Thursday, November 03, 2016
History for November 3 - On-This-Day.com
John Montague 1718, William Cullen Bryant 1794, James Reston 1909
Charles Bronson 1921, Micheal Dukakis 1933 - Politician, Roseanne Barr 1952 - Actress, comedian ("Roseanne"), Dennis Miller 1953 - Radio talk show host, actor,Comedian ("Saturday Night Live")
1507 - Leonardo DaVinci was commissioned by the husband of Lisa Gherardini to paint her. The work is known as the Mona Lisa.
1793 - Stephen F. Austin was born. He was the principal founder of Texas.
1796 - John Adams was elected the 2nd U.S. President.
1911 - Chevrolet Motor Car Company was founded by Louis Chevrolet and William C. Durant.
1941 - U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Grew warned that the Japanese may be planning a sudden attack on the U.S.
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.
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.
1998 - Minnesota elected Jesse "The Body" Ventura, a former pro wrestler, as its governor.