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Notable Historical Events for November 3rd

1899james j jeffries beats Tom Sharkey in 25 for heavyweight boxing title

1752George Frideric Handel undergoes (failed) eye operation

1959David Ben-Gurion's Mapai party wins Israeli parliamentary election

1962Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 72 points vs LA Lakers

1896William McKinley (R) defeats William Jennings Bryan (D) for president

2013Bobby Orr's autobiography "Orr: My Story" debuts at the #8 position on The New York Times best seller list for nonfiction

1988President Reagan signs credit-card disclosure-bill

1926Ty Cobb resigns as Detroit Tigers manager

200923rd Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Charlie Wilson & Chaka Khan win

1905Csar Nicholas II of Russia signs a document of amnesty for the political prisoners.

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Notable Birthdays on November 3rd

1894William George Barker, Dauphin Manitoba, Canadian flying ace (Victoria Cross recipient)

1936Roy Emerson, Blackbutt Australia, tennis player (Wimbledon-1964, 65, US Open-61)

1933Amartya Sen, Santiniketan, Bengal, economist and Nobel Prize laureate (welfare economics and social choice theory)

1908Bronko Nagurski, Rainy River Ontario, NFL fullback (Chicago Bears)

1793Stephen Fuller Austin, Virginia USA, colonized Texas

1921Charles Bronson, Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, actor (Magnificent Seven, Death Wish, Dirty Dozen), (d. 2003)

1952Roseanne, [Barr Arnold], Salt Lake City, comedienne/TV star (Roseanne)

1949Larry Holmes, Cuthbert Georgia, heavyweight boxing champ (1978-85)

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Notable Deaths on November 3rd

1930Alfred Wegener, German polar researcher and meteorologist (continental shift), dies while on an expedition to Greenland (date is approximate)

1926Annie Oakley, US sharp shooting star, dies at 66

1990Mary Martin, actress (Peter Pan), dies of cancer at 76

1954Henri E B Matisse, French painter/sculptor (Dance II), dies at 84

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