What Happened on November 3

Historical Events

  • 644 Umar ibn al-Khattab, the 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 SOS adopted as international distress signal by 2nd Radiotelegraphic Convention
  • 1957 USSR launches Sputnik 2 with a dog (Laika), 1st animal in orbit
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Did You Know?

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

On November 3, 1838

Famous Weddings

  • 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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