Today in History - November 3

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39AD        Nov 3, Lucan, Latin poet (Bellum Civile), was born in Cordova, Spain.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

361        Nov 3, Flavius Julius Constantius II (44), the 1st Byzantine Emperor, died. Flavius Claudius Julianus, Julian the Apostate, succeeded Constantius and tried to make paganism the official religion of the empire.
    (V.D.-H.K.p.92)(PCh, 1992, p.48)(MC, 11/3/01)

644        Nov 3, Umar of Arabia, the 2nd Caliph of Islam, was stabbed by Abu Lulu while leading the morning prayers at Medina. He died 4 days later on Nov 7. On his deathbed Umar named a council to choose the next caliph. The council appointed Uthman. Uthman continued to expand the Muslim empire.

1394        Nov 3, Jews were expelled from France by Charles VI. The order, signed on Yom Kippur, was enforced on November 3. Jews continued to live in Lyons and papal possessions such as Pugnon. [see Sep 17, 1394]

1470        Nov 3, Edward V, King of England (Apr 9-Jun 25 1483), was born. [see Nov 1]
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1493        Nov 3, Christopher Columbus discovered the Caribbee Isles (Dominica) during his second expedition. He and his crew of 1,500 built the town of La Isabela on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. It was abandoned within 5 years due in part to poor relations with the Taino Indians. This area was part of the chiefdom of Higuey.
    (AM, 7/97, p.54,60)(

1529        Nov 3, The first Reformation Parliament for five years opened in London, England and the Commons put forward bills against abuses amongst the clergy and in the church courts.
    (HN, 11/3/99)(MC, 11/3/01)

1534        Nov 3, English Parliament passed Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the English church, a role formerly held by the Pope. Henry VIII was declared "the only supreme head in Earth of the Church of England." He suppressed the monasteries, ordered Bibles burned and renounced papal jurisdiction. He issued the Act of Supremacy which signified a break with the Catholic Church of Rome.
    (WSJ, 9/12/96, p.A14)(SFEC, 6/11/00, p.A30)(WSJ, 4/4/01, p.A18)(

1587        Nov 3, Samuel Scheidt, composer, was born.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1639        Nov 3, Martinus de Porres (69), Peru saint (patron of social justice), died.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1640        Nov 3, English Long Parliament assembled.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1679        Nov 3, A great panic occurred in Europe over the close approach of a comet.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1711        Nov 3, Ferdinand Tobias Richter (60), composer, died.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1716            Nov 3, In the Pacification Treaty of Warsaw Czar Peter the Great (1672-1725) guaranteed Saxon monarch August I's (1682-1718) Polish kingdom.
    (DoW, 1999, p.373)

1752            Nov 3, Georg Friedrich Handel underwent eye surgery to remove a cataract by William Bromfield, Surgeon to the Princess of Wales, to restore his sight. The operation was only a short-term success.

1760        Nov 3, Following the Russian capture of Berlin, Frederick II of Prussia defeated the Austrians at the Battle of Torgau (Germany).

1762        Nov 3, Spain acquired Louisiana. [see Dec 3]
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1783        Nov 3, Washington ordered the Continental Army disbanded from its cantonment at New Windsor, NY, where it had remained since defeating Cornwallis in 1781.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1791            Nov 3, Gen. St. Clair moved his force of approximately 1,400 men to some high ground on the upper Wabash River. St. Clair was looking for the forces of Michikinikwa (Chief Little Turtle 1752-1812), who had recently defeated Gen. Josiah Harmar’s (1753-1813) army. St. Clair deployed only minimal sentry positions. [see Nov 4]
    (DoW, 1999, p.168)

1793        Nov 3, Stephen Fuller Austin was born. He colonized Texas.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1794        Nov 3, William Cullen Bryant, poet and journalist, was born.
    (HN, 11/3/00)
1794        Nov 3, Thomas Paine was released from a Parisian jail with help from the American ambassador James Monroe. He had been arrested in 1893 for not endorsing the execution of Louis XVI and thus offending the Robespierre faction. While in prison Paine began writing his "The Age of Reason" (1794-1796).
    (HN, 11/3/99)(

1796        Nov 3, John Adams was elected president. [see Dec 7]
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1801        Nov 3, Karl Baedeker (d.1859), German publisher, was born. He became well known for travel guides. His 1835 “Travel on the Rhine" is widely considered as the 1st modern guidebook.
    (HN, 11/3/00)(SSFC, 11/30/02, p.C3)
1801        Nov 3, Vincenzo Bellini, Italian opera composer (La Sonnambula, Norma), was born.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1803        Nov 3, Henri Moreau, composer (75), died.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1813        Nov 3, American troops destroy the Indian village of Tallushatchee in the Mississippi Valley. US troops under Gen Coffee destroyed an Indian village at Talladega, Ala.
    (HN, 11/3/99)(MC, 11/3/01)

1815        Nov 3, Adrien Louis Victor Boieldieu, composer, was born.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1816        Nov 3, Jubal Anderson Early (d.1891), Lt. General (Confederate Army), was born.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1831        Nov 3, Ignatius Donnelly (d.1901), American social reformer, was born. Donnelly was an important scholar of the mythical continent of Atlantis. In 1882 he wrote “Atlantis: The Antediluvian World."
    (SFEC, 7/26/98, BR p.3)(HN, 11/3/99)

1839        Nov 3, The first Opium War between China and Britain broke out in and around Guangzhou and continued to 1942. Lin Zexu, a Qing official, started the Opium War when he ordered the dumping of 3 million pounds of Western-owned opium into the sea. 2 British frigates engaged several Chinese junks. In 2011 Julia Lovell authored “The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams, and the Making of China."
    (SFC, 6/10/97, p.D4)(AP, 11/3/97)(SSFC, 8/30/09, p.A21)(Econ, 10/29/11, p.99)

1862        Nov 3, There was a battle between gunboats at Bayou Teche, Louisiana.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1868        Nov 3, Republican Ulysses S. Grant was elected 18th president. He won the election over Democrat Horatio Seymour (1810-1886), two-time governor of NY (1853-54 and 1863-64), by 27,000 votes. Seymour ran fairly close to Ulysses Grant in the popular vote, but was defeated decisively in the electoral vote by a count of 214 to 80. Grant used the 1867 typewriter phrase "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party" for his campaign.
    (, 11/3/97)(SFEC, 3/22/98, Z1 p.8)(WSJ, 2/17/99, p.A22)

1870        Nov 3, Laura Fair (33) shot and killed Alexander Parker Crittenden (47) as he was about to depart an Oakland, Ca., ferry with his wife and son. They had been carrying a long-term adulterous affair in which Crittenden had lied from the start Fair (d.1919) was initially found guilty and sentenced to death, but was freed on appeal by reason of temporary insanity. In 2013 Carole Haber authored “The Trials of Laura Fair: Sex Murder and Insanity in the Victorian West."
    (SFC, 6/28/14, p.C1)

1883        Nov 3, U.S. Supreme Court declared American Indians to be "dependent aliens."
    (HN, 11/3/98)
1883        Nov 3, Race riots took place in Danville, Virginia, and 4 blacks were killed.
    (MC, 11/3/01)
1883        Nov 3, A poorly trained Egyptian army, led by British General William Hicks, marched toward El Obeid in the Sudan--straight into a Mahdist ambush and massacre.
    (HN, 11/3/98)

1885        Nov 3, Tacoma, Wa., vigilantes drove out Chinese residents and burned their homes and businesses.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1888        Nov 3, In London Jack the Ripper murdered his last victim. In 2002 Patricia Cornwell, crime writer, reported that Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942), English Impressionist painter, was Jack the Ripper. [see Oct 30]
    (WSJ, 9/27/01, p.A16)(MC, 11/3/01)(SSFC, 2/24/02, Par p.2)

1889        Nov 3, In Ethiopia Emperor Menelik II (1844-1913) began ruling as emperor, fending off the encroachments of European powers.

1891        Nov 3, Louis L. Bonaparte (78), English-French linguist and senator, died.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1896        Nov 3, Republican William McKinley was elected 25th president. He defeated Democrat William Jennings Bryan for the presidency. McKinley and Garret Hobart supported the gold standard while The Democrats supported the free coinage of silver. Marcus Hanna, an Ohio industrialist, led the fund-raising for McKinley and personally underwrote the cost of winning this 1st modern presidential campaign. In 1929 Thomas Beer authored a biography of Hanna.
    (AP, 11/3/97)(SFC, 10/28/98, Z1 p.7)(HN, 11/3/98)(WSJ, 3/24/04, p.B1)
1896        Nov 3, J.H. Hunter patented portable weighing scales.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1897        Nov 3, David Schwarz of Austria crashed his 156-foot aluminum powered airship with 2 propellers on its maiden flight.
    (ON, 3/03, p.11)

1900         Nov 3, The first automobile show in the United States opened at Madison Square Garden in New York under the auspices of the Automobile Club of America.
    (AP, 11/3/97)

1901        Nov 3, Andre Malraux, French novelist and art historian, was born. His work included “Man's Fate."
    (HN, 11/3/00)
1901        Nov 3, Leopold III, King of Belgium, was born.
    (HN, 11/3/98)

1903        Nov 3, Walker Evans, photographer, was born.
    (HN, 11/3/00)
1903        Nov 3, There was a Revolution in Panama composed of Panamanian fired departments and some 500 Colombian mercenary troops purchased for some $100,000 by Philippe Bunau-Varilla’s Panama Canal Company. The US created Panama so that a canal could be built and maintained
    (HFA, '96, p.42)(SFC, 6/2/97, p.A8)(AP, 11/3/97)(ON, 1/00, p.2)

1908        Nov 3, Republican William Howard Taft was elected the 27th president, outpolling William Jennings Bryan.
    (AP, 11/3/97)(HN, 11/3/98)

1909        Nov 3, James "Scotty" Reston, New York Times reporter, editor and columnist, was born in Clydebank, Scotland.
    (HN, 11/3/00)(MC, 11/3/01)

1912        Nov 3, Alfredo Stroessner (d.2006), dictator of Paraguay (1954-89), was born.
    (SFC, 8/17/06, p.A10)
1912        Nov 3, The first all metal plane was flown near Issy, France, by pilots Ponche and Prinard.
    (HN, 11/3/98)

1918        Nov 3, Russell Long (d.2003), U.S. senator from Louisiana, was born.
    (HN, 11/3/98)(SFC, 5/10/03, p.A13)
1918        Nov 3, The Austro-Hungarian Empire dissolved.
    (MC, 11/3/01)
1918        Nov 3, There was a mutiny of the German fleet at Kiel. This was the first act leading to German's capitulation in World War I.
    (HN, 11/3/99)

1920        Nov 3, Oodgeroo Noonuccal [Kath Walker], Australian Aboriginal poet, was born.
    (HN, 11/3/00)
1920        Nov 3, "Emperor Jones" opened at Provincetown Theater.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1921        Nov 3, Charles Bronson (d.2003), [Buchinsky], actor (Death Wish, Dirty Dozen), was born in Pennsylvania.
    (SFC, 9/1/03, p.A2)
1921        Nov 3, Milk drivers on strike dumped thousands of gallons of milk on New York City streets.
    (HN, 11/3/98)

1926            Nov 3, Annie Oakley (b.1860), US sharp shooting star, died at Greenville, Ohio. Chief Sitting Bull nicknamed her “Little Miss Sure Shot" when she was a member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

1927        Nov 3, Rodgers' & Hart's musical "Connecticut Yankee," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1930        Nov 3, Getulio Vargas (1883-1954) seized power in Brazil on the grounds of election fraud. He soon put a moratorium on pension payments. From 1930-1934, he was provisional president and dictator. From 1934-1937, he was congressionally elected president. From 1937-1945, he was dictator with the backing of the revolutionary coalition. From 1951 to 1954, he was popularly elected president.
    (, 9/9/99, p.A1)

1931        Nov 3, The 1st commercially produced synthetic rubber was manufactured. [see Nov 1]
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1935        Nov 3, Jeremy Brett, actor (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes), was born in Berkswell, England.
    (MC, 11/3/01)
1935        Nov 3, Left-wing groups in France formed the Socialist and Republican Union.
    (HN, 11/3/98)

1936        Nov 3, President Roosevelt, the 32nd president, was re-elected for second term in a landslide over Republican challenger Alfred M. "Alf" Landon. Landon ran on a “wrong-headed" economic program. Roosevelt received 60.8% of the popular vote and an astounding 98.5% of the Electoral College defeating Republican Alfred Landon, the governor of Kansas. In terms of winning the largest percentage of electoral votes, the presidential election of 1936 was the biggest landslide of the 20th century.
    (TMC, 1994, p.1936)(SFC, 8/23/96, p.A28)(AP, 11/3/97)(HN, 11/3/98)(HNQ, 11/7/00)

1939        Nov 3, Terrence McNally, playwright (Bad Habits, Master Class), was born in St. Petersburg, Fla.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1941        Nov 3, Hirohito's accord on Yamamoto's attack plan on Pearl Harbor failed.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1942        Nov 3, Martin Cruz Smith, novelist, was born. His work included “Gorky Park."
    (HN, 11/3/00)
1942        Nov 3, The 12th day of battle at El Alamein (Egypt): Scottish assault.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1943        Nov 3, William Reid (died 2001 at 79), RAF bomber pilot, flew his badly damaged Lancaster bomber on a bombing mission to a ball-bearing factory in Dusseldorf, Germany, and managed to return the crippled plane to England.
    (SFC, 12/15/01, p.A25)
1943        Nov 3, SS and police units shot at least 6,000 Jewish inmates of the Trawniki and Dorohucza Labor Camps.
1943        Nov 3-1943 Nov 4, In Poland the 2-day "Operation Harvest" at the Majdanek concentration camp executed men, women and children. Nazi officer Alfons Goetzfried later admitted to having personally shot 500 people. Over 42,000 people, mostly Jews, were killed in the operation. In 1999 Alfons Goetzfrid (79) was convicted for assisting in the murders of 17,000 Jews at the camp. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison. During the so-called "Mission Harvest Festival" massacres tens of thousands of Jews in the district of Lublin were shot by Nazi officers. Among them were members of Erich Steidtmann’s Hamburg Polizeibataillon 101 company. In 2010 prosecutors reopened an investigation on Steidtmann’s role in the massacre.
    (SFC, 3/5/98, p.A14)(SFC, 5/21/99, p.D2)(AP, 4/22/10)

1944        Nov 3, Pro-German government of Hungary fled.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1946        Nov 3, Emperor Hirohito proclaimed a new Japanese constitution. It became effective on May 3, 1947.

