What Happened on November 3

Significant Events

  • 644 Umar ibn al-Khattab, second Muslim caliph, is killed by a Persian slave in Medina
  • 1534 English parliament accepts Act of Supremacy: Henry VIII becomes Head of Church of England
  • 1620 Great Patent granted to Plymouth Colony
  • 1640 English Long Parliament forms
  • 1906 International Radiotelegraph Conference in Berlin selects "SOS" (· · · – – – · · ·) distress signal as the worldwide standard for help
  • 1957 USSR launches Sputnik 2 with a dog (Laika), 1st animal in orbit
  • 1992 Bill Clinton (D) wins US presidential election over President George H. W. Bush (R)
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Did You Know?

The Times of India, world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce

On November 3, 1838

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  • 1963 Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova (26) weds cosmonaut Andriyan Nikolayev (34) at the Moscow Wedding Palace
  • 2012 Professional bull rider Luke Snyder (30) weds Jennifer Manna (34) at Big Cedar Lodge outside of Branson, Missouri
  • 2012 Olympic gymnast Carly Patterson (24) weds Mark Caldwell (27) at the Main Street Garden Park in Dallas, Texas
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