Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/October 3

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This is a list of selected October 3 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled October 3, 2019 featured article or the October 3, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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; Hoshana Rabbah begins at sunset (Judaism, 2015) neutrality issues
German Unity Day; refimprove
National Day in Iraq (1932); multiple issues
National Foundation Day in South Korea refimprove
1283Dafydd ap Gruffydd the Prince of Wales, the last native ruler of Wales to resist English domination, was executed by drawing and quartering. refimprove
1849 – American author Edgar Allan Poe was found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland, under mysterious circumstances; it was the last time he was seen in public before his death four days later. Moved to October 7, date of death
1918World War I: Following his armed forces' defeat by the Allied Powers, Bulgarian Tsar Ferdinand I abdicated in favor of his son Boris III. refimprove
1929 – King Alexander I renamed the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes as the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. refimprove
1935 – Italian forces under General Emilio De Bono invaded Abyssinia during the opening stages of the Second Italo-Abyssinian War. refimprove section
1942World War II: The first successful test of the German V-2 rocket, the world's first ballistic missile and first man-made item to achieve sub-orbital spaceflight, occurred. refimprove section
1964 – According to a popular legend, the first Buffalo wings were first prepared at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, US, as a fast and easy snack to present to hungry guests. date not in article
1986 – After Soviet nuclear submarine K-219 had suffered an explosion and fire, sailor Sergei Preminin manually prevented an impending nuclear meltdown by means of a reactor SCRAM. refimprove section
1990 – East and West Germany officially joined to form the first fully sovereign united German state since the end of World War II. unreferenced section
1993American armed forces attempted to capture officials of Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's organization at the Battle of Mogadishu. refimprove section
1995 – In a highly publicized criminal trial, actor and former American football player O. J. Simpson was acquitted for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. Featured on June 17, date of arrest
2003 – Roy Horn of the American entertainment duo of Siegfried & Roy was mauled by a tiger during a performance at The Mirage hotel and casino resort on the Las Vegas Strip. refimprove



October 3

Nadine Gordimer
Nadine Gordimer

Sophie Treadwell (b. 1885) · Carl Nielsen (d. 1931) · Olivia Shakespear (d. 1938)

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