1948        Nov 3, The Chicago Tribune printed the headline "Dewey defeats Truman." Later votes threw the election in the opposite direction. And later editions of other papers ran pictures showing Truman holding up the Tribune and grinning ear to ear.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1949        Nov 3, Solomon R. Guggenheim (88), US art collector, died.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1952        Nov 3, David Ho, virologist, AIDS researcher, was born.
    (HN, 11/3/00)
1952        Nov 3, Egypt protested German retribution payments to Israel.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1954        Nov 3, The film "Godzilla, King of the Monsters" was released. It was produced by Japan’s Toho Co., headed by Tomoyuki Tanaka (d.1997). Godzilla went on to star in 22 films.
    (SFC, 4/3/97, p.C2)(MC, 11/3/01)
1954        Nov 3, Henri E.B. Matisse (b.1869), French painter and sculptor (Dance II), died. In 1998 Hilary Spurling published "The Unknown Matisse," a work that covered the years 1869-1908. An end volume was planned. In 1999 John Russell published "Matisse: Father and Son" and John O'Brian published "Ruthless Hedonism: The American Reception of Matisse." In 2005 Hilary Spurling authored “Matisse the Master: A Life of Henry Matisse, Volume Two.
    (WSJ, 7/5/96, p.A5)(WSJ, 10/27/98, p.A20)(SFEC, 8/8/99, BR p.6)(Econ, 3/12/05, p.79)

1955        Nov 3, The 1st crystallized virus was announced.
    (MC, 11/3/01)
1955        Nov 3, An Alabama woman was bruised by a meteor.
    (MC, 11/3/01)
1955        Nov 3, Argentine ex-president Peron arrived in Nicaragua.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1956        Nov 3, "Wizard of Oz" was 1st televised (CBS-TV).
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1957        Nov 3, Canada fired up the National Research Universal (NRU) nuclear reactor near Ottawa. The 200 MWt reactor began producing medical and industrial radioisotopes, including molybdenum-99, a critical isotope used for medical diagnoses.
    (Econ, 6/20/09, p.38)(
1957        Nov 3, The Soviet Union launched into orbit Sputnik Two, the second manmade satellite; a dog on board named Laika, the first animal in space, was sacrificed in the experiment. Sputnik 2 remained in orbit another 162 days before burning up. Safe reentry process had not yet been developed.
    (TMC, 1994, p.1957)(AP, 11/3/97)(HN, 11/3/98)
1957        Nov 3, Wilhelm Reich (b.1897), Austria-born psychoanalyst, died in the US. His work was based on the sexual energy in people that he called "Orgone." In 1999 Farrar, Straus & Giroux published: "American Odyssey: Letters and Journals 1940-1947."
    (WUD, 1994, p.1209)(

1959        Nov 3, Pres. Eisenhower laid the cornerstone for the CIA headquarters building in Langley, Va.
    (SFC, 9/17/97, p.A3)
1959        Nov 3, Ben-Gurion's Mapai-party won Israeli parliamentary election.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1960        Nov 3, Tammy Grimes' "Unsinkable Molly Brown," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 11/3/01)
1960        Nov 3, The first Arhoolie LP (Long Play, 33 1/3 rpm record) arrived from the pressing plant: 250 copies of Mance Lipscomb’s “Texas Sharecropper and Songster." Chris Strachwitz founded Arhoolie Records in Berkeley, Ca.
    (, 1/25/11, p.E1)
1960        Nov 3, Felix Houphouet-Boigny (b.1905) began to rule Ivory Coast as president.

1961        Nov 3, President John F. Kennedy established the US Agency for International Development (USAID). [see Sep 4]
1961        Nov 3, New Braunfels, Texas, began hosting its Wurstfest, an annual sausage festival, to drum up business for local merchants. The festival was set to always begin on the Friday before the first Monday in November. By 2007 the 1 day festival had expanded to 10 days with well over 100,000 visitors.
    (SSFC, 10/7/07, p.D8)

1963        Nov 3, San Francisco police arrested 48 protesters at Mel’s Drive-In at 3355 Geary Blvd. They claimed that Mel’s, owned by Supervisor Harold Dobbs, refuses to hire Negroes for non-menial jobs.
    (SSFC, 11/3/13, DB p.42)

1964        Nov 3, President Johnson soundly defeated Republican challenger Barry Goldwater to win a White House term as the 36th president. Johnson won over 61% of the vote with 486 electoral votes to Goldwater’s 52.
    (AP, 11/3/97)(SFC, 5/30/98, p.A3) (HN, 11/3/98)
1964        Nov 3, Robert Kennedy was elected senator from New York.
    (HN, 11/3/98)
1964        Nov 3, Philadelphia voters approved $25 million to build a new sports stadium.
    (MC, 11/3/01)

1968        Nov 3, In Greece thousands of people demonstrated against the fascist junta as ex-premier Georgios Papandreou is buried.

1969        Nov 3, Pres. Nixon elaborated his Nixon Doctrine in a televised speech. He stated that the US henceforth expected its Asian allies to take care of their own military defense. At the end of the speech, Nixon asked for the support of the "great silent majority" of Americans. This was the start of the "Vietnamization" of the Vietnam War. The Doctrine argued for the pursuit of peace through a partnership with American allies [see Jul 25, 1969].
1969        Nov 3, The Arab League brokered a deal in Cairo that gave the PLO in Lebanon refugee camps freedom of government interference. They reached an agreement that effectively endorsed PLO freedom of action in Lebanon to recruit, arm, train, and employ fighters against Israel. The Lebanese Army protected their bases and supply lines.
    (, 6/2/07, p.46)

1970        Nov 3, President Nixon delivered a speech to explain why American troops in Vietnam had invaded the neutral country of Cambodia.
1970        Nov 3, California Gov. Reagan won a 2nd term. He defeated Jesse Unruh.
    (SSFC, 6/9/02, p.F7)
1970        Nov 3, Rev. Robert Drinan (1920-2007), a Jesuit priest, was elected US congressman from Massachusetts. He later became the 1st member of Congress to call for the impeachment of Pres. Nixon due to the administration’s undeclared war in Cambodia.
    (SFC, 1/30/07, p.B5)(
1970        Nov 3, Salvador Allende was inaugurated as president of Chile. He was elected with 36% of the vote, only 40,000 ahead of the candidate of the right.
    (AP, 11/3/97)(WSJ, 10/30/98, p.A19)
1970        Nov 3, King Peter II Karadjordjevic of Yugoslavia died in a hospital in Denver, Colorado. He had been forced into exile three weeks after his country was invaded by Nazi Germany. He was buried in the Liberty Easter Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Liberty, Illinois. He was the 1st European king or queen to die and be buried in the US. In 2013 his remains, and those of his wife, mother and brother, were interred in the family tomb at St. George church in Oplenac, central Serbia.
    (, 5/26/13)
1970        Nov 3, An Australian bomber crashed in Vietnam near the Laos border. The bodies of Flying Officer Michael Herbert (24) and navigator, Pilot Officer Robert Carver (24), were listed as missing until their remains were discovered in 2009. They were the last of Australia’s Vietnam era MIAs.
    (AP, 7/30/09)

1971        Nov 3, The Clint Eastwood film "Play Misty For Me" premiered in NYC.

1975        Nov 3, Queen Elizabeth formally began the operation of the UK's first North Sea oil pipeline at a ceremony in Scotland.

1978        Nov 3, Dominica gained independence from Britain.
    (SFC, 7/1/97, p.A9)

1979        Nov 3, Five radicals were killed when gunfire erupted during an anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstration in Greensboro, N.C., after a caravan of Klansmen and Nazis had driven into the area. Named 'The Greensboro Massacre', the five marchers were shot to death in broad daylight and another 8 were wounded.
    (AP, 11/3/97)(
1979        Nov 3, John McGinest, a drug dealer, was killed by a shotgun blast in Long Beach, Ca. Thomas Goldstein (30), a college student who lived nearby, was convicted of the murder following the testimony of Eddy Fink, a jailhouse informant coached by police. Goldstein was freed in 2004 after judges on an appeal panel concluded he was wrongly convicted. In 2010 Goldstein settled for a $7.95 million payment.
    (SFC, 4/15/08, p.A4)(SFC, 8/13/10, p.C4)
1979        Nov 3, Raffaele Bendandi (b.1893), Italian seismologist, died. he believed earthquakes were the result of the combined movements of the planets, the moon and the sun and were perfectly predictable. In 1923 he forecast a quake would hit the central Adriatic region of the Marches on January 2 the following year. He was wrong by two days.
    (Reuters, 5/9/11)(

1981        Nov 3, In Milpitas, Ca., Anthony Jacques Broussard, a high school student (16), strangled and killed Marcy Conrad, his girl friend (14), dumped her body on a river bank and gave tours to his friends, who never reported the crime. The 1986 film "River's Edge" was later made based on the murder. On December 3, 1982 Broussard was sentenced in a San Jose, California court to 25 years to life for the strangulation death of Conrad. He was to be eligible for parole after 16 years and 8 months (July 1999).
    (SFC, 5/10/03, p.A1)(
1981        Nov 3, H.C. Westermann (b.1922), sculptor, died. His work, which included "Memorial to the Idea of Man if He Was an Idea" (1958), was laced with dark humor.
    (WSJ, 4/18/02, p.D7)(

1982        Nov 3, In Afghanistan a Soviet tank engine exploded in the Salang Tunnel and 178 Soviet soldiers were killed along with as many as 800 Afghans.
    (SFC, 12/13/01, p.A10)(

1983        Nov 3, Jesse Jackson announced his candidacy for the office of President of the United States.
    (HN, 11/3/99)

1984        Nov 3, In India some 2,733 people died nationwide over the last 3 days from attacks on Sikhs after Gandhi was shot dead. The bodyguards who killed her sought revenge for her decision to send the army to flush Sikh separatists out of the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
    (AP, 10/31/04)(

1986        Nov 3, "Ash-Shiraa," a pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine, broke the story of U.S. arms sales to Iran, a revelation that escalated into the Iran-Contra affair.
    (AP, 11/3/97)

1987        Nov 3, On Wall Street, after five consecutive gains, the Dow Jones industrial average closed down 50.56 points, ending the day at 1,963.53.
    (AP, 11/3/97)

1988        Nov 3, Talk-show host Geraldo Rivera's nose was broken as Roy Innis brawled with skinheads at TV taping.
1988        Nov 3, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, whose Likud bloc won a narrow victory in parliamentary elections, began meeting with representatives of religious and rightist parties, seeking support for a coalition government.
    (AP, 11/3/98)
1988        Nov 3, The Soviet Union agreed to allow the teaching of Hebrew.

