Find out what happened on November 3 in this video of This Day in History. On November 3, 1956 the Wizard of Oz was first aired on television, and it became an instant classic for all who watched the first screening. On November 3, 1957, the U.S.S.R. launched the first animal into space. The space dog survived in space for several days on Sputnik 2 until the batteries in her life support wore out. On November 3, 1998, former wrestler Jesse Ventura was elected Governor of Minnesota. Most importantly, on November 3, 1964, the residents of Washington D.C. cast their first vote for the presidential election. The 23rd Amendment was passed by Congress to grant these residents the right to vote in the presidential election.