHDAY Herman Li, British musician (DragonForce)
3rd of October 1976 BIRTHDAY Seann William Scott, American actor
3rd of October 1977 BIRTHDAY Luca Tognozzi, Italian footballer
3rd of October 1978 BIRTHDAY Gerald Asamoah, German footballer
3rd of October 1978 BIRTHDAY Neil Clement, English footballer
3rd of October 1978 BIRTHDAY Claudio Pizarro, Peruvian footballer
3rd of October 1978 BIRTHDAY Shannyn Sossamon, American actress, dancer and musician
3rd of October 1978 BIRTHDAY Jake Shears, singer (Scissor Sisters)
3rd of October 1979 BIRTHDAY Carlo Alban, Ecuadorian actor
3rd of October 1979 BIRTHDAY John Morrison, American pro wrestler, WWE
3rd of October 1980 BIRTHDAY Sheldon Brookbank, Canadian hockey player
3rd of October 1980 BIRTHDAY Danny O'Donoghue, Irish singer (The Script)
3rd of October 1980 BIRTHDAY Anquan Boldin, American football player (Baltimore Ravens)
3rd of October 1981 BIRTHDAY Seth Gabel, American actor
3rd of October 1981 BIRTHDAY Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Swedish footballer
3rd of October 1981 BIRTHDAY Amanda Walsh, Canadian actress
3rd of October 1981 BIRTHDAY Danny Coid, English footballer
3rd of October 1981 BIRTHDAY Andreas Isaksson, Swedish footballer
3rd of October 1982 BIRTHDAY Erik von Detten, American actor
3rd of October 1983 BIRTHDAY Thiago Alves, Brazilian mixed martial artist
3rd of October 1983 BIRTHDAY Frederico Chaves Guedes, Brazilian footballer
3rd of October 1983 BIRTHDAY Hiroki Suzuki, Japanese actor
3rd of October 1984 BIRTHDAY Chris Marquette, American film and television actor
3rd of October 1984 BIRTHDAY Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, American singer
3rd of October 1984 BIRTHDAY Anthony Le Tallec, French footballer
3rd of October 1984 BIRTHDAY Bruno Gervais, French hockey defenceman
3rd of October 1984 BIRTHDAY Yoon Eun-Hye, South Korean actress
3rd of October 1985 BIRTHDAY Courtney Lee, American basketball player
3rd of October 1987 BIRTHDAY Zuleyka Rivera, Puerto Rican Miss Universe
3rd of October 1989 BIRTHDAY Nate Montana, American football player
3rd of October 1990 BIRTHDAY Rhian Ramos, Filipino actress
3rd of October 1996 BIRTHDAY Adair Tishler, American actress
3rd of October 1226 DEATH Saint Francis of Assisi (Born 1181)
3rd of October 1283 DEATH David ap Gruffydd, Welsh prince of Gwynedd (Born 1238)
3rd of October 1369 DEATH Margarete Maultasch, Countess of Tyrol (Born 1318)
3rd of October 1568 DEATH Elizabeth of Valois, wife of Philip II of Spain (Born 1545)
3rd of October 1596 DEATH Florent Chrestien, French writer (Born 1541)
3rd of October 1611 DEATH Charles of Lorraine, Duke of Mayenne, French military leader (Born 1554)
3rd of October 1629 DEATH Giorgi Saakadze, Georgian military leader (Born 1570)
3rd of October 1649 DEATH Giovanni Diodati, Swiss Protestant clergyman (Born 1576)
3rd of October 1653 DEATH Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch scholar (Born 1612)
3rd of October 1656 DEATH Myles Standish, English-born soldier
3rd of October 1690 DEATH Robert Barclay, Scottish writer (Born 1648)
3rd of October 1701 DEATH Joseph Williamson, English politician (Born 1633)
3rd of October 1801 DEATH Philippe Henri, marquis de Segur, Marshal of France (Born 1724)
3rd of October 1833 DEATH Francois, marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat, French general (Born 1754)
3rd of October 1838 DEATH Black Hawk, Sauk-American tribal leader (Born 1767)
3rd of October 1860 DEATH Rembrandt Peale, American portrait artist, renowned for portraits of Washington and Jefferson (Born 1778)
