november 2 in English

November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in
leap years)
in the
Gregorian Calendar,
with 59 days remaining.

Events
List of 40 items
. 676 -
Donus
became
Pope.
. 1675 -
A combined attack by the
Plymouth,
Rhode Island,
Massachusetts Bay
and
Connecticut
colonies attacks the Great Swamp Fort, owned by the
Narragansetts
during
King Philip's War.
. 1772 -
American Revolutionary War:
Samuel Adams
and
Joseph Warren
form the first
Committee of Correspondence.
. 1783 -
In
Rocky Hill, New Jersey,
US General
George Washington
gives his "Farewell Address to the Army".
. 1795 -
The
French Directory
succeeds the French
National Convention
as the government of Revolutionary France.
. 1861 -
American Civil War:
Western Department
Union
General
John C. Fremont
is relieved of command and replaced by
David Hunter.
. 1868 -
Time zone:
New Zealand
officially adopts a standard time to be observed nationally
. 1889 -
North
and
South Dakota
are admitted as the 39th and 40th
U.S. states.
. 1895 -
The first gasoline-powered race in the
United States.
First prize: $2,000
. 1899 -
The
Boers
started their 118 day
siege
of
British
held
Ladysmith
during the
Second Boer War.
. 1914 -
Russia
declares war on the
Ottoman Empire.
. 1917 -
Zionism:
The
Balfour Declaration
proclaims support for
Jewish
settlement in
Palestine.
. 1920 -
In the
United States,
KDKA
of
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
starts broadcasting as the first commercial
radio station.
The first broadcast was the results of the
U.S. presidential election, 1920.
. 1930 -
Haile Selassie
is crowned emperor of
Ethiopia.
. 1936 -
The
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
is established.
. 1936 -
Italian
dictator
Benito Mussolini
proclaims the Rome-Berlin Axis, establishing the alliance of the
Axis Powers.
. 1936 - the
British Broadcasting Corporation
initiates the
BBC Television Service,
the world's first regular, high-definition (then defined as at least 200 lines) 
service. Renamed BBC1 in
1964,
the channel still runs to this day.
. 1947 -
In
California,
Designer
Howard Hughes
performs the maiden flight of the
Spruce Goose
; the largest fixed-wing
aircraft
ever built.
. 1948 -
U.S. presidential election, 1948:
Harry S. Truman
defeats
Thomas E. Dewey
for the
US presidency.
. 1953 -
The Constituent Assembly of
Pakistan
names the country The Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
. 1957 -
The
Levelland UFO Case
in
Levelland, Texas,
generates national publicity, and remains one of the most impressive
UFO
cases in American history.
. 1959 -
Quiz show scandals: "
Twenty-One"
game show
contestant
Charles Van Doren
admits to a
Congressional
committee that he had been given questions and answers in advance.
. 1959 -
Ice Hockey:
After being struck in the face with a puck,
goalkeeper
Jacques Plante
returns to play wearing a protective
mask
for the first time in professional play.
. 1959 - The first section of the
M1 motorway,
the first inter-urban
motorway
in the
United Kingdom,
was opened between the present junctions 5 and 18, along with the
M10 motorway
and
M45 motorway
. 1960 -
Penguin Books
is found not guilty of
obscenity
in the
Lady Chatterley's Lover
case
. 1963 -
South Vietnamese
President
Ngô Ðìhn Di?m
is assassinated following a military
coup.
. 1964 -
King
Saud
of
Saudi Arabia
was deposed by a family
coup,
and replaced by his half-brother
King Faisal.
. 1965 -
At 5:15 P.M.,
Norman Morrison,
a 31-year-old
Quaker,
set himself on fire in front of the river entrance to the
Pentagon
to protest the use of
napalm
in the Vietnam war.
. 1966 -
The
Cuban Adjustment Act
enters force, allowing 123,000
Cubans
the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the
United States.
. 1967 -
Vietnam War:
US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
and "the Wise Men" conclude that the American people should be given more 
optimistic reports on the progress of the war.
. 1974 -
78 die as the
Time Go-Go Club
in
Seoul,
South Korea
burns down. Six of the victims jumped to their deaths from the seventh floor 
after a club official barred the doors after the fire started.
. 1981 -
Antigua and Barbuda
become independent from the United Kingdom.
. 1982 -
Channel 4
in the United Kingdom was launched.
. 1983 -
U.S. President
Ronald Reagan
signs a bill creating
Martin Luther King Day,
the only current national holiday honoring an individual American.
. 1984 -
Capital punishment:
Velma Barfield
becomes the first woman executed in the
United States
since
1962.
. 1988 -
The
Morris worm,
the first
internet-
distributed
computer worm
to gain significant mainstream media attention, was launched from
MIT.
. 1991 -
Bartholomew I
becomes the
Patriarch of Constantinople.
. 1992 -
Douglas Adams
finally
announces
why he chose 42 to be
The Answer to Life, the_Universe, and Everything
. 1998 -
WWF
hardcore title awarded to
Mankind
. 2000 -
The first crew arrives at the
International Space Station.
list end

