What happened on November 3? There are more than 290 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About November 3

November 3 In HistoryNovember 3 is the 307th day of the year 2021. There are 58 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday. This day falls under the 44th week of the year 2021.

On this day in New York, New York 10179 sunrise will occur at 07:29 AM and sunset will occur at 05:49 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Scorpio. The modern birthstone for this month is Topaz while the mystical birthstone is Pearl.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 90 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 1, 2022).

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Historical Events For November 3

  • 361
    Emperor Constantius II dies of a fever at Mopsuestia in Cilicia, on his deathbed he is baptised and declares his cousin Julian rightful successor.
  • 644
    Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second Muslim caliph, is assassinated by a Persian slave in Medina.
  • 1333
    The River Arno flooding causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani.
  • 1468
    Liège is sacked by Charles I of Burgundy’s troops.
  • 1493
    Christopher Columbus first sights the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea.
  • 1783
    John Austin, a highwayman, is the last person to be publicly hanged at London’s Tyburn gallows.
  • 1783
    The American Continental Army is disbanded.
  • 1793
    French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined.
  • 1812
    Napoleon’s armies are defeated at the Battle of Vyazma
  • 1817
    The Bank of Montreal, Canada’s oldest chartered bank, opens in Montreal, Quebec.
  • 1838
    The Times of India, the world’s largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.
  • 1848
    A greatly revised Dutch constitution, drafted by Johan Rudolf Thorbecke, severely limiting the powers of the Dutch monarchy, and strengthening the powers of parliament and ministers, is proclaimed.
  • 1867
    Garibaldi and his followers are defeated in the Battle of Mentana and fail to end the Pope’s Temporal power in Rome (it would be achieved three years later).
  • 1883
    American Old West: Self-described “Black Bart the poet” gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves a clue that eventually leads to his capture.
  • 1898
    France withdraws its troops from Fashoda (now in Sudan), ending the Fashoda Incident.
  • 1903
    With the encouragement of the United States, Panama separates from Colombia.
  • 1911
    Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T.
  • 1913
    The United States introduces an income tax.
  • 1918
    Austria-Hungary enters into an armistice with the Allies, and the Habsburg-ruled empire dissolves.
  • 1918
    Poland declares its independence from Russia.
  • 1918
    The German Revolution of 1918–1919 begins when 40,000 sailors take over the port in Kiel.
  • 1930
    Getúlio Dornelles Vargas becomes Head of the Provisional Government in Brazil after a bloodless coup on October 24.
  • 1932
    Panagis Tsaldaris becomes the 142nd Prime Minister of Greece.
  • 1935
    George II of Greece regains his throne through a popular plebiscite.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Koli Point action begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends on November 12.
  • 1943
    World War II: 500 aircraft of the U.S. 8th Air Force devastate Wilhelmshafen harbor in Germany.
  • 1944
    World War II: Two supreme commanders of the Slovak National Uprising, Generals Ján Golian and Rudolf Viest are captured, tortured and later executed by German forces.
  • 1957
    Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2. On board is the first animal to enter orbit, a dog named Laika.
  • 1964
    Washington D.C. residents are able to vote in a presidential election for the first time.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: The Battle of Dak To begins.
  • 1969
    Vietnam 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.
  • 1973
    Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 10 toward Mercury. On March 29, 1974, it becomes the first space probe to reach that planet.
  • 1975
    Syed Nazrul Islam, A. H. M. Qamaruzzaman, Tajuddin Ahmad, and Muhammad Mansur Ali, Bangladeshi politicians and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman loyalists, murdered in the Dhaka Central Jail.
  • 1978
    Dominica gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1979
    Greensboro 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 in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States.
  • 1982
    The Salang tunnel fire in Afghanistan kills up to 2,000 people.
  • 1986
    Iran-Contra Affair: The Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa reports that the United States has been secretly selling weapons to Iran in order to secure the release of seven American hostages held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon.
  • 1986
    The Federated States of Micronesia gain independence from the United States of America.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    Death of Abdullah Çatlı, leader of the Turkish ultra-nationalist organisation Grey Wolves in the Susurluk car-crash, which leads to the resignation of the Turkish Interior Minister, Mehmet Ağar (a leader of the True Path Party, DYP).
  • 1997
    The United States of America imposes economic sanctions against Sudan in response to its human rights abuses of its own citizens and its material and political assistance to Islamic extremist groups across the Middle East and Eastern Africa.

