spotlight Today in history: Nov. 3 Nov 3, 2019 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1936: President Franklin D. Roosevelt In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a landslide election victory over Republican challenger Alfred "Alf" Landon. JHB 1957: Sputnik 2 In 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 2, the second manmade satellite, into orbit; on board was a dog named Laika (LY'-kah), who was sacrificed in the experiment. HO 1964: President Lyndon B. Johnson On Nov. 3, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson soundly defeated Republican Barry Goldwater to win a White House term in his own right. AP 1970: Salvador Allende In 1970, Salvador Allende (ah-YEN'-day) was inaugurated as president of Chile. AP 1992: Bill Clinton In 1992, Democrat Bill Clinton was elected the 42nd president of the United States, defeating President George H.W. Bush. Charles Krupa 1992: Carol Moseley-Braun In 1992, in Illinois, Democrat Carol Moseley-Braun became the first black woman elected to the U.S. Senate. CHARLES BENNETT 1995: Pan Am Flight 103 In 1995, President Bill Clinton dedicated a memorial at Arlington National Cemetery to the 270 victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. WILFREDO LEE 2009: Angela Merkel Ten years ago: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN'-geh-lah MEHR'-kuhl) marked the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a speech to the U.S. Congress by exhorting the world to "tear down the walls of today" and reach a deal to combat global warming. J. David Ake 2009: Chris Christie Ten years ago: In the 2009 elections, Chris Christie, a Republican former U.S. attorney, unseated New Jersey Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine while in Virginia, Republican Bob McDonnell beat Democrat R. Creigh Deeds. Henny Ray Abrams 2014: Tom Magliozzi Five years ago: Tom Magliozzi, 77, one half of the brother duo who had hosted National Public Radio's "Car Talk," died near Boston. Charles Krupa 2014: World Trade Center Five years ago: Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center opened for business, marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation. Mark Lennihan 2017: Bowe Bergdahl In 2017, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked away from his post in Afghanistan and triggered a search that left some of his comrades severely wounded, was spared a prison sentence by a military judge in North Carolina; President Donald Trump blasted the decision as a "complete and total disgrace." Gerry Broome 2018: Breeders' Cup Classic One year ago: Top-ranked Alabama remained unbeaten with a 29-0 victory over No. 4 LSU. Accelerate took the lead at the top of the stretch and held off Gunnevera to win the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs in Kentucky. Darron Cummings Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps History Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Recommended View All Promotions promotion spotlight How much do you know about Mother's Day? promotion spotlight Are you ready for retirement?