Today is also National Sandwich Day
for November 3
1839 - The first Opium War between China and Britain erupted.
1903 - Panama proclaimed its independence from Columbia.
1953 - The Rules Committee of organized baseball restored the sacrifice fly. The rule had not been used since 1939.
1957 - Sun Records released "Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis.
1988 - The U2 concert movie "Rattle And Hum" opened.
1997 - John Denver's last recording, "The Unplugged Collection," was released in the UK.
1998 - Minnesota elected Jesse "The Body" Ventura, a former pro wrestler, as its governor.
--Lucius Annaeus Seneca