Who Were Born On November 3?

  • 39
    Lucan, Roman poet (d. 65)
  • 1500
    Benvenuto Cellini, Italian artist (d. 1571)
  • 1558
    Thomas Kyd, English author (d. 1594)
  • 1560
    Annibale Carracci, Italian painter (d. 1609)
  • 1587
    Samuel Scheidt, German composer (d. 1654)
  • 1604
    Osman II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1622)
  • 1618
    Aurangzeb, Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1707)
  • 1633
    Bernardino Ramazzini, Italian physician (d. 1714)
  • 1718
    John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, English statesman (d. 1792)
  • 1749
    Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (d. 1819)
  • 1757
    Robert Smith, American politician, 2nd Secretary of the Navy and 6th Secretary of State (d. 1842)
  • 1793
    Stephen F. Austin, American pioneer (d. 1836)
  • 1794
    William Cullen Bryant, American poet and journalist (d. 1878)
  • 1799
    William Sprague III, American politician (d. 1856)
  • 1801
    Karl Baedeker, German author and publisher (d. 1859)
  • 1801
    Vincenzo Bellini, Italian composer (d. 1835)
  • 1815
    John Mitchel, Irish nationalist (d. 1875)
  • 1816
    Calvin Fairbank, American abolitionist minister (d. 1898)
  • 1816
    Jubal Early, American Confederate general (d. 1894)
  • 1845
    Edward Douglass White, 9th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1921)
  • 1852
    Emperor Meiji, 122nd Emperor of Japan (d. 1912)
  • 1856
    Jim McCormick, American baseball player (d. 1918)
  • 1857
    Mikhail Alekseev, Russian general (d. 1918)
  • 1862
    Henry George, Jr., American politician (d. 1916)
  • 1863
    Alfred Perot, French physicist (d. 1925)
  • 1871
    Albert Goldthorpe, English rugby league footballer (d. 1943)
  • 1876
    Stephen Peter Alencastre, Roman Catholic prelate (d. 1940)
  • 1877
    Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, Chilean president. (d. 1960)
  • 1884
    Joseph W. Martin, Jr., American politician, 51st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1968)
  • 1887
    Samuil Marshak, Russian writer and children’s poet (d. 1964)
  • 1890
    Eustáquio van Lieshout, Dutch priest (d. 1943)
  • 1890
    Harry Stephen Keeler, American author (d. 1967)
  • 1893
    Edward Adelbert Doisy, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1986)
  • 1894
    Sofoklis Venizelos, Greek politician, three times Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1964)
  • 1894
    William George Barker, Canadian First World War fighter ace (d. 1930)
  • 1895
    Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
  • 1896
    Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish illustrator (d. 1970)
  • 1899
    Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-born Italian physicist (d. 1986)
  • 1899
    Rezső Seress, Hungarian singer songwriter (d. 1968)
  • 1900
    Adolf Dassler, German sporting goods executive (d. 1978)
  • 1901
    André Malraux, French writer (d. 1976)
  • 1901
    Léopold III of Belgium (d. 1983)
  • 1903
    Walker Evans, American photographer (d. 1975)
  • 1908
    Bronko Nagurski, American football player (d. 1990)
  • 1909
    James Reston, American journalist (d. 1995)
  • 1910
    Richard Hurndall, British actor (d. 1984)
  • 1911
    Kick Smit, Dutch footballer (d. 1974)
  • 1912
    Alfredo Stroessner, Paraguayan politician (d. 2006)
  • 1915
    Hal Jackson, American radio personality
  • 1918
    Bob Feller, American baseball player (d. 2010)
  • 1918
    Claude Barma, French director and screenwriter (d. 1992)
