Osun Defender History Corner: November 3rd In Focus

Osun Defender History Corner: November 3rd In Focus
  • PublishedNovember 3, 2023

Today on the history corner, we take a trip down, in the realm of flashback and were able to recall some events that marked this day.

November 3rd, 361

Emperor Constantius II died in Constantinople, leading to the eventual division of the Roman Empire into Eastern and Western halves.

November 3rd, 1493

Christopher Columbus first spotted the island of Dominica during his second voyage to the Americas.

November 3rd, 1534

The English Parliament passed the Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII the head of the Church of England.

November 3rd, 1783

The American Continental Army was dissolved, marking the end of the Revolutionary War.

November 3rd, 1838

The first intercontinental railroad, linking the cities of Brussels and Mechelen in Belgium, was inaugurated.

November 3rd, 1903

Panama proclaimed its independence from Colombia.

November 3rd, 1911

Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market.

November 3rd, 1957

The Soviet Union launched Sputnik 2 with the dog Laika on board, becoming the first living creature in space.

November 3rd, 1973

The Greek military junta ended after a student uprising, and Greece returned to civilian rule.

November 3rd, 1992

Bill Clinton was elected as the 42nd President of the United States.

November 3rd, 1998

Anti-gay hate crime victim Matthew Shepard died in Laramie, Wyoming, leading to increased awareness and activism for LGBTQ rights.

November 3rd, 2016

The Chicago Cubs won the World Series, ending a 108-year championship drought in Major League Baseball.

Please note that these are just a few historical events that happened on November 3rd. History is full of numerous other significant events on this day, ranging from politics and warfare to cultural and scientific milestones.

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