October 3 Events in History - October 3 Birthdays - October 3 Deaths
2014 Palestine will be officially recognized as a sovereign state by the new government of Sweden; though the U.N. General Assembly supported such recognition two years ago, few nations have officially extended this recognition
2014 General Motors (GM) issues its 71st recall this year, affecting over 500,000 Cadillac SUVs, Saab SUVs and Chevy Spark cars that may have defective or loose parts; GM is also halting sales of GMC Canyons and Chevy Colorados due to air bag concerns
2013 Credit card information, among other data of 2.9 million Adobe consumers was stolen during a cyber attack on the company's website
2013 Ahead of its IPO , Twitter Inc. publicly files disclosure documents posting strong revenue growth
2012 Inquiries into the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya increase as the only surviving witness of the attack, Walid Faraj, has yet to be interrogated
2012 Protestors in Iran clash with riot police during their demonstration against the collapse of the rial, the country's currency
2011 Sprint Nextel reportedly pays $20 billion for the exclusive rights to Apple's next mobile cell phone
2011 Helle Thorning-Schmidt introduces the new coalition government, officially becoming Denmark's 41st and first female Prime Minister
2010 An audio recording by Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden says Muslim nations haven't done enough to support relief efforts in flood-hit Pakistan
2010 Archaeologists at a site on the Egypt-Gaza border unearth parts of a possible hidden city believed to be over 2,000 years old
2008 President George W. Bush signs the 700 billion dollar TARP program into law
1997 Carolina Hurricanes 1st home game vs Pitts Penguins
1997 Gordie Howie, 69, plays in 7th decade, with IHL'S Detroit Vipers
1997 Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record at 280.3 mph
1997 Vancouver Canucks beats Mighty Ducks, 3-2 in Japan
1996 Thunderdome in Tampa Bay renamed Tropicana Field
1995 1st 1st-class match at Hurstville Oval, Sydney (NSW vs. W Prov)
1995 O. J. Simpson found not guilty in murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman
1994 Fernando Henrique Cardoso elected president of Brazil
1994 Gary Larson, announces he is retiring from doing "Far Side" cartoon
1993 "White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at Criterion New York City after 38 performances
1993 Battle at TV station Ostankino/Moscow townhall, about 25 killed
1993 Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow
1993 Evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker (52) weds Roe Messner (58)
1993 Harry Belafonte performs in Tivoli Copenhagen
1993 Indians play their last game at Cleveland Stadium, Chicago wins 4-0
1993 Somali General Aidids arm forces kill 18 U.S. 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
1992 Atlanta Braves win franchise record 98th game (old record 95 in 1957)
1992 LeVar Burton weds Stephanie Cozart
1992 Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV
1992 Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on SNL
1992 Toronto Blue Jays win AL East title
1991 25th Country Music Association Award:
1990 East Germany and West Germany merge to become Germany
1990 George Brett becomes 1st to lead league in batting in 3 decades
1990 Tiger Cecil Fielder becomes 11th, to hit 50 home runs (& 51st)
1990 Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records
1989 Panamanian Defense Force attempted coup of Manuel Noriega fails
1988 26th Space Shuttle Mission, Discovery 7 returns to Earth after 4-days
1988 Criterion Center Theater opens at Broadway between 44th and 45th Streets New York City
1988 Lebanese kidnappers release Mithileshwar Singh (held for 30 months)
1987 Benito Santiago ends longest catcher/rookie hitting streak at 34
1987 Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, Chile
1987 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1986 Baltimore loses assuring Orioles of their 1st last-place finish
1986 Soviet Yankee-class sub sinks off NC, 3 die
1985 21st Shuttle Mission (51J)-Atlantis 1-all-military flight launched
1985 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) adopts constitution
1985 Pope John Paul II declares Titus Brandsma divine
1985 South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands adopts constitution
