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.
  • 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
    The American Continental Army is disbanded.
  • 1793
    French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined.
  • 1817
    The Bank of Montreal, Canada’s oldest chartered bank, opens in Montreal, Quebec.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    Poland declares its independence from Russia.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1978
    Dominica gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 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.
  • 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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