3 November It happened today…….
1706 The town of Abruzzi in Italy is destroyed by an earthquake.
1868 Ulysses S Grant elected president of US.
1870 The photographing of prisoners in England and Wales is made compulsory.
1903 Panama proclaims independence from Colombia.
1926 Death of Annie Oakley.
1954 Death of french painter Henri Matisse.
1957 The Soviet satellite Sputnik 2 is launched with a dog called Laika on board.