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Monday, November 3, 2008

The Bangladeshi government schedules general elections on December 18, 2008, which will end the rule of the one and half year military-backed interim government. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7705458.stm (BBC News)

Saturday, November 3, 2007

President Pervez Musharraf declares a state of emergency in Pakistan.

Friday, November 3, 2006

Jackson Pollock’s "No. 5, 1948" becomes the world's most expensive work of art, after entertainment mogul David Geffen sells the work for US$140 million. //www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2435366,00.html (The Times)

Monday, November 3, 2003

At a caign fundraiser in Birmingham, Alabama, President George W. Bush states that the tax cuts are working to help the economy. Bush also vows that the coalition forces will stay in Iraq. The president states the deaths of 15 soldiers in an attack on a helicopter will not deter the United States. Bush states, The enemy in Iraq believes America will run. That's why they're willing to kill innocent civilians, relief workers, coalition troops. America will never run. //www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/news/1067885186126782.xml//news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3238459.stm
Embattled energy tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has quit as CEO of Yukos. //www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtmljsessionid=E1Y0MT232C3LOCRBAELCFEY?type=worldNewsstoryID=3746830

Sunday, November 3, 2002

2002 Denali earthquake: An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the moment magnitude scale occurs near Denali National Park in Alaska. The earthquake was the largest recorded in the interior of the United States for more than 150 years and was the strongest ever recorded in the interior of Alaska. No fatalities and only a few injuries were reported.

Friday, November 3, 2000

Widespread flooding occurs throughout England and Wales after days of heavy rain.
Widespread flooding throughout England and Wales after days of heavy rain.
In London, a criminal gang raids the Millennium Dome to steal the Millennium Star diamond, but police surveillance catches them in the act.

Monday, November 3, 1997

A Fairfax, Virginia jury finds Mir Aimal Kasi guilty of murdering 2 CIA employees in 1993.
In France, striking truck drivers blockade ports during a pay dispute.
Telecom companies WorldCom and MCI Communications announce a US$37 billion merger to form MCI WorldCom (the largest merger in U.S. history).

Friday, November 3, 1995

At Arlington National Cemetery, U.S. President Bill Clinton dedicates a memorial to the victims of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing.

Tuesday, November 3, 1992

November ndash More than 350,000 people rally in Berlin to protest right-wing violence against immigrants, but the event is marred by radical leftists thowing stones and eggs at President of GermanyRichard von Weizsäcker and Chancellor of GermanyHelmut Kohl.

Saturday, November 3, 1990

Gro Harlem Brundtland assumes office as Prime Minister of Norway.

Thursday, November 3, 1988

Sri Lankan Tamil mercenaries try to overthrow the Maldivian government. At President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom's request, the Indian military suppresses the coup attempt within 24 hours.
November 5 – Thousands of South Korean students demonstrate against former president Chun Doo Hwan.

Monday, November 3, 1986

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) in Political Union with the United States. The CNMI Government adopted its own constitution in 1977, and the constitutional government took office in January 1978. The Covenant was fully implemented November 3, 1986, pursuant to Presidential Proclamation no. 5564, which conferred United States citizenship on legally qualified CNMI residents.
Iran–Contra affair: The Lebanese magazine "Ash-Shiraa" reports that the United States has been selling weapons to Iran in secret, in order to secure the release of 7 American hostages held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon.

Thursday, November 3, 1983

The Reverend Jesse Jackson announces his candidacy for the 1984 Democratic Party presidential nomination.

Saturday, November 3, 1979

In Greensboro, North Carolina, 5 members of the Communist Workers Party are shot to death and 7 are wounded by a group of Klansmen and neo-Nazis, during a Death to the Klan rally.

Wednesday, November 3, 1971

The "UNIX Programmer's Manual" is published.

Friday, November 3, 1967

Vietnam War – Battle of Dak To: Around Dak To (located about 280 miles north of Saigon near the Cambodian border), heavy casualties are suffered on both sides (the Americans narrowly win the battle on November 22).

Wednesday, November 3, 1965

French President Charles De Gaulle announces that he will stand for re-election.

Saturday, November 3, 1962

A coal mining disaster in Ny-Ålesund kills 21 people. The Norwegian government is forced to resign in the aftermath of this accident in August, 1963.
Franz Josef Strauß, the West German defense minister, is relieved of his duties over the Spiegel scandal, due to his alleged involvement in police action against the magazine.
Saudi Arabia breaks off diplomatic relations with Egypt, following a period of unrest partly caused by the defection of several Saudi princes to Egypt.
The term personal computer is first mentioned by the media.//firstmention.com/pc.aspx

Friday, November 3, 1961

The UN General Assembly unanimously elects U Thant acting Secretary General.

Monday, November 3, 1958

The new UNESCO building is inaugurated in Paris.

Sunday, November 3, 1957

Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2, with the first animal to orbit the Earth (a dog named Laika) on board.

Saturday, November 3, 1956

MGM's film "The Wizard of Oz" makes its TV debut on the CBS network. This marks the first time a major Hollywood film running more than ninety minutes is televised uncut in one evening. Up to then, only B-movies and British films had been telecast, often edited or in two parts if they ran more than ninety minutes. The longest film telecast prior to this was Olivier's version of "Richard III", which, unlike "Oz", was somewhat edited and not telecast in prime time.

Thursday, November 3, 1955

The five-and-one-half-mile long Rimutaka Railroad tunnel opens in New Zealand.

Wednesday, November 3, 1954

The first Godzilla movie premieres in Tokyo, Japan.

