On This Day

What Happened on November 3, 1856

Historical Events

  • A British fleet bombards Canton

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball pitcher and manager (first Scot in MLB; NL wins leader 1880, 82; NL ERA leader 1883), born in Thornliebank, Renfrewshire (d. 1918)
1856 Highlights

About November 3, 1856

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 165 years and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Scorpio