November 3rd Events

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November 3rd, 2007 (November 03 2007)EventPervez Musharraf declared emergency rule across Pakistan. He suspended the Constitution, imposed State of Emergency, and fired the chief justice of the Supreme Court.
November 3rd, 1988 (November 03 1988)EventSri 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 3rd, 1986 (November 03 1986)EventIran-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 seven American hostages held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon.
November 3rd, 1986 (November 03 1986)EventThe Federated States of Micronesia become independent from the United States of America.
November 3rd, 1982 (November 03 1982)EventThe Salang tunnel fire in Afghanistan kills up to 2,000+ people.
November 3rd, 1979 (November 03 1979)EventGreensboro massacre: Five members of the Communist Workers Party are shot dead and seven are wounded by a group of Klansmen and neo-Nazis during a "Death to the Klan" rally.
November 3rd, 1978 (November 03 1978)EventDominica gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
November 3rd, 1973 (November 03 1973)EventMariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 10 toward Mercury, on March 29, 1974, becoming the first space probe to reach that planet.
November 3rd, 1969 (November 03 1969)EventVietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon addresses the nation on television and radio, asking the "silent majority" to join him in solidarity on the Vietnam War effort and to support his policies.
November 3rd, 1967 (November 03 1967)EventVietnam War: The Battle of Dak To begins.
November 3rd, 1964 (November 03 1964)EventWashington D.C. residents are able to vote in a presidential election for the first time.
November 3rd, 1957 (November 03 1957)EventSputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2. On board is the first animal to enter orbit: a dog named Laika.
November 3rd, 1944 (November 03 1944)EventWorld War II: Two supreme commanders of the Slovak National Uprising, Generals Jan Golian and Rudolf Viest are captured, tortured and later executed by German forces.
November 3rd, 1943 (November 03 1943)EventWorld War II: 500 aircraft of the U.S. 8th Air Force devastate Wilhelmshafen harbor in Germany.
November 3rd, 1942 (November 03 1942)EventWorld War II: Second Battle of El Alamein endsGerman forces under Erwin Rommel are forced to retreat during the night.Erwin Rommel Quotes
November 3rd, 1942 (November 03 1942)EventThe Koli Point action begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends on November 12.
November 3rd, 1942 (November 03 1942)EventThe city of Kisarazu in founded in Chiba, Japan.
November 3rd, 1935 (November 03 1935)EventGeorge II of Greece regains his throne through a popular plebiscite.
November 3rd, 1930 (November 03 1930)EventGetulio Dornelles Vargas became Head of the Provisional Government in Brazil after a bloodless coup on October 24.
November 3rd, 1918 (November 03 1918)EventAustria-Hungary enters into an armistice with the World War I Allies, and the Habsburg-ruled empire dissolves.
November 3rd, 1918 (November 03 1918)EventPoland declares its independence from Russia.
November 3rd, 1913 (November 03 1913)EventThe USA introduces an income tax.
November 3rd, 1911 (November 03 1911)EventChevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T.
November 3rd, 1905 (November 03 1905)EventCsar Nicholas II of Russia signs a document of amnesty for the political prisoners.
November 3rd, 1903 (November 03 1903)EventWith the encouragement of the United States, Panama proclaims itself independent from Colombia. US President Theodore Roosevelt had wanted the United States to build the Panama Canal, but was not willing to pay what Colombia asked.Will Self Quotes
November 3rd, 1883 (November 03 1883)EventAmerican Old West: Self-described "Black Bart the poet" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves an incriminating clue that eventually leads to his capture.
November 3rd, 1856 (November 03 1856)EventA British fleet bombs Canton.
November 3rd, 1848 (November 03 1848)EventA greatly revised constitution, drafted by Johan Rudolf Thorbecke, severely limiting the powers of the Dutch monarchy, and strengthening the powers of the parliament and the ministers, is proclaimedied in This constitution is still in effect today.
November 3rd, 1838 (November 03 1838)EventThe Times of India, the world s largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.
November 3rd, 1817 (November 03 1817)EventThe Bank of Montreal, Canada s oldest chartered bank, opens in Montreal, Quebec.
November 3rd, 1812 (November 03 1812)EventNapoleonic armies defeated at Vyazma
November 3rd, 1793 (November 03 1793)EventFrench playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined.
November 3rd, 1783 (November 03 1783)EventJohn Austin, a highwayman, is the last to be publicly hanged at London s Tyburn gallows.
November 3rd, 1783 (November 03 1783)EventThe American Continental Army is disbanded.
November 3rd, 1493 (November 03 1493)EventChristopher Columbus first sights the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea.Christopher Columbus Quotes
November 3rd, 1468 (November 03 1468)EventLiege is sacked by Charles I of Burgundy s troops.
November 3rd, 0644 (November 03 0644)EventUmar ibn al-Khattab, the second Muslim caliph, is killed by a Persian slave in Medina.

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