Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/November 3

This is a list of selected November 3 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

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Blurb Reason
Independence Day in Dominica (1978), the Federated States of Micronesia (1986), and Panama (1903) Dominica: refimprove section, expansion; Micronesia: unreferenced section; Panama: multiple issues
644Umar, the second Caliph in Sunni Islam after Muhammad's death, was fatally stabbed by Piruz Nahavandi, a Persian slave. lots of CN tags
1887 – The Coimbra Academic Association, Portugal's oldest students' union, was founded at the University of Coimbra. refimprove, refimprove section
1918 – The German Revolution began when 40,000 sailors took over the port of Kiel. Revolution needs more footnotes; Kiel mutiny needs more refs
1967Vietnam War: A series of major engagements that were some of the hardest-fought and bloodiest battles of the war began at Đắk Tô in the Central Highlands. refimprove section
1971 – The Unix Programmer's Manual was first published. unreferenced section
1979 – Five members of the U.S. Communist Workers' Party were shot and killed by members of the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party while in a protest in Greensboro, North Carolina. refimprove section
1991 – The Peruvian paramilitary death squad Grupo Colina massacred at least fifteen people in the Barrios Altos neighborhood of Lima. needs more footnotes
2007 – Pakistani President and Chief of Army Staff Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency across Pakistan, suspending the Pakistani Constitution. needs more footnotes



November 3: Mawlid (Shia Islam, 2020); Culture Day in Japan; Election Day in the United States

George II of Greece
George II of Greece

Carlo Fornasini (b. 1854) · Olav Aukrust (d. 1929) · Anna Wintour (b. 1949)

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