Today In History

Today is Thursday, Nov. 3, the 308th day of 2016. There are 58 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight

On Nov. 3, 1986, the Iran-Contra affair came to light as Ash-Shiraa, a pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine, first broke the story of U.S. arms sales to Iran.

On this date

In 1839, the first Opium War between China and Britain broke out.

Thought for Today

“You must be true to yourself. Strong enough to be true to yourself. Brave enough to be strong enough to be true to yourself. Wise enough to be brave enough, to be strong enough to shape yourself from what you actually are.” — Sylvia Constance Ashton-Warner, New Zealander author/educator (1908-84)