Saturday, October 3, 2009
Presidency of the European Council:
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
O. J. Simpson is found not guilty of double murder for the deaths of former wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
France launches a counter-coup in the Comoros with 600 soldiers. They arrest Bob Denard and his mercenaries and take Denard to France Caabi el-Yachroutu becomes the interim president.
U.S. Army conducts Operation Gothic Serpent in the city of Mogadishu, Somalia, using Task Force Ranger. Two UH-60 Blackhawks are shot down and the operation leaves over 1000 Somalians dead and over 73 Americans WIA, 19 KIA, and 1 captured. Also known as the Battle of Mogadishu.
Saturday, October 3, 1992
After performing a song protesting alleged child abuse by the Catholic Church, Sinéad O'Connor rips up a photo of Pope John Paul II on "Saturday Night Live", causing huge controversy, leading the switchboards at NBC to ring off the hook.
Wednesday, October 3, 1990
Cold War: East Germany and West Germany reunify into a single Germany.
President of Panama Manuel Noriega foils a plot by junior officers to overthrow him.
Saturday, October 3, 1987
"The Phantom of the Opera", the longest running Broadway show in history, opens at Her Majesty's Theatre in London.
United States District Court Judge Harry E. Claiborne
becomes the fifth federal official to be removed from office through impeachment.
Thursday, October 3, 1985
Wednesday, October 3, 1979
Thursday, October 3, 1968
An X-15 research aircraft with test pilot William J. Knight establishes an unofficial world fixed-wing speed record of Mach 6.7.
applies for the membership of the EEC
Basutoland becomes independent and takes the name Lesotho.
signs the Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers. This event is now celebrated as World Teachers' Day.
The Love Pageant Rally takes place in the Panhandle
of Golden Gate Park, a narrower section that projects into San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district.
LSD is made illegal in the United States and controlled so strictly that not only were possession and recreational use criminalized, but all legal scientific research programs on the drug in the US were shut down as well.
is elected the President of Brazil for a five-year term.
The Brooklyn Dodgers finally win the World Series, defeating the New York Yankees 2–0 in Game 7 of the 1955 baseball playoff.
Wednesday, October 3, 1951
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 9th inning off of Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca, to win the National League pennant after being down 14 games.
Wednesday, October 3, 1945
Saturday, October 3, 1942
The first A-4 rocket is successfully launched from Test Stand VII at Peenemünde, Germany. The rocket flies 147 kilometres wide and reaches a height of 84.5 kilometres, becoming the first man-made object to reach space.
Sino-Japanese War: Japanese troops advance toward Nanking.
Thursday, October 3, 1918
Saturday, October 3, 1914
World War I: 33,000 Canadian
troops depart for Europe, the largest force to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean at the time.
Battle of Sugar Point: Ojibwe tribesmen defeat U.S. government troops in northern Minnesota.
Saturday, October 3, 1863
Thursday, October 3, 1839
Saturday, October 3, 1835
The Waterford Glassware Factory begins production in Waterford City, Ireland.
Saturday, October 3, 1739
Wednesday, October 3, 1691
The Treaty of Limerick, which guarantees civil rights to Catholics, is signed. "(It was broken before the ink was dry)"
Shi Lang reaches Taiwan and occupies present day Kaohsiung
Wednesday, October 3, 1657
Thursday, September 23, 1574 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, September 23, 1569 (Julianian calendar)
November ndash Rising of the North
: Northern Earls rebel gainst Queen Elizabeth the 1st of England.
The trade compact of 1536
is renewed, exempting French merchants from Ottoman
law and allowing them to travel, buy and sell throughout the sultan's dominions and to pay low customs duties on French imports and exports.
Poland and Lithuania are united in the Union of Lublin, forming the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
Battle of Moncountour: The Royalist forces of Tavannaes and Anjou defeat Coligny's Huguenots.
Wednesday, September 23, 1528 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, September 23, 1518 (Julianian calendar)
The Manchester Grammar School opens.
Sunday, September 26, 1283 (Julianian calendar)
Construction of Caernarfon Castle, Conwy Castle, and Harlech Castle is begun in Wales by King Edward I of England as a system of defenses against possible future Welsh uprisings.
The Saxon city of Goslar
starts making efforts to redeem its already issued annuities
, a sure indication of financial difficulty and maybe an early sign of the 13th century crisis.
Death by hanging, drawing and quartering is first used as a form of capital punishment (for the newly created crime of high treason) by King Edward I of England in his execution of Dafydd ap Gruffydd, the last ruler of an independent Wales, at Shrewsbury.
Sunday, October 2, 382 (Julianian calendar)
The same council adopts Trinitarianism as orthodoxy, condemning Apollinarism. Theodosius I orders the death of members of Manichaean monks.