November 03: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On November 3, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The 307th day of the Gregorian calendar is November 3rd. The Soviet Union launched Sputnik 2 into space with Laika the dog on board, and Franklin Roosevelt was elected President of the United States on this day.

The date of November 3rd falls under the sign of Scorpio. Charles Bronson and Roseanne Barr are two famous people that were born on November 3rd. National Sandwich Day and National Homemaker Day are also celebrated today.


(November 03, 1911)
Chevrolet makes its official debut in the automobile industry, competing with the Ford Model T. photo source:


(November 03, 1957)
Sputnik 2 was launched by the Soviet Union, and it contained the dog Laika, the first living thing to be propelled into space and orbit Earth. photo source:

(November 03, 1964)
Lyndon B. Johnson is re-elected to a full term as President of the United States, with 61 percent of the vote and 44 states, while residents of Washington, D.C. are given the opportunity to vote in a presidential election for the first time, with the majority of their ballots going to Lyndon Johnson. photo source:

(November 03, 1992)
Carol Moseley Braun defeated Republican Richard S. Williamson to become the first African-American woman elected to the United States Senate. Her election represented the first time a woman from Illinois was elected to the United States Senate, as well as the first time an African American was elected as a Democrat. photo source:

(November 03, 1998)
The discovery of a previously unknown 15.5-mile (25-km) piece of the Great Wall of China in the Hui Autonomous Region of Ningxia on this day in 1998 was announced. The Great Wall of China stretches for around 4,500 kilometres (7,300 km). photo source:


(November 03, 1998)
Bob Kane, the American artist who co-created the Batman and Robin comic book characters with Bill Finger, died in Los Angeles. photo source:

(November 03, 2014)
One World Trade Center is now open for business. It is the successor for New York City's World Trade Center Twin Towers, which were both destroyed by planes during the September 11 attacks. photo source:

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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