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November 3 Historical Events

The following events took place on November 3. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 49 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 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.
  • 1333
    The River Arno flooding causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani.
  • 1468
    Liège is sacked by Charles I of Burgundy’s troops.
  • 1492
    Peace of Etaples between Henry VII and Charles VIII.
  • 1493
    Christopher Columbus first sights the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea.
  • 1592
    The city of San Luis Potosí is founded.
  • 1783
    John Austin, a highwayman, is the last person to be publicly hanged at London’s Tyburn gallows.
  • 1783
    The American Continental Army is disbanded.
  • 1789
    The first District Court established by the Constitution opens in New York City.
  • 1793
    French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined.
  • 1812
    Napoleon’s armies are defeated at the Battle of Vyazma.
  • 1817
    The Bank of Montreal, Canada’s oldest chartered bank, opens in Montreal.
  • 1838
    The Times of India, the world’s largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.
  • 1848
    A greatly revised Dutch constitution, drafted by Johan Rudolph Thorbecke, severely limiting the powers of the Dutch monarchy, and strengthening the powers of parliament and ministers, is proclaimed.
  • 1867
    Giuseppe Garibaldi and his followers are defeated in the Battle of Mentana and fail to end the Pope’s Temporal power in Rome (it would be achieved three years later).
  • 1868
    John Willis Menard was the first African American elected to the United States Congress. Because of an electoral challenge, he was never seated.
  • 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.
  • 1903
    With the encouragement of the United States, Panama separates from Colombia.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    The German Revolution of 1918–19 begins when 40,000 sailors take over the port in Kiel.
  • 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.
  • 1935
    George II of Greece regains his throne through a popular, though possible fixed, 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 Wilhelmshaven harbor in Germany.
  • 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.

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