1989        Nov 3, East German leader Egon Krenz delivered a nationally broadcast speech in which he promised sweeping economic and political reforms and called on East Germans to stay.
    (AP, 11/3/99)

1990        Nov 3, Secretary of State James A. Baker the Third embarked on a fast-paced tour of seven countries to “lay the foundation" for possible military action against Iraq.
    (AP, 11/3/00)
1990        Nov 3, The Kryptos sculpture, created by sculptor Jim Sanborn, was dedicated in the courtyard of the CIA headquarters in Virginia.
    (SSFC, 11/21/10, p.A16)(
1990        Nov 3, Mary Martin (b.1913), Broadway musical actress, died in Rancho Mirage, California. Her roles included Peter Pan.
    (AP, 11/3/00)(

1991        Nov 3, Israeli and Palestinian representatives held their first-ever face-to-face talks in Madrid, Spain.
    (AP, 11/3/01)
1991        Nov 3, Hooded men with automatic weapons with silencers burst into the inner patio of a downtown Lima tenement and killed 15 people at a barbecue, including an 8-year-old boy. The Colina death squad run by Vladimiro Montesinos was suspected. In 2001 the attorney general asked Congress to pursue homicide charges against former Pres. Fujimori for the murders. In 2008 two survivors of the attack testified at the murder trial of former President Alberto Fujimori.
    (SFC, 5/25/01, p.A16)(AP, 1/4/08)
1991        Nov 3, Syria opened its first one-on-one meeting with Israel in 43 years.
    (AP, 11/3/01)

1992        Nov 3, Bill Clinton, governor of Arkansas, was elected as the 42nd president of the United States, defeating President Bush, who won 38% of the popular vote. Clinton won Ohio by 2 percentage points.
    (AP, 11/3/97)(HN, 11/3/98)(SSFC, 4/29/01, p.D1)(Econ, 8/2/08, p.31)
1992        Nov 3, In Illinois Democrat Carol Moseley-Braun became the first black woman elected to the U.S. Senate. She lost her Senate seat in 1998.
    (AP, 11/3/97)(HN, 11/4/98)

1993        Nov 3, President Clinton joined his wife, Hillary, in attacking the health insurance industry. The lobby, accused by the first lady of lying, unveiled a new TV ad repeating there must be a "better way" than the Clinton health care reform plan.
    (AP, 11/3/98)

1994        Nov 3, Susan Smith of Union (23), S.C., was arrested for drowning her two young sons, nine days after claiming the children had been abducted by a black carjacker. She was convicted on July 22, 1995, of murdering her two sons, aged 3 and 14 months, when she drove her car into a local lake. She was later sentenced to life in prison. Smith will be eligible for parole on November 4, 2024, after serving a minimum of thirty years. She is currently incarcerated at Leath Correctional Institution, near Greenwood, South Carolina.
    (AP, 11/3/99)(
1994        Nov 3, Twelve jurors were seated at the O.J. Simpson trial in Los Angeles.
    (AP, 11/3/99)
1994        Nov 3, The space shuttle Atlantis blasted into orbit on a mission to survey Earth's ozone layer.
    (AP, 11/3/99)
1994        Nov 3, There was a total solar eclipse in South America (4m23s).

1995        Nov 3, President Clinton dedicated a memorial at Arlington National Cemetery to the 270 victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
    (AP, 11/3/00)
1995        Nov 3, The US Labor Department reported the nation’s unemployment rate had edged down to five-point-five percent in October, a seven-month low.
    (AP, 11/3/00)
1995        Nov 3, Typhoon Angela killed at least 500 people in the northern Philippines and 200 were reported missing. Winds hit the main island of Luzon at 167 mph. Typhoon “Angela" ripped through the Philippines, killing more than 880 people.
    (WSJ, 11/6/95, p.A-1)(AP, 11/3/00)

1996        Nov 3, Paul Tatum, US businessman, was assassinated on the steps of a Moscow subway station in what his relatives suspect was a contract slaying by the Russian Mafia. He was in a long-running fight to gain control of the Radisson-Slavyanskaya hotel.
    (WSJ, 11/4/96, p.A1)(SFC, 11/5/96, p.A8)(AP, 11/3/97)
1996        Nov 3, In Bulgaria in presidential elections Petar Stoyanov, 44, won with 61.9% of the vote.
    (SFC, 11/4/96, p.A11)
1996        Nov 3, Jean-Bedel Bokassa (75), former self-proclaimed emperor (1967-1979) of the Central African Republic, died. He was called "the Ogre of Berengo."
    (SFC, 11/4/96, p.A22)(MC, 11/3/01)(SSFC, 5/4/03, p.M2)
1996        Nov 3, In Romania the opposition party won parliamentary elections ending control by ex-Communists.
    (WSJ, 11/4/96, p.A1)
1996        Nov 3, In Turkey Abdulah Catli, a convicted heroin smuggler and terror suspect; Husseyin Kocadag, a security official and deputy police chief in Istanbul; and Gonca Us, a gangster mistress, were killed in a car crash in Susurluk. Sedat Bucak, member of parliament and head of a Kurdish clan that received funds for providing guards to fight separatist Kurds, was injured in the same vehicle. The event came to be known as the Susurluk scandal.
    (SFC, 12/10/96, p.A10)(WSJ, 1/26/98, p.A16)
1996        Nov 3, Yevhen Shcherban, Ukrainian businessman and politician, and his wife were assassinated at Donetsk Airport by several men posing as police officers. Prosecutors have stated the murder was intended to eliminate competition for control of Ukraine’s natural gas industry. In 2002, eight men were arrested and tried for the murder. All of them were found guilty, with three receiving life sentences.

1997        Nov 3, The Supreme Court let California’s Prop. 209 stand and ended affirmative action in the state. It prohibits state and local governments from using race and gender based preferences in education, contracting and hiring.
    (SFC, 11/4/97, p.A1)(AP, 11/3/98)(Econ, 12/2/06, p.37)
1997        Nov 3, Opening statements were presented in the Oklahoma City bombing trial of Terry Nichols.
    (AP, 11/3/98)
1997        Nov 3, The Union Pacific Railroad was in a log jam in the LA area and shippers were diverting vessels to other ports.
    (SFC, 11/4/97, p.A3)
1997        Nov 3, Chinese President Jiang Zemin left the United States after an eight-day visit.
    (AP, 11/3/98)
1997        Nov 3, In the Cook Islands some 20 people were missing after a cyclone struck. Typhoon Martin killed at least 5 people.
    (WSJ, 11/4/97, p.A1)(SFC, 11/8/97, p.A16)
1997        Nov 3, In Thailand Prime Minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh announced that he would step down later in the week. Stock and currency markets rallied on the news.
    (SFC, 11/4/97, p.A8)
1997        Nov 3, In Vietnam typhoon Linda swept across the south and left almost 100 people dead. As many as a thousand were missing in fishing boats. The death toll reached at least 3,406.
    (SFC, 11/4/97, p.A8)(SFC, 11/5/97, p.A14)(WSJ, 11/14/97, p.A1)

1998        Nov 3, In national elections, Democrats gained five House seats, trimming the Republican majority.
    (AP, 11/3/99)
1998        Nov 3, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (b.1955) was elected in a landslide.
    (Econ, 2/3/07, p.33)(
1998        Nov 3, In California Gray Davis was elected governor over Dan Lungren and Barbara Boxer retained her Senate seat from Mat Fong. Prop. 5, the Indian casino gambling issue, also won.
    (SFC, 11/4/98, p.A1)
1998        Nov 3, In Minnesota Jesse “The Body" Ventura, a former wrestler, was elected governor.
    (SFC, 11/4/98, p.A3)
1998        Nov 3, The medical marijuana issue was passed by voters in 4 states. The results from the District of Columbia were not released.
    (SFC, 11/4/98, p.A3)
1998        Nov 3, In Arkansas City, Kansas, a broken levee on the Walnut River flooded the town and forced some 2,000 people from their homes.
    (SFC, 11/4/98, p.A10)
1998        Nov 3, San Francisco voters again endorsed the idea of district supervisors. Tom Ammiano led the Supervisor votes followed by Gavin Newsom, Mabel Teng, Mark Leno and Amos Brown. Voters approved Prop. E, which called for the demolition of the Central Freeway east of Market St.
    (SFC, 11/4/98, p.A19)(SFC, 11/6/98, p.A21)(SSFC, 2/28/10, p.E3)
1998        Nov 3, The death toll from Hurricane Mitch grew to 9,000 in Honduras.
    (AP, 11/3/99)
1998        Nov 3, In Congo troops opened fire at a soccer match in Kinshasa and 4 people were killed.
    (WSJ, 11/4/98, p.A1)
1998        Nov 3, In Spain Prime Minister Jose Aznar authorized preliminary talks with the Basque ETA.
    (SFC, 11/4/98, p.A12)

1999        Nov 3, In Laramie, Wyoming, Aaron McKinney (22) was convicted of murder in the October 6-7, 1998, beating of gay Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard (21). Shepard died on October 12, 1998, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado. McKinney and Russell Henderson, who pleaded guilty to kidnapping and murder, were sentenced to life in prison. McKinney had faced the possibility of being sentenced to death by lethal injection. A deal was reached after Shepard’s parents agreed to accept two life terms in prison for their son’s killer.
    (AP, 11/3/00)(
1999        Nov 3, In Seattle a gunman killed 2 men, wounded 2 others at the Northlake Shipyard building and then escaped into a nearby residential area.
    (SFC, 11/4/99, p.A3)
1999        Nov 3, In Guatemala 2 campaigners for Alfonso Portillo Cabrera were killed by gunmen.
    (SFC, 11/4/99, p.A18)
1999        Nov 3, Kashmiri guerrillas killed an army major and 5 others at Indian army headquarters in Srinagar.
    (SFC, 11/4/99, p.A18)
1999        Nov 3, In Vietnam storms caused massive flooding in Quang Nam province and 150,000 homes were under water. The Citadel at Hue was under 10 feet of water.
    (SFC, 11/4/99, p.A18)
1999        Nov 3, In Zambia Wazi Kaunda (47), the son of Kenneth Kaunda, was shot and killed by 4 gunmen at his front gate in Lusaka. Kaunda was a senior official in the opposition National Independence Party.
    (SFC, 11/5/99, p.A17)

2000        Nov 3, Four days before Election Day, Texas Gov. George W. Bush found himself being peppered with questions about the revelation that he'd been arrested for driving under the influence in 1976. Bush supporters accused Democrats of “dirty tricks," prompting a denial of involvement from Vice President Al Gore's campaign. Tom Connolly, a Portland, Maine, lawyer, said he was the source of the disclosure.
    (AP, 11/3/01)
2000        Nov 3, Five people died in central Texas over the last 2 days in car accidents due to flooding.
    (SFEC, 11/5/00, p.A7)
2000        Nov 3, UN officials brokered a deal between the rebels of Afghanistan and the Taliban to begin talks to end the civil war.
    (SFC, 11/4/00, p.A14)
2000        Nov 3, In Indonesia Hutomo Mandala Putra (Tommy Suharto) went missing after prosecutors issued a warrant for his arrest.
    (SFC, 11/4/00, p.A14)
2000        Nov 3, Swiss authorities froze about $50 million in bank accounts tied to Vladimiro Montesinos, the ex-spy chief of Peru.
    (SFC, 11/4/00, p.A13)

2001        Nov 3, The Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Yankees 15-2 to tie up the World Series at three games apiece.
    (AP, 11/3/02)
2001        Nov 3, Arkansas beat Mississippi 58-56 in seven overtimes in the longest NCAA college football game in history, one that lasted four hours and 14 minutes.
    (AP, 11/3/02)
2001        Nov 3, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld met with his Russian counterpart in Moscow to discuss nuclear arsenal cuts, American plans for a missile defense system, and U.S.-Russian cooperation in the campaign against terror. The visit was part of a 4-day tour with stops in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan and India.
    (SSFC, 11/4/01, p.A10)(AP, 11/3/02)
2001        Nov 3, US planes staged continuous bombing against Taliban positions in Samangan province and the Northern Alliance pressed toward Mazar-e-Sharif.
    (SSFC, 11/4/01, p.A1)
2001        Nov 3, In the Central African Republic presidential guard units fought soldiers loyal to the former army chief of staff a day after government forces tried to arrest the ousted general.
    (WSJ, 11/5/01, p.A1)
2001        Nov 3, In Colombia FARC fighters besieged the town of Paujil and killed 3 police officers. 8 truck drivers were abducted in Casanare province at a roadblock and 3 technicians in the same region.
    (SFC, 11/5/01, p.A13)
2001        Nov 3, The Al-Jazeera TV network broadcast a videotape from Osama bin Laden. He portrayed that attacks against Afghanistan as a war against Islam and denounced Arab leaders who cooperate with the UN for peace negotiations saying that amounted to a renunciation of Islam.
    (SSFC, 11/4/01, p.A5,8)
2001        Nov 3, In Singapore the ruling party won a large majority in general elections. The People’s Action Party of PM Goh Chok Tong got 75% of the vote.
    (SSFC, 11/4/01, p.A17)

