ON THIS DAY: November 3, 2016

November 3rd is


Cliché Day

Housewife’s Day

Jellyfish Day

Men Make Dinner Day *

Project Management Day *


MORE! Leonardo DaVinci,  John Barry and  Carol Moseley-Braun, click



international Flags

Dominica – Independence and   Discovery Day


Ecuador – Cuenca Independence Day

Japan – Bunka no Hi
(culture day)

Maldives – Victory Day

Moldova – National Day

Samoa – Arbor Day

Turkey – Istanbul:
Istanbul Contemporary Art Fair


On This Day in HISTORY

1333 – Chronicler and banker Giovanni Villani records major damage in Florence Italy when the River Arno floods

1493 – Christopher Columbus first sights the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea

1507 – Leonardo DaVinci is commissioned by Lisa Gherardini’s husband to paint her portrait, which will come to be known as the Mona Lisa


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

1631 – The Reverend John Eliot arrives in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the first Protestant minister to dedicate himself to converting American Indians to Christianity

1783 – The American Continental Army is disbanded

1793 – French playwright, feminist and abolitionist Olympe de Gouges (Déclaration des droits de la femme et de la citoyenne – Declaration of the Rights of Woman and Citizeness – 1791) is guillotined for her opposition to the execution of Louis XVI, and a poster which demanded a plebiscite so the people could choose between a unitary republic, a federalist government or a constitutional monarchy

1796 – Stephen F. Austin, principle founder of Texas, born – Austin is named for him

1801 – Vincenzo Bellini, Italian opera composer, is born

1817 – The Bank of Montreal, Canada’s oldest chartered bank, opens in Montreal

1838 – The Times of India, the world’s largest circulated English language broadsheet daily is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce


1839 – The first Opium War between China and Great Britain erupts

1867 – Giuseppe Garibaldi and his followers are defeated in the Battle of Mentana and fail to end the Pope’s Temporal power in Rome (they win 3 years later)

1868 – John Willis Menard is the first African American elected to the U.S. Congress,  but because of an electoral challenge, he is never seated

1892 – First automatic telephone, invented by Almon Strowger, goes into service in LaPorte, IN

1900 – The first U.S auto show opens in Madison Square Garden in NY

1903 – With “encouragement” from the U. S., Panama separates from Colombia

1911 – Louis Chevrolet, French racing driver and automotive engineer, founds the Chevrolet Motor Company with William C. Durant and several investors


1918 – Poland declares its independence from Russia

1933 – John Barry, English-American composer and conductor, is born

1941 – U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Grew warns that the Japanese may be planning a sudden attack on the U.S.

1948 – Lulu, aka Marie Lawrie, Scottish pops singer, is born

1954 – The first Godzilla movie is released

1957 – The U.S.S.R. launches Sputnick 2, carrying the first animal to enter orbit, a stray dog named Laika – she died within hours from overheating, possibly caused by the failure of the central R-7 sustainer to separate from the payload, but the Soviets never planned for her survival

1960 – Land  became the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established by an Act of Congress after a year-long legal battle between local residents and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officials wanting to build major regional airport for jet aircraft on the site

1964 – Washington D.C. residents are eligible to vote in a presidential election for the first time

1973 – NASA launches the Mariner 10 probe toward Mercury

1975 – Good Morning America premieres on ABC-TV

1978 – Dominica gains its independence from the United Kingdom

1979 – Greensboro massacre: Five Communist Workers Party members 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

1986 – Iran–Contra affair: The Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa reports that the U.S. has been secretly selling weapons to Iran in order to secure the release of seven Americans held hostage by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon

1987 – China tells the U.S. it will stop selling arms to Iran

1992 – Carol Moseley-Braun becomes the first African-American woman U.S. senator


1997 – The U.S. 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
2002 – At Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong, 777 people assembled a 58,435 square foot jigsaw puzzle with 21,600 pieces

2001 – Men Make Dinner Day * is created by Sandy Sharkey 

2004 – First Project Management Day

2005 – Walt Disney Pictures releases Chicken Little, its first completely computer animated film

2014 – The main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center, One World Trade Center, officially opens



  • Jellyfish
  • International flags
  • The Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci
  • The Bombay Times header
  • Chevrolet Series C Classic Six 1911
  • Carol Moseley-Braun with quote


About wordcloud9

Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for over 50 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband.
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