#TodayInHistory – October 3
October 3 – Some important events on this day.
2333 BC 👉🏼 State of Gojoseon (Modern-day Korea) founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Yao
52 BC 👉🏼 Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar, ending the siege and battle of Alesia
1283 👉🏼 Dafydd ap Gruffydd, Prince of Gwynedd, Wales, becomes the first person executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered
1739 👉🏼 The Treaty of Nissa is signed by the Ottoman Empire and Russia at the end of the Russian-Turkish War, 1736-1739.
1849 👉🏼 American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under mysterious circumstances; it is the last time he is seen in public before his death.
1863 👉🏼 President Lincoln proclaims official Thanksgiving holiday
1888 👉🏼 Explorer Fridtjof Nansen and his team complete first known crossing of Greenland interior, arriving in Godthaab
1904 👉🏼 France & Spain sign treaty for Morocco Independence
1908 👉🏼 Pravda newspaper founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna
1922 👉🏼 1st facsimile photo sent over city telephone lines, Washington, D.C.
1935 👉🏼 Italy invades Ethiopia, starting the Second Italo-Ethiopian War
1941 👉🏼 Adolf Hitler says Russia is “already broken and will never rise again” in a broadcast to the German people
1990 👉🏼 Reunification of East and West Germany. West German flag is raised above the Brandenburg Gate on the stroke of midnight.
1993 👉🏼 Battle at TV station Ostankino, Moscow townhall, about 25 killed
2018 👉🏼 Most expensive whisky ever sold at auction for $1.1 million, the Macallan Valerio Adami 1926, in Edinburgh, Scotland