2002        Nov 3, Kit Armstrong (10), pianist and sophomore at a Utah college, performed before a sold out audience at Stanford's Dinkelspiel Auditorium.
    (SFC, 11/4/02, p.D1)
2002        Nov 3, The NYC marathon was won by Rodgers Rop of Kenya in 2:08:06; Joyce Chepchumba of Kenya won the women's title in 2:25:55.
    (WSJ, 11/4/02, p.A1)
2002        Nov 3, A 7.9 earthquake hit Alaska 90 miles south of Fairbanks.
    (SFC, 11/4/02, p.A2)
2002        Nov 3, Actor Jonathan Harris (87) died in Encino, California.
    (AP, 11/3/03)
2002        Nov 3, In Afghanistan Pres. Karzai fired over 15 provincial officials for abuse of authority, corruption and narcotics trafficking.
    (SFC, 11/4/02, p.A10)
2002        Nov 3, In Argentina Leonardo Bertulazzi (51) was arrested. He was believed to be head of logistics for the Red Brigades, which is blamed for the kidnapping and assassination of former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro in 1978.
    (AP, 11/4/02)
2002        Nov 3, Lonnie Donegan (71), British musician, died. His hits included "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose its Flavor on the Bed Post Overnight" and "Rock Island Line" which inspired John Lennon and George Harrison.
    (SFC, 11/6/02, p.A34)
2002        Nov 3, Chechen rebels shot down a Russian military helicopter, killing nine servicemen, after Moscow said its forces had launched new military action to crush attempts by the guerrillas to stage "new acts of terror."
    (Reuters, 11/3/02)
2002        Nov 3, Dzhumber Lezhava returned to Tbilisi, Georgia, ending a nine-year trip around the world by bicycle.
    (AP, 11/3/02)
2002        Nov 3, In India police killed 2 members of Lashkar-i-Taiba during a gunbattle at a New Delhi shopping center.
    (SFC, 11/4/02, p.A7)
2002        Nov 3, A moderate earthquake jolted northern Pakistan, killing 17 people and injuring 30, many of them critically.
    (AP, 11/3/02)(Reuters, 11/4/02)
2002        Nov 3, Saudi Arabia said it would not permit bases on its soil in an attack against Iraq and would not grant flyover rights to US military planes even if the UN sanctions an invasion. Prince Saud later said a final decision had not been made.
    (SFC, 11/4/02, p.A3)(SFC, 11/5/02, p.A7)
2002        Nov 3, In Turkey the Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AK) won a parliamentary majority in elections (34.2%), the first time in 15 years that any party has been in a position to govern alone. The party pledged to wipe out corruption. It also pledged to maintain the nation's pro-Western stance, quickly moving to soothe worries that this crucial U.S. ally would undergo a radical shift toward Islam; Republican People's Party (social democrats): 19.4%; True Path Party (center-rightist): 9.5%; National Action Party (nationalists): 8.3%. About 90% of incumbent members of parliament lost.
    (AP, 11/4/02)(SFC, 11/4/02, p.A1)(SFC, 11/15/02, p.J6)(Econ, 7/25/05, p.44)
2002        Nov 3, In northwest Yemen 6 al-Qaida suspects were killed when the car they were traveling in was struck by a missile from a US Predator drone. Qaed Salim Sinan al-Harithi, a suspected al-Qaida leader, was among the dead along with Kamal Derwish, a member of the Lackawanna, NY, sleeper cell. Militant Abdel-Raouf Naseeb escaped this attack, but was killed by a drone strike on Dec 24, 2012.
    (SFC, 11/5/02, p.A1)(SFC, 11/6/02, p.A15)(SFC, 11/9/02, p.A3)(AP, 11/3/03)(AP, 12/24/12)

2003        Nov 3, The US Congress voted its final approval for $87.5 billion for U.S. military operations and aid in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    (AP, 11/3/04)
2003        Nov 3, The FDA issued draft guidelines outlining when drug companies must submit information on how medicines affect people differently depending on their genetic makeup.
    (WSJ, 11/3/03, p.B1)
2003        Nov 3, A US court settlement gave Linda Tripp $595,000 from the Defense Dept. to settle claims that officials leaked personal information. Tripp had secretly taped Monica Lewinsky's confessions of a sexual affair with Pres. Clinton.
    (SFC, 11/4/03, p.A3)
2003        Nov 3, Afghanistan unveiled a post-Taliban draft constitution.
    (AP, 11/3/03)
2003        Nov 3, It was reported from Burundi that a decade of civil war as well as fighting in neighboring Congo had decimated the once 300-strong herd of hippos whose habitat is the marshy Ruzizi River that flows from the northern end of Lake Tanganyika. In August, the World Wildlife Fund warned that 185 miles to the north, only 1,300 hippos of the 29,000 recorded 30 years ago remained in and around Lake Edward.
    (AP, 11/3/03)
2003        Nov 3, In China Yang Zhiya (Yang Xinhai, Yang Xinhua), an ex-convict dumped by his girlfriend, was arrested in northern Hebei province for the stabbing murders of 67 people and 23 rapes. Xinhai was sentenced to death on Feb 1, 2004. He was executed Feb 14.
    (AP, 11/15/03)(AP, 2/1/04)(AP, 2/14/04)
2003        Nov 3, Rasul Gamzatov, Dagestan poet, died in Moscow. He wrote in Avar, a language spoken by some 500,000 people in Dagestan. He also wrote the prose work "My Dagestan."
    (SFC, 11/4/03, p.A21)
2003        Nov 3, The EU condemned lingering anti-Jewish bias it said was reflected in a new survey, which found that many Europeans see Israel as a threat to world peace.
    (AP, 11/3/03)
2003        Nov 3, Israel's Minister of the Environment said the Dead Sea is dying, and only a major engineering effort can save it.
    (AP, 11/4/03)
2003        Nov 3, A suicide bomber, Sabih Abu Saud (16), blew himself up near an army checkpoint in the West Bank, killing himself but causing no other casualties.
    (AP, 11/3/03)(SFC, 11/4/03, p.A10)
2003        Nov 3, Russia's richest man, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, already jailed on fraud and tax evasion charges, resigned as head of the Russian oil giant Yukos.
    (AP, 11/3/04)
2003        Nov 3, Saudi police battled militants in the streets of the holy city of Mecca, killing two of the suspects and uncovering a large cache of weapons. Police arrested six al-Qaida suspects.
    (AP, 11/3/03)(AP, 11/4/03)
2003        Nov 3, Spanish authorities closed the border with the British colony of Gibraltar before the arrival of a virus-stricken cruise ship carrying some 2,000 passengers. More than 400 passengers on the ship fell ill with a norovirus after the ship left Southampton, England, for a Mediterranean voyage on Oct. 20.
    (AP, 11/3/03)

2004        Nov 3, President Bush's campaign declared victory over Democratic Sen. John Kerry and claimed a second term in the White House, but Kerry refused to concede until all ballots were counted in the undecided state of Ohio. John Kerry conceded defeat to President Bush in make-or-break Ohio rather than launch a legal fight reminiscent of the contentious Florida recount of four years earlier. Bush won more votes than any other president in American history.
    (Reuters, 11/3/04)(AP, 11/3/05)(Econ, 8/18/07, p.26)
2004        Nov 3, Republicans tightened their grip on the US Senate adding 4 seats to hold 55. Democratic Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota lost to Rep. John Thune.
    (AP, 11/3/04)(WSJ, 11/4/04, p.A1)
2004        Nov 3, Former U.S. Army Sgt. Charles Jenkins (64) pleaded guilty to abandoning his unit in 1965 and aiding the enemy by teaching English to North Korean military officer cadets. Jenkins was convicted and sentenced to 30 days in jail for desertion.
    (AP, 11/4/04)
2004        Nov 3, A Houston jury convicted 4 former Merrill Lynch executives and a former mid-level Enron Corp, executive for a 1999 bogus sale of power plants off the coast of Nigeria.
    (SFC, 11/4/04, p.C3)
2004        Nov 3, Jeremy Jaynes of North Carolina became the first person in the US to be convicted of a felony for sending unsolicited bulk email. He was charged in Virginia because his emails went through an AOL server there. In 2008 the Virginia Supreme Court declared the state’s antispam law unconstitutional and reversed Jaynes’ conviction.
    (WSJ, 9/13/08, p.A2)(
2004        Nov 3, A National Guard F-16 fighter plane mistakenly fired off 25 rounds of ammunition at the Little Egg Harbor Intermediate School in South New Jersey on this night.
    (Reuters, 11/5/04)
2004        Nov 3, Hamid Karzai was officially declared the winner of Afghanistan's first-ever presidential election after a 3-week probe into vote fraud found no grounds to invalidate his triumph.
    (AP, 11/3/05)
2004        Nov 3, British scientists reported an 89% decline since the 1970s in stocks of Antarctic krill, vital food for marine animals.
    (WSJ, 11/4/04, p.A1)
2004        Nov 3, Hungary said it will withdraw its 300 non-combat troops from Iraq by March 31.
    (AP, 11/3/04)
2004        Nov 3, Indian troops killed five Islamic militants in a fierce gunbattle in insurgency-hit Kashmir after the rebels barricaded themselves inside a mosque.
    (AP, 11/3/04)
2004        Nov 3, Gunmen abducted a Lebanese-American contractor who worked with the U.S. Army from his Baghdad home. 4 Jordanian truck drivers were seized by assailants in a separate kidnapping. Gunmen also killed an Oil Ministry official, Hussein Ali al-Fattal, in a driveby shooting.
    (AP, 11/3/04)
2004        Nov 3, Liberia's three former warring factions jointly announced they had disarmed and disbanded their forces, marking a milestone in a quest for peace in this battered West African nation after nearly 15 years of war.
    (AP, 11/4/04)
2004        Nov 3, Puerto Rico's delegate to the U.S. Congress, who favors the island's current status as a U.S. commonwealth, claimed victory in a gubernatorial race so close that a recount has been ordered.
    (AP, 11/4/04)

2005        Nov 3, Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby, pleaded not guilty to a five-count felony indictment in the CIA leak case.
    (AP, 11/3/06)
2005        Nov 3, The US released 5 Guantanamo detainees to Kuwait. About 500 captives remained at the facility.
    (WSJ, 11/4/05, p.A1)
2005        Nov 3, A state-court in Atlantic City, New Jersey, found Merck not liable for injuries to an Idaho man taking Vioxx who had a heart attack. Merck faced some 2,750 more suits in New Jersey, where the company is based.
    (WSJ, 11/4/05, p.A1)
2005        Nov 3, Matthew Limon (23) was released after spending five years in prison following the Oct. 21 Kansas Supreme Court ruling that determined it was unconstitutional to punish underage sex between homosexuals more harshly than between heterosexuals.
    (AP, 11/4/05)
2005        Nov 3, In Texas convicted killed Charles Victor Thompson (35) escaped from Harris County Jail. He was captured Nov 6 in Shreveport, La., drunk and talking on a pay phone. Thompson had been sentenced to death for the murder of his ex-girlfriend and her lover in 1998.
    (SSFC, 11/6/05, p.A8)(AP, 11/7/05)
2005        Nov 3, The Environmental Investigation Agency, a London-based environmental watchdog said US businesses are unwittingly importing illegal Honduran wood, contributing to deforestation, corruption and social strife in the Latin American country.
    (AP, 11/3/05)
 2005        Nov 3, Leaders from across the Americas headed to Argentina in another attempt to end Latin America's chronic poverty, with Washington promoting liberalized trade and opponents fearful that it will allow corporations to dominate the poor.
    (AP, 11/3/05)
2005        Nov 3, R.C. Gorman (b.1931), Navajo artist, died in Albuquerque, NM. He was dubbed “the Picasso of American Indian Art" by the NY Times.
    (SFC, 11/4/05, p.B6)
2005        Nov 3, Kevin Henry (39), of Albion, Ca., was murdered by Nathan McWilliams (22) and Trevor Conley (23) of Ukiah, Ca., near Lake Mendocino following use of crystal methamphetamine. In 2007 Conley and McWilliams were sentenced 15 years to life in prison.
    (SFCM, 1/20/08, p.17)
2005        Nov 3, North Korea's abduction of Japanese citizens decades ago took center stage at the opening of talks in Beijing between the former bitter enemies.
    (Reuters, 11/3/05)
2005        Nov 3, In Ethiopia police shot and killed three people and wounded 12 others in a fourth day of protests against disputed parliamentary elections.
    (AP, 11/3/05)
2005        Nov 3, European Union officials said they would investigate a report that the CIA set up secret jails in Eastern Europe to interrogate top al-Qaida suspects. The international Red Cross also said it asked the US to let a representative visit detainees if such a facility exists. At least 10 nations denied that the prisons were in their territory. Human Rights Watch in New York said it has evidence indicating the CIA transported suspected terrorists captured in Afghanistan to Poland and Romania.
    (AP, 11/3/05)
2005        Nov 3, Rioting youths shot at police and firefighters after burning car dealerships and public buses and hurling rocks at commuter trains. France's government faced growing pressure to curb the violence, fueled by anger over poor conditions in suburban Paris housing projects.
    (AP, 11/3/05)
2005        Nov 3, In Haiti demonstrators marched out of two slums and across the capital in support of former Pres. Rene Preval's bid to regain the presidency in Dec elections.
    (AP, 11/3/05)
2005        Nov 3, The al-Qaida in Iraq militant group said that it has sentenced to death two Moroccan embassy employees kidnapped last month in Iraq, the insurgents' latest attempt to scare Arab nations from sending diplomats.
    (AP, 11/3/05)
2005        Nov 3, Israeli soldiers shot and critically wounded a 13-year-old Palestinian boy who threw stones at troops patrolling Jenin. The boy died Nov 5. The parents of the Palestinian boy donated his organs to three Israeli children waiting for transplants.
    (AP, 11/3/05)(AP, 11/5/05)(AP, 11/7/05)
2005        Nov 3, Pakistan reported that its agents killed one suspected al-Qaida terrorist in a raid in Quetta and arrested, Mustafa Setmarian Nasar, a Syrian and top al-Qaida operative sought by the US under a $5 million reward. The slain suspect was a Saudi named Shaikh Ali Mohammed al-Salim who had been living with Mustafa Setmarian Nasar, also known as Abu Musab al-Suri, who allegedly had a role in the March 11, 2004, Madrid mass-transit bombings. Al-Suri was the author of a 1,600-page opus titled: “The Call to Global Islamic Resistance."
    (AP, 11/3/05)(AP, 5/2/06)(Econ, 7/14/07, p.30)(Econ, 2/16/13, p.62)
2005        Nov 3, In the Philippines the Asian Development Bank warned that a flu pandemic could kill 3 million people in Asia, trigger economic carnage in the region worth almost $300 billion and push the world into a recession.
    (AP, 11/3/05)
2005        Nov 3, Thailand's government imposed martial law in two Muslim-dominated districts of its insurgency-wracked south, a day after Islamic separatists staged a new show of strength with bombings that blacked out a provincial capital.
    (AP, 11/3/05)

