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NOVEMBER 3

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1868 Louisiana's John Willis Menard Is First African-American Elected to Congress John Willis Menard Louisiana U.S. Congress Historic Firsts Rootsweb African American Registry
1900 The First National Automobile Show Opens in New York City's Madison Square Garden New York City Automotives Historic Firsts New York Historical Society
1947 Kanawha Airport (Yeager Airport) Is Dedicated in Charleston, West Virginia Charleston, West Virginia Aviation Yeager Airport West Virginia State Archives
1957 Soviet Union Launches Sputnik 2 into Orbit with Dog Aboard Soviet Union Soviet Space Program Dogs History Channel BBC
1970 Hermán Badillo First Puerto Rican to Serve as U.S. Congressman Hermán Badillo U.S. Congress Elections Latin-American Studies Historic Firsts
1975 Good Morning America Debuts on ABC Television Journalism Historic Firsts Good Morning America Internet Movie Database
1989 The Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball Team Plays Its First Game, Losing to the Seattle Supersonics, 106-94 Minnesota Sports Figures Seattle, Washington Basketball NBA Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1992 Hall of Fame Football Player Alan Page Is the First African-American Elected to the State Supreme Court of Minnesota Minnesota Supreme Court Ohio Sports Figures Law and Legal Reources Politics and Elections Professional Football Hall of Fame African-American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
Illinois Democrat Carol Moseley Braun First Africa-American Woman Elected to U.S. Senate Illinois Political Leaders U.S. Senate Politics and Elections Women African-American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts New York Times
Cynthia McKinney Is First African American Women Elected to U.S. Congress from Georgia Georgia Politics and Elections Women African-American History Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1998 Georgia Elects First Two African Americans to Statewide Office (Attorney General & Labor) Georgia Politics and Elections African-American History Historic Firsts University of Georgia

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