On This Day: November 03rd

This is 308th day of the year and 58 days remain in the year.

in history
The first Opium War between China and Britain broke out.
Panama proclaimed its independence from Colombia.
Clarence Birdseye marketed the first frozen peas.
The Soviet Union sent the first animal, a dog named Laika, into space aboard the Sputnik II. Laika died in orbit.
A Lebanese magazine broke the story of U.S. arms sales to Iran, leading to the Iran-Contra affair.
Carol Moseley-Braun became the first black woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
Hamid Karzai was declared the winner in Afghanistan's first presidential election.
November 03 Birthdays
Walker Evans1903–75, American photographer, b. St. Louis.
Dennis Millercomedian
Charles Bronsonactor
Jeremy Brettactor
Stephen Fuller Austinleader of colonization in Texas
Michael Dukakispolitician
Andre Malrauxman of letters and political figure
James Restonjournalist
William Bryantpoet, editor

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