On this Day in History, November 3

You would be surprised by the number of events happening every day. There are days you could be expecting something major to come up, while there are those happenings that are purely impromptu.

Here are some major historical events that happened on November 3. Take a look!

  • 1900 – The first U.S. automobile show opened at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
  • 1911 –  Louis Chevrolet and William C. Durant founded Chevrolet Motor Car Company.
  • 1936 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a second term in office.
  • 1941 – John Grew, the then U.S. Ambassador to Japan, warned that the Japanese may be planning a sudden attack on the U.S.
  • 1942Boston Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams won American League Triple Crown in Baseball.
  • 1943 – Dmitri Shostakovich’s 8th Symphony premieres in Moscow.
  • 1957 – The first animal, a dog, was launched into space.
  • 1961 – UN General Assembly unanimously elected U Thant as the acting Secretary-General following the death of Dag Hammarskjöld .
  • 1963 – An account of the death of Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother was published.
  • 1964 – Lyndon B. Johnson was elected President of the United States in a landslide, with Hubert Humphrey as his vice president.
  • 1968 – Bob Packwood was elected senator of Oregon.
  • 1975 – The Queen formally opened the UK’s first oil pipeline.
  • 1975 –  Chris Evert became the first tennis player to achieve the No. 1 ranking as the WTA Tour rankings debut.
  • 1987 – China informed the U.S. that they would halt the sale of arms to Iran.
  • 1988 – President Reagan signed a credit-card disclosure bill.
  • 1992 – Carol Moseley-Braun became the first African-American woman U.S. senator.
  • 1992 – Dolly Parton’s cover “I Will Always Love You” single was released by Whitney Houston, becoming Billboard Song of the Year 1993.
  • 1994 – Occurrence of a total solar eclipse in South America.
  • 2003 – A post-Taliban draft constitution was unveiled in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • 2004 – George W Bush was elected president of the United States for the second term of office.

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