2006        Nov 3, US Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio, who had pleaded guilty in the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling investigation, resigned from Congress.
    (AP, 11/3/07)
2006        Nov 3, The US Labor Dept. said the jobless rate fell last month to 4.4%, a 5 year low.
    (WSJ, 11/4/06, p.A1)
2006        Nov 3, The film “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" opened nationwide in the US.
    (Econ, 11/11/06, p.68)(
2006        Nov 3, US and Canadian researchers reported that the world's fish and seafood could disappear by 2048 as overfishing and pollution destroy ocean ecosystems at an accelerating pace.
    (AFP, 11/3/06)
2006        Nov 3, The UN weather agency said heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2005 and are still increasing.
    (AP, 11/3/06)
2006        Nov 3, In Afghanistan NATO troops backed by warplanes launched a raid north of Kabul, hitting a compound with eight to 10 suspected Taliban fighters inside in the Tagab Valley, some 40 miles northeast of Kabul. Taliban fighters attacked a supply convoy heading to a NATO base in Khost province, killing two Pakistani drivers and wounding an Afghan driver. Gabriele Torsello, Italian photojournalist, was released after being held three weeks by abductors who demanded the withdrawal of Italian troops from the country.
    (AP, 11/3/06)(AP, 11/4/06)
2006        Nov 3, Ben Bradshaw, Britain’s Fisheries Minister, responded to a major report warning that stocks could be wiped out by 2048 by ruling out a complete ban on cod fishing. Bradshaw said that the UK had already taken action by clamping down on illegal fishing and setting fishing quotas.
    (AFP, 11/3/06)
2006        Nov 3, Barclays said it will to pay 144 million dollars to settle litigation arising from the collapse of US energy trading firm Enron in 2001.
    (AFP, 11/3/06)
2006        Nov 3, In Chad rebels intent on toppling Pres. Francois Bozize took the town of Birao. They appeared to be operating out of the Darfur region of Sudan.
    (Econ, 11/11/06, p.54)
2006        Nov 3, Leaders of more than 40 African nations converged on Beijing for a summit at which China will seek to bolster its influence on the resource-rich but economically backward continent.
    (Reuters, 11/3/06)
2006        Nov 3, Egyptian police found more than 3,000 pounds of explosives buried in two caches in the Sinai desert, one of them near the Palestinian-controlled Gaza Strip.
    (AP, 11/3/06)
2006        Nov 3, French conductor Paul Mauriat (81), whose arrangement of "Love is Blue" topped US charts in the 1960s, died in Perpignan, France.
    (AP, 11/3/07)
2006        Nov 3, In Guatemala toddler Anyeli Hernandez Rodriguez (b.2004) was snatched. She was later adopted by a Missouri couple. As of 2012 the US would not return the girl because the two countries only signed the Hague Abduction Convention on Jan 1, 2008. The girl left Guatemala on Dec. 9, 2008.
    (SFC, 5/15/12, p.A2)(
2006        Nov 3, In New Delhi, India, the Bush administration won international approval for US farmers to use some 5,900 tons of methyl bromide to kill soil pests in 2008. In 2004 the ozone destroying pesticide was banned by treaty, except for uses deemed critical.
    (SFC, 11/4/06, p.A3)
2006        Nov 3, In Iraq spiraling violence included the discovery of 56 bodies in Baghdad bearing signs of torture. US troops acting on intelligence reports raided a building in Mahmoudiya killing 13 suspected insurgents.
    (AP, 11/3/06)
2006        Nov 3, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin (44), a sultan in northeastern Malaysia, was elected the country's next constitutional monarch under a unique system where traditional state rulers take turns on the throne for five years. Mizan, whose state has significant offshore oil and gas resources, will assume the throne on Dec. 13 as Malaysia's 13th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the Malay title of the monarch.
    (AP, 11/3/06)
2006        Nov 3, In Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who refused to accept an election tribunal's decision that his opponent narrowly won the presidential election, named his "resistance" government Cabinet.
    (AP, 11/3/06)
2006        Nov 3, In northwestern Pakistan thousands of tribesmen protested a Pakistani airstrike that killed 80 people at an Islamic school. The seminary was run by fugitive cleric Liaquat Hussain, whom officials said was an associate of al-Qaida's No. 2 leader Ayman al-Zawahri. Hussain was killed in the airstrike. A strike closed shops and halted public transport in Khar, the Bajur tribal region's main town.
    (AP, 11/3/06)
2006        Nov 3, Hundreds of Palestinian women in robes and headscarves streamed into a Gaza combat zone to help free gunmen besieged by Israeli troops at a mosque. Two women who came under fire were killed and at least 10 wounded, but some gunmen managed to escape. The 3-day Israeli offensive killed 35 Palestinians.
    (AP, 11/4/06)(WSJ, 11/4/06, p.A1)
2006        Nov 3, Latin American and Caribbean nations unanimously endorsed Panama for a seat on the UN Security Council after Guatemala and Venezuela agreed to withdraw to break a deadlock that dragged on through 47 votes in the General Assembly.
    (AP, 11/3/06)
2006        Nov 3, Russia proposed major amendments to a European draft resolution on Iran, saying it wants sanctions limited to measures that will keep Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles while keeping the door open for negotiations.
    (AP, 11/3/06)
2006        Nov 3, In Taiwan prosecutors said they have enough evidence to indict President Chen Shui-bian on corruption charges in connection with his handling of a secret diplomatic fund, increasing the pressure on him to resign. Prosecutors charged Wu Shu-chen, the president’s wife, with embezzling $450,000 from a fund used for secret diplomacy.
    (AP, 11/3/06)(Econ, 11/11/06, p.48)
2006        Nov 3, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said that his government will not relent on its rejection of UN peacekeeping troops for Darfur. Rebels accused Khartoum of remobilizing Arab militia after suffering two military defeats on the Sudan-Chad border.
    (AP, 11/3/06)
2006        Nov 3, In Uruguay UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan praised leaders at the 16th annual Iberoamerican summit for resolving to make progress on growing illegal immigration in an increasingly mobile world community.
    (AP, 11/3/06)

2007        Nov 3, Agricultural giant Cargill Inc. said it is recalling over 1 million pounds of ground beef distributed in the United States because of possible E. Coli contamination.
    (Reuters, 11/3/07)
2007        Nov 3, Spacewalker Scott Parazynski fixed a ripped solar energy panel on the international space station in a difficult and dangerous emergency procedure that allowed the crew to extend the wing to its full length.
    (AP, 11/3/07)
2007        Nov 3, Boss, a robotic Chevrolet Tahoe from Carnegie Mellon Univ., won the annual DARPA sponsored race in San Bernadino County, Ca. 6 of 11 starting vehicles finished the 10-mile race, designed to simulate a town. No car finished the first race in 2004.
    (Econ, 11/10/07, p.100)
2007        Nov 3, United Auto Workers agreed to a tentative contract with Ford Motor Co.
    (AP, 11/3/08)
2007        Nov 3, Eighteen big rigs were involved in the massive pileup on Highway 99 just south of Fresno, Ca., as patches of dense fog obscured visibility on the heavily traveled roadway. More than 100 cars and trucks crashed, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more.
    (AP, 11/4/07)
2007        Nov 3, Abu Dhabi began work on building the world's first Ferrari theme park, another step in the Gulf emirate's ambition to become a global centre for leisure, sport and culture.
    (AP, 11/4/07)
2007        Nov 3, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made her first visit to Afghanistan and said Berlin would increase efforts to strengthen the Afghan police.
    (AP, 11/3/07)
2007        Nov 3, Egypt's ruling party appointed President Hosni Mubarak's son to an important new committee in a move seen as further paving the way for the younger Mubarak to succeed his father.
    (AP, 11/3/07)
2007        Nov 3, In Indonesia continuous tremors beneath the Mount Kelud volcano, in the heart of densely populated Java island, became so strong that they could no longer be read on seismological instruments, leading scientists to evacuate their posts and warn that an eruption appeared to have occurred. It was a false alarm but next day the volcano spewed ash.
    (AP, 11/3/07)(Reuters, 11/4/07)
2007        Nov 3, Two Iraqi officers were killed and one was wounded in three separate attacks south of Baghdad. The Basra police chief escaped an apparent assassination attempt. Iraqi troops discovered 22 bodies in a mass grave in the Lake Tharthar area northwest of Baghdad during a joint operation with US troops. It was the second mass grave found in the area in less than a month. The US military said that a female soldier was killed by a roadside bomb south of Baghdad, at least the 90th woman service member to die since the start of the Iraq war.
    (AP, 11/3/07)(AP, 11/7/07)
2007        Nov 3, Al-Qaida's No. 2 figure harshly criticized Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in a new audio tape, accusing him of being an enemy of Islam and threatening a wave of attacks against the North African country because it improved relations with the US.
    (AP, 11/3/07)
2007        Nov 3, Je Yell Kim, a Canadian Christian aid worker who provided dental care for North Koreans in the northeast part of the country, was taken into custody by authorities on charges of violating national security. Kim was released in late Jan 2008.
    (Reuters, 1/28/08)
2007        Nov 3, Pakistan’s President Gen. Pervez Musharraf launched his 2nd coup and declared a state of emergency ahead of a crucial Supreme Court decision on whether to overturn his recent election win and amid rising Islamic militant violence. Eight Supreme Court judges immediately rejected the emergency, which suspended the current constitution.
    (AP, 11/3/07)(Econ, 11/10/07, p.31)
2007        Nov 3, In Russia some 1,500 people, half of them pensioners, marched through St. Petersburg chanting anti-Kremlin slogans and banging saucepans in protest against rising food prices.
    (Reuters, 11/3/07)
2007        Nov 3, Some 5,000 Turkish Kurds protested against a military incursion into Iraq, saying such a move would enflame ethnic tensions in the region and plunge the local economy into ruin. Iraq said it was ready to hunt down and arrest Kurdish guerrilla leaders responsible for cross-border raids into Turkey in an effort to avert a major incursion by the Turkish military.
    (AFP, 11/3/07)(Reuters, 11/3/07)

2008        Nov 3, Ali Hamza al-Bahlul (39), an aide to Osama bin Laden who refused to defend himself at his Guantanamo war crimes trial, was convicted of three terrorism-related charges and was sentenced to life in prison. In 2015 a US federal appeals court ruled that the conspiracy case against Bahlul was legally flawed because conspiracy is not a war crime.
    (AP, 11/3/08)(AP, 11/4/08)(SFC, 6/13/15, p.A4)
2008        Nov 3, Circuit City Stores Inc. said it is closing about 20 percent of its US stores, cutting thousands of jobs, in an effort to return the nation's No. 2 consumer electronics retailer to profitability. The closure of 155 US stores would put as many as 7,300 employees out of work.
    (AP, 11/3/08)(SFC, 11/4/08, p.D1)
2008        Nov 3, In southern Afghanistan 37 civilians, including women and children, were killed in international air strikes that hit Wach Baghtu village in Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar. 26 insurgents were also reported killed. In Afghanistan gunmen abducted Dany Egreteau (32), a French aid worker in Kabul, and shot dead an Afghan man who tried to rescue him. The Taliban said it was not involved. Afghan and coalition troops seized 40 tons of hashish during a raid in Nawa Kili village in southern Kandahar province.
    (AFP, 11/3/08)(AP, 11/3/08)(AFP, 11/5/08)(AP, 11/7/08)
2008        Nov 3, In Bangladesh Pres. Iajuddin Ahmed signed an order sending the army back to the barracks, drawing to an end the state of emergency that began Jan 11, 2007.
    (Econ, 11/8/08, p.58)
2008        Nov 3, Two of Brazil’s largest banks agreed to merge in a move to buttress the country’s financial system. Itau Holding Financeira SA will purchase its smaller rival Uniao de Bancos Brasileiros SA.
    (WSJ, 11/4/08, p.C1)
2008        Nov 3, UK Financial Investments (UKFI) was set up to mange the British government’s stakes in rescued banks. John Kingman, a Treasury executive, was placed in charge.
    (Econ, 3/7/09, p.64)
2008        Nov 3, In Iraq PM Nouri al-Maliki pledged to protect Iraq's Christian minority, which has faced a spate of attacks this month in the northern city of Mosul. Parliament approved legislation restoring guaranteed seats on provincial councils to Christians and other small religious communities, the last major hurdle to holding provincial elections next year. A string of bombings in Baghdad and Baqouba killed nine people and wounded at least 33 others.
    (AP, 11/3/08)
2008        Nov 3, General David Petraeus, the US commander running the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, held talks with Pakistani leaders who told him to stop US strikes on militants in Pakistani territory.
    (AP, 11/3/08)
2008        Nov 3, The Scottish government approved controversial plans by US tycoon Donald Trump to build a huge luxury golf resort on the country's east coast.
    (AFP, 11/3/08)
2008        Nov 3, Spain's government, grappling with soaring unemployment and an economy buffeted by the global credit crunch, announced a plan to help families make mortgage payments and reward businesses that hire.
    (AP, 11/3/08)
2008        Nov 3, Chen Yunlin, the most senior Chinese official to visit Taiwan since the end of a civil war 60 years ago, arrived in Taipei on a charter flight from Beijing for talks on strengthening economic ties, as supporters of independence for the island staged demonstrations and planned mass protest rallies against his visit.
    (AFP, 11/3/08)
2008        Nov 3, Zimbabwean officials say they have sold almost 4 tons of ivory for over $450,000 and the money will go to the country's cash-strapped wildlife authorities.
    (AP, 11/3/08)