  • 1918
    Dean Riesner, American film and television writer (d. 2002)
  • 1918
    Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American Brigadier General (d. 2007)
  • 1918
    Raimon Panikkar, Spanish theologian (d. 2010)
  • 1918
    Russell B. Long, American politician (d. 2003)
  • 1919
    Jesús Blasco, Spanish comic book author (d. 1995)
  • 1919
    Ludovic Kennedy, British broadcaster and political activist (d. 2009)
  • 1920
    Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Australian writer (d. 1993)
  • 1921
    Charles Bronson, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1922
    Dennis McDermott, Canadian trade unionist (d. 2003)
  • 1923
    Tomás Ó Fiaich, Irish cardinal (d. 1990)
  • 1923
    Yamaguchi Hitomi, Japanese novelist and essayst (d. 1995)
  • 1924
    Samuel Ruiz García, Mexican Roman Catholic bishop (d. 2011)
  • 1926
    Maurice Couture, French-Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop
  • 1926
    Valdas Adamkus, Lithuanian politician, former President
  • 1927
    Harrison McCain, Canadian businessman (McCain Foods) (d. 2004)
  • 1928
    Goseki Kojima, Japanese manga artist (d. 2000)
  • 1928
    Osamu Tezuka, Japanese manga artist (d. 1989)
  • 1930
    Brian Robinson, British cyclist
  • 1930
    D. James Kennedy, American theologian (d. 2007)
  • 1930
    Frits Staal, Dutch philosopher and scholar
  • 1930
    Lois Smith, American actress
  • 1930
    Peggy McCay, American actress
  • 1930
    Tsutomu Seki, Japanese astronomer
  • 1931
    Michael Fu Tieshan, Chinese bishop (d. 2007)
  • 1931
    Monica Vitti, Italian actress
  • 1931
    Yon Hyong-muk, North Korean politician (d. 2005)
  • 1933
    Amartya Sen, Indian economist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1933
    Aneta Corsaut, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1933
    Jeremy Brett, English actor (d. 1995)
  • 1933
    John Barry, English composer (d. 2011)
  • 1933
    Ken Berry, American actor
  • 1933
    Michael Dukakis, American politician
  • 1934
    Hans Janmaat, Dutch politician (d. 2002)
  • 1936
    Roy Emerson, Australian tennis player
  • 1937
    Dietrich Möller, German politician
  • 1938
    Akira Kobayashi, Japanese singer
  • 1938
    Jean Rollin, French director and screenwriter
  • 1938
    Martin Dunwoody, British mathematician
  • 1938
    Takao Saito, Japanese manga artist
  • 1943
    Bert Jansch, Scottish folk musician (d. 2011)
  • 1944
    Jan Boerstoel, Dutch writer and poet
  • 1945
    Gerd Müller, German footballer
  • 1945
    Ken Holtzman, American baseball player and manager
  • 1946
    Tom Savini, American actor
  • 1946
    Wataru Takeshita, Japanese politician
  • 1947
    Mazie Hirono, American politician
  • 1948
    Helmuth Koinigg, Austrian racing driver (d. 1974)
  • 1948
    Lulu, British actress and singer
  • 1948
    Rick Kreuger, American baseball player
  • 1948
    Takashi Kawamura, Japanese politician
  • 1949
    Anna Wintour, English-born American magazine editor
  • 1949
    Larry Holmes, American boxer
  • 1949
    Mike Evans, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1950
    Joe Queenan, American writer
  • 1950
    Massimo Mongai, Italian writer
  • 1951
    André Wetzel, Dutch footballer, manager and technical director
  • 1951
    Dwight Evans, American baseball player
  • 1951
    Ed Murawinski, American cartoonist
  • 1952
    David Ho, Taiwanese-American AIDS researcher
  • 1952
    Jim Cummings, American voice actor
  • 1952
    Roseanne Barr, American actress and comedian
  • 1953
