TODAY IN HISTORY
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.
ALSO ON THIS DATE
The first major U.S. automobile show opened at New York’s Madison Square Garden under the auspices of the Automobile Club of America.
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.)
The horror movie “Carrie,” adapted from the Stephen King novel and starring Sissy Spacek, was released by United Artists.