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Saturday 3 November 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Culture Day (Japan)
  • National Bison Day in United States (celebrated on the first Saturday in November)

Events

  • 2016 – The Chicago Cubs defeat the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series to earn their first title in 108 years; ending the then longest title drought in US sports history.
  • 1997 – The United States of America imposes economic sanctions against Sudan in response to its human rights abuses of its own citizens and its material and political assistance to Islamic extremist groups across the Middle East and Eastern Africa.
  • 1986 – Iran–Contra affair: The Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa reports that the United States has been secretly selling weapons to Iran in order to secure the release of seven American hostages held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon.
  • 1986 – The Federated States of Micronesia gain independence from the United States of America.
  • 1979 – Greensboro massacre: Five members of the Communist Workers Party are shot dead and seven are wounded by a group of Klansmen and neo-Nazis during a "Death to the Klan" rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States.
  • 1973 – Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 10 toward Mercury. On March 29, 1974, it becomes the first space probe to reach that planet.
  • 1964 – Lyndon B. Johnson is elected to a full term, winning 61% of the vote and 44 states, while Washington D.C. residents are able to vote in a presidential election for the first time, casting their votes for Lyndon Johnson.
  • 1957 – Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2. On board is the first animal to enter orbit, a dog named Laika.
  • 1936 – Franklin D. Roosevelt is reelected President of the United States.
  • 1908 – William Howard Taft is elected the 27th President of the United States.
  • 1903 – With the encouragement of the United States, Panama separates from Colombia.
  • 1883 – American Old West: Self-described "Black Bart the poet" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves a clue that eventually leads to his capture.
  • 1868 – John Willis Menard was the first African American elected to the United States Congress. Because of an electoral challenge, he was never seated.
  • 1838 – The Times of India, the world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.
  • 1789 – The first District Court established by the Constitution opens in New York City.
  • 1783 – The American Continental Army is disbanded.
  • 1592 – The city of San Luis Potosí is founded.
  • 1534 – English Parliament passes the first Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the Anglican Church, supplanting the pope and the Roman Catholic Church.
  • 1493 – Christopher Columbus first sights the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea.

