This was 308th day of the year and 58 days remained in the year.

November 3 Birthdays

Walker Evans
1903–75, American photographer, b. St. Louis.

Stephen Fuller Austin
leader of colonization in Texas (1793)

William Bryant
poet, editor (1794)

Andre Malraux
man of letters and political figure (1901)

James Reston
journalist (1909)

Charles Bronson
actor (1921)

Jeremy Brett
actor (1933)

Michael Dukakis
politician (1933)

Dennis Miller
comedian (1953)

November 3 in History


The first Opium War between China and Britain broke out.


Panama proclaimed its independence from Colombia.


Clarence Birdseye marketed the first frozen peas.


The Soviet Union sent the first animal, a dog named Laika, into space aboard the Sputnik II. Laika died in orbit.


A Lebanese magazine broke the story of U.S. arms sales to Iran, leading to the Iran-Contra affair.


Carol Moseley-Braun became the first black woman elected to the U.S. Senate.


Hamid Karzai was declared the winner in Afghanistan's first presidential election.

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