November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining.
1755 - The colony of Massachusetts offers a bounty of 20 British pounds for the scalps of Native American boys and girls under the age of 12.
1793 - French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges was guillotined.
1838 - The Times of India, the world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper was founded. It was then known as .
The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce 1848 - A 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, was proclaimed (and still in effect today).
1868 - U.S. presidential election: Republican Ulysses S. Grant is elected to the first of his two terms in a victory over Democrat Horatio Seymour.
1883 - American Old West: Self-described " Black Bart the Po-8" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves an incriminating clue that eventually leads to his capture.
1896 - U.S. presidential election: Republican William McKinley is elected over Democrat William Jennings Bryan.
1903 - With the encouragement of the United States, Panama proclaims itself independent from Colombia. US President Theodore Roosevelt wanted the United States to build the Panama Canal but were blocked by Colombia.
1908 - U.S. presidential election: Republican William Howard Taft is elected over William Jennings Bryan, who was the Democratic candidate for the third and final time.
1911 - Chevrolet officially entered the automobile market to compete with the Ford Model T.
1913 - The USA introduce an income tax.
1918 - World War I: Austria-Hungary enters an armistice with the Allies.
1918 - Poland declares its independence from Russia.
1923 - Lady Louise Mountbatten marries Gustav, Crown Prince of Sweden
1935 - George II of Greece regains his throne.
1936 - U.S. presidential election, 1936: Franklin D. Roosevelt is reelected to a second term in a landslide victory over Alf Landon.
1942 - World War II: Second Battle of El Alamein ends - German forces under Erwin Rommel are forced to retreat during the night.
1954 - The first in the Godzilla series of films is released in Japan.
1955 - The musical , starring Guys and Dolls Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra, debuts.
1956 - The Wizard of Oz is shown on television for the first time (the viewing audience was estimated at 45 million people).
1957 - Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2. On board is the first animal to enter space - a dog named Laika.
1964 - U.S. presidential election, 1964: Incumbent US President Lyndon B. Johnson defeats Republican challenger Barry Goldwater, Sr with over 60 percent of the popular vote.
1967 - Vietnam War: Battle of Dak To begins - Around Dak To (located about 280 miles north of Saigon near the Cambodian border) heavy casualties are suffered on both sides (the Americans narrowly won the battle on November 22).
1969 - Vietnam War: US President Richard M. Nixon addresses his nation on television and radio asking the "silent majority" to join him in solidarity on the Vietnam War effort and to support his policies.
1970 - Salvador Allende inaugurated as president of Chile.
1971 - The is published.
UNIX Programmer's Manual 1973 - Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 10 toward Mercury (on March 29, 1974 it became the first space probe to reach that planet).
1975 - An independent audit of Mattel, one of the United States largest toy manufacturers, reveals that company officials fabricated press releases and financial information to "maintain the appearance of continued corporate growth."
1975 - Good Morning America premieres with co-anchors David Hartman and Nancy Dussaulton.
1978 - Dominica gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
1978 Diff'rent Strokes premiers on NBC.
1979 - In Greensboro, North Carolina, five members of the Communist Workers Party are shot to death and seven are wounded by a group of Klansmen and neo-Nazis during a "Death to the Klan" rally.
1983 - A Gasoline tanker explodes in the Salang Tunnel in Afghanistan, killing 2,000+ people.
1986 - Iran-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.
1988 - Sri Lankan Tamil mercenaries tried to overthrow the Maldivian government. At President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom's request, the Indian military suppressed the coup attempt within 24 hours.
1991 - Fifteen people are killed in the Barrios Altos massacre in Fujimori's Peru.
1992 - U.S. presidential election: Democratic challenger Bill Clinton defeats incumbent Republican George H.W. Bush and independent candidate Ross Perot.
1994 - Red Hat Linux 1.0 is released.
1995 - At Arlington National Cemetery, US President Bill Clinton dedicates a memorial to the victims of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing.
1998 - Former professional wrestler, Jesse Ventura is elected Governor of Minnesota.
2003 - Centennial of Panama.
2004 - John Kerry calls George W. Bush to concede defeat in the 2004 U.S. presidential election
39 - Lucan, Roman poet
1618 - Aurangzeb, Mughal emperor
1718 - John Montague, Earl of Sandwich (d. 1792)
1793 - Stephen F. Austin, American pioneer (d. 1836)
1794 - William Cullen Bryant, American poet and journalist (d. 1878)
1801 - Karl Baedeker, German author and publisher (d. 1859)
1801 - Vincenzo Bellini, Italian opera composer (d. 1835)
1816 - Jubal Early, Confederate general (d. 1894)
1816 - Calvin Fairbank, American abolitionist minister (d. 1898)
1874 - Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian novelist (d. 1942)
1895 - Grand Duchess Olga Nicolaievna Romanova (d. 1918)
1901 - Andre Malraux, French writer (d. 1976)
1901 - King Leopold 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)
1918 - Bob Feller, baseball star
1920 - Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Australian writer (d. 1993)
1921 - Charles Bronson, American actor (d. 2003)
1933 - Michael Dukakis, American politician
1933 - Jeremy Brett, English actor (d. 1995)
1933 - Ken Berry , actor
1934 - John Barry, English composer
1938 - Martin Dunwoody, British mathematician
1946 - Tom Savini, actor, film maker, and makeup artist
1948 - Lulu (singer), British actress and singer
1949 - Larry Holmes, American boxing champion
1952 - Roseanne Barr, American actress and comedienne
1953 - Kate Capshaw, American actress
1953 - Dennis Miller, American comedian
1954 - Adam Ant, English singer
1955 - Phil Simms, American football player
1956 - Kevin Murphy, American actor, author, and puppeteer
1960 - Karch Kiraly, American volleyball player
1962 - Marilyn, British pop musician
1977 - Aria Giovanni, model
1982 - Evgeni Plushenko, Russian figure skater
1985 - Christopher Sanchez , American god incarnate
1986 - Jasmine Trias, American singer
361 - Constantius II, Roman Emperor (b. 317)
1580 - Jeronimo Zurita y Castro, Spanish historian (b. 1512)
1787 - Robert Lowth, British bishop and grammarian (b. 1710)
1890 - Ulrich Ochsenbein, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1811)
1891 - Louis Lucien Bonaparte, French politician and linguist (b. 1813)
1918 - Aleksandr Mikhailovich Lyapunov, Russian scientist (b. 1857)
1929 - Olav Aukrust, Norwegian poet (b. 1883)
1954 - Henri Matisse, French artist (b. 1869)
1957 - Wilhelm Reich, Austrian psychotherapist (b. 1897)
1990 - Mary Martin, American actress
1993 - Leon Theremin, Russian inventor
1995 - Gordon S. Fahrni, physician and president of the Canadian Medical Association
1996 - Jean-Bédel Bokassa, president of the Central African Republic
1999 - Ian Bannen, actor
2002 - Lonnie Donegan, musician
2002 - Jonathan Harris, Character Actor famous for Dr Smith in (b. Lost in Space 1914)
2003 - Rasul Gamzatov, Russian poet
2004 - Sergei Zholtok, Latvian hockey player
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