Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Saturday, November 3, 2007
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.
Widespread flooding occurs throughout England
after days of heavy rain.
Widespread flooding throughout England and Wales after days of heavy rain.
, striking truck drivers blockade ports during a pay dispute.
Tuesday, November 3, 1992
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.
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
Wednesday, November 3, 1971
The "UNIX Programmer's Manual" is published.
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
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.
breaks off diplomatic relations with Egypt
, following a period of unrest partly caused by the defection of several Saudi princes to Egypt
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
Wednesday, November 3, 1954
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.
Tuesday, November 3, 1936
December ndash All adult Turkish
women are given the right to vote in elections.
Thursday, November 3, 1927
Saturday, November 3, 1906
" becomes an international distress signal.
Tuesday, November 3, 1903
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
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
Thursday, November 3, 1853
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.
Saturday, November 3, 1838
Saturday, November 3, 1804
Thursday, November 3, 1796
Western countries pay 3,000,000 ounces of silver for Chinese goods.
"approximate date" ndash Abu Dhabi
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
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.
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)
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)