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  • Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 3, 1900

    The Wright brothers

    First tests

    Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 3, 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 3, 1919

    Red Summer

    Baltimore riot

    Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
    Friday Oct 3, 1919

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




  • U.S.
    Friday Oct 3, 1941

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Eisenhower was promoted to brigadier general

    U.S.
    Friday Oct 3, 1941

    After successfully participating in the Louisiana Maneuvers, he was promoted to brigadier general on October 3, 1941.




  • Philadelphia, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 3, 1945

    Richard Nixon

    Lieutenant commander

    Philadelphia, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 3, 1945

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




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 3, 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 3, 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.
    Wednesday Oct 3, 2007

    Visa Inc.

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

    U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 3, 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.
    Friday Oct 3, 2008

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    Congress passed the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

    U.S.
    Friday Oct 3, 2008

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


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