November 3 Events in History - November 3 Birthdays - November 3 Deaths
2014 One World Trade Center opens today, 13 years after terrorists destroyed the twin towers of the original World Trade Center; the tower is one of 5 to be built on the same site and, at 1,773 feet high, is now the tallest building in the United States
2014 Automakers Kia and Hyundai are fined $100 million by the U.S. for claiming that emissions of greenhouse gases from its vehicles were lower than actual emissions, allowing the companies to fraudulently receive pollution credits
2013 Africa, Europe and the United States experience a rare solar eclipse, with the west African nation of Gabon enjoying peak viewing when the total eclipse sweeps across a path nearly 60 kilometers wide
2013 The trial for ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi begin in Cairo; Morsi's behavior during the session prompts the judge to postpone the trial until January 8, 2014
2012 Turin, Italy, is selected as the European Capital of Sport for 2015
2011 According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 2010 greenhouse gas levels are higher than a worst case scenario set by climate experts in 2007
2011 In the French city of Cannes, the 2011 G-20 summit commences; discussions will focus on the continuing Eurozone debt crisis
2010 In Italy, a package at the Bologna Airport, addressed to Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi bursts into flames during an inspection by police
2010 A sophisticated tunnel used by drug smugglers between Tijuana, Mexico and Otay Mesa, California, is discovered by U.S. Border Patrol
1997 Boston shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is 6th unanimous AL Rookie of Year
1997 California law ends affirmative-action
1997 David Duval wins Championship at the Champions Golf Club
1997 Phillies 3rd baseman Scott Rolen selected unanimous Rookie of Year
1996 "It's a Slippery Slope," opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater New York City
1996 26th New York City Women's Marathon won by Anuta Catuna of Romania in 2:28:18
1996 27th New York City Marathon won by Giacomo Leone of Italy in 2:09:54
1996 Mayumi Hirase wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup
1996 Toray Japan Queens Cup
1995 1st NBA game at FleetCenter, Boston Celtics lose to Mil Bucks, 101-100
1995 1st NBA game at Rose Garden, Port Trailblazers lose to Grizzlies 92-80
1995 1st NBA game at Skydome, Toronto Raptors beat New Jersey Nets 94-79
1994 Atlantis 13 launched
1994 Dutch and British astronomers find spiral nebula Dwingeloo 1
1994 Space shuttle STS-66 (Atlantis 13), launches
1994 Susan Smith who claimed her 2 kids were carjacked arrested for murder
1994 Total solar eclipse in South America (4m23s)
1993 Ken Daneyko sets New Jersey Devil 'Ironman' record by playing 322nd cons game
1992 Bill Clinton wins U.S. presidential election over President Bush
1992 Carol Moseley Brown elected 1st black female in U.S. Senate
1991 21st New York City Women's Marathon won by Liz McColgan of Scotland in 2:27
1991 22nd New York City Marathon won by Salvador Garcia of Mexico in 2:09:28
1991 Ayrton Senna wins shortest Formula One race ever run (17 laps)
1990 Gro Harlem Brundtland installed as premier of Norway
1989 100s of Bulgarian demonstrate in Sofia for democratic rights
1989 Lou Piniella is named manager of the Reds, replacing banned Pete Rose
1989 Minn Timberwolves' 1st NBA game, loses to Seattle, 106-94
1988 Pakistan claims it downed Afghan warplane
1988 Reagan signs credit-card disclosure-bill
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
1987 Oakland 1st baseman Mark McGwire wins AL Rookie of Year
1987 On Wall Street, after 5 consecutive gains, Dow Jones down 50.56
1986 Federated States of Micronesia signs Compact of Free Association with US
1986 Joaquim Chissano elected president Mozambique
1986 John Lennon releases "Menlove Avenue" album
1986 Lebanese magazine Ash Shirra reveals secret U.S. arms sales to Iran
1986 Northern Mariana Islands becomes a Commonwealth associated with US
1985 Argentine President Alfonsins Radical Burgerunie wins elections
1985 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Nichirei Cup Team Match Golf Tournament
1984 3,000 die in 3 day anti-Sikh riot in India
1984 Body of assassinated Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi cremated
