Events in History on November 3

  • 644 Umar ibn al-Khattab, second Muslim caliph, is killed by a Persian slave in Medina
  • 1394 Jews are expelled from France by Charles VI
  • 1468 Liège is sacked by Charles I of Burgundy's troops.

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1493 Christopher Columbus discovers island of Dominica

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1527 Ferdinand of Austria/Bohemia chosen as king of Hungary
  • 1529 London - 1st sitting of the Reformation Parliament

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1534 English parliament accepts Act of Supremacy: Henry VIII becomes Head of Church of England

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 1620 Great Patent granted to Plymouth Colony

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1629 Prince Frederick Henry festival in The Hague

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry
  • 1640 English Long Parliament forms
  • 1655 England & France sign miltary & economic treaties
  • 1656 Treaty of Vilnius Russia/Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant [NS]
  • 1676 Kara Mustafa succeeds Ahmed Kiprulu as Turkish grand vizier

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1716 Pacification Treaty of Warsaw: Tsar Peter the Great guarantees Saxon monarch August I's Polish kingdom

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • 1760 Battle at Torgau, Saxony: Prussia beats Austria
  • 1762 Britain & Spain sign Treaty of Paris
  • 1762 Spain acquires Louisiana
  • 1783 Washington orders Continental Army disbanded
  • 1783 John Austin, a footpad turned murderer, is the last to be publicly hanged at London's Tyburn gallows.
  • 1791 Battle at Wabash: indians assault general St Clair/killed 637 soldiers
  • 1793 French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined.
  • 1794 French troops conquer Maastricht

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1796 John Adams elected president of the United States of America

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams

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1812 Napoleonic armies defeated at Vyazma

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1813 US troops under General Coffee destroy Indian village at Talladega Ala
  • 1820 Cuenca (Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca), Ecuador, declares independence
  • 1838 The Times of India, world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce
  • 1839 1st opium war - 2 British frigates engage several Chinese junks
  • 1839 Palace of Gulhane Turkey, freedom of religion proclaimed
  • 1848 Johan Thorbeckes revises the Constitution of the Netherlands
  • 1856 A British fleet bombards Canton.
  • 1862 Battle until the 5th November between gunboats at Bayou Teche, a waterway in Louisiana
  • 1863 Battle of Grand Coteau in Southwestern Louisiana in the American Civil War

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1867 Battle at Mentana: French & Papal troops beat Giuseppe Garibaldi

Unifier of Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi
Unifier of Italy
Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • 1868 First black US Congressman elected (John W Menard, Louisiana)

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1868 Ulysses Grant (R) wins US presidential election over Horatio Seymour (D)

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • 1869 Canada's Hamilton Foot Ball Club forms
  • 1874 James Theodore Holly, elected bishop of Haiti
  • 1883 Race riots in Danville Virginia (4 blacks killed)
  • 1883 US Supreme Court decides Native Americans can't be Americans
  • 1883 American Old West: Self-described "Black Bart the poet" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves an incriminating clue that eventually leads to his capture.
  • 1885 Tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes & businesses
  • 1886 Friars of Tilburg arrives on Curacao
  • 1888 Amsterdam: 1st concerto of Concert worker, under Willem Kes
  • 1889 Chaplain Ariëns founds first roman catholic workers group
  • 1896 J H Hunter patents portable weighing scales
  • 1896 Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah elected 1st female senator

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1896 William McKinley (R) defeats William Jennings Bryan (D) for president

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley
US Politician William Jennings Bryan
US Politician
William Jennings Bryan
  • 1900 First US automobile show opens at Madison Square Garden (NYC)
  • 1903 Colombia grants independence to Panama
  • 1903 Giovanni Giolitti becomes Prime Minister of Italy; a progressive liberal, he will hold his post through most of the next decade and introduce social, agrarian and labor reforms

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1905 Csar Nicholas II of Russia signs a document of amnesty for the political prisoners.

  • 1906 International Radiotelegraph Conference in Berlin selects "SOS" (· · · – – – · · ·) distress signal as the worldwide standard for help

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1908 William Howard Taft (R) elected 27th President over William Jennings Bryan

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
US Politician William Jennings Bryan
US Politician
William Jennings Bryan

CommunicationModel T

1911 Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T

  • 1916 Treaty establishes British suzerainity over Qatar
  • 1917 1st class US mail now costs 3 cents per ounce
  • 1918 Austro-Hungarian Empire disolves
  • 1918 Poland proclaims independence from Russia after WW I
  • 1918 Thousands of revolutionary German sailors with the fleet at Kiel mutiny, seize the city, and set up councils of workers and sailors
  • 1922 Greek parliament bans Prince Andreas for life
  • 1927 22.3 cm rainfall at Somerset, Vermont (state record)
  • 1927 Tropical storm flooding kills 84 in Winooski River Valley (Vt)
  • 1928 Turkey switches from Arabic to Roman alphabet
  • 1930 First vehicular tunnel to a foreign country (Detroit-Windsor) opens
  • 1930 Bank of Italy becomes Bank of America

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1930 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
  • 1931 First commercially produced synthetic rubber manufactured
  • 1934 Dizzy Dean chosen as NL MVP
  • 1935 George II returns to Greece & regains monarchy

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1936 President FDR (D) wins landslide victory over Alfred M Landon (R)

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1939 Clare Booth's "Margin for Error" premieres in NYC
  • 1941 Hirohiti's accord on Yamamoto's attack plan on Pearl Harbor fails
  • 1942 12th day of battle at El Alamein: Scottish assault
  • 1942 Mort Cooper wins NL MVP
  • 1942 William L Dawson elected to Congress from Chicago
  • 1943 P-47D Thunderbolt shot down above North Holland
  • 1944 Allied commandos land at Westkapelle, on the Dutch island of Walcheren
  • 1944 German troops in Vlissingen surrender
  • 1944 Pro-German government of Hungary flees
  • 1944 US 28th Infantry division occupies Schmidt Hurtgenwald
  • 1945 Lindsay Hassett scores 187 & 124* for Aust Services at Delhi
  • 1946 Emperor Hirohito proclaims new Japanese constitution
  • 1952 Clarence Birdseye markets frozen peas
  • 1952 Egypt protests German retribution payments to Israel
  • 1953 1939 sacrifice fly rule restored: no time at bat for sac fly
  • 1953 First live color US coast-to-coast telecast (NYC)
  • 1954 Nobel for physics awarded to Max Born & Walter Bothe
  • 1955 First virus crystallized (announced)
  • 1955 Alabama woman bruised by a meteor
  • 1955 Argentine ex-president Peron arrives in Nicaragua
  • 1955 Australia takes control of Cocos Islands
  • 1955 Bernardus J Alfrink installed as archbishop of Utrecht
  • 1957 USSR launches Sputnik 2 with a dog (Laika), 1st animal in orbit
  • 1958 USSR performs nuclear test

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1959 David Ben-Gurion's Mapai party wins Israeli parliamentary election

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • 1960 Ivory Coast adopts constitution
  • 1961 UN General Assembly unanimously elects U Thant as acting Secretary-General after the death of Dag Hammarskjöld in a plane crash
  • 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

MurderAssassination

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 President Alfonsín's Radical Burgerunie wins in Argentine legislative 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