Today in History 3 October: From Iraq gaining Independence to first Indian test tube baby, list of Important events today

02 Oct, 2022
Today in History 3 October: From Iraq gaining Independence to first Indian test tube baby, list of Important events today

This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, 3 October is the 276th day of the year and the 277th day of a leap year.

On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened worldwide on 3 October as well as the birthdays of famous people.

Major Events Happened on this Day

1932- Iraq gains independence from the United Kingdom

The West Asian country came under British control in 1920, after the end of the First World War. After taking control of the country, the British installed the deposed Syrian King Faisal I as the King of Iraq.

1952- UK tests its first atomic bomb

Called Operation Hurricane the test was conducted near the Montebello Islands in Western Australia. The operation made the UK the third country to have nuclear weapons, the United States and the Soviet Union were the first two.

1977 – Indira Gandhi Arrested in India

On 3rd October 1977, Indira Gandhi got arrested on the charges of the Jeep scam (Corruption). Although it was revealed that there is no evidence against her and this political mistake of the Janata Party is called ‘Operation Blunder’ in Indian history.

1978 – First Test Tube Baby of India

Subhash Mukhopadhyay was an Indian scientist, physician from Jharkhand, India. He created the world’s second and India’s first child using Vitro fertilization. The girl’s name is Kanupriya Agarwal and she was born on 3rd October 1978

1985- 21st Shuttle Mission (51J)-Atlantis 1-all-military flight launched.

STS-51-J was the 21st NASA Space Shuttle mission and the first flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis. It launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on 3 October 1985, carrying a payload for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and landed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on 7 October 1985.

2010-19th Commonwealth Games open in Delhi, India.

The 2010 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XIX Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Delhi 2010, was an international multi-sport event that was held in Delhi, India, from 3 to 14 October 2010.

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