October 03

This Day in History

2333 BCE

First Korean Kingdom Established by Tangun

On this day in history in 2333 BCE, the legendary Korean figure and powerful leader Tangun is said to have established the Kingdom of Chosun, the "Land of the Morning Calm," known today as Korea. … (more...)

1990

Germany United

On October 3, 1990, East and West Germany are reunited, ending 45 years of Cold War division. In the aftermath of World War II, Germany was divided between the four major Allied powers: the Soviet … (more...)

1967

Knight Sets Speed Record for Manned Aircraft

On this day in 1967, combat and test pilot William J. Knight broke the world speed record for flight in a winged aircraft—a record that still stands today. He achieved this feat in an X-15A-2, which … (more...)