History November 3rd

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1527 - Ferdinand of Austria/Bohemia chosen as king of Hungary

    1796 - John Adams elected president of the United States of America

    1820 - Cuenca Ecuador declares independence

    1862 - Dr Richard Gatling patents machine gun

    1868 - Ulysses Grant (R) wins presidential election over Horatio Seymour (D)

    1896 - J H Hunter patents portable weighing scales

    1896 - William McKinley (R) defeats William Jennings Bryan (D) for president

    1903 - Colombia grants Panama independence

    1908 - William Howard Taft (R) elected 27th pres over William Jennings Bryan

    1917 - 1st class mail now costs 3 cents per ounce

    1918 - Poland proclaims independence from Russia after WW I

    1930 - Bank of Italy becomes Bank of America

    1931 - 1st commercially produced synthetic rubber manufactured

    1936 - President FDR (D) wins landslide victory over Alfred M Landon (R)

    1946 - Emperor Hirohito proclaims new Japanese constitution

    1954 - Linus Pauling wins Nobel Chemistry Prize

    1954 - Nobel for physics awarded to Max Born and Walter Bothe

    1955 - 1st virus crystallized (announced)

    1955 - Alabama woman bruised by a meteor

    1957 - USSR launches Sputnik 2 with a dog (Laika), 1st animal in orbit

    1973 - Mariner 10 launched-1st Venus pics, 1st mission to Mercury

    1978 - 1st broadcast of "Diff'rent strokes" on NBC TV

    1978 - Dominica gains independence from UK and adopts constitution

    1978 - USSR and Vietnam sign peace and friendship treaty

    1992 - Bill Clinton (D) wins US presidential election over Pres Bush (R)

    1994 - Atlantis 13 launched

    1994 - Dutch and British astronomers find spiral nebula Dwingeloo 1

    1994 - Space shuttle STS-66 (Atlantis 13), launches

    1994 - Total solar eclipse in South America (4m23s)

    2004 - George W. Bush defeats John Kerry for President of the United States of America