    Dennis Miller, American comedian
  • 1953
    Helios Creed, American musician (Chrome)
  • 1953
    Kate Capshaw, American actress
  • 1953
    Larry Herndon, American baseball player
  • 1954
    Adam Ant, English singer
  • 1955
    Phil Simms, American football player
  • 1955
    Teresa De Sio, Italian singer-songwriter
  • 1956
    Bob Welch, American baseball player
  • 1956
    Gary Ross, American film director
  • 1956
    Kevin Murphy, American actor and puppeteer
  • 1957
    Dolph Lundgren, Swedish actor
  • 1957
    Gary Olsen, British actor (d. 2000)
  • 1959
    Hal Hartley, American film director and writer
  • 1960
    Karch Kiraly, American volleyball player
  • 1962
    David J. Schiappa, American politician
  • 1962
    Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve Corporation
  • 1962
    Jacqui Smith, British politician
  • 1963
    Ian Wright, English footballer
  • 1963
    Shigeaki Hattori, Japanese racing driver
  • 1964
    Paprika Steen, Danish actress
  • 1965
    Ann Scott, French novelist
  • 1965
    Gert Heerkes, Dutch footballcoach
  • 1965
    Jenny Packham, English fashion designer
  • 1967
    John Tomac, American cyclist
  • 1967
    Mike O'Neill, Canadian hockey player
  • 1967
    Steven Wilson, English musician (Porcupine Tree)
  • 1968
    Paul Quantrill, Canadian baseball player
  • 1969
    Niels van Steenis, Dutch rower
  • 1969
    Robert Miles, Swiss record producer and musician
  • 1969
    Tommy Tiernan, Irish comedian
  • 1971
    Diego Alessi, Italian race car driver
  • 1971
    Dwight Yorke, Trinidad and Tobago footballer
  • 1971
    Dylan Moran, Irish comedian
  • 1972
    Marko Koers, Dutch athlete
  • 1972
    Ugo Ehiogu, English footballer
  • 1973
    Ben Fogle, TV personality, writer and broadcaster
  • 1973
    Kirk Jones, American musician
  • 1973
    Mick Thomson, American guitarist (Slipknot)
  • 1973
    Nemone, British athlete and broadcaster
  • 1974
    Sonali Kulkarni, Indian actress
  • 1974
    Tariq Abdul-Wahad, French basketball player
  • 1975
    Darren Sharper, American football player
  • 1976
    Guillermo Franco, Argentine/Mexican footballer
  • 1976
    Jake Shimabukuro, American ukulele player
  • 1976
    Tōko Aoyama, Japanese voice actress
  • 1977
    Aria Giovanni, American model
  • 1977
    Sean Ringgold, American actor
  • 1978
    Hiroko Sakai, Japanese softball player
  • 1978
    Julia Taylor, European pornographic actress
  • 1978
    Koshiro Take, Japanese jockey
  • 1979
    Beau McDonald, Australian rules footballer
  • 1979
    Pablo Aimar, Argentine footballer
  • 1979
    Tim McIlrath, American musician (Rise Against)
  • 1981
    Sten Pentus, Estonian racing driver
  • 1982
    Evgeny Plushenko, Russian figure skater
  • 1982
    Moniek Kleinsman, Dutch iceskater
  • 1983
    Julie Marie Berman, American actress
  • 1983
    Suzane von Richthofen, Brazilian murderess
  • 1984
    Christian Bakkerud, Danish racing driver (d. 2011)
  • 1984
    Ryo Nishikido, Japanese idol (NEWS, Kanjani Eight)
  • 1985
    Tyler Hansbrough, American basketball player
  • 1986
    Heo Young Saeng, Korean singer (SS501)
  • 1986
    Paul Derbyshire, Italian rugby player
  • 1986
    Piet Velthuizen, Dutch footballer
  • 1987
    Ariane Andrew, American professional wrestler, manager and ring announcer
  • 1987
    Felix Schütz, German ice hockey player
  • 1987
    Gemma Ward, Australian model
  • 1988
    Angus McLaren, Australian actor
  • 1989
    Paula DeAnda, American singer
  • 1990
    Ellyse Perry, Australian footballer and cricketer

