November 3, 1987 in History

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Events in History

1stHistoric Invention

Gordon Gould issued US patent US4704583 for the laser, ending his 30-year battle to be credited as the inventor of the laser

Physicist Gordon Gould
Gordon Gould
  • On Wall Street, after 5 consecutive gains, Dow Jones down 50.56

Birthdays in History

  • Elizabeth A. Smart, American abductee and activist