A to Z This Day in World History | November 3rd

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Here are some significant historical events that happened on November 3rd throughout world history:

  1. 1493 – Christopher Columbus first spotted the island of Dominica during his second voyage to the Americas.
  2. 1534 – English Parliament passed the Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII the head of the Church of England.
  3. 1903 – With the help of the Wright brothers, Samuel P. Langley’s Aerodrome, an early attempt at powered flight, crashed into the Potomac River in the United States.
  4. 1957 – The Soviet Union launched Sputnik 2, carrying the first living creature, a dog named Laika, into space.
  5. 1964 – Lyndon B. Johnson was elected as the 36th President of the United States in a landslide victory over Barry Goldwater.
  6. 1979 – A group of Iranian militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 American hostages. The Iran Hostage Crisis would last for 444 days.
  7. 1986 – The Lebanese magazine “Ash-Shiraa” revealed the existence of secret arms sales to Iran, leading to the Iran-Contra scandal during the Reagan administration.
  8. 1992 – Democrat Bill Clinton was elected as the 42nd President of the United States, defeating incumbent President George H.W. Bush.
  9. 2014 – One World Trade Center, the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in New York City, officially opened to the public.
  10. 2016 – The Paris Agreement on climate change, which aims to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, entered into force.

These are just a few historical events that have occurred on November 3rd. There are many more, covering a wide range of topics and time periods.

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