2009        Nov 3, The US began a new policy of engagement with Myanmar's ruling military junta, sending two senior diplomats for the highest-level visit in more than a decade.
    (AP, 11/3/09)
2009        Nov 3, Democrats suffered humiliating gubernatorial losses in traditionally Democratic New Jersey and in Virginia. In New Jersey Chris Christie still defeated Gov. Jon Corzine by 4 points — the largest victory by a New Jersey Republican in nearly a quarter-century. In Virginia Bob McDonnell cruised to an easy victory in the governor’s race, leading a sweep of the state’s three top offices that decisively ended a string of Democratic victories in the state.
    (Politico, 11/4/09)
2009        Nov 3, In California Democrat John Garamendi (64) won the US House seat vacated by Rep. Ellen Tauscher, who has taken an arms control job in the State Dept.
    (SFC, 11/6/09, p.A10)
2009        Nov 3, Voters in Maine repealed a state law that would have allowed same-sex couples to wed. Gay marriage has now lost in all 31 states in which it has been put to a popular vote.
    (AP, 11/4/09)
2009        Nov 3, NYC voters gave a narrow win to Mayor Michael Bloomberg over Bill Thompson. Bloomberg was reckoned to have spent some $100 million to win his 3rd term.
    (Econ, 11/7/09, p.30)
2009        Nov 3, In North Dakota 3 female Dickinson State Univ. softball players were found dead after their sport utility vehicle went into a pond on a farm during a stargazing trip on Nov 1. Authorities said they likely drove straight into the water in the dark.
    (AP, 11/4/09)
2009        Nov 3, In Philadelphia, Pa., transit workers went on strike after rejecting a proposed contract that included an 11.5% wage increase over 5 years.
    (SFC, 11/4/09, p.A6)
2009        Nov 3, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. agreed to buy Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp., making a $34 billion bet on the future of the US economy. Berkshire already owned over a fifth of BNSF and took on about $10 billion of Burlington debt bringing the size of the deal to $44 billion.
    (AP, 11/3/09)(SFC, 11/4/09, p.D1)
2009        Nov 3, New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest health products company, said it will cut over 7,000 jobs due to lagging demand amid the global recession.
    (SFC, 11/4/09, p.D2)
2009        Nov 3, Afghanistan's Pres. Karzai welcomed his new term, by reaching out to opponents and promising to banish the corruption that has undermined his administration. In northern Kunduz province, Afghan and international troops have been fighting for two days to take the Taliban-held town of Ghor Tapa. About 200 insurgents were holed up in the town, including foreign fighters, mostly Chechens. 11 insurgents and one Afghan soldier were killed. A "rogue" Afghan policeman gunned down five British soldiers at a checkpoint in Helmand province, fuelling growing questions about the Afghan mission.
    (AP, 11/3/09)(AFP, 11/4/09)
2009        Nov 3, African countries boycotted meetings at UN climate talks in Barcelona, saying that industrial countries had set carbon-cutting targets too low for reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.
    (AP, 11/3/09)
2009        Nov 3, Britain pressed ahead with a fresh wave of restructuring in its crisis-ravaged banking system, as Lloyds Banking Group PLC sought at least 21 billion pounds ($34.2 billion) through a record share issue and debt swap. World stock markets mostly fell amid renewed concerns about the banking sector after Britain's Royal Bank of Scotland PLC got more government help and Switzerland's UBS AG booked another massive charge.
    (AP, 11/3/09)
2009        Nov 3, The British government said survivors of the Darfur conflict will no longer be deported from Britain, after concerns about a deterioration in conditions in the Sudanese capital. The Home Office said asylum seekers will have the right to remain in Britain for up to five years, or until the situation improves in Sudan.
    (AFP, 11/3/09)
2009        Nov 3, In China a woman called the "godmother" of a mafia-style gang in the southern city of Chongqing was sentenced to 18 years in prison for running underground casinos and bribing government officials.
    (AP, 11/3/09)
2009        Nov 3, Senior Lord's Resistance Army commander Charles Arop, who was implicated in leading a massacre on Christmas Day that killed at least 143 Congolese, surrendered to the Ugandan military stationed in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
    (AFP, 11/5/09)
2009        Nov 3, Czech President Vaclav Klaus signed the EU reform treaty, completing the ratification process of a charter designed to transform Europe into a more unified and powerful global player.
    (AP, 11/3/09)
2009        Nov 3, In Equatorial Guinea Simon Mann (57), a British coup-plotter, and four South African mercenaries, pardoned for attempting the overthrow the government of the tiny oil-rich African nation, were freed from prison. Mann, who was born into a world of wealth and privilege, had been serving a 35-year sentence in Equatorial Guinea for the 2004 plot.
    (AP, 11/3/09)
2009        Nov 3, Europe's court of human rights ruled the display of crucifixes in Italian public schools violates religious and education freedoms under the continent's rights convention. The court ordered Italy to pay a $7,390 fine to a mother who has fought for 8 years to have crucifixes removed from public school classrooms. The Vatican denounced the ruling.
    (AP, 11/3/09)(SFC, 11/4/09, p.A2)
2009        Nov 3, Nokia Siemens Networks, a joint venture between Finland's Nokia Corp. and Siemens AG of Germany, said it will lay off up to 5,700 workers globally as part of a move to cut annual costs by euro500 million ($740 million).
    (AP, 11/3/09)
2009        Nov 3, Claude Levi-Strauss (b.1908), Brussels-born French intellectual, died. He was widely considered the father of modern anthropology for work that included theories about commonalities between tribal and industrial societies. His books included literary and anthropological classics such as "Tristes Tropiques" (1955), “La Pensee Sauvage" (1962) published in English as "The Savage Mind" (1963), and "The Raw and the Cooked" (1964).
    (AP, 11/3/09)(Econ, 11/14/09, p.106)
2009        Nov 3, Mexican police and soldiers killed Miguel Angel Meneses, a federal agent driving one of three cars that ignored orders to stop in Chihuahua, triggering a chase and gunbattle. Federal police and navy personnel shot to death a top Zetas cartel suspect in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. The navy said suspect Braulio Arellano Dominguez was the reputed leader of the Zetas, a gang of hit men tied to the Gulf Cartel.
     (AP, 11/4/09)(AP, 11/7/09)
2009        Nov 3, Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin, Israel’s military intelligence chief, said Hamas militants in Gaza have successfully test-fired an Iranian rocket able to reach Israel's largest urban center. He said the rocket could fly 37 miles (60km), and strike metropolitan Tel Aviv.
    (AP, 11/3/09)
2009        Nov 3, In Morocco US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a package of measures designed to help businesses and non-governmental groups around the Muslim world. Clinton made the announcement at the sixth Forum for the Future conference in Marrakech, which she attended for two days.
    (AFP, 11/3/09)
2009        Nov 3, Mozambique's main opposition party claimed that polls that gave a landslide victory to the southern African country's ruling party were rigged.
    (AFP, 11/3/09)
2009        Nov 3, North Korea said it has reprocessed 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods and extracted enough plutonium to bolster its atomic stockpile, raising the stakes in an apparent effort to push the US into direct negotiations.
    (AP, 11/3/09)
2009        Nov 3, In Pakistan a passenger train smashed into a cargo train on the edge of Karachi killing 16 people, including women and children. The army announced that 21 militants had been killed in the past 24 hours in South Waziristan and that government forces were continuing to press into Taliban territory. Militant leader Hakimullah Mehsud spoke to his followers in a speech broadcast over a wireless radio network. Of those who do run away, he warned, "Such people will go to hell."
    (AFP, 11/3/09)(AP, 11/5/09)
2009        Nov 3, In the Philippines government troops attacked an Abu Sayyaf camp in the rebels' southern stronghold before dawn, triggering a five-hour clash in which five of the al-Qaida-linked militants were killed and one government militiaman was wounded.
    (AP, 11/3/09)
2009        Nov 3, Rwanda said it has urged the UN to list the Rwandan Hutu rebel group operating in eastern Congo as a terrorist organization.
    (AFP, 11/3/09)
2009        Nov 3, Francisco Ayala (103), Spanish novelist and sociologist, died in Madrid. He was one of Spain's leading scholars and had gone into exile during the country's decades of dictatorship. Ayala published his first book, "Tragicomedia de un hombre sin espiritu" (Tragicomedy of a Man Without Spirit), in 1925. The collapse of moral order and the hopelessness of human relations are also common themes in pessimistic and satirical novels such as "Muertes de Perro" (Death as a Way of Life) and "El Jardin de Las Delicias" (Garden of Delights).
    (AP, 11/3/09)
2009        Nov 3, Unidentified gunmen infiltrated from Yemen and attacked Saudi security guards patrolling the Mount Dokhan border area. 3 senior security men were killed.
    (AP, 11/5/09)(Econ, 11/7/09, p.47)

