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“3 November: What Happened On This Day In History?”


3 November: In a year, the 3rd of November is the 307th day as per the Gregorian Calendar. In a leap year, it is the 308th day of the year. This day has its distinctiveness and importance in history.

Let’s explore people who have carved a niche for themselves on 3rd November. We may also need to scan through the events that happened on this day.

3 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 3 November

Art & Artists

    • 1860The lecture series “On Translating Home” began at Oxford University by Matthew Arnold (poet and critic).
    • 1927Rodgers & Hart’s great musical creation “Connecticut Yankee”(based on an 1889 satirical novel by Mark Twain) opens at a theatre in New York.
    • 1939 The maiden television show of the classic film “The Wizard of Oz”.
    • 1943 8th Symphony by Dmitri Shostakovich premiered in Moscow.

3 November: 1939 – The maiden television show of the classic film “The Wizard of Oz”

Science & Technology

    • 1906Distress signal SOS was selected by the International Radiotelegraph Conference held in Berlin.
    • 1931Manufacture of synthetic rubber, produced commercially for the first time.

Leaders & Politics

    • 1812The army of Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by the Russian Empire at Vyazma.
    • 1936Franklin D. Roosevelt won the US presidential election for a second time.
    • 1946A new Japanese constitution was proclaimed by the Emperor Hirohito.
    • 1984Cremation of Indira Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India (Assassinated on 31st October 1984).

People & Society

    • 1793Olympe de Gouges (French playwright, journalist, and feminist) was guillotined.
    • 1838The Times of India”, the famous newspaper was founded in Mumbai, India.
    • 1896Patent of portable weighing scales by J. H. Hunter.

Disasters: Natural & Man-made

    • 1927A powerful flood caused a tropical cyclone that killed 84 in Vermont, USA.
    • 1927Greycliffe (the harbor ferry) collided with Tahiti (the Union Steamship Company. steamer) in the Greycliffe disaster which happened in Sydney Harbour (Australia).

Discoveries & Explorations

    • 1493The island of Dominica was ‘discovered’ by Christopher Columbus.
    • 1957Sputnik 2 (carrying dog Laika) was launched by the Soviet Union.
    • 1987Gordon Gould got a US patent for theinvention of a laser.

Leisure & Sports

    • 1899James J. Jeffries (USA) thrashed Tom Sharkey (Ireland) at Brooklyn, NYC to retain his World heavyweight boxing champion title.
    • 1937 Maurice Archambaud set a world record by cycling a distance of 45.8 km in Milan, Italy.

Birth Anniversaries (3 November)

    • 1500 Benvenuto Cellini (Italian sculpture and painter)
    • 1618 Aurangzeb (Mughal Empire, India)
    • 1921 Charles Bronson (Actor and soldier from America)
    • 1933 Amartya Sen (Nobel laureate, Economist, and academic from India)
    • 1949 Anna Wintour (English-American journalist)

Death Anniversaries (3 November)

    • 361 Constantius II (Roman Emperor)
    • 1926  Annie Oakley (American target shooter and entertainer)
    • 1960 Paul Willis (American Actor-Director)
    • 1983 Jerry Pentland (Australian ace fighter)
    • 2018 Sondra Locke (American Actress-Director)

What Special Day is Today: (3 November)

    • World Jellyfish Day
    • World Sandwich Day
    • One Health Day
    • Culture Day (Japan)
    • Flag Day (UAE)
    • Victory Day (Maldives)
    • Independence Day (Dominica and Micronesia)


Each day is different…so the 3rd of November. The factual story of the day covers the entire globe and a lot of well-known personalities. The day has remained a silent observer of what happened on this day.

Providing our readers with authentic facts and figures, for each day, is what boosts us here.

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