Today in History: Chevrolet Motor Car Co. was founded in 1911 | Lifestyles


Today it’s Wednesday November 3 the 307th day of 2021. There are 58 days left in the year.

Highlight in history:

On November 3, 1997, the Supreme Court overturned California’s Revolutionary Proposition 209, which prohibited racial and gender preference in hiring and admissions to school.

To this date :

In 1868, Republican Ulysses S. Grant won the presidential election against Democrat Horatio Seymour.

In 1911, the Chevrolet Motor Car Co. was founded in Detroit by Louis Chevrolet and William C. Durant. (The company was acquired by General Motors in 1918.)

In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a landslide electoral victory over Republican challenger Alfred “Alf” Landon.

In 1954, the Japanese monster film “Godzilla” was released by Toho Co.

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy created the United States Agency for International Development.

In 1970, Salvador Allende (ah-YEN’-day) was invested president of Chile.

In 1979, five members of the Workers’ Communist Party were killed in a clash with heavily armed Ku Klux Klans and neo-Nazis at an anti-Klan protest in Greensboro, North Carolina.

In 1986, the Iran-Contra affair came to light when Ash-Shiraa, a pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine, first revealed the history of US arms sales to Iran.

In 1992 Democrat Bill Clinton was elected 42nd President of the United States, defeating President George HW Bush. In Illinois, Democrat Carol Moseley-Braun became the first black woman elected to the United States Senate.

In 1994, Susan Smith of Union, South Carolina, was arrested for the drowning of her two young sons, Michael and Alex, nine days after claiming the children were abducted by a black car thief.

In 2004, President George W. Bush claimed a reelection mandate a day after more than 62 million Americans chose him over Democrat John Kerry; Kerry conceded her decisive loss in Ohio rather than launching a legal fight reminiscent of the controversial Florida narrative four years earlier.

In 2014, 13 years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, a new 1,776-foot skyscraper on the site of the World Trade Center opened, marking an emotional milestone for New Yorkers and the nation.

Ten years ago: Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has abandoned his plan to submit a European bailout deal to a popular vote. Former San Francisco Giants outfielder Matty Alou has died in his native Dominican Republic at the age of 72.

Five years ago: Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine gave a speech entirely in Spanish as he addressed a small crowd in a largely Hispanic neighborhood in Phoenix as part of Hillary Clinton’s push in traditionally Arizona republican. China’s plans for a permanent space station remained firmly on track with the successful launch of its new Long March 5 heavy-lift rocket.

One year ago: Democrat Joe Biden won the presidency in an election that saw more than 103 million Americans vote early, many by mail, amid a coronavirus pandemic that has rocked a campaign marked by fear and resentment , carried out against the backdrop of protests against racial injustice.

Today’s birthdays: Actress Lois Smith is 91 years old. Actress Monica Vitti is 90 years old. Former Massachusetts Governor Michael S. Dukakis is 88 years old. Actor Shadoe Stevens is 75 years old. Singer Lulu is 73 years old. “Vogue” editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is 72 years old. Comedian-actor Roseanne Barr is 69 years old. Actress Kate Capshaw is 68 years old. Comedian Dennis Miller is 68 years old. Actor Kathy Kinney is 68 years old. Singer Adam Ant is 67 years old. Sports commentator and former quarterback Phil Simms is 66 years old.

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