2010        Nov 3, The United States announced that it is bolstering its presence in Afghanistan with a 500 million dollar expansion of its Kabul embassy and the construction of two consulates. Taliban militants carried out two attacks against Afghan security forces, targeting a police station and a border patrol in strikes that left nine people dead. NATO said insurgents killed one service member in the north, while a roadside bomb killed another in the south. A coalition airstrike killed 5 militants planting a roadside bomb in Khost province.
    (AFP, 11/3/10)(AP, 11/3/10)(AP, 11/4/10)
2010        Nov 3, The United States officially designated Jundallah, shadowy Sunni rebel group, a foreign terrorist organization, blaming it for a series of attacks in Iran.
    (AFP, 11/4/10)
2010        Nov 3, The US Federal Reserve announced a 2nd round of quantitative easing (QE2) to invigorate the economy by buying $600 billion more in Treasury bonds between now and next June in order to drive down interest rates on mortgages and other debt.
    (SFC, 11/4/10, p.C1)(Econ, 11/6/10, p.89)
2010        Nov 3, The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted that unlicensed high-frequency traders will no longer be able to gain unfettered or "naked" access to public markets.
2010        Nov 3, In Colorado Richard Paul (34) was arrested and federal agents seized five pounds of C-4 military explosives from his home in Durango. In Las Vegas Andrew Kaufman (36) was arrested. In San Diego Navy SEAL Nicholas Bickle (33) was arrested. They were accused of conspiring to smuggle and sell weapons to an undercover federal agent in Nevada and Colorado. Bickle, his close friend Paul, and their associate Kaufman allegedly sold machine guns for $1,300 to $2,400 each, and handguns for $300 to an undercover federal agent who told them they would be shipped to Mexico.
    (AP, 11/4/10)
2010        Nov 3, Federal authorities in San Diego said they have made one of the largest marijuana seizures in the United States, confiscating more than 20 tons of pot that was smuggled into the country through an underground tunnel connecting warehouses on either side of California's border with Mexico.
    (AP, 11/4/10)
2010        Nov 3, A federal judge in Reno ordered 6 months of prison time for 2 men who admitted to shooting wild horses while drinking and leaving them to die.
    (SFC, 11/4/10, p.A9)
2010        Nov 3, In San Francisco tens of thousands of baseball fans flocked downtown to toast the SF Giants' World Series championship and see their hometown heroes take a victory lap in a ticker-tape parade.
    (AP, 11/4/10)
2010        Nov 3, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc, one of Hollywood's most storied film studios, filed for bankruptcy protection after struggling for years to reduce its debt load.
    (Reuters, 11/3/10)
2010        Nov 3, Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan vowed to crack down on "arrogant" banks in an extraordinary attack as major lenders face mounting anger over rising interest rates and fees.
    (AFP, 11/3/10)
2010        Nov 3, Cuban President Raul Castro joined an American archbishop and other Roman Catholic leaders to open a national seminary on the outskirts Havana, the first religious construction on the communist-run island in more than a half century.
    (AP, 11/4/10)
2010        Nov 3, The Czech Parliament approved a government plan to increase the number of Czech troops in Afghanistan during the next two years. It allows the deployment of up to 720 service members in Afghanistan in 2011, and up to 640 in 2012. The current mandate was no more than 535.
    (AP, 11/3/10)
2010        Nov 3, A Paris appeals court said Callixte Mbarushimana could be extradited to the court in the Hague, Netherlands, but only on condition that he not be later sent to Rwanda. Rwanda has the death penalty, which France opposes.
    (AP, 11/3/10)
2010        Nov 3, Greece stopped all airborne parcels headed overseas and screened thousands of packages in an attempt to stop a spate of bombings blamed on Greek militants targeting diplomatic missions and European leaders.
    (AP, 11/3/10)
2010        Nov 3, Purushottama Lal (81), Indian poet and publisher, died. He published some 3,500 titles of Indian writers in English.
    {India, Poet}
    (Econ, 11/13/10, p.105)
2010        Nov 3, Israel suspended a special strategic dialogue with London as long as Israeli officials visiting Britain face possible arrest for suspected war crimes against Palestinians. The two countries announced the dialogue two years ago to boost relations. But Israel put them on hold at the beginning of the year after former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni canceled a trip to London for fear of arrest.
    (AP, 11/3/10)
2010        Nov 3, In Kashmir two clashes broke out in Srinagar between police and stone-throwing youths chanting pro-independence slogans. Police said government forces have killed seven suspected Muslim rebels in four gunbattles this week.
    (AP, 11/3/10)
2010        Nov 3, In Mexico police recovered 18 bodies from a mass grave announced in a YouTube posting, a video saying the victims were from a tourist group kidnapped in Acapulco a month ago. In the video two men say they killed the "Michoacanos" in an act of revenge against La Familia, a powerful drug cartel based in Michoacan state. Two bodies reported in the tip were found wearing the same clothes as the pair seen in the video and were lying on top of the mass the grave.
    (AP, 11/4/10)
2010        Nov 3, Northern Nigeria began deporting hundreds of illegal immigrants from neighboring Niger, Chad and Cameroon amid tight security and military patrols over a series of attacks blamed on an Islamist sect. Immigration officials said they were deported some 700 illegal immigrants to prevent them from casting votes in next year's presidential election.
    (AFP, 11/4/10)(AP, 11/4/10)
2010        Nov 3, In Pakistan a US drone attack targeted Islamist fighters in North Waziristan, killing four militants and blowing their vehicle into a fireball. In neighboring South Waziristan, a Pakistan army soldier was killed and two others wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle.
    (AFP, 11/3/10)
2010        Nov 3, A car exploded outside the police headquarters of Gaza's Hamas rulers, killing a Palestinian militant (27) and wounding a second man. Ihab Ghussein, spokesman for the Hamas-controlled Interior Ministry. The Israeli military said the target was Mohammed Namnam (25) of the Army of Islam group.
    (AP, 11/3/10)
2010        Nov 3, Viktor Chernomyrdin (72), former Russian prime minister (1992-1998), died. He served as the country was throwing off communism and developing as a market economy.
    (AP, 11/3/10)
2010        Nov 3, Serbia declared a state of emergency in the area around Kraljevo after a 5.3 earthquake rattled its central region, killing at least two people and injuring 50 others.
    (AP, 11/3/10)
2010        Nov 3, Slovakia’s government agreed to deploy up to 348 service members in the NATO-force in Afghanistan next year, up from the current 299. The decision still needed parliamentary approval.
    (AP, 11/3/10)
2010        Nov 3, Somali pirates seized the Aly Zoulfecar, a Comoros-flagged ship, en route to the Tanzanian port city of Dar es Salaam with 29 people on board.
    (AP, 11/4/10)
2010        Nov 3, Sudanese intelligence agents arrested Gaafar al-Subki, a Darfuri journalist working for one the country's leading independent newspapers, As-Sahafa. Darfur rebels clashed with government troops in South Darfur, marking a resumption of fighting after heavy rains had largely subdued hostilities in Sudan's war-torn west.
    (AFP, 11/3/10)(Reuters, 11/4/10)

2011        Nov 3, US Republicans in the Senate dealt President Barack Obama the third in a string of defeats on his stimulus-style jobs agenda, blocking a $60 billion measure for building and repairing infrastructure like roads and rail lines.
    (AP, 11/3/11)
2011        Nov 3, The US Dept. of Energy reported that the world pumped some 564 million tons more of carbon into the air in 2010 than it did in 2009, a 6% increase.
    (SFC, 11/4/11, p.A3)
2011        Nov 3, Two Afghan guards were killed when suicide bombers and attackers besieged the offices of a logistics firm working with NATO forces outside Herat city. 5 insurgents died in the attack.
    (AFP, 11/3/11)(SFC, 11/4/11, p.A4)
2011        Nov 3, It was reported that the discovery of a single sauropod vertebra on James Ross Island in Antarctica reveals that these behemoths, which included Diplodocus, Brachiosaurus and Apatosaurus, lived on the continent about 100 million years ago.
2011        Nov 3, GlaxoSmithKline Plc said it has agreed in principle to settle several long-standing disputes with the US government over the way it marketed and developed drugs, at a cost of $3 billion (1 billion pound), which is covered by existing provisions. It includes a Department of Justice investigation into the company's controversial diabetes drug Avandia, which has been linked to heart risks.
    (Reuters, 11/3/11)
2011        Nov 3, Chinese state media reported that a Buddhist nun, identified as Qiu Xiang (35), has died after setting herself on fire, in the 11th case of self-immolation among Tibetans in western China in recent months.
    (AP, 11/3/11)
2011        Nov 3, Chinese rescuers began battling against the clock to save coal miners trapped underground in Henan province after a sudden explosion of rocks killed 8 of their colleagues. The rock burst in Henan happened moments after a 2.9 magnitude earthquake shook Sanmenxia city, where the mine is located. 52 miners were rescued over the next 2 days. Day later 2 miners died from their wounds raising the death toll to 10.
    (AP, 11/4/11)(AP, 11/5/11)(AFP, 11/8/11)
2011        Nov 3, Ivar Noergaard (89), former Danish Economy Minister, died. He had negotiated his country's 1973 entry into the European Union.
    (AP, 11/4/11)
2011        Nov 3, Egypt's military rulers triggered a new public outcry with a proposal that critics saw as an attempt to enshrine a supreme political role for themselves in a new constitution.
    (AP, 11/3/11)
2011        Nov 3, French President Nicolas Sarkozy branded Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu "a liar" in a private conversation with US President Barack Obama that was accidentally broadcast to journalists during the G20 summit in Cannes.
    (Reuters, 11/8/11)
2011        Nov 3, Officials close to the Greek PM Papandreou said he has scrapped his plan to hold a referendum on the latest European debt deal for Greece after the main opposition leader said would back it. A spokesman for Greece's government says it is prepared to discuss an opposition demand for the creation of a transitional government to approve the latest European bailout deal and secure the next installment of rescue loans for the country.
    (AP, 11/3/11)
2011        Nov 3, In Iraq a pair of near-simultaneous bombings killed 5 security guards who were waiting in line to pick up their paychecks outside an Iraqi military base near Baqouba. 26 people were wounded. The dead all were members of Sahwa, or Awakening Councils, Sunni militia that sided with US forces against al-Qaida in a major turning point of the war. A roadside bomb exploded in Baghdad's neighborhood of Karradah, killing two passers-by. Police who rushed to the scene were hit with a second blast, killing two policemen and wounding three others. An American service member was killed while conducting military operations in northern Iraq.
    (AP, 11/3/11)(AP, 11/4/11)(AFP, 11/5/11)
2011        Nov 3, Top UN envoy to Iraq, Martin Kobler, offered to broker the peaceful closing of out of Camp Ashraf, a camp of Iranian exiles, before the government in Baghdad forces its residents out at the end of the year.
    (AP, 11/3/11)
2011        Nov 3, Catholic Ireland announced that it is closing its embassy to the Vatican. Dublin's foreign ministry said the embassy was being closed because "it yields no economic return" and that relations would be continued with an ambassador in Dublin.
    (Reuters, 11/4/11)
2011        Nov 3, Malaysia’s deputy national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said a decision to halt the three-year-old "Seksualiti Merdeka" (Sexuality Freedom) festival set for November 9-13 has come after Muslims called for it to be banned. Organizers slammed the move as proof of the repression homosexuals face in the socially conservative Muslim country.
    (AFP, 11/3/11)
2011        Nov 3, In Mexico groups of heavily armed men fired hundreds of shots at each other in the streets of the border city of Ciudad Juarez, leaving at least six combatants dead.
    (AP, 11/4/11)
2011        Nov 3, In central Nigeria an attack took place on a church in Tabak, a village near Zonkwa, Kaduna state, leaving 2 people dead and 12 others were injured. Residents angered by the attack rioted into the next day.
    (AP, 11/4/11)
2011        Nov 3, In Northern Ireland Liam Adams (56), a brother of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, was sent to jail after he was arraigned on 18 charges of raping and indecently assaulting one of his daughters. He had fled Belfast in 2008 after police charged him with repeatedly abusing his daughter Aine when she was aged 4 to 10.
    (AP, 11/3/11)
2011        Nov 3, Pakistan cricket authorities said they were more determined to eradicate corruption from the game after three of their key players were sentenced in London to jail in a corruption case. Former Test captain Salman Butt received 30 months, fast bowler Mohammad Asif received one year in jail and Mohammad Aamer (19) was jailed for six months.
    (AFP, 11/3/11)
2011        Nov 3, In Pakistan a suspected US drone fired two missiles at a house in the North Waziristan tribal region, killing two insurgents from the Haqqani network.
    (AP, 11/3/11)
2011        Nov 3, Palestinians said Israel has carried out its threat to suspend transfer of tax payments totaling some $100 million to the Palestinians Authority to protest this week's admission of Palestine to the United Nations' cultural agency. 2 Palestinian men were reported killed in clashes with Israeli forces.
    (AP, 11/3/11)
2011        Nov 3, The Philippine government and Muslim rebels agreed to continue peace talks despite the Oct 18 clashes that killed 19 soldiers in a southern province.
    (AP, 11/3/11)
2011        Nov 3, Saudi authorities said nearly 2.5 million Muslims have gathered in Mecca ahead of the annual 5-day hajj pilgrimage, which begins Nov 5.
    (AP, 11/3/11)
2011        Nov 3, Somali pirates freed the MV Blida an Algerian-owned ship with 25 crew members onboard after 10 months of captivity. The Blida was seized on Jan 1.
    (AP, 11/3/11)
2011        Nov 3, Wildlife group WWF said rhino poaching in South Africa has hit a new record high, with 341 of the animals lost to poachers so far this year as black-market demand for rhino horn soars.
    (AFP, 11/3/11)
2011        Nov 3, South Korean police fired water cannons to disperse more than 2,000 protesters who were trying to break into the National Assembly as lawmakers debated a free trade deal with the United States. Protesters said the free trade agreement would subjugate South Korea's economy and ruin their livelihoods.
    (AP, 11/3/11)
2011        Nov 3, Sudan said its army has captured the key rebel stronghold of Kurmuk in the country's war-torn border state of Blue Nile.
    (AFP, 11/3/11)
2011        Nov 3, Syrian troops killed at least 18 people in a security crackdown in Homs.
    (AP, 11/4/11)
2011        Nov 3, Ugandan militiamen, known as ADF-NALU, launched an overnight attack on a military base in Mukakira, eastern Congo, in an attempt to free detained leaders. Nine of the attackers were killed, along with two Congolese soldiers.
    (AP, 11/3/11)
2011        Nov 3, In Vietnam an Interpol meeting in Hanoi unveiled a campaign to help save the world's last wild tigers in the 13 Asian countries where they still exist, winning praise from conservationists.
    (AP, 11/3/11)
2011        Nov 3, Human Rights Watch said Chinese mining companies in Zambia ignore labor protections, demanding up to 18 hours of labor a day and flouting health and safety rules.
    (AFP, 11/3/11)
2011        Nov 3, The Zimbabwean government, the United Nations and other Western donors launched an $85 million education fund aimed at improving education in the country's secondary schools.
    (AP, 11/3/11)

