About November 3

November 3, 2021 is the 307th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 58 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Scorpio is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 90 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On 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.
  • 1783
    The American Continental Army is disbanded.
  • 1793
    French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined.
  • 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.
  • 1913
    The United States introduces an income tax.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Koli Point action begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends on November 12.
  • 1964
    Washington D.C. residents are able to vote in a presidential election for the first time.
  • 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.
  • 1978
    Dominica gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 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.
  • 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).

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