October 3

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October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in Leap years). There are 89 days remaining.

Events:

  • 1574 - Siege of Leiden lifted by the Watergeuzen - foundation of the first Dutch university
  • 1929 - The Kingdom of Yugoslavia, "Land of the South Slavs," was formed. It included the regions of Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Croatia, Begonia, Herzegovina, and Macedonia.
  • 1935 - Italian forces invade Ethiopia.
  • 1981 - The hunger strike by Irish republican prisoners at the Maze jail in Belfast ends after seven months and 10 deaths.
  • 1990 - The re-unification of Germany. East Germany ceases to exist.
  • 1993 - U.S. Army Rangers ambushed in Mogadishu, Somalia. 18 Americans killed, 84 wounded. The attempt to capture Aidid is abandoned.
  • 1995 - O.J. Simpson found not guilty.

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See Also: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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