2012        Nov 3, Authorities in Atlanta, Georgia, said a 2-year-old girl was killed and her infant brother wounded after someone fired gunshots through the door of a home as they slept alongside their grandmother.
    (AP, 11/3/12)
2012        Nov 3, In Atlanta, Georgia, a police helicopter searching for a runaway boy (9) hit a power line pole and crashed killing ttwo offices. The boy was found wnadering on a street a couple of hours after the crash.
    (SFC, 11/5/12, p.A4)
2012        Nov 3, In Afghanistan Rahmatullah Khan, district police chief in Kandahar province, died while trying to reach a police outpost under Taliban attack.
    (AP, 11/3/12)
2012        Nov 3, In Burkina Faso representatives of an al-Qaida-linked group that controls northern Mali arrived for talks with President Blaise Compaore, who is trying to mediate a solution to the conflict in the west African nation. A second delegation traveled to Algeria for talks with regional leaders there.
    (AP, 11/3/12)
2012        Nov 3, Cuba denounced the American diplomatic mission on the island for what it called subversive activities designed to undermine the government of Raul Castro. US officials acknowledged that the US Interests Section in Havana does regularly offer free courses in using the Internet to Cubans who want to sign up.
    (AP, 11/2/12)
2012        Nov 3, In Egypt suspected Islamic militants ambushed police in the northern Sinai Peninsula killing three in El-Arish.
    (SSFC, 11/4/12, p.A4)
2012        Nov 3, Egypt’s antiquities ministry says that Czech archaeologists have unearthed the 4,500-year-old tomb of a Pharaonic princess south of Cairo. Princess Shert Nebti's burial site is surrounded by the tombs of four high officials from the Fifth Dynasty dating to around 2,500 BC in the Abu Sir complex near the famed step pyramid of Saqqara.
    (AP, 11/3/12)
2012        Nov 3, Indonesian anti-terrorism forces shot and killed an alleged militant and arrested another in a predawn raid in Central Sulawesi province.
    (AP, 11/3/12)
2012        Nov 3, In Iran an explosion from a land mine left over from the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s killed six people and injured one. The explosion happened during a minesweeping operation near the town of Marivan.
    (AP, 11/4/12)
2012        Nov 3, In Iran opposition blogger Sattar Beheshti (35) died while under police custody. On Nov 12 Iran's state prosecutor confirmed that he had died in police custody and that wounds were found on his body. 3 interrogators involved in the case were arrested. In August 2014 a policeman convicted of killing Beheshti was sentenced to 3 years in jail, another two in exile plus 74 lashes.
    (AP, 11/12/12)(AP, 12/1/12)(SFC, 8/8/14, p.A2)
2012        Nov 3, Iraqi insurgents gunned down three soldiers at a checkpoint in Taji,     20 km from Baghdad.
    (AP, 11/3/12)
2012        Nov 3, In northwest Pakistan a Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up near a vehicle carrying the regional head of a government-allied militia, killing him and five others in the Buner district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Fateh Khan, the head of the local anti-Taliban militia, was killed along with three guards and two passers-by.
    (AP, 11/3/12)
2012        Nov 3, In Somalia a security guard died while fending off suicide bombers who were trying to storm into a popular Mogadishu restaurant.
    (AP, 11/3/12)
2012        Nov 3, Syrian rebels launched a dawn assault on Taftanaz airbase, a strategic site in the north of the country, trying to disrupt strikes by warplanes and helicopters that pound rebel-held towns and give the regime of Pres. Bashar Assad a major edge in the civil war.
    (AP, 11/3/12)

2013        Nov 3, Bill Schumacher (b.1937), former Mayor of Daly City, Ca. (1978-1979), died in Palm Desert, Ca.
2013        Nov 3, Hackers claiming links to international activist group Anonymous (Anonymous Indonesia and Anonymous Philippines) defaced dozens of websites belonging to Australian businesses and Philippine government agencies.
    (Reuters, 11/3/13)
2013        Nov 3, The head of Bahrain's main opposition group, Ali Salman, was charged with insulting authorities through an exhibition that showed alleged abuses against anti-government protesters. A court sentenced four Shi'ite Muslims to life and six others to 15 years in jail on charges of setting up a militant cell linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guard that aimed at assassinating public figures in Bahrain.
    (AP, 11/3/13)(Reuters, 11/4/13)(SFC, 11/4/13, p.A2)
2013        Nov 3, A Bangladesh war crimes court convicted and sentenced to death in absentia two men accused of committing atrocities during the country's war of independence from Pakistan in 1971. Britain-based Muslim leader Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan, a US citizen, were found guilty of the torture and murder of 18 intellectuals during the war.
    (Reuters, 11/3/13)
2013        Nov 3, A Bolivian plane carrying 18 people crashed while trying to land during bad weather in Riberalta, killing 8 passengers and injuring the others on board.
    (Reuters, 11/4/13)
2013        Nov 3, China's ruling Communist Party announced the removal of the military chief of restive Xinjiang from the region's governing council, following an Oct 28 car crash in Beijing's Tiananmen Square blamed on Islamist militants from Xinjiang.
    (Reuters, 11/3/13)
2013        Nov 3, Colombia police said US and Colombian anti-drugs agents cooperated in a massive bust in the southern Caribbean that led to the confiscation of 1,450 kilos of cocaine. Four Venezuelans and a Colombian were detained in the case.
    (AFP, 11/4/13)
2013        Nov 3, Democratic Republic of Congo's M23 rebels declared a ceasefire in their fight with the army, in a move they hope will advance peace talks with the government.
    (Reuters, 11/3/13)
2013        Nov 3, In Egypt gunmen killed two policemen near Ismailia on the west bank of the Suez Canal.
    (AFP, 11/3/13)
2013        Nov 3, The Greek government backed away from allowing retailers to trade on any Sunday after opposition from small retailers and the Orthodox Church. The government says more Sunday shopping would boost retail sales in a country struggling to pull itself out of a six-year recession.
    (Reuters, 11/3/13)
2013        Nov 3, Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung volcano erupted for the third time in as many months on the western island of Sumatra, forcing hundreds of villagers to evacuate.
    (Reuters, 11/4/13)
2013        Nov 3, In Kosovo violence and low turnout in elections underscored the deep divisions in the territory and dealt a blow to Belgrade, which had sought to further its EU membership bid by urging ethnic Serbs to vote peacefully.
    (AFP, 11/4/13)
2013        Nov 3, A Kuwaiti newspaper reported that a Kuwaiti woman was arrested in Saudi Arabia for trying to drive her father to hospital.
    (Reuters, 11/3/13)
2013        Nov 3, In Libya 16 people were wounded in clashes at a prison in Kuafiya prison, Benghazi.
    (Reuters, 11/3/13)
2013        Nov 3, In Mexico 13 people were killed in shootouts around the northeastern city of Matamoros in one of the worst recent outbreaks of violence in an area ravaged by drug gangs.
    (Reuters, 11/3/13)
2013        Nov 3, A boat carrying at least 70 Muslim Rohingya capsized and sank off the western coast of Myanmar. Only eight survivors were found.
    (AP, 11/3/13)
2013        Nov 3, North Korea publicly executed around 80 people, many for watching smuggled South Korean TV shows. A South Korean newspaper reported the executions on Nov 11.
    (AFP, 11/11/13)
2013        Nov 3, In South Africa 6 people were killed when residents of a township on the outskirts of Johannesburg attacked a group of suspected gang members. Attackers gunned down a former senior union official at platinum producer Lonmin, stoking political and industrial tensions in the nation’s volatile platinum belt.
    (AFP, 11/3/13)(Reuters, 11/6/13)
2013        Nov 3, In Thailand at least 6 passengers including three foreigners died after a tourist ferry sank off the Thai resort of Pattaya.
    (AFP, 11/3/13)
2013        Nov 3, In northern Yemen at least 3 people were killed in fighting between rival Muslim clans, bringing the death toll from five days of clashes to 58 as the government tried to broker a ceasefire.
    (Reuters, 11/3/13)

2014        Nov 3, The US Air Force fired two commanders and disciplined a third for lapses and misbehavior at intercontinental ballistic missile bases in North Dakota and Wyoming.
    (SFC, 11/5/14, p.A7)
2014        Nov 3, In NYC the 1,776-foot One World Trade Center opened for business on the site where the WTC twin towers were decimated in terrorist attacks in 2001.
    (SFC, 11/4/14, p.A4)
2014        Nov 3, In Massachusetts Tom Magliozzi (b.1937), the elder brother of NPR’s “Car Talk" brothers, died. Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, began their radio show on WBUR, Boston’s NPR affiliate, in 1977 and went national in 1987. They stopped taping live in 2012.
    (SFC, 11/4/14, p.C3)
2014        Nov 3, Bangladesh's Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of Mohammad Qamaruzzaman (62), a senior Islamist leader convicted by a special tribunal last year for his role in mass killings and other atrocities during the country's 1971 independence war against Pakistan.
    (AP, 11/3/14)
2014        Nov 3, A Bulgarian woman (39) was rushed to hospital after setting fire to herself outside the president's office, as Pres. Rosen Plevneliev discussed the formation of a new government following an inconclusive election last month.
    (Reuters, 11/3/14)
2014        Nov 3, Burkina Faso's interim President Isaac Zida said that the army would quickly cede power to a transitional government headed by a consensual leader.
    (Reuters, 11/3/14)
2014        Nov 3, In China a bus rolled over on Shanghai’s Donghai Bridge, one of the longest cross-sea bridges in the world, killing six people and injuring 43 others.
    (AP, 11/3/14)
2014        Nov 3, Indonesia began issuing cards  to give the poor access to three programs that included health care, education and cash handouts.
    (Econ, 1/10/15, p.54)
2014        Nov 3, In Iraq Islamic State militants executed at 29 men, 4 women and 3 children of the Al Bu Nimr tribe in Ras al-Maa, Anbar province.
    (SFC, 11/4/14, p.A2)
2014        Nov 3, Israel approved plans for some 500 new settler homes in occupied east Jerusalem. Israeli police arrested at least 23 Palestinians in east Jerusalem overnight and today, in the latest crackdown after months of violent clashes in the city.
    (AFP, 11/3/14)
2014        Nov 3, Israel's parliament passed a law aimed at limiting the practice employed in the past of releasing Palestinians convicted of killing Israelis to promote peace efforts.
    (Reuters, 11/4/14)
2014        Nov 3, In northwestern Kenya 4 more refugees were killed, bringing the total number of people killed over the past week to 8. Violence at the Kakuma camps were sparked by reports of the attempted rape of a young refugee girl on Oct 28.
    (AFP, 11/4/14)
2014        Nov 3, In Libya heavy fighting broke out near the seaport of the eastern Benghazi city as the army, backed by forces loyal to a former general, attacked Islamist groups.
    (Reuters, 11/3/14)
2014        Nov 3, In northeast Nigeria a suicide bomber killed himself and 32 people in a procession of Shi'ite Muslims marking the ritual of Ashoura in Potiskum, Yobe state. In central Kogi state gunmen using explosives blew their way into a prison overnight in the city of Lokoja, killing one person and freeing 145 inmates.
    (Reuters, 11/3/14)(SFC, 11/4/14, p.A2)
2014        Nov 3, In Saudi Arabia gunmen shot dead at least 6 people in eastern al-Ahsa district. Local residents said it was an attack on Shi'ite Muslim worshippers.
    (Reuters, 11/4/14)(AFP, 11/5/14)
2014        Nov 3, In Sierra Leone Dr. Godfrey George, medical superintendent of Kambia Government Hospital, died overnight becoming the 5th local doctor to die of Ebola.
    (AP, 11/3/14)   
2014        Nov 3, In Switzerland the bodies of 3 Portuguese citizens were discovered near a train station in the Swiss Alps town of Wilderswill, amid reports of a murder-suicide.
    (AFP, 11/3/14)
2014        Nov 3, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 8 men were beheaded last week and their bodies hung on makeshift crucifixes in Albu Kamal, Deir Ezzor province. IS jihadists also decapitated another 3 men, again hanging their corpses from crosses in the city of Deir Ezzor.
    (AFP, 11/3/14)
2014        Nov 3, The militant Islamic State group released 93 Syrian Kurds it captured in February as they made their way from northern Syria to neighboring Iraq. A day later Human Rights Watch said Islamic State militants had forced children as young as 14 to watch videos of beheadings and beat them with cables during six months of captivity.
    (Reuters, 11/4/14)
2014        Nov 3, The United States targeted Islamic State militants with five air strikes in Syria and nine in Iraq over the last 24 hours.
    (Reuters, 11/3/14)
2014        Nov 3, In Thailand Hans Fredrik Lennart Neij (36), one of the founders of popular file-sharing website The Pirate Bay, was arrested under an Interpol warrant as crossed into Thailand from Laos. Neij, along with other Pirate Bay co-founders, was convicted of aiding copyright infringement by a court in Sweden in 2009. He fled the country after being released on bail.
    (AP, 11/4/14)
2014        Nov 3, Turkish rescuers pulled 24 bodies from the sea at the mouth of Istanbul's Bosphorus strait and rescued seven people after the sinking of a boat carrying migrants including children. The capsized boat was loaded with 42 illegal migrants from Afghan and Syria.
    (Reuters, 11/3/14)(SFC, 11/4/14, p.A2)
2014        Nov 3, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said a 15% boost of the minimum wage will take effect in December to protect workers' salaries from inflation running at more than 60 percent a year. It follows a 30 percent boost in April and a 10 percent hike in January. The move came a week after Maduro boosted military salaries by 45 percent.
    (AP, 11/4/14)

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