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On This Day: November 03rd

This is 307th day of the year and 58 days remain in the year.

in history
1839
The first Opium War between China and Britain broke out.
1903
Panama proclaimed its independence from Colombia.
1952
Clarence Birdseye marketed the first frozen peas.
1957
The Soviet Union sent the first animal, a dog named Laika, into space aboard the Sputnik II. Laika died in orbit.
1986
A Lebanese magazine broke the story of U.S. arms sales to Iran, leading to the Iran-Contra affair.
1992
Carol Moseley-Braun became the first black woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
2004
Hamid Karzai was declared the winner in Afghanistan's first presidential election.
November 03 BirthdaysWalker Evans1903–75, American photographer, b. St. Louis.
Dennis Millercomedian
Charles Bronsonactor
Jeremy Brettactor
Stephen Fuller Austinleader of colonization in Texas
Michael Dukakispolitician
Andre Malrauxman of letters and political figure
James Restonjournalist
William Bryantpoet, editor



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