On This Day in History for November 3

Events in History

  • 361 Roman Emperor Constantius II dies at Mopsucrene on route to put down his general and cousin Julian, whose troops had proclaimed him Augustus
  • 644 Umar ibn al-Khattab, second Muslim caliph, is killed in Medina by Lu'lu, an enslaved Persian captive
  • 1394 Jews are expelled from France by Charles VI
  • 1493 Christopher Columbus 'discovers' the island of Dominica, which was originally inhabited by the Kalinago
  • 1527 Ferdinand of Austria and Bohemia chosen as king of Hungary
  • 1529 1st sitting of the Reformation Parliament in London
  • 1534 English parliament passes the Act of Supremacy making Henry VIII and all subsequent monarchs the Head of the Church of England
  • 1579 Francis Drake arrives at Ternate in the East Indies and makes a trade treaty with the Sultan of Ternate, buys a cargo of cloves [1]
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Weddings in History

  • 1963 Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova (26) weds cosmonaut Andriyan Nikolayev (34) at the Moscow Wedding Palace
  • 2012 Professional bull rider Luke Snyder (30) weds Jennifer Manna (34) at Big Cedar Lodge outside of Branson, Missouri

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