This Day in History on 3 November

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 3 November. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1605: Salim renamed himself as Jahangir and became the king of Agra.

1817: Bank of Montreal, Canada’s oldest chartered bank, opened.

1838: The Times of India first published in Mumbai as The Bombay Times and General of Commerce.

1903: Panama became independent from Colombia.

1911: Chevrolet Automobile Company was started.

1913: Income tax introduced in the United States.

1918: Poland became independent from Russia.

1944: Akhil Bharatiya Sangeet Parishad started in Pune by Bharatiya Sangeet Pracharak Mandal.

1945: Temporary Octroi Mandal established.

1948: Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India, delivered his maiden speech in United Nations Organisation (U.N.O.) General Assembly.

1957: A dog named Laika became the first living creature to travel through Russia’s Sputnik-2 spacecraft. But she died within hours of the launch.

1961: Gold Bond scheme was started to boost Indian economy after Indo-China war.

1984: Anti-Sikh riots took place in the capital after the assassination of Indira Gandhi on 31 October. In which thousands of people were killed and made homeless.

1988: The Maldives was invaded by mercenaries from Sri Lanka. At the request of the local government, the Indian army dismantled it and rescued the government. Sri Lankan Tamil mercenaries attempt to overthrow the Maldivian government. At President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s request, the Indian military suppresses the rebellion within 24 hours.

1991: India’s short range surface-to-air missile (SAM) ‘Trishul’ successfully tested.

1997: American Consulate General in Chennai starts issuing visitor’s visa with 10-year validity.

1998: The first geo-scientific data centre of the country is inaugurated at the Geological Survey of India.

1999: Dr. M. S. Swaminathan, well-known agricultural scientist, is selected for the UNESCO Gandhi gold medal.

1999: Harkishan Singh Surjeet donates property share to his party CPI(M).

2004: US President George Bush was elected President of the United States for the second time on November 3.

2014: One World Trade Centre officially opened.

Bangalore Nagarathnamma, Indian Carnatic singer
Bangalore Nagarathnamma, Indian Carnatic singer

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1618: Aurangzeb, the sixth Mughal emperor. Aurangzeb, [Alamgir], great Mughal emperor (1658-1707), was born at Dohad in Gujarat.

1688: Sawai Jaisingh (II), King of Amber Sansthan, India.

1878: Bangalore Nagarathnamma, Indian Carnatic singer and activist (d. 1952)

1900: Adolf Dassler, founder of Adidas.

Annapurna Maharana, Indian activist
Annapurna Maharana, Indian activist

1900: Sagarmal Gopa, freedom fighter, was born.

1901: Prithviraj Kapoor, Indian actor, cinematographer, and Rajya Sabha member

1906: Prithviraj Kapoor, stage and film artist, member of Rajya Sabha and Dadasaheb Phalke awardee, was born.

Amartya Sen, Indian economist
Amartya Sen, Indian economist

1908: Shreyansprasad Jain, famous industrialist, was born.

1917: Annapurna Maharana, Indian activist (d. 2012)

1929: Dr. Hemant Vishnu Inamdar, thesis writer and editor, was born.

1921: Charles Bronson, American actor.

1933: Amartya Sen, Indian economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Sarthak Golui, Indian footballer
Sarthak Golui, Indian footballer

1937: Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar, an Indian composer of the Laxmikant-Pyarelal duo, who have been playing popular music for four decades.

1985: Monali Thakur, an Indian singer, and actress.

1995: Kendall Nicole Jenner, an American media personality, socialite, and model.

1997: Sarthak Golui, Indian footballer

Kailashpati Mishra, Indian activist and politician
Kailashpati Mishra, Indian activist and politician

Death/ Death Anniversary

1954: Henri Émile Benoît Matisse, a French painter, and artist.

1975: Tajuddin Ahmed, the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh.

1986: Dr. Indrachandra Shastri, versatile in Sanskrit and Pali, died.

1990: Manmohan Krishna, famous film actor, passed away.

1992: Prem Nath, Indian-Hindi film actor.

1996: Jean-Bédel Bokassa, second South African President.

Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Indian actor
Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Indian actor

1998: Dr. R. C. Hiremath, Kannada Literary, Vice-Chancellor of Karnataka University.

1998: Bob Kane, American comic book writer, creator of the Batman character.

2012: Kailashpati Mishra, Indian activist and politician, 18th Governor of Gujarat (b. 1923)

2014: Sadashiv Dattaray Amrapurkar, an Indian actor.

Further Reading

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