Thursday, November 3, 2011

3rd of November

It is the 307th day of the year, with 58 days remaining.

1783 - The American Continental Army is disbanded.

1883 - Self-described Black Bart the poet, gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves a clue that eventually leads to his capture.

1911 - Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with Ford.

1913 - The United States introduces an income tax.

1918 - Austria-Hungary enters into an armistice with the Allies, and the Habsburg-ruled empire dissolves.

1943 - A total of 500 aircraft of the United States Air Force, devastate Wilhelmshafen harbor in Germany.

1957 - The Russians launch Sputnik 2, and on board is the first animal to enter orbit, a dog named Laika.

1964 - Washington, D.C. residents are allowed to vote in a presidential election for the first time.

1967 - The Battle of Dak To begins, during the conflict in Vietnam.

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