1493 - Today in history, Christopher Columbus discovered the island of Dominica.
1762 - Spain acquired Louisiana.
1783 - Washington ordered Continental Army disbanded, on this day in history.
1796 - John Adams was elected president of the United States.
1883 - Today in history, The US Supreme Court decided that Native Americans could not be Americans.
1896 - Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah was elected the first female senator.
1913 - On this day in history, the first American citizens received information over the new national income tax.
1924 - The death total from the plague now stood at 25 in Los Angeles.
1941 - The order was given to bomb Pearl Harbor.
1945 - Today in history, The Nazis carried out "Operation Harvest Festival" to kill all Jews remaining in the Lublin District of Poland.
1957 - A dog was launched into orbit today as the first animal in space on board Sputnik 2, a Russian spacecraft, and became the first living animal to enter the Earth's orbit.
1964 - On this day in history, the Twenty-Third Amendment to the United States Constitution granted the District of Columbia three votes in the Electoral College and residents were able to vote in a presidential election for the first time.
1964 - Lyndon B Johnson won the presidential election with a landslide victory to become the 36th President of the United States. He had become President upon Kennedy's death the year before.
1992 - Today in history, Carol Moseley-Braun became the first black woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
1992 - Bill Clinton (D) won US presidential election over President Bush (R).
SCIENCE, INVENTIONS, PATENTS - Today in History, November 3rd
1931 - First commercially produced synthetic rubber was manufactured, today in history.
1952 - Clarence Birdseye marketed the first frozen peas.
1955 - On this day in history, it was announced that the first virus was crystallized.
CULTURE, LIFESTYLE - Today in History, November 3rd