Holidays Calendar for October 3, 2017

The Day of German Unity (Tag der Deutschen Einheit), also referred to as German Unity Day, is Germany's national day. It is celebrated on October 3, commemorating the anniversary of German reunification in 1990.

People of South Korea annually celebrate National Foundation Day on October 3. This public holiday celebrates the day of foundation of ancient Korean kingdom Gojoseon.

Pchum Ben (Ancestors' Day) is a fifteen-day Cambodian festival, considered unique to this country. It is one of Cambodia's most important holidays. The final three days of Pchum Ben were designated as a public holiday.

National Day is annually celebrated in Iraq on October 3. This holiday celebrates anniversary of declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1932.

Francisco Morazán Day is a public holiday in Honduras, it's annually observed on October 3, that is birth anniversary of the second President of Central American Federation Francisco Morazán. Since he dominated military and political scene in Honduras, this holiday is also known as Soldier's Day.

Education Day is a national holiday in Kiribati. It has no fixed date and annually the government of Kiribati announces the date of its celebration.

The National Caramel Custard Day is dedicated to a creamy dessert made with milk, sugar, and vanilla. This food-related holiday is celebrated on October 3.

 


This Day in History

  • 2013 The Republic of the Gambia officially withdrew from the Commonwealth of Nations, ending 48 years of membership of the organisation.
  • 2009 The Turkic Council was established by Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan. Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan did not enter the Council.
  • 2004 Died: Janet Leigh, American actress and author best known for her role as Marion Crane in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Psycho (1960).
  • 1993 The Battle of Mogadishu, also known as Black Hawk Down, was fought in Somali as part of Operation Gothic Serpent and the Somali Civil War.
  • 1991 Died: Akio Morita, Japanese businessmen, best known for co-founding Sony. He was the first Japanese to be awarded the Albert Medal.
  • 1987 Died: Jean Anouilh, French playwright and screenwriter. In 1961, he won the Tony Award for Best Play for his play Becket or The Honor of God.
  • 1985 The Space Shuttle Atlantis began its maiden flight (STS-51-J). It launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The shuttle landed on October 7.
  • 1984 Born: Ashlee Simpson, American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the younger sister of another well-known singer, Jessica Simpson.
  • 1971 Born: Kevin Richardson, American singer-songwriter, composer, actor, and model, best known as a member of the Backstreet Boys.
  • 1969 Born: Gwen Stefani, American singer, songwriter, actress, and fashion designer. She rose to prominence as the lead vocalist of No Doubt.
  • 1963 A military coup took occurred in Honduras, ten days before a scheduled election. Oswaldo López Arellano initiated two decades of military rule.
  • 1935 Italian General Emilio De Bono launched the invasion of Abyssinia during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War. Its result was inconclusive.
  • 1931 Died: Carl Nielsen, Danish composer, violinist, and conductor. Nielsen is considered to be the greatest composer in Denmark's history.
  • 1929 Died: Gustav Stresemann, German politician and statesman. He was co-awarded the 1926 Nobel Peace Prize for work on the Locarno Treaties.
  • 1925 Born: Gore Vidal (born Eugene Louis Vidal), renowned American novelist, essayist, short story writer, playwright, screenwriter, and public intellectual.
  • 1924 Born: Harvey Kurtzman, American cartoonist and editor of comic books and magazines. His best known works are Mad and Little Annie Fanny.
  • 1919 Born: James M. Buchanan, American economist who won the 1986 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences his work on public choice theory.
  • 1900 Born: Thomas Wolfe, American novelist whose best known works include O Lost, You Can't Go Home Again, and Look Homeward, Angel.
  • 1897 Born: Louis Aragon, French poet, novelist, short story writer, and editor. His best known works include Le Paysan de Paris and Le Fou d'Elsa.
  • 1896 Died: William Morris, English artist, textile designer, author, translator, and social activist. He contributed to the revival of traditional textile arts.
  • 1895 Born: Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet. He is considered to be one of the most significant and influential Russian poets of the 20th century.
  • 1889 Born: Carl von Ossietzky, German journalist and pacifist who was awarded the 1935 Nobel Peace Prize for his struggle against rearmament.
  • 1881 Died: Orson Pratt, American religious leader in the Latter Day Saint movement. He was an original member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles.
  • 1873 American tribal chief Kintpuash, better known as Captain Jack, and his companions were hand for their involvement in the Modoc War.
  • 1867 Died: Elias Howe, American mechanical engineer and inventor, best known for receiving the first United States patent for a sewing machine.
  • 1849 Edgar Allan Poe was found delirious on the streets of Baltimore. He was taken to the Washington Medical College, where he died on October 7.
  • 1739 In Serbia, the Ottoman Empire and Russian Empire signed the Treaty of Niš, officially ending the Russo-Turkish War of 1735-1739.
  • 1369 Died: Margaret, Countess of Tyrol, known as Margarete Maultasch. She was the last Countess of Tyrol from the House of Gorizia.
  • 1283 Prince of Wales Dafydd ap Gruffydd became the first prominent person in recorded history to be executed by hanging, drawing and quartering.
  • 1226 Died: Francis of Assisi (born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone), Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He was canonized in 1228 by Pope Gregory IX.