On This Day in History for November 3 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 155 of 155

  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

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1964 LBJ (D) soundly defeats Barry Goldwater (R) for US President

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1965 Sandy Koufax wins NL Cy Young Award unanimously
  • 1967 Boston's Jim Lonborg wins AL Cy Young
  • 1967 Vietnam War: The Battle of Dak To begins.
  • 1968 Bob Packwood is elected senator of Oregon
  • 1968 Ex-premier Papandreou buried. 300,000 demonstrate against fascist junta
  • 1968 NY Jet Jim Turner kicks 6 field goals to beat Buffalo 25-21
  • 1969 Congo president Mobutu visits Belgium
  • 1970 Bob Gibson wins NL Cy Young Award

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1970 US President Richard Nixon promises gradual troop removal of Vietnam

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1970 Salvador Allende inaugurated as president of Chile
  • 1971 "Play Misty For Me" premieres
  • 1973 Mariner 10 launched-1st Venus pics, 1st mission to Mercury
  • 1975 U.S. advice columnist Ann Landers asks in a mail-in survey if they could do it all over, would parents still become parents?
  • 1978 Dominica gains independence from UK & adopts constitution
  • 1978 USSR & Vietnam sign peace & friendship treaty
  • 1979 Five people mortally wounded during anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstration in NC
  • 1979 Moroccan offensive against Polisario Front
  • 1980 Ianford Wilson's "5th of July" premieres in NYC
  • 1980 Walter Hass Jr becomes CEO of Oakland A's
  • 1982 Pete Vuckovich becomes Milwaukee's 2nd consecutive AL Cy Young
  • 1983 Jesse Jackson launches his 1st campaign for presidency (D)
  • 1983 Nashville Network begins on cable TV
  • 1984 3,000 die in 3 day anti-Sikh riot in India


1984 Body of assassinated Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi cremated

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • 1985 Argentine presdent Alfonsíns Radical Burgerunie wins elections
  • 1986 Federated States of Micronesia signs Compact of Free Association with US
  • 1986 Joaquim Chissano elected president Mozambique
  • 1986 John Lennon "Menlove Avenue" album released posthumously
  • 1986 Lebanese magazine Ash Shirra reveals secret US arms sales to Iran
  • 1986 Northern Mariana Islands becomes a Commonwealth associated with US
  • 1987 On Wall Street, after 5 consecutive gains, Dow Jones down 50.56
  • 1988 Pakistan claims it downed Afghan warplane
  • 1988 Soviet Union agrees to allow teaching of Hebrew
  • 1988 Talk-show host Geraldo Rivera's nose is broken as Roy Innis brawls with skinheads at TV taping
  • 1989 100s of Bulgarian demonstrate in Sofia for democratic rights
  • 1990 Gro Harlem Brundtland installed as premier of Norway
  • 1991 21st NYC Women's Marathon won by Liz McColgan of Scotland in 2:27

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1992 Bill Clinton (D) wins US presidential election over President George H. W. Bush (R)

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1992 Carol Moseley Brown elected first African American woman in US Senate
  • 1994 Dutch & British astronomers find spiral nebula Dwingeloo 1
  • 1994 Space shuttle STS-66 (Atlantis 13), launches
  • 1994 Susan Smith who claimed her two children were carjacked arrested for murder
  • 1994 Total solar eclipse in South America (4m23s)
  • 1996 26th NYC Women's Marathon won by Anuta Catuna of Romania in 2:28:18
  • 1997 California law ends affirmative action
  • 2007 Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule across Pakistan. He suspended the Constitution, imposed State of Emergency, and fired the chief justice of the Supreme Court.
  • 2012 Syrian rebels launch a major assault on Taftanaz airbase
  • 2013 8 people are killed and 10 are injured after a turboprop plane crashes in northern Bolivia
  • 2013 6 people are killed after an overcrowded ferry sinks in Pattaya, Thailand
  • 2014 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for global action on climate change after warning from scientists

Battle9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

2014 New York's 104-storey One World Trade Center officially opens 13 years after the September 11 attacks

  • 2015 Melbourne Cup won by Prince of Penzance ridden by Michelle Payne - 1st woman to win
  • 2015 Game Maker Activision Blizzard (Call of Duty) buys King.com (Candy Crush) for $5.9 billion

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Deaths in History

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