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October 3 ():
- 1913 – US President Woodrow Wilson signed the Revenue Act of 1913, lowering tariffs but reinstituting the income tax following passage of the 16th amendment.
- 1965 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, replacing the immigration quota system based on national origin with a system emphasizing relationships with current US citizens.
- 2008 – US President George W. Bush signed the Emergency Economic Stablization Act of 2008, thereby bailing out a number of struggling corporations considered "too big to fail."