About November 3

November 3, 2024 is the 308th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 58 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

What Happened On November 3

  • 1333
    The River Arno flooding causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 1898
    France withdraws its troops from Fashoda (now in Sudan), ending the Fashoda Incident.
  • 1930
    Getúlio Dornelles Vargas becomes Head of the Provisional Government in Brazil after a bloodless coup on October 24.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    The Salang tunnel fire in Afghanistan kills up to 2,000 people.
  • 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.
  • 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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