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
He became known for driving his red Camaro across America for his show, Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives, which takes viewers on a tour of America's less-celebrated restaurants. Who is he?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
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