YEAR DAY EVENT
1529 Nov 3 The first Reformation Parliament for five years opened in London, England and the Commons put forward bills against abuses amongst the clergy and in the church courts.
1639 Nov 3 Martinus de Porres (69), Peru saint (patron of social justice), died
1640 Nov 3 English Long Parliament assembled.
1716 Nov 3 In the Pacification Treaty of Warsaw Czar Peter the Great (1672-1725) guaranteed Saxon monarch August I’s (1682-1718) Polish kingdom.
1796 Nov 3 John Adams was elected president.
1862 Nov 3 There was a battle between gunboats at Bayou Teche, Louisiana.
1883 Nov 3 U.S. Supreme Court declared American Indians to be “dependent aliens.”
1885 Nov 3 Tacoma, Wa., vigilantes drove out Chinese residents and burned their homes and businesses.
1891 Nov 3 Louis L. Bonaparte (78), English-French linguist and senator, died.
1896 Nov 3 J.H. Hunter patented portable weighing scales.
1897 Nov 3 David Schwarz of Austria crashed his 156-foot aluminum powered airship with 2 propellers on its maiden flight.
1908 Nov 3 Republican William Howard Taft was elected the 27th president, outpolling William Jennings Bryan.
1912 Nov 3 The first all metal plane was flown near Issy, France, by pilots Ponche and Prinard.
1920 Nov 3 “Emperor Jones” opened at Provincetown Theater.
1927 Nov 3 Rodgers’ & Hart’s musical “Connecticut Yankee,” premiered in NYC.
1942 Nov 3 The 12th day of battle at El Alamein (Egypt): Scottish assault.
1943 Nov 3 SS and police units shot at least 6,000 Jewish inmates of the Trawniki and Dorohucza Labor Camps.
1949 Nov 3 Solomon R. Guggenheim (88), US art collector, died.
1955 Nov 3 Argentine ex-president Peron arrived in Nicaragua.
1959 Nov 3 Pres. Eisenhower laid the cornerstone for the CIA headquarters building in Langley, Va.
1960 Nov 3 Tammy Grimes’ “Unsinkable Molly Brown,” premiered in NYC.
1964 Nov 3 Robert Kennedy was elected senator from New York.
1968 Nov 3 In Greece thousands of people demonstrated against the fascist junta as ex-premier Georgios Papandreou is buried.
1970 Nov 3 President Nixon delivered a speech to explain why American troops in Vietnam had invaded the neutral country of Cambodia.
1971 Nov 3 The Clint Eastwood film “Play Misty For Me” premiered in NYC.
1978 Nov 3 Dominica gained independence from Britain.
1983 Nov 3 Jesse Jackson announced his candidacy for the office of President of the United States.
1986 Nov 3 “Ash-Shiraa,” a pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine, broke the story of U.S. arms sales to Iran, a revelation that escalated into the Iran-Contra affair.
1987 Nov 3 On Wall Street, after five consecutive gains, the Dow Jones industrial average closed down 50.56 points, ending the day at 1,963.53.
1988 Nov 3 Talk-show host Geraldo Rivera’s nose was broken as Roy Innis brawled with skinheads at TV taping.
1989 Nov 3 East German leader Egon Krenz delivered a nationally broadcast speech in which he promised sweeping economic and political reforms and called on East Germans to stay.
1990 Nov 3 Secretary of State James A. Baker the Third embarked on a fast-paced tour of seven countries to “lay the foundation” for possible military action against Iraq.
1991 Nov 3 Syria opened its first one-on-one meeting with Israel in 43 years.
1993 Nov 3 President Clinton joined his wife, Hillary, in attacking the health insurance industry. The lobby, accused by the first lady of lying, unveiled a new TV ad repeating there must be a “better way” than the Clinton health care reform plan.
1994 Nov 3 Twelve jurors were seated at the O.J. Simpson trial in Los Angeles.
1996 Nov 3 In Bulgaria in presidential elections Petar Stoyanov, 44, won with 61.9% of the vote
1998 Nov 3 In national elections, Democrats gained five House seats, trimming the Republican majority.
1999 Nov 3 In Seattle a gunman killed 2 men, wounded 2 others at the Northlake Shipyard building and then escaped into a nearby residential area.
2000 Nov 3 Five people died in central Texas over the last 2 days in car accidents due to flooding.
2001 Nov 3 The Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Yankees 15-2 to tie up the World Series at three games apiece.
2002 Nov 3 Kit Armstrong (10), pianist and sophomore at a Utah college, performed before a sold out audience at Stanford’s Dinkelspiel Auditorium.
2003 Nov 3 The US Congress voted its final approval for $87.5 billion for U.S. military operations and aid in Iraq and Afghanistan.
2004 Nov 3 Republicans tightened their grip on the US Senate adding 4 seats to hold 55. Democratic Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota lost to Rep. John Thune.
2005 Nov 3 North Korea’s abduction of Japanese citizens decades ago took center stage at the opening of talks in Beijing between the former bitter enemies.
2006 Nov 3 The US Labor Dept. said the jobless rate fell last month to 4.4%, a 5 year low.
2007 Nov 3 Agricultural giant Cargill Inc. said it is recalling over 1 million pounds of ground beef distributed in the United States because of possible E. Coli contamination.
2008 Nov 3 In Bangladesh Pres. Iajuddin Ahmed signed an order sending the army back to the barracks, drawing to an end the state of emergency that began Jan 11, 2007.
2009 Nov 3 The US began a new policy of engagement with Myanmar’s ruling military junta, sending two senior diplomats for the highest-level visit in more than a decade.
2010 Nov 3 The United States officially designated Jundallah, shadowy Sunni rebel group, a foreign terrorist organization, blaming it for a series of attacks in Iran.
2010 Nov 3 Somali pirates seized the Aly Zoulfecar, a Comoros-flagged ship, en route to the Tanzanian port city of Dar es Salaam with 29 people on board.
2011 Nov 3 US Republicans in the Senate dealt President Barack Obama the third in a string of defeats on his stimulus-style jobs agenda, blocking a $60 billion measure for building and repairing infrastructure like roads and rail lines.
2012 Nov 3 Authorities in Atlanta, Georgia, said a 2-year-old girl was killed and her infant brother wounded after someone fired gunshots through the door of a home as they slept alongside their grandmother.
2013 Nov 3 Bill Schumacher (b.1937), former Mayor of Daly City, Ca. (1978-1979), died in Palm Desert, Ca.
2014 Nov 3 The US Air Force fired two commanders and disciplined a third for lapses and misbehavior at intercontinental ballistic missile bases in North Dakota and Wyoming.

Source: Timelines of History

 

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