1983 Jesse Jackson launches his 1st campaign for presidency
1983 Nashville Network begins on cable TV
1982 Detroit blocks 20 Cleveland Cav shots tying NBA regulation game record
1982 Pete Vuckovich becomes Milwaukee's 2nd consecutive AL Cy Young
1981 Brewers reliever Rollie Fingers wins AL Cy Young Award
1980 Ianford Wilsons "5th of July," premieres in New York City
1980 Walter Hass, Jr. becomes CEO of Oakland A's
1979 5 mortally wounded during anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstration in NC
1979 63 Americans taken hostage at U.S. Embassy (Teheran, Iran)
1979 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mizuno Japan Golf Classic
1979 Marocco offensive against Polisario
1978 1st broadcast of "Diff'rent strokes" on NBC TV
1978 Dominica gains independence from U.K. and adopts constitution
1978 Michiko Okada wins LPGA Mizuno-Japan Golf Classic
1978 U.S.S.R. and Vietnam sign peace and friendship treaty
1977 Debbie Massey wins LPGA Mizuno-Japan Golf Classic
1976 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA/Japan Mizuno Golf
1974 "Lorelei" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 320 performances
1974 Chako Higuchi wins Japan LPGA Golf Classic
1973 Good Morning America premieres on ABC (David Hartman and Nancy Dussault)
1973 Mariner 10 launched-1st Venus pics, 1st mission to Mercury
1971 "Play Misty For Me" premieres
1970 "President's Daughter" opens at Billy Rose Theater New York City for 72 performances
1970 Bob Gibson wins NL Cy Young Award
1970 President Nixon promises gradual troop removal of Vietnam
1970 Salvador Allende inaugurated as president of Chile
1969 Congo president Mobutu visits Belgium
1968 Bob Packwood is elected senator of Oregon
1968 Ex-premier Papandreou buried/300,000 demonstrate against fascist junta
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Canyon Ladies Golf Classic
1968 New York Jet Jim Turner kicks 6 field goals to beat Buffalo 25-21
1967 Boston's Jim Lonborg wins AL Cy Young
1965 Sandy Koufax wins NL Cy Young Award unanimously
1964 Lyndon Baines Johnson defeats Barry Goldwater for president
1964 Philadelphia voters approve $25 million to build a new sports stadium
1963 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Cavern City Golf Open
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1962 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA San Francisco Warriors scores 72 points vs Los Angeles Lakers
1961 General Assembly unanimously elects U Thant acting secretary general
1960 "Unsinkable Molly Brown" opens at Winter Garden New York City for 532 performances
1960 Ivory Coast adopts constitution
1960 Pittsburgh Pirates' Vern Law wins Cy Young Award
1960 Tammy Grimes' "Unsinkable Molly Brown," premieres in New York City
1959 Ben-Gurion's Mapai-party wins Israeli parliamentary election
1958 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1957 U.S.S.R. launches Sputnik 2 with a dog (Laika), 1st animal in orbit
1956 "Wizard of Oz" 1st televised (CBS-TV)
1955 1st virus crystallized (announced)
1955 Alabama woman bruised by a meteor
1955 Argentine ex-president Peron arrives in Nicaragua
1955 Australia takes control of Cocos Islands
1955 Bernardus J Alfrink installed as archbishop of Utrecht
1954 Linus Pauling wins Nobel Chemistry Prize
1954 Nobel for physics awarded to Max Born and Walter Bothe
1953 1939 sacrifice fly rule restored: no time at bat for sac fly
1953 1st live color coast-to-coast telecast (New York City)
1952 Clarence Birdseye markets frozen peas
1952 Egypt protests German retribution payments to Israel
1948 2nd NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-1 at Chicago
1948 Chicago Tribune reports: "Dewey beats Truman"
1946 Emperor Hirohito proclaims new Japanese constitution
1945 Lindsay Hassett scores 187 and 124* for Australia Services at Delhi
1944 Allied commando's lands at Westkapelle Walcheren
1944 German troops in Vlissingen surrenders
1944 Pro-German government of Hungary flees
1944 U.S. 28th Infantry division occupies Schmidt Hurtgenwald
1943 Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th Symphony premieres in Moscow
1943 P-47D Thunderbolt shot down above North-Holland
1942 12th day of battle at El Alamein: Scottish assault
1942 Despite Ted Williams wins Triple Crown, Yankees Joe Gordon wins AL MVP
1942 Mort Cooper wins NL MVP
