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

  • 1468
    Liège is sacked by Charles I of Burgundy’s troops.
  • 1493
    Christopher Columbus first sights the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea.
  • 1783
    John Austin, a highwayman, is the last person to be publicly hanged at London’s Tyburn gallows.
  • 1793
    French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined.
  • 1812
    Napoleon’s armies are defeated at the Battle of Vyazma
  • 1817
    The Bank of Montreal, Canada’s oldest chartered bank, opens in Montreal, Quebec.
  • 1838
    The Times of India, the world’s largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.
  • 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).
  • 1911
    Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T.
  • 1913
    The United States introduces an income tax.
  • 1943
    World War II: 500 aircraft of the U.S. 8th Air Force devastate Wilhelmshafen harbor in Germany.
  • 1973
    Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 10 toward Mercury. On March 29, 1974, it becomes the first space probe to reach that planet.
  • 1979
    Greensboro massacre: Five members of the Communist Workers Party are shot dead and seven are wounded by a group of Klansmen and neo-Nazis during a “Death to the Klan” rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 1997
    The United States of America imposes economic sanctions against Sudan in response to its human rights abuses of its own citizens and its material and political assistance to Islamic extremist groups across the Middle East and Eastern Africa.

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