This Date in History Calender- November 3

In Cold War, Foreign Affairs, History, U.S Presidents, World War I, World War II on November 3, 2007 by Editor Z

Courtesy:, wikipedia, History Channel

1905: Tsar Nicholas II in a rare departure from his firmness, grants several political prisoners, who railed against him, amnesty.

1908: Former Secretary of War under U.S President Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft wins the 1908 Presidential Election.

1911: The Ford Model t will no longer have a monopoly on the still infant automobile market, when Chevrolet enters the market and begins competing.

1913: The first nationwide income tax (only to be paid by the wealthiest Americans initially) is implemented.

1918: After the allied powers are in a position of strength during World War I, Austria-Hungary agrees to enter a dialog and talks, resulting in the abolishment of the Habsburg empire.

1936: In an overwhelming victory over Kansas Governor Alfred Landon, U.S President Franklin Delano Roosevelt wins re-election, carrying the votes of every state except Vermont and Maine.

1942: At the closing of what becomes known as the Second Battle of EL Alamein, German armed forces face humiliation as they are forced to flee the battle field under the cover of nights darkness.

1948: Singer LuLu is born.

1953: Comedian, talk show host, and Saturday Night Live Alum Dennis Miller is born.

1957: The Russians launch Sputnik 2.

1964: In one of U.S history’s largest and most lopsided victories, then President Lyndon Baines Johnson wins re-election, against Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater.

1968: Nearly a year following his narrow victory in the 1968 U.S Presidential election, President Richard Nixon gives a televised speech calling on the “great silent majority” to support his policy of gradual withdrawl from Vietnam.

1992: Arkansas Governor and Democratic Presidential Candidate Bill Clinton wins the U.S Presidency, defeating incumbent President George H. W. Bush.

1998: Former pro-wrestler and actor Jesse “The Body” Ventura wins his long shot bid for Minnesota Governor as an independent candidate.


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