On This Day

On This Day in History for November 3 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1964 For 1st time since 1800, residents of Washington, D.C. permitted to vote
  • 1967 Vietnam War: The Battle of Dak To begins, becoming one of the bloodiest battles of the war
  • 1968 Bob Packwood is elected senator of Oregon
  • 1968 Ex-Prime Minister of Greece Georgios Papandreou buried. 300,000 demonstrate against fascist junta
  • 1969 Congo president Mobutu visits Belgium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1970 US President Richard Nixon promises gradual troop removal of Vietnam

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

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1970 Marxist Salvador Allende inaugurated as President of Chile

Marxist and President of Chile Salvador Allende
Marxist and President of Chile
Salvador Allende
  • 1971 "Play Misty For Me" premieres
  • 1973 Mariner 10 launched-1st Venus pics, 1st mission to Mercury
  • 1975 U.S. advice columnist for "Good Housekeeping" Ann Landers asks parents in a mail-in survey "‘If you had it to do over again, would you have children?" 70% of participants say no
  • 1978 Dominica gains independence from UK & adopts constitution
  • 1978 USSR & Vietnam sign peace & friendship treaty
  • 1979 Five people mortally wounded during anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstration in NC
  • 1979 Moroccan offensive against Polisario Front
  • 1980 Ianford Wilson's "5th of July" premieres in NYC
  • 1983 Jesse Jackson launches his 1st campaign for presidency (D)

  • 1984 3,000 die in 3 day anti-Sikh riot in India

MurderAssassination

1984 Body of assassinated Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi cremated

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • 1985 President Alfonsín's Radical Burgerunie wins in Argentine legislative elections
  • 1986 Federated States of Micronesia signs Compact of Free Association with US
  • 1986 Joaquim Chissano elected president Mozambique
  • 1986 Lebanese magazine Ash Shirra reveals secret US arms sales to Iran
  • 1986 Northern Mariana Islands becomes a Commonwealth associated with US
  • 1987 On Wall Street, after 5 consecutive gains, Dow Jones down 50.56

InventionHistoric Invention

1987 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
Physicist
Gordon Gould
  • 1988 Pakistan claims it downed Afghan warplane

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1988 President Reagan signs credit-card disclosure-bill

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1988 Soviet Union agrees to allow teaching of Hebrew
  • 1988 Talk-show host Geraldo Rivera's nose is broken as Roy Innis brawls with skinheads at TV taping
  • 1989 100s of Bulgarian demonstrate in Sofia for democratic rights
  • 1990 Gro Harlem Brundtland is installed as Prime Minister of Norway
  • 1990 MLB club owners agree to pay players $280 million in damages under a settlement to close aftermath of the owners' 3-year conspiracy case against free agents; largest owner-to-player payment ever made in sports

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1992 Democrat Bill Clinton is elected President of the United States, defeating incumbent President George H. W. Bush

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1992 Carol Moseley Brown elected first African American woman in US Senate
  • 1994 Dutch & British astronomers find spiral nebula Dwingeloo 1
  • 1994 Space shuttle STS-66 (Atlantis 13), launches

  • 1994 Susan Smith who claimed her two children were carjacked arrested for murder
  • 1994 Total solar eclipse in South America (4m23s)
  • 1997 California law ends affirmative action
  • 2004 With no sign the lockout of its players will end in the near future, the National Hockey League cancels 2005 All-Star Game scheduled for February in Atlanta
  • 2007 Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule across Pakistan. He suspended the Constitution, imposed State of Emergency, and fired the chief justice of the Supreme Court.
  • 2012 Syrian rebels launch a major assault on Taftanaz airbase
  • 2013 8 people are killed and 10 are injured after a turboprop plane crashes in northern Bolivia
  • 2013 6 people are killed after an overcrowded ferry sinks in Pattaya, Thailand

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2014 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for global action on climate change after warning from scientists

8th Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
8th Secretary-General of the United Nations
Ban Ki-moon

Battle of Interest9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

2014 New York's 104-storey One World Trade Center officially opens 13 years after the September 11 attacks

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UA Flight 175 flies toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center while the North Tower burns
UA Flight 175 flies toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center while the North Tower burns
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  • 2015 Game Maker Activision Blizzard (Call of Duty) buys King.com (Candy Crush) for $5.9 billion
  • 2017 Pakistani woman charged with poisoning 17 members of husband's family in attempt to escape forced marriage in Punjab Province
  • 2018 Truck loses control hitting 31 cars and killing at least 15 people near a tollbooth in Lanzhou, China
  • 2019 Delhi reaches worst pollution levels of the year, over 900 AQI, with authorities declaring public health emergency
  • 2019 Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil producer Saudi Aramco, the world's most profitable company, announces its plans to go public

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