Who Died On November 3?

  • 361
    Constantius II, Roman Emperor (b. 317)
  • 753
    Pirminius, German saint (b. 700)
  • 1254
    John III Doukas Vatatzes, Byzantine Emperor (b. 1193)
  • 1428
    Thomas Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury, English military leader (b. 1388)
  • 1580
    Jeronimo Zurita y Castro, Spanish historian (b. 1512)
  • 1584
    Charles Borromeo, Italian Roman Catholic cardinal (b. 1538)
  • 1600
    Richard Hooker, English theologian (b. 1554)
  • 1639
    Martin de Porres, Peruvian Roman Catholic saint (b. 1579)
  • 1643
    John Bainbridge, English astronomer (b. 1582)
  • 1643
    Paul Guldin, Swiss astronomer and mathematician (b. 1577)
  • 1711
    John Ernest Grabe, German-born Anglican theologian (b. 1666)
  • 1787
    Robert Lowth, British bishop and grammarian (b. 1710)
  • 1793
    Olympe de Gouges, French feminist and revolutionary (b. 1748)
  • 1794
    François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (b. 1715)
  • 1858
    Harriet Taylor Mill, English feminist philosopher (b. 1807)
  • 1869
    Andreas Kalvos, Greek poet (b. 1792)
  • 1890
    Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1811)
  • 1891
    Louis Lucien Bonaparte, French politician and linguist (b. 1813)
  • 1917
    Léon Bloy, French novelist and essayist (b. 1846)
  • 1918
    Aleksandr Mikhailovich Lyapunov, Russian scientist (b. 1857)
  • 1926
    Annie Oakley, American sharp-shooter (b. 1860)
  • 1927
    Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod, Czech journalist (b. 1860)
  • 1929
    Olav Aukrust, Norwegian poet (b. 1883)
  • 1933
    Émile Roux, French scientist (b. 1853)
  • 1939
    Charles Tournemire, French composer and organist (b. 1870)
  • 1949
    Solomon R. Guggenheim, American art collector and philanthropist (b. 1861)
  • 1954
    Henri Matisse, French artist (b. 1869)
  • 1957
    Laika, Soviet space dog (b. 1954)
  • 1957
    Wilhelm Reich, Austrian psychotherapist (b. 1897)
  • 1960
    Paul Willis, American actor (b. 1901)
  • 1962
    L.O. Wenckebach, Dutch sculptor, painter, and medallist(b. 1895)
  • 1964
    John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (b. 1905)
  • 1970
    Peter II of Yugoslavia (b. 1923)
  • 1973
    Marc Allégret, French director and screenwriter (b. 1900)
  • 1975
    A. H. M. Qamaruzzaman, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1926)
  • 1975
    Muhammad Mansur Ali, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1919)
  • 1975
    Syed Nazrul Islam, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1925)
  • 1975
    Tajuddin Ahmad, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1925)
  • 1983
    Alfredo Antonini, American conductor and composer (b. 1901)
  • 1987
    Mary Shane, American sportscaster (b. 1945)
  • 1990
    Mary Martin, American actress (b. 1913)
  • 1991
    Chris Bender American R&B singer (b. 1972)
  • 1991
    Mort Shuman, American singer and songwriter (b. 1936)
  • 1993
    Leon Theremin, Russian inventor (b. 1895)
  • 1994
    Alvin Andreas Herborg Nielsen, American physicist (b. 1910)
  • 1995
    Gordon S. Fahrni, Canadian physician (b. 1887)
  • 1995
    John Orchard, British actor (b. 1928)
  • 1996
    Abdullah Çatlı, Turkish nationalist and activist (b. 1956)
  • 1996
    Jean-Bédel Bokassa, President of the Central African Republic (b. 1921)
  • 1998
    Bob Kane, comic artist and Batman co-creator (b. 1915)
  • 1999
    Ian Bannen, Scottish actor (b. 1928)
  • 2001
    Ernst Gombrich, Austrian art historian (b. 1909)
  • 2002
    Jonathan Harris, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 2002
    Lonnie Donegan, Scottish musician (b. 1931)
  • 2003
    Rasul Gamzatov, Russian poet (b. 1923)
  • 2004
    Sergei Zholtok, Latvian hockey player (b. 1972)
  • 2006
    Alberto Spencer, Ecuadorean footballer (b. 1937)
  • 2006
    Marie Rudisill, American author (b. 1911)
  • 2006
    Paul Mauriat, French musician (b. 1925)
  • 2007
    Aleksandr Dedyushko, Russian actor (b. 1962)
  • 2007
    Martin Meehan, Irish republican (b. 1945)
  • 2007
    Ryan Shay, American runner (b. 1979)
  • 2009
    Carl Ballantine, American magician and entertainer (b. 1917)
  • 2009
    Francisco Ayala, Spanish novelist (b. 1906)
  • 2010
    Jerry Bock, American musical theatre composer (b. 1928)
  • 2010
    Jim Clench, Canadian bassist (April Wine and Bachman–Turner Overdrive) (b. 1949)
  • 2010
    Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician (b. 1938)

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