History of 03 November
1900 – The first automobile show in the United States opened at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
1903 – Panama proclaimed its independence from Colombia.
1911 – Chevrolet Motor Car Company was founded by Louis Chevrolet and William C. Durant.
1934 – The first race track in California opened under a new pari-mutuel betting law.
1941 – U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Grew warned that the Japanese may be planning a sudden attack on the U.S.
1952 – Frozen bread was offered for sale for the first time in a supermarket in Chester, NY.
1953 – The Rules Committee of organized baseball restored the sacrifice fly. The rule had not been used since 1939.
1957 – Sputnik II was launched by the Soviet Union. It was the second manmade satellite to be put into orbit and was the first to put an animal into space, a dog named Laika.
1973 – The U.S. launched the Mariner 10 spacecraft. On March 29, 1974, it became the first spacecraft to reach the planet, Mercury.
1975 – “Good Morning America” premiered on ABC-TV.
1979 – Five members of the Communist Workers’ Party are shot to death in broad daylight at an anti-Ku Klux Klan rally in Greensboro, NC. Eight others were wounded.
1986 – The Ash-Shiraz, pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine, first broke the story of U.S. arms sales to Iran to secure the release of seven American hostages. The story turned into the Iran-Contra affair.
1987 – China told the U.S. that it would halt the sale of arms to Iran.
1991 – Israeli and Palestinian representatives held their first-ever face-to-face talks in Madrid, Spain.
1992 – Carol Moseley-Braun became the first African-American woman U.S. senator.
1994 – Susan Smith of Union, SC, was arrested for drowning her two sons. Nine days earlier Smith had claimed that the children had been abducted by a black carjacker.
1995 – U.S. President Clinton dedicated a memorial at Arlington National Cemetery to the 270 victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
1998 – Bob Kane, the creator of Batman, died at the age of 83.
1998 – A state-run newspaper in Iraq urged the country to prepare to battle “the U.S. monster.”
1998 – Minnesota elected Jesse “The Body” Ventura, a former pro wrestler, as its governor.
2002 – At Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong, 777 people assembled a 58,435 square foot jigsaw puzzle with 21,600 pieces.
2003 – In Kabul, Afghanistan, a post-Taliban draft constitution was unveiled.
2005 – Walt Disney Pictures released “Chicken Little.” It was the first Disney film completely created with computer animation.
2014 – In New York City, One World Trade Center opened for business.
Celebrating Birthday Today
- 1981 – Diego López, Spanish footballer
- 1981 – Vicente Matías Vuoso, Argentinian-Mexican footballer
- 1981 – Rodrigo Millar, Chilean footballer
- 1981 – Sten Pentus, Estonian race car driver
- 1982 – Moniek Kleinman, Dutch speed skater
- 1982 – Evgeni Plushenko, Russian figure skater
- 1982 – Egemen Korkmaz, Turkish footballer
- 1982 – Janel McCarville, American professional basketball player
- 1983 – Myrna Braza, Norwegian singer-songwriter
- 1984 – Christian Bakkerud, Danish race car driver (d. 2011)
- 1984 – Ryo Nishikido, Japanese singer-songwriter, and actor
- 1984 – LaMarr Woodley, American football player
- 1985 – Tyler Hansbrough, American basketball player
- 1985 – Philipp Tschauner, German footballer
- 1986 – Paul Derbyshire, Italian rugby player
- 1986 – Piet Velthuizen, Dutch footballer
- 1986 – Heo Young-Saeng, South Korean singer
- 1987 – Courtney Barnett, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1987 – Colin Kaepernick, American football player
- 1987 – Ty Lawson, American basketball player
- 1987 – Felix Schütz, German ice hockey player
- 1987 – Gemma Ward, Australian model, and actress
- 1989 – Paula DeAnda, American singer-songwriter, and actress
- 1989 – Joyce Jonathan, French singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1990 – Ellyse Perry, Australian footballer, and cricketer
- 1992 – Joe Clarke, English slalom canoeist
- 1992 – Valeria Solovyeva, a Russian tennis player
- 1995 – Kendall Jenner, American television personality and model
- 1997 – Kyle Benjamin, American race car driver
- 1997 – Connor McGovern, American football player
- 1997 – Izuchuckwu Anthony, Nigerian footballer
- 1997 – Filip Forejtek, Czech skier
- 1997 – Sarthak Golui, Indian footballer
- 1997 – Agustín Guiffrey, the Argentinian footballer
- 1997 – Michael Kelly, Scottish footballer
- 1997 – Takumi Kitamura, Japanese actor
- 1997 – Marco Klepoch, Slovak figure skater
- 1997 – Łukasz Kozub, Polish volleyball player
- 1997 – Lázaro Martínez, Cuban athlete