Births

  • 1995 – Kendall Jenner, American television personality and model
  • 1989 – Paula DeAnda, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1987 – Colin Kaepernick, American football player
  • 1987 – Kyle Seager, American baseball player
  • 1987 – Ty Lawson, American basketball player
  • 1985 – Tyler Hansbrough, American basketball player
  • 1984 – LaMarr Woodley, American football player
  • 1978 – Tim McIlrath, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1977 – Greg Plitt, American model and actor (d. 2015)
  • 1976 – Jake Shimabukuro, American ukulele player and composer
  • 1975 – Darren Sharper, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1973 – Christian Picciolini, American businessman and manager
  • 1973 – Mick Thomson, American guitarist
  • 1971 – Sticky Fingaz, American rapper, producer, and actor
  • 1970 – Jeanette J. Epps, American aerospace engineer and astronaut
  • 1965 – Mike Springer, American golfer
  • 1963 – Davis Guggenheim, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1962 – David J. Schiappa, American lawyer and politician
  • 1962 – Gabe Newell, American businessman, co-founded the Valve Corporation
  • 1961 – Dave Hahn, Japanese-American mountaineer and journalist
  • 1960 – Karch Kiraly, American volleyball player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1959 – Hal Hartley, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1958 – Brady Hoke, American football coach
  • 1956 – Bob Welch, American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)
  • 1956 – Gary Ross, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1956 – Kevin Murphy, American actor, puppeteer, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1955 – Phil Simms, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1954 – Kathy Kinney, American actress and comedian
  • 1953 – Dennis Miller, American comedian, producer, and talk show host
  • 1953 – Helios Creed, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1953 – Kate Capshaw, American actress and producer
  • 1953 – Larry Herndon, American baseball player and coach
  • 1952 – David Ho, Taiwanese-American scientist
  • 1952 – Roseanne Barr, American comedian, actress, and producer
  • 1951 – Dwight Evans, American baseball player and coach
  • 1951 – Ed Murawinski, American cartoonist
  • 1950 – Joe Queenan, American author and critic
  • 1949 – Anna Wintour, English-American journalist
  • 1949 – Larry Holmes, American boxer and talk show host
  • 1949 – Mike Evans, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1948 – Rick Kreuger, American baseball player and coach
  • 1947 – Mazie Hirono, Japanese-American lawyer and politician, 9th Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii
  • 1945 – Ken Holtzman, American baseball player and manager
  • 1942 – Martin Cruz Smith, American author and screenwriter
  • 1940 – Sonny Rhodes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1936 – Roy Emerson, Australian-American tennis player and coach
  • 1935 – Ingrid Rüütel, Estonian philologist and academic, 3rd First Lady of Estonia
  • 1933 – Aneta Corsaut, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1933 – John Barry, English-American composer and conductor (d. 2011)
  • 1933 – Ken Berry, American actor, singer, and dancer
  • 1933 – Michael Dukakis, American lawyer, academic, and politician, 65th Governor of Massachusetts
  • 1930 – D. James Kennedy, American pastor and author (d. 2007)
  • 1930 – Lois Smith, American actress
  • 1930 – Phil Crane, American academic and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1930 – William H. Dana, American engineer, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2014)
  • 1927 – Harrison McCain, Canadian businessman, co-founded McCain Foods (d. 2004)
  • 1927 – Peggy McCay, American actress
  • 1926 – Robert W. Wilson, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)
  • 1924 – Marc Breaux, American actor, director, and choreographer (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Charles Bronson, American soldier and actor (d. 2003)
  • 1918 – Bob Feller, American sailor, baseball player, and sportscaster (d. 2010)
  • 1918 – Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American general (d. 2007)
  • 1918 – Russell B. Long, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 2003)
  • 1915 – Hal Jackson, American journalist and radio host (d. 2012)
  • 1909 – James Reston, Scottish-American journalist and author (d. 1995)
  • 1908 – Bronko Nagurski, Canadian-American football player, wrestler, and coach (d. 1990)
  • 1905 – Lois Mailou Jones, American painter and academic (d. 1998)
  • 1903 – Walker Evans, American photographer and journalist (d. 1975)
  • 1900 – Adolf Dassler, German businessman, founded Adidas (d. 1978)
  • 1899 – Ralph Greenleaf, American billiards player (d. 1950)
  • 1896 – Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish-American illustrator and animator (d. 1970)
  • 1890 – Harry Stephen Keeler, American author (d. 1967)
  • 1884 – Joseph William Martin, Jr., American publisher and politician, 49th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1968)
  • 1876 – Stephen Alencastre, American bishop and missionary (d. 1940)
  • 1862 – Henry George, Jr., American journalist and politician (d. 1916)
  • 1856 – Jim McCormick, Scottish-American baseball player and manager (d. 1918)
  • 1845 – Edward Douglass White, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 9th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1921)
  • 1816 – Calvin Fairbank, American minister and activist (d. 1898)
  • 1816 – Jubal Early, American general and lawyer (d. 1894)
  • 1801 – Karl Baedeker, German author and publisher, founded the Baedeker Publishing Company (d. 1859)
  • 1799 – William Sprague III, American lawyer and politician, 14th Governor of Rhode Island (d. 1856)
  • 1794 – William Cullen Bryant, American poet and journalist (d. 1878)
  • 1793 – Stephen F. Austin, American businessman and politician (d. 1836)
  • 1757 – Robert Smith, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 6th United States Secretary of State (d. 1842)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Howard Coble, American captain, lawyer, and politician (b. 1931)
  • 2014 – Gordon Tullock, American economist and academic (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Nick Cardy, American soldier and illustrator (b. 1920)
  • 2013 – William J. Coyne, American lawyer and politician (b. 1936)
  • 2012 – Thomas K. McCraw, American historian and academic (b. 1940)
  • 2012 – Tommy Godwin, American-English cyclist and coach (b. 1920)
  • 2010 – Jerry Bock, American composer (b. 1928)
  • 2009 – Carl Ballantine, American magician and actor (b. 1917)
  • 2007 – Ryan Shay, American runner (b. 1979)
  • 2006 – Marie Rudisill, American author (b. 1911)
  • 2002 – Jonathan Harris, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 1998 – Bob Kane, American author and illustrator, co-created Batman (b. 1915)
  • 1994 – Valter Palm, Estonian-American boxer (b. 1905)
  • 1993 – Léon Theremin, Russian physicist and engineer, invented the Theremin (b. 1895)
  • 1991 – Chris Bender American singer (b. 1972)
  • 1990 – Mary Martin, American actress and singer (b. 1913)
  • 1989 – Dorothy Fuldheim, American journalist (b. 1893)
  • 1987 – Mary Shane, American sportscaster and educator (b. 1945)
  • 1983 – Alfredo Antonini, Italian-American conductor and composer (b. 1901)
  • 1980 – Caroline Mytinger, American painter and author (b. 1897)
  • 1968 – Vern Stephens, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • 1960 – Paul Willis, American actor and director (b. 1901)
  • 1949 – Solomon R. Guggenheim, American art collector and philanthropist, founded the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (b. 1861)
  • 1926 – Annie Oakley, American entertainer and target shooter (b. 1860)
  • 1850 – William E. Shannon, Irish-born American politician (b. 1821/1822)
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