On This Day

What Happened on November 3, 1930

Day of the Week: Monday

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, British cyclist
  • 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)

Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred Wegener
Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist
Alfred Wegener