1983 Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson release "Say, Say, Say" in the United Kingdom
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
1981 Irish Nationalist at Maze Prison near Belfast end 7-month hunger strike
1981 Mike Weaver beats Quick Tillis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1980 4 dies in attack on synagogue in Paris
1978 Gold hits record $223.50 an ounce in London
1977 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial New York City for 66 performances
1977 Indira Gandhi arrested
1976 Hank Aaron singles in his last at bat and drives in his 2,297th run
1976 Helmuth Kohl's CDU wins German parliament election
1975 George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in the United Kingdom
1975 Ireland AKZO director Tiede Herrema kidnap
1974 Frank Robinson becomes baseball's 1st black manager with the Cleveland Indians
1974 Pele retires as soccer player
1973 Willi Stoph succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader
1972 Indians set a team record for lowest team batting avg .234
1972 Spaceflight 71-2 launched; 1st flexible substrate photovoltaic flown
1972 Steve Carlton wins 27th game for Phillies
1972 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1972 Baltimore Roric Harrison is last AL pitcher to homer until interleague play 25 years later
1971 Billie Jean King became 1st female athlete to win $100,000
1970 "Coco" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 333 performances
1970 Baseball umpires call their 1st strike
1970 WAPT TV channel 16 in Jackson, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
1968 Howard Sacklers "Great White Hope," premieres in New York City
1968 Military coup overthrows President Fernando Belaunde Terry in Peru
1968 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 KGSC (now KICU) TV channel 36 in San Jose, California (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
1966 Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva elected president
1965 Cubs tie major league record of 3 triple plays in a season
1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1965 Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher
1964 Yankees clinch their 5th straight pennant, and 29th in club's history
1963 "Here's Love" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 338 performances
1963 Hurricane hits Haiti; about 5,000 die and 100,000 injured
1962 "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" opens at Shubert New York City for 886 performances
1962 Dodgers set major league-record season attendance of 2,755,184
1962 Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched into Earth orbit
1961 "Dick Van Dyke Show" premieres on CBS-TV
1961 "Mr Ed" premieres
1961 "Sail Away" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 167 performances
1961 KMED (now KTVL) TV channel 10 in Medford, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1960 "Flair" (CBS' answer to Monitor) premieres on radio with Dick Van Dyke
1960 Janio Quadros elected president of Brazil
1960 San Francisco's White House department store 1st to accept BankAmericard
1960 Yankees win 8-7, ending season on a 15 game win streak, and record 193 home runs
1959 13th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-1 at Montreal
1957 Willy Brandt elected mayor of West Berlin
1956 Sal Maglie and Dodgers defeat Yankees 6-3 in opening game of World Series
1955 "Captain Kangaroo" premieres on CBS-TV, Good Morning, Captain!
1955 "Mickey Mouse Club" premieres
1955 Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira becomes President of Brazil
1955 Soviet battleship "Novorossiisk" strikes WW II mine in Baltic Sea
1955 WDBJ TV channel 7 in Roanoke, Virginia (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 WTVS TV channel 56 in Detroit, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1954 "Father Knows Best" premieres
1954 KFVS TV channel 12 in Cape Girardeau, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 10th Ryder Cup: U.S. wins 6 -5 at Wentworth, England
1953 7th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 3-1 at Montreal
1953 KGGM TV channel 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico (CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 1st British nuclear test at Monte Bello Is Australia
1952 1st video recording on magnetic tape, LA, Ca
1952 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Monte Bello Is Australia
1951 Bobby Thomson home run - Giants win pennant defeating Dodgers
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
1949 WERD, 1st black-owned radio station, opens in Atlanta
1948 Columbia U reports discovery of uranium in Belgian Congo
1948 NFL becomes 1st sport televised as sport of week
1947 "Under the Counter" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 27 performances
1947 1st telescope lens 200" (508 cm) in diameter completed
1947 WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, D.C. (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 and he lost game
1946 Cards beat Dodgers 8-4 at Ebbets Field to win NL playoffs 2-0
1945 Elvis Presley's 1st public appearance, he is 10
1945 Tigers and Cubs meet in World Series for 4th time
1945 World Federation of Trade Unions forms; CIO a member
1944 1st broadcast of Radio Herrijzend Netherland
1944 RAF bombs West Kapelse
1943 British 8th army lands at Termoli, East Italy
1943 Operations begin at PETA Java, defending (Japanese) fatherland
1942 Franklin D. Roosevelt forms Office of Economic Stabilization
1942 Launch of 1st A-4/V-2 rocket to altitude of 53 miles (85 km)
1942 New York Yankees Frank Crosetti shoves ump Bill Summers in World Series, he is fined $200 and suspended for 1st 30 days of 1943 season
1941 Adolf Hitler says Russia is "broken" and would "never rise again"
1941 All elderly Jewish men of Kerenchug Ukraine, are killed by SS
1941 Nazi's blow up 6 synagoges in Paris
1940 France Vichy government proclaims end to Jewish status
1940 Reds beat Tigers ending NL's 10-game World Series losing streak
1940 U.S. forms parachute troops
1939 Lemmer-Urk Dike closes
1936 Yankees set new attendance record of 64,842 in 3rd game of World Series
1935 Italy invades Ethiopia
1933 Gustave "Staf" de Clerq forms Flemish National Covenant
1932 Iraq gains full independence from Britain, joins League of Nations
1929 British Labour government recovers diplomatic relations with U.S.S.R.
1929 Julius Curtius succeeds Stresemann as German foreign minister
1929 Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes changes name to Yugoslavia
1928 French sun "Ondine" sinks returning to Toulon, drowning 42
1926 1st congress of Paneuropabeweging opens in Vienna
1926 Violet Percy runs female record marathon (3:40:22)
1924 King Hussein of Hedzjaz abdicts throne
1923 Germany's Stresemann resigns
1922 1st facsimile photo send over city telephone lines, Washington, D.C.
1922 Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes 1st woman in Senate
1920 Browns 1st baseman George Sisler gets his record 257th hit of season
1920 NFL (then American Pro Football Association) plays 1st games
1919 Reds Adolfo Luque is 1st Latin player to appear in a World Series
1919 Serbian, Croatian and Slavic parliment accord for 8 hour work day
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. New York City
1913 Federal Income Tax signed into law (at 1%)
1906 SOS adopted as warning signal by 1st conference on wireless telegraphy
1906 U.S. regime names Charles Magoon, governor of Cuba
1906 William Vaughan Moody's "Great Divide," premieres in New York City
1904 France and Spain sign treaty for Morocco Independence
1904 Giants Christy Mathewson strikes out then record 16 Cards
1904 Mary McLeod Bethune opens Daytona Normal and Industrial School
1900 Edward Elgar/Cardinal Newmans oratorium premieres in Birmingham
1899 J. S. Thurman patents motor-driven vacuum cleaner
1890 Captain Guillaume of Kerckhoven marches into Boma Congo
1872 Bloomingdale's department store in New York opens
1863 Lincoln designates last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day
1862 Battle of Corinth, Mississippi
1862 Skirmish at Bardstown, Kentucky
1833 Composer Hector Berlioz marries actress Harriet Smithson
1789 Washington proclaims 1st national Thanksgiving Day
1778 Captain Cook anchors at Alaska
1735 France and Emperor Karel VI sign peace accord
1691 English and Dutch army occupies Limerick Ireland
1657 French troops occupy Mardyke
1605 Chinese uprising on Philippines, Tondo/Quiapo massacre
1574 Fleet under Admiral Boisot seize Spanish
1569 Battle of Montcontour: Duke of Anjou beats Huguenots
1430 Jews are expelled from Eger Bohemia
1264 Comet said to predict death of Pope Urban IV is last seen
1247 Willem II of Holland elected Roman Catholic German emperor
1143 Cardinal Guido elected Pope Coelestinus II