3 November

3 November

November 3 is the 307th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 58 days remain until the end of the year. 

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about November 3rd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about November 3rd in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – November 3

1978: Dominica gains independence

The Caribbean Island nation gained its independence from the British after being colonized in 1805.

1973: NASA launches Mariner 10

The last of the Mariner Program, Mariner 10 was the first spacecraft to flyby two planets – Venus and Mercury. The probe flew by Venus on February 5, 1974, and did 3 flybys of Mercury on March 29, 1974, September 21, 1974, and on March 16, 1975, after which communications with the probe were terminated.

1954: Godzilla released

The Japanese science fiction starring a mutated monster of the same name became an instant hit.

1868: John Willis Menard elected to U.S. House of Representatives

He became the first African-American to be elected to the house.

1838: The Times of India founded

The world’s largest English-language daily was launched as a bi-weekly as the Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce in Bombay, India.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, November 3

1957: Dolph Lundgren, Swedish actor

1949: Anna Wintour, English/American journalist, editor

1933: Amartya Sen, Indian economist, Nobel Prize laureate

1918: Bob Feller, American baseball player

1815: John Mitchel, Irish journalist, activist

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, November 3

1996: Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Central African politician, 2nd President of the Central African Republic

1957: Wilhelm Reich, Austrian/American psychotherapist

1954: Henri Matisse, French painter

1926: Annie Oakley, American target shooter

361: Constantius II, Roman Emperor


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