1942 William L. Dawson elected to Congress from Chicago
1941 Hirohiti's accord on Yamamoto's attack plan on Pearl Harbor fails
1939 Clare Booth's "Margin for Error," premieres in New York City
1937 Archambaud bicycles world record time (45,796 km)
1937 NHL Howie Morenz Memorial Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 6-5 in Mont
1936 President Franklin D. Roosevelt wins landslide victory over Alfred M. Landon
1935 George II returns to Greece and regains monarchy
1935 Kitei Son runs world record marathon (2:26:42)
1934 Although Lou Gehrig wins Triple Crown, Mickey Cochrane wins AL MVP
1934 Dizzy Dean chosen as NL MVP
1931 1st commercially produced synthetic rubber manufactured
1930 1st vehicular tunnel to a foreign country, Detroit - Windsor, opens
1930 Bank of Italy becomes Bank of America
1928 Turkey switches from Arabic to Roman alphabet
1927 22.3 cm rainfall at Somerset, Vermont (state record)
1927 Rodgers and Hart's musical "Connecticut Yankee," premieres in New York City
1927 Tropical storm flooding kills 84 in Winooski River Valley (Vt)
1926 15th party congress CPSU ends/5 year plan begins
1926 Ty Cobb resigns as Detroit Tigers manager
1922 Greek parliament bans prince Andreas for life
1920 "Emperor Jones" opens at Provincetown Theater
1918 Austro-Hungarian Empire disolves
1918 Poland proclaims independence from Russia after WW I
1917 1st class mail now costs 3 cents per ounce
1916 Treaty establishes British suzerainity over Qatar
1908 William Howard Taft (R) elected 27th President over William Jennings Bryan
1903 Colombia grants Panama independence
1900 1st U.S. automobile show opens at Madison Square Garden (New York City)
1899 James J. Jeffries beats Tom Sharkey in 25 for heavyweight boxing title
1896 J. H. Hunter patents portable weighing scales
1896 Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah elected 1st female senator
1896 William McKinley (R) defeats William Jennings Bryan (D) for president
1889 Chaplain Ariens founds 1st roman catholic workers group
1888 Amsterdam: 1st concerto of Concert worker, under Willem Kes
1886 Friars of Tilburg arrives on Curaeao
1885 Tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes and businesses
1883 Race riots in Danville Virginia (4 blacks killed)
1883 U.S. Supreme Court decides Native Americans can't be Americans
1874 James Theodore Holly, elected bishop of Haiti
1871 Henry M. Stanley in Tanganyka say "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"
1869 Canada's Hamilton Foot Ball Club forms
1868 1st black elected to Congress (John W Menard, Louisiana)
1868 Ulysses Grant (R) wins presidential election over Horatio Seymour (D)
1867 Battle at Mentana: French/pontifical troops beat Garibaldi
1863 Battle of Grand Coteau, Louisiana
1862 Battle between gunboats at Bayou Teche, Louisiana
1862 Dr. Richard Gatling patents machine gun (Indianapolis)
1848 Johan Thorbeckes revises Great Force
1839 1st opium war - 2 British frigates engage several Chinese junks
1839 Palace of Gulhane Turkey, freedom of religion proclaimed
1820 Cuenca Ecuador declares independence
1813 U.S. troops under General Coffee destroy indian village at Talladega Ala
1796 John Adams elected president
1794 French troops conquer Maastricht
1791 Battle at Wabash: indians assault general St. Clair/killed 637 soldiers
1783 Washington orders Continental Army disbanded
1762 England and Spain signs Treaty of Paris
1762 Spain acquires Louisiana
1760 Battle at Torgau, Saxony: Prussia beats Austria
1752 Georg Friedrich Handel undergoes (failed) eye operation
1716 Pacification Treaty of Warsaw: Czar Peter the Great guarantees Saxon monarch August I's Polish kingdom
1679 Great panic occurs in Europe over close approach of a comet
1676 Kara Mustafa succeeds Ahmed Koprulu as Turkish grand vizier
1656 Treaty of Vilnius Russia/Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant
1655 England and France sign miltary and economic treaties
1640 English Long Parliament forms
1629 Prince Frederik Hendrik festival in The Hague
1620 Great Patent granted to Plymouth Colony
1534 English parliament accepts Act of Supremacy: Henry VIII church leader
1527 Ferdinand of Austria/Bohemia chosen as king of Hungary
1493 Christopher Columbus discovers island of Dominica
1394 Jews are expelled from France by Charles VI
644 Kalief Omar I injured during assassination attempt