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October 3: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, October 3, 1989, the city planning simulation game SimCity was released for the Apple Macintosh?

October 3rd is officially Boyfriend’s Day as well as Techies Day.

Welcome to day 276 of the year folks, there are 89 days left of the year.

Here you will discover the incredible past events that all happened on October 3rd throughout history, including celebrity births and facts about this day.

Did you know that on this day in 1989, the city planning simulation game SimCity was released for the Apple Macintosh? Roughly a year later, the game had already won 23 different awards.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about October 3rd in history!

What Events Happened On October 3 In History?

2018 The Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care declared that over 250 people had died since 2011 taking selfies.

2018 A Neptune-sized exomoon became the first one discovered outside the Solar System.

OTD in 2018: A Neptune-sized exomoon became the first one discovered outside the Solar System.
Scientists at Columbia University who found the exomoon say it orbits a huge planet around 8,000 light years away.

2014 A data breach at JP Morgan Chase and six other institutions caused 83 million accounts to be compromised.

1992 A picture of Pope John Paul II was torn up by the Irish singer Sinead O’Connor on Saturday Night Live.

1989 The city planning simulation game SimCity was released for the Apple Macintosh.

OTD in 1989: The city planning simulation game SimCity was released for the Apple Macintosh.

1983 Singers Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson released their song “Say Say Say.”

1955 ABC aired the first episode of “The Mickey Mouse Club.”

1949 WERD, the first African-American-owned radio station in the US, made its first broadcast.

Established in Atlanta, Georgia, WERD was operated entirely by African Americans. Within two years, the station's DJ, "Jockey" Jack Gibson, was the most popular DJ in Atlanta. WERD frequently gave Martin Luther King time to make announcements over the radio.

1926 Violet Stewart Piercy, a long-distance runner from England, set the first recorded marathon win for women at 3:40:22.

1849 Author Edgar Allan Poe was last seen alive. He was disorientated, lying in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland, US.

OTD in 1849: Author Edgar Allan Poe was last seen alive. He was disorientated
The next time someone saw him was his dead body on October 8, and the cause of his death is a complete mystery today.

1789 George Washington issued his “Thanksgiving Proclamation.”

The proclamation stated that everyone should celebrate a day of thanksgiving on November 26 that year. Consequently, it has become one of the biggest holidays in the United States.

1392 Muhammed VII became the twelfth sultan of the Emirate of Granada.

1283 The last Prince of Wales, Dafydd ap Gruffudd, was the first person recorded to have been hanged, drawn, and quartered.

Dafydd was accused of high treason and was condemned to death by the King. This was the first account of someone being tried for high treason and was ordered to die a slow, painful death.

Famous People Born On October 3

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Noah Schnapp? See what other famous people were born on this day.

2004 Noah Schnapp

Canadian-American Actor

Noah Schnapp
Age:
17 years old
Born In:
New York, USA

1969 Gwen Stefani

American Singer

Gwen Stefani
Age:
52 years old
Born In:
California, USA

1984 Ashlee Simpson

American Singer

Ashlee Simpson
Age:
37 years old
Born In:
Texas, USA

1971 Kevin Richardson

American Singer

Kevin Richardson
Age:
50 years old
Born In:
Kentucky, USA

Special Holidays On October 3

If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.

October 3: National Boyfriend Day

National Boyfriend Day

Does your boyfriend go out of his way to make you feel loved and cherished? Well, today is National Boyfriend Day, which is the perfect opportunity to reciprocate the love and joy he brings to you by treating him super special in return! Why not make him breakfast in bed, too?

October 3: National Techies Day

National Techies Day

Techies Day was created during the Dotcom Bubble to help encourage young people to take up jobs in the tech industry. The tech industry certainly hasn’t shrunk since then, and it’s not going to any time soon - so encourage any young people you know to get a tech job today!

October 3 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

People who were born on October 3 all share the Libra star sign.

Libra is represented by the scales and is the seventh sign in the zodiac. Anyone born between September 23 and October 22 falls into this astrological sign.

If you were born in October, Pink Tourmaline is your assigned birthstone. Opal was originally the recognized birthstone for October, but in 1952 the pink tourmaline became an alternate stone to opal.

If you were born on this day, you would likely have been conceived on or around January 10th of the same year.

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