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Battle of Vyazma monument
Romanian postage stamp of Laika
Independence Day in ( Dominica 1978), the ( Federated States of Micronesia 1986), and ( Panama 1903)
Dominica: refimprove section, expansion; Micronesia: unreferenced section; Panama: multiple issues
644 – , the second Umar Caliph in Sunni Islam after Muhammad's death, was fatally stabbed by Piruz Nahavandi, a Persian slave.
lots of CN tags
1887 – The , Portugal's oldest students' union, was founded at the Coimbra Academic Association University of Coimbra.
refimprove, refimprove section
1918 – The German Revolution began when 40,000 sailors the port of took over Kiel.
Revolution needs more footnotes; Kiel mutiny needs more refs
1967 – Vietnam War: that were some of the hardest-fought and bloodiest battles of the war began at A series of major engagements Đắk Tô in the Central Highlands.
1971 – The Unix was first published.
Programmer's Manual unreferenced section
1979 – Five members of the U.S. Communist Workers' Party by members of the were shot and killed Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party while in a protest in Greensboro, North Carolina.
1991 – The Peruvian paramilitary death squad Grupo Colina at least fifteen people in the Barrios Altos neighborhood of massacred Lima.
needs more footnotes
2007 – Pakistani President and Chief of Army Staff Pervez Musharraf declared across Pakistan, suspending the a state of emergency Pakistani Constitution.
needs more footnotes
1793 – French playwright, journalist and outspoken feminist was Olympe de Gouges guillotined for her revolutionary ideas.
1812 – French invasion of Russia: As Napoleon's Grande Armée began its retreat, its rear guard was defeated at the . Battle of Vyazma
1838 – , the The Times of India world's highest-circulation English-language daily broadsheet newspaper, was founded as the The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.
1848 – A new constitution drafted by was proclaimed, severely limiting the powers of the Johan Rudolph Thorbecke monarchy of the Netherlands.
1881 – Indigenous Mapuches against Chile's rebelled occupation of Araucanía.
1942 – World War II: U.S. Marines and U.S. Army forces began a regiment of an attempt to encircle and destroy Imperial Japanese Army troops on Guadalcanal.
1948 – The published the erroneous headline " Chicago Daily Tribune " in its early morning edition shortly after incumbent U.S. President Dewey Defeats Truman Harry S. Truman officially upset the heavily favored Governor of New York Thomas Dewey in the presidential election.
1954 – The featuring the first film giant monster known as was released nationwide in Japan. Godzilla
1957 – The Soviet Union launched the Sputnik 2 spacecraft, carrying the Laika Russian space dog as the first living creature from Earth to enter orbit.
1996 – , a leader of the ultra-nationalist Abdullah Çatlı Grey Wolves, was killed in a car crash near Susurluk, Balıkesir Province, Turkey, sparking which exposed the depth of the state's complicity in organized crime. a scandal Born/died this day: (d. 1254) John III Doukas Vatatzes · (d. 1599) Andrew Báthory · (b. 1777) Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom · (d. 1912) Gus Winckel · (b. 1943) Bert Jansch · (b. 1970) Dawn Marie Psaltis
: November 3 in Japan
George II of Greece
(b. 1854) Carlo Fornasini · (d. 1929) Olav Aukrust · (b. 1949)