Friday, November 3, 1944

WWII: Two supreme commanders of the Slovak National Uprising, Generals Ján Golian and Rudolf Viest, are captured, tortured and later executed by German forces.

Tuesday, November 3, 1942

WWII: Second Battle of El Alamein: German forces under Erwin Rommel are forced to retreat during the night.

Wednesday, November 3, 1937

Spanish Civil War ndash 35,000 Republican supporters are massacred in Piedrafita de Babia, near León.
World War II: In the Reich Chancellery, Adolf Hitler holds a secret meeting and states his plans for acquiring living space for the German people (recorded in the Hossbach Memorandum).
Underdog Maurice J. Tobin resoundingly defeats former governor and mayor James Michael Curley in a Boston mayoral election that shocks the political establishment.

Tuesday, November 3, 1936

U.S. presidential election, 1936: Franklin D. Roosevelt is reelected to a second term in a landslide victory over Alf Landon. Farmers support Roosevelt.

Monday, November 3, 1930

An earthquake in the Izu Peninsula of Japan kills 223 people and destroys 650 buildings.
Getúlio Vargas becomes president of Brazil.
December ndash All adult Turkish women are given the right to vote in elections.
Cecil George Paine, a pathologist at the Sheffield Royal Infirmary in England, achieves the first recorded cure (of an eye infection) using penicillin.

Thursday, November 3, 1927

November 4 ndash Floods devastating Vermont cause the worst natural disaster in the state's history.//www.erh.noaa.gov/btv/events/27flood.shtml

Saturday, November 3, 1906

"SOS" becomes an international distress signal.

Tuesday, November 3, 1903

Founding of Argentinian football team, Newell's Old Boys in the city of Rosario.

Saturday, November 3, 1900

The first automobile show in the United States opens at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

Tuesday, November 3, 1896

Thursday, November 3, 1887

Wednesday, November 3, 1886

In Pakistan one of the biggest schools in the country, Aitchison College, Lahore, was founded by Sir Charles Umpherston Aitchison

Saturday, November 3, 1883

American Old West: Self-described Black Bart the Po-8 makes his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves a handkerchief with a laundry mark that eventually leads to his capture.

Tuesday, November 3, 1868

Saturday, November 3, 1860

The combined forces of Giuseppe Garibaldi and King Victor Emmanuel II besiege King Francis II of the Two Sicilies in Gaeta, his last remaining stronghold.

Thursday, November 3, 1853

Troops of William Walker capture La Paz in Baja California and declare the (short-lived) Republic of Lower California.

Friday, November 3, 1848

A greatly revised Dutch constitution is proclaimed.

Wednesday, November 3, 1847

29 ndash Sonderbund War, a civil war in Switzerland in which General Guillaume-Henri Dufour's federal army defeats the "Sonderbund" (an alliance of seven Catholic cantons) with a total of only 86 deaths.

Sunday, November 3, 1844

Saturday, November 3, 1838

Saturday, November 3, 1804

The Treaty of St. Louis (1804) is signed by Quashquame and William Henry Harrison controversy surrounding the treaty eventually causes the Sauks to ally with the British during the War of 1812 and is the main cause of the Black Hawk War of 1832.

Thursday, November 3, 1796

Monday, November 3, 1760

Dr. James Fordyce's two-volume compendium, "Sermons for Young Women", is published.
Western countries pay 3,000,000 ounces of silver for Chinese goods.
"approximate date" ndash Abu Dhabi is founded.
Seven Years' War ndash Battle of Torgau: In another extremely hard battle, Frederick defeats Daun's Austrians, who withdraw across the Elbe.

Wednesday, November 3, 1655

England and France sign military and economic treaties.

Saturday, November 3, 1640

The first university in Finland, the Academy of Åbo, is founded in Turku.
The EnglishLong Parliament is summoned.
The first book (the "Bay Psalm Book") to be printed in North America is published.
End of the Iberian Union: João IV of Portugal is acclaimed as king, thus ending 60 years of personal union of the crowns of Portugal and Spain, and the rule of the House of Habsburg (also called the Philippine Dynasty). The Spanish Habsburgs do not recognize Portugal's new dynasty, the House of Braganza, until 1668.
Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg starts to rule.
The first known European coffee house opens in Venice.

Tuesday, November 3, 1620

The Great Patent is granted to Plymouth Colony.

Sunday, November 3, 1613

English royal favourite Robert Carr is created 1st Earl of Somerset.

Thursday, November 3, 1605

Jahangir begins his 22-year reign of the Mughal Empire.

Saturday, October 24, 1534 (Julianian calendar)

December 18 ndash The English Reformation Parliament passes the Act of Supremacy establishing Henry VIII as supreme head of the Church of England.ref name=Cassell's Chronology/

Thursday, October 25, 1492 (Julianian calendar)

Peace of Etaples signed between England and France, ending French support for the pretender to the English throne Perkin Warbeck. All English-held territory in France with the exception of Calais is returned to France.ref name=Cassell's Chronology

Sunday, October 25, 1450 (Julianian calendar)

The University of Barcelona is founded.

Friday, October 25, 1443 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Niš: John Hunyadi and crusader army, defeated the Ottoman Turks and captured city of Niš Skanderbeg left the Turkish c and went to Albania.

Friday, November 2, 361 (Julianian calendar)

Emperor Constantius II dies of a fever at Mopsuestia in Cilicia, age 44, on his deathbed he is baptised and declares his cousin Julian the Apostate rightful successor.
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