What Happened on November 3, 1930

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Bank of Italy renamed Bank of America
  • First vehicular tunnel to a foreign country (Detroit-Windsor) opens

BattleCoup d'état

Getúlio Dornelles Vargas became Head of the Provisional Government in Brazil after a bloodless coup on October 24.

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Robinson, British cyclist
  • D. James Kennedy, American theologian (d. 2007)
  • Ken Berry, Moline Ill, actor (F Troop, Mayberry RFD, Mama's Family)
  • Lois Smith, Topeka Ks, actress (Reckless, Reuben Reuben)
  • Philip M Crane, (Rep-R-IL, 1969- )
  • William H Dana, pilot (X-15)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Alfred Wegener, German polar researcher and meteorologist (continental shift), dies while on an expedition to Greenland at 50 (date is approximate)

Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred Wegener
Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist
Alfred Wegener