About November 3

November 3, 2020 is the 308th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 58 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 101 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 3

  • 1493
    Christopher Columbus first sights the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea.
  • 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).
  • 1898
    France withdraws its troops from Fashoda (now in Sudan), ending the Fashoda Incident.
  • 1911
    Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T.
  • 1918
    Austria-Hungary enters into an armistice with the Allies, and the Habsburg-ruled empire dissolves.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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