Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/October 3

This is a list of selected October 3 anniversaries that appear in 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 will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

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Blurb Reason
; Hoshana Rabbah begins at sunset (Judaism, 2015) refimprove
German Unity Day; refimprove
National Day in Iraq (1932); multiple issues
National Foundation Day in South Korea refimprove section
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. lots of CN tags (6)
1990 – East and West Germany officially joined to form the first fully sovereign united German state since the end of World War II. refimprove section
1993American armed forces attempted to capture officials of Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's organization at the Battle of Mogadishu. lots of CN tags (15)
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
2015War in Afghanistan: A United States Air Force gunship mistakenly attacked a hospital operated by Médecins Sans Frontières, resulting in at least 42 deaths and 30 injuries. outdated
Muhammad ibn Zayd |d|900 month of death is not certain
Sophie Treadwell |b|1885 page numbers needed
Charles Duke |b|1935 TFA for 2021

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A hunger strike memorial in Derry's Bogside
A hunger strike memorial in Derry's Bogside
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