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November 3: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on November 3

November 3rd is the day we officially celebrate Sandwich Day and Cliché Day.

Welcome to day 307 of 365! We’re only 58 days away from celebrating the new year… but it’s probably too early to be thinking about that yet.

Everyone who was born on this day shares the star sign of Scorpio.

You’re in for quite a surprise as we unravel all the past events that all just happened to fall on November 3rd in history.

Did you know that on this day in 1911, Louis Chevrolet incorporated the Chevrolet Motor Car Company? He had very little in the way of formal education and learned his car design skills while working for Buick.

Keep reading for more facts about November 3rd in history!

What Happened On November 3 In History?

2004

George W Bush secured his second term as President of the United States.

Source BBC
1975

Queen Elizabeth II inaugurated the flow of oil from the UK’s first-ever oil pipeline.

BP (British Petroleum) built the 130-mile long pipeline in the North Sea, and the flow began on this day when Queen Elizabeth II pushed the gold plated button at the BP's control center near Aberdeen, Scotland.
Source BBC
1957

The Soviet Union sent a dog into space aboard spacecraft Sputnik II.

The dog called Laika was the first living organism to be sent into orbit from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.
1911

Louis Chevrolet incorporated the Chevrolet Motor Car Company.

1906

The International Radiotelegraph Conference in Berlin selected “SOS” (· · · – – – · · ·) as the global standard for radio distress calls.

The SOS code was implemented internationally on July 1, 1908.
1896

Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah became the first elected female State Senator in the United States.

OTD in 1896: Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah became the first elected female State Senator in the United States.
She beat out her husband for the seat by less than 2000 votes.
1838

The Times of India was founded, making it the largest English language newspaper in the world.

1793

Political activist and French playwright Olympe de Gouges was guillotined.

She was a martyr for Freedom of Speech. She wrote a poster called "Les Trois Urnes", which supported reestablishing the monarchy. This was major offense during this time.
1534

The parliament of England passed the first Act of Supremacy, granting the monarch complete control of the Church of England.

1493

Explorer Christopher Columbus, on his second voyage, found Dominica and the Kalinago people.

Did you know that on this day, November 3rd 1911, Louis Chevrolet incorporated the Chevrolet Motor Car Company?