1493 – Christopher Columbus first sighted the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea on the 3rd November 1493.
1783 – John Austin the highwayman was the last person to be publicly hanged at London‘s Tyburn gallows on the 3rd November 1783.
1783 – Continental Army in America was disbanded on the 3rd November 1783.
1793 – Olympe de Gouges the French playwright, journalist and feminist was guillotined on the 3rd November 1793.
1838 – The Times of India, the world’s largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper was founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce. on the 3rd November 1838.
1911 – Chevrolet officially entered the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T on the 3rd November 1911.
1913 – The United States introduced an income tax on the 3rd November 1913.
1957 – Laika the dog, the 1st animal to enter orbit was launched by the Soviet Union aboard Sputnik 2 on the 3rd November 1957.
1973 – Mariner 10 was launched by NASA destined for Mercury on the 3rd November 1973. Mariner 10 became the 1st space probe to reach the planet Mercury on the 29th March 1974.
1978 – Dominica gained independence from the United Kingdom on the 3rd November 1978.
1982 ~ GURNER’S LANE the chestnut gelding thoroughbred racehorse ridden by Mick Dittman won the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday 3rd November 1978, trained by Geoff T. Murphy. Gurner’s Lane is best remembered for winning the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup double in 1982.
1987 ~ KENSEi (NZ) the chestnut gelding thoroughbred racehorse ridden by Larry Olsen won the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday 3rd November 1987. Kensei was trained by Les J. Bridge.
1992 ~ SUBZERO the grey gelding thoroughbred racehorse ridden by Greg Hall won the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday 3rd November 1992. Subzero was trained by Lee Freedman.
1995 – Kendall Jenner the American model was born on the 3rd November 1995.
1998 ~ JEZABEEL the brown mare thoroughbred racehorse ridden by Chris Munce won the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday 3rd November 1998, trained by Brian Jenkins. Jezabeel was the only horse to have won both the Melbourne Cup and the Auckland Cup in 1998.
2009 ~ SHOCKiNG the bay stallion thoroughbred racehorse ridden by Corey Brown won the 149th Melbourne Cup on Tuesday 3rd November 2009. Shocking was trained by Mark Kavanagh. Today in History for November 3rd ~ video presented by the Associated Press…