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This Day in History: October 3

October 3: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1778 - British Captain James Cook anchors in Alaska.
  2. 1789 - George Washington made the first Thanksgiving Day designated by the national government of the United States of America.
  3. 1955 - The Mickey Mouse Club debuts on ABC.
  4. 1962 - Project Mercury: Sigma 7 is launched from Cape Canaveral, with Astronaut Wally Schirra aboard, for a six-orbit, nine-hour flight.
  5. 1985 - The Space Shuttle Atlantis makes its maiden flight. (Mission STS-51-J)
  6. Famous Birthdays: George Bancroft (American historian and 17th Secretary of the Navy), A. Y. Jackson (Canadian painter), Thomas Wolfe (American writer), Charles Duke (American astronaut), Rob Liefeld (American comic book illustrator)

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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