1964 - Washington D.C. residents are able to vote in a presidential election for the first time.
1957 - Soviet Union launches first animal into space-a dog named Laika- aboard Sputnik 2.
1918 - Poland: independence from Russia.
1913 - United States introduces income tax.
1911 - Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T.
This Day In Business
2009 - Warren Buffet announces he will purchase the rest of Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway - a deal valued at over $44 billion.
1988 - Talk show host Geraldo Rivera has nose broken during show when fight breaks out.
1903 - Encouraged by Roosevelt, Panama proclaims independence from Colombia.
1995 - Toronto Raptors plays its first ever NBA game - beating New Jersey Nets by 15 points.
November 3rd Holiday
Independence Day (Panama) - Celebrates Panama gaining its independence from Colombia in 1903.
Today's Birthday Trivia
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Today's Birthday Horoscope
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