On This Day

What Happened on November 3, 1930

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bank of Italy renamed Bank of America

Banker and Entrepreneur Amadeo Giannini
Banker and Entrepreneur
Amadeo Giannini
  • First vehicular tunnel to a foreign country (Detroit-Windsor) opens

BattleCoup d'état

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Robinson, English cyclist (Tour de France: first Briton to finish and first stage winner), born in Mirfield, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • D. James Kennedy, American theologian (d. 2007)
  • Lois Smith, American actress (True Blood, Desperate Housewives.), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Philip M Crane, (Rep-R-IL, 1969- )
  • William H Dana, pilot (X-15)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAlfred Wegener

Alfred Wegener, German polar researcher and meteorologist (continental shift), dies while on an expedition to Greenland at 50 (date is approximate)

Polar Scientist, Geophysicist and Meteorologist Alfred Wegener
Polar Scientist, Geophysicist and Meteorologist
Alfred Wegener

1930 Highlights

About November 3, 1930

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 90 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio