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  • (Present Day Southern Italy)
    Saturday Oct 03, 1778

    Flag of the United States

    Letter to Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies

    (Present Day Southern Italy)
    Saturday Oct 03, 1778

    Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, in a letter dated October 3, 1778, to Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, described the American flag as consisting of "13 stripes, alternately red, white, and blue, a small square in the upper angle, next the flag staff, is a blue field, with 13 white stars, denoting a new Constellation."




  • Paris, France
    Saturday Oct 03, 1795

    Napoleon

    Royalists declared a rebellion against the National Convention

    Paris, France
    Saturday Oct 03, 1795

    On 3 October, royalists in Paris declared a rebellion against the National Convention.




  • Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 03, 1900

    The Wright brothers

    First tests

    Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 03, 1900

    The brothers flew the glider for only a few days in the early autumn of 1900 at Kitty Hawk. In the first tests, probably on October 3, Wilbur was aboard while the glider flew as a kite not far above the ground with men below holding tether ropes. Most of the kite tests were unpiloted, with sandbags or chains and even a local boy as ballast.




  • Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
    Friday Oct 03, 1919

    Red Summer

    Baltimore riot

    Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
    Friday Oct 03, 1919

    A riot started by white Navy bluejackets against an entire black neighborhood was quickly quelled by the police.




  • Ethiopia
    Thursday Oct 03, 1935

    World War II

    Second Italo-Ethiopian War

    Ethiopia
    Thursday Oct 03, 1935

    The Second Italo–Ethiopian War was a brief colonial war that began in October 1935 and ended in May 1936. The war began with the invasion of the Ethiopian Empire by the armed forces of the Kingdom of Italy. The war resulted in the military occupation of Ethiopia and its annexation into the newly created colony of Italian East Africa.




  • Philadelphia, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 03, 1945

    Richard Nixon

    Lieutenant commander

    Philadelphia, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 03, 1945

    On October 3, 1945, he was promoted to lieutenant commander.




  • Havana, Cuba
    Sunday Oct 03, 1965

    Raúl Castro

    Second Secretary of The Communist Party of Cuba

    Havana, Cuba
    Sunday Oct 03, 1965

    He served as a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and Second Secretary of its Politburo from the Party's formation in October 1965.


  • Malmö, Sweden
    Saturday Oct 03, 1981

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Born

    Malmö, Sweden
    Saturday Oct 03, 1981

    Ibrahimović was born in Malmö, Sweden, on 3 October 1981.


  • Panama City, Panama
    Tuesday Oct 03, 1989

    Invasion of Panama

    The Second coup attempt

    Panama City, Panama
    Tuesday Oct 03, 1989

    In October 1989, Noriega foiled a second coup attempt by members of the Panamanian Defense Forces (PDF), led by Major Moisés Giroldi.


  • Germany
    Wednesday Oct 03, 1990

    NATO Establishment

    German Reunification

    Germany
    Wednesday Oct 03, 1990

    The first post-Cold War expansion of NATO came with German reunification on 3 October 1990, when the former East Germany became part of the Federal Republic of Germany and the alliance.


  • Croatia
    Thursday Oct 03, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    Blockade of the main ports of Croatia

    Croatia
    Thursday Oct 03, 1991

    On October 3, the Yugoslav Navy renewed its blockade of the main ports of Croatia.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Friday Oct 03, 1997

    Nintendo

    Gunpei Yokoi Car Crash

    Tokyo, Japan
    Friday Oct 03, 1997

    On 4 October 1997, famed Nintendo developer Gunpei Yokoi died in a car crash. In 1997, Nintendo released the SNS-101 (called Super Famicom Jr. in Japan), a smaller redesigned version of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Sunday Oct 03, 1999

    Akio Morita

    Death

    Tokyo, Japan
    Sunday Oct 03, 1999

    On October 3, 1999, Morita died of pneumonia at the age of 78.


  • Rome, Italy
    Sunday Oct 03, 2004

    Francesco Totti

    100th Serie A goal

    Rome, Italy
    Sunday Oct 03, 2004

    Totti maintained consistent form by scoring 12 goals in Serie A, and 15 in all competitions, among which was his 100th Serie A goal from a free kick in a 3–3 draw against Internazionale, on 3 October 2004.


  • Turkey
    Monday Oct 03, 2005

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    Negotiations began To Join The European Union

    Turkey
    Monday Oct 03, 2005

    On 3 October 2005 negotiations began for Turkey's accession to the European Union.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 03, 2007

    Visa Inc.

    Visa completed its corporate restructuring with the formation of Visa Inc.

    U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 03, 2007

    On October 3, 2007, Visa completed its corporate restructuring with the formation of Visa Inc. The new company was the first step towards Visa's IPO.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 03, 2007

    Visa Inc.

    Visa comprised four non-stock, separately incorporated companies that employed 6,000 people worldwide: the worldwide parent entity Visa International Service Association

    U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 03, 2007

    Prior to October 3, 2007, Visa comprised four non-stock, separately incorporated companies that employed 6,000 people worldwide: the worldwide parent entity Visa International Service Association (Visa), Visa USA Inc., Visa Canada Association, and Visa Europe Ltd. The latter three separately incorporated regions had the status of group members of Visa International Service Association.


  • U.S.
    Friday Oct 03, 2008

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    Congress passed the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

    U.S.
    Friday Oct 03, 2008

    October 3, 2008: Congress passed the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.


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