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October 3 key events

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Did you know that Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson (Obama) got married on October 3?

Here is a list of all events that took place today in history:

2333 BC – Modern-day Korea is founded by Dangun

1863 – U.S. President Lincoln declares that the last Thursday of November would be recognized as Thanksgiving Day.

1899 – J S Thurman patents motor-driven vacuum cleaner

1906 – SOS is adopted as warning signal

1922 – 1st facsimile photo is send over city telephone lines in Washington, D.C.

1902 – President Artur da Costa e Silva who ruled Brazil between 1967 and 1969 is born.

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1929 – The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes officially changes its name to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

1932 – Iraq is admitted into the League of Nations leading Britain to terminate their mandate over the nation.

1941 – Nazis blow up 6 synagoges in Paris

1952 – 1st video recording on magnetic tape, LA, Ca

1952 – Britain becomes the third nuclear power in the world after they successfully detonate their first atomic bomb. The U.S. and Russia were the only other nuclear powers.

1968 – Military coup overthrows President Fernando Belaúnde Terry in Peru.

1974 – Pele retires as soccer player

1984 – US government shuts down due to lack of agreement over passage of bills.

1992 – Barack Obama (31), who became the 44th US President, weds fellow lawyer Michelle Robinson (28) in Chicago, Illinois.

2009 – Queen Fatima, former Libyan queen dies.