3rd of October 1867 DEATH Elias Howe, American inventor (Born 1819)
3rd of October 1873 DEATH Captain Jack, Modoc tribal leader
3rd of October 1877 DEATH James Roosevelt Bayley, American religious leader (Born 1814)
3rd of October 1881 DEATH Orson Pratt, American religious leader (Born 1811)
3rd of October 1890 DEATH Joseph Hergenrother, German historian (Born 1824)
3rd of October 1891 DEATH Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (Born 1842)
3rd of October 1896 DEATH William Morris, English writer & poet (Born 1834)
3rd of October 1929 DEATH Gustav Stresemann, Chancellor of Germany, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (Born 1878)
3rd of October 1929 DEATH Jeanne Eagels, American actress (Born 1894)
3rd of October 1931 DEATH Carl Nielsen, Danish composer (Born 1865)
3rd of October 1936 DEATH John Heisman, American football coach (Born 1869)
3rd of October 1953 DEATH Arnold Bax, English composer (Born 1883)
3rd of October 1959 DEATH Tochigiyama Moriya, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 27th Yokozuna (Born 1892)
3rd of October 1965 DEATH Zachary Scott, American actor (Born 1914)
3rd of October 1967 DEATH Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Born 1895)
3rd of October 1967 DEATH Woody Guthrie, American musician (Born 1912)
3rd of October 1969 DEATH Skip James, American blues musician (Born 1902)
3rd of October 1986 DEATH Vince DiMaggio, American baseball player (Born 1912)
3rd of October 1987 DEATH Kalervo Palsa, Finnish artist (Born 1947)
3rd of October 1987 DEATH Jean Anouilh, French writer (Born 1910)
3rd of October 1988 DEATH Franz Josef Strauss, Bavarian politician (Born 1915)
3rd of October 1990 DEATH Stefano Casiraghi, Italian businessman and husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco (Born 1960)
3rd of October 1993 DEATH Gary Gordon, American Medal of Honor recipient (Born 1960)
3rd of October 1993 DEATH Randy Shughart, American Medal of Honor recipient (Born 1958)
3rd of October 1998 DEATH Roddy McDowall, English actor (Born 1928)
3rd of October 1999 DEATH Akio Morita, Japanese businessman (Born 1921)
3rd of October 2000 DEATH Benjamin Orr, American bassist and singer (The Cars) (Born 1947)
3rd of October 2000 DEATH John Grant, British politician (Born 1932)
3rd of October 2001 DEATH Costas Hajihristos, Greek actor (Born 1921)
3rd of October 2002 DEATH Bruce Paltrow, American television and film producer (Born 1943)
3rd of October 2002 DEATH Robert Krausz, American stock market advisor and investor (Born 1936)
3rd of October 2003 DEATH Florence Stanley, American actress (Born 1924)
3rd of October 2003 DEATH William Steig, American cartoonist and children's author (Born 1907)
3rd of October 2004 DEATH John Cerutti, baseball player and announcer (Born 1960)
3rd of October 2004 DEATH Janet Leigh, American actress (Born 1927)
3rd of October 2005 DEATH Ronnie Barker, English comic actor (Born 1929)
3rd of October 2006 DEATH Alberto Ramento, Filipino bishop (Born 1937)
3rd of October 2006 DEATH John Crank, British mathematician (Born 1916)
3rd of October 2006 DEATH Peter Norman, Australian track star (Born 1942)
3rd of October 2007 DEATH M. N. Vijayan, Indian writer, orator, and academic (Born 1930)
3rd of October 2008 DEATH Karam ud Din, Pakistani Navy officer (Born 1941)
3rd of October 2008 DEATH Johnny J, American record producer and songwriter (Born 1969)
3rd of October 2009 DEATH Queen Fatima of Libya (Born 1918)
3rd of October 2010 DEATH Ben Mondor, Canadian-born American baseball executive (Born 1925)

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