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Today In History - November 3rd
Nov 3rd, 2014 at 3:28pm
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A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.



1493      Christopher Columbus arrives at the Caribbee Isles (Dominica) during his second expedition.

1507      Leonardo da Vinci is commissioned to paint Lisa Gherardini ("Mona Lisa").

1529      The first parliament for five years opens in England and the Commons put forward bills against abuses amongst the clergy and in the church courts.

1794      Thomas Paine is released from a Parisian jail with help from the American ambassador James Monroe. He was arrested for having offended the Robespierre faction.

1813      American troops destroy the Indian village of Tallushatchee in the Mississippi Valley.

1868      Ulysses S. Grant elected the 18th president of the United States.

1883      A poorly trained Egyptian army, led by British General William Hicks, marches toward El Obeid in the Sudan–straight into a Mahdist ambush and massacre.

1883      The U.S. Supreme Court declares American Indians to be "dependent aliens."

1892      First automatic telephone exchange goes into operation in La Porte, Indiana.

1896      William McKinley is elected 25th president of the United States.

1912      The first all-metal plane flies near Issy, France, piloted by Ponche and Prinard.

1918      The German fleet at Kiel mutinies. This is the first act leading to Germany's capitulation in World War I.

1921      Milk drivers on strike dump thousands of gallons of milk onto New York City's streets.

1935      Left-wing groups in France form the Socialist and Republican Union.

1957      The Soviet Union launches Sputnik II with the dog Laika, the first animal in space, aboard.

1964      For the first time residents of Washington, D.C., are allowed to vote in a presidential election.

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