3 NOVEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • John Aubrey, 1626
  • John Montague, 4th Earl of Sandwich, 1778
  • William Cullen Bryant, 1794
  • Felix Mendelssohn, 1809
  • André Malraux, 1901
  • King Leopold III Belgium, 1901
  • James 'Scotty' Reston, 1909
  • Yitzhak Shamir, 1914
  • Conor Cruise O'Brien, 1917
  • Bob Feller, 1918
  • Charles Bronson, 1921
  • Monica Vitti, 1933
  • Ken Berry, 1933
  • Michael Dukakis, 1933
  • Terrence McNally, 1939
  • Steve Landesberg, 1945
  • Lulu, 1948
  • Larry Holmes, 1949
  • Roseanne, 1952
  • Dennis Miller, 1953
  • Kate Capshaw, 1953
  • Adam Ant, 1954
  • Viscount David Linley, 1961

Died On This Day:

  • Queen Matilda (wife of William the Conquerer), 1083
  • Annie Oakley, 1926
  • Solomon Guggenheim, 1949
  • Henri Matisse, 1954
  • Wilhelm Reich, 1957
  • Ralph Hodgson, 1962
  • King Peter of Yugoslavia, 1970
  • Mary Martin, 1990
  • Jean-Bédel Bokassa, 1996

Today's Events:

  • 1534 - English Parliament passes Act of Supremacy making King Henry VIII head of the church.
  • 1706 - Abruzzi earthquake in Italy kills 15,000.
  • 1896 - Idaho becomes first state to grant vote to women, but only men voted on it.
  • 1900 - First Auto show held at Madison Square Garden, N.Y. displays 31 cars presented by Auto Club of U.S.
  • 1903 - Panama declares independence from Columbia.
  • 1917 - First American involvement in WW1; Germans attack U.S. troops training near front lines.
  • 1918 - Polish republic proclaimed.
  • 1918 - Kiel mutiny of the German Navy.
  • 1943 - Pulitzer-prize winning 'Our Town' starts 77 performance run in NY.
  • 1957 - First animal-carrying spacecraft launched-Sputnik II with dog, 'Laica.'
  • 1964 - Coleman Vote Tally System counts 600 ballots a minute in Hamilton County, OH & several in Calif.
  • 1986 - Lebanese magazine revelation that U.S. secretly sold arms to Iran begins Iran-Contra affair.
  • 1992 - Carol Moseley Braun becomes first black woman elected to United States Senate.
  • 1998 - Alaska, Oregon and Washington become the second, third and fourth States to legalize medical marijuana.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Martin de Porres
  • Winifred
  • Malachy (died today 1148)
  • Hubert

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Dominica (1978), Panama
  • Daimyo Gyoretsu Festival in Japan
  • All Saints Day IF yesterday was Sunday.

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY (U.S.) last Thursday of November.
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • HANUKKA also spelled CHANUKAH (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • ELEPHANT ROUNDUP AT SURIN, THAILAND celebrated third Sunday in November
  • ON-MATSURI, Yamato region harvest festival in Nara, Japan
  • CHICHIBU NO YO-MATSURI, Kabuki and fireworks in Japan

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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