Births
List of 75 items
. 1082 -
Emperor Huizong of China
(d.
1135)
. 1636 -
Edward Colston,
English merchant and philanthropist (d.
1721)
. 1667 -
James Sobieski,
Crown Prince of Poland (d.
1737)
. 1692 -
Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer,
Dutch composer (d.
1766)
. 1699 -
Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin,
French painter (d.
1779)
. 1709 -
Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange
(d.
1759)
. 1734 -
Daniel Boone,
American frontiersman (d.
1820)
. 1739 -
Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf,
Austrian composer (d.
1799)
. 1741 -
Joan van der Capellen tot den Pol,
Dutch politician (d.
1784)
. 1755 -
Marie Antoinette,
Queen of France (d.
1793)
. 1766 -
Joseph Radetzky von Radetz,
Austrian field marshal (d.
1858)
. 1795 -
James Knox Polk,
11th
President of the United States
(d.
1849)
. 1808 -
Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly,
French writer (d.
1889)
. 1815 -
George Boole,
English mathematician and philosopher (d.
1864)
. 1821 -
Sir George Bowen,
British provincial governor (d.
1899)
. 1844 -
Mehmed V,
Ottoman Sultan
(d.
1918)
. 1865 -
Warren G. Harding,
29th
President of the United States
(d.
1923)
. 1877 -
Joseph De Piro,
Maltese founder of the Missionary Society of St. Paul (d.
1933)
. 1877 -
Victor Trumper,
Australian cricketer (d.
1915)
. 1877 -
Aga Khan III,
Shia Imam (d.
1957)
. 1885 -
Harlow Shapley,
American astronomer (d.
1972)
. 1886 -
Dhirendranath Datta,
Bangladeshi politician (d.
1971)
. 1893 -
Battista Pininfarina,
founder of Pininfarina company (d.
1966)
. 1894 -
Alexander Lippisch,
German scientist (d.
1976)
. 1897 -
Vito Genovese,
American gangster (d.
1969)
. 1903 -
Travis Jackson,
baseball player (d.
1987)
. 1906 -
Daniil Andreev,
Russian poet (d.
1959)
. 1908 -
Fred Bakewell,
English cricketer (d.
1983)
. 1910 -
Fouad Serageddin,
Egyptian politician (d.
1999)
. 1911 -
Odysseus Elytis,
Greek writer,
Nobel Prize
laureate (d.
1996)
. 1911 -
Raphael Robinson,
US mathematician (d.
1995)
. 1913 -
Burt Lancaster,
American actor (d.
1994)
. 1914 -
Johnny Vander Meer,
baseball player (d.
1997)
. 1915 -
Sidney Luft,
American movie director (d.
2005)
. 1921 -
Shepard Menken,
American voice actor
. 1927 -
Steve Ditko,
American artist
. 1929 -
Muhammad Rafiq Tarar,
President of Pakistan
. 1929 -
Richard E. Taylor,
American physicist,
Nobel Prize
laureate
. 1934 -
Bill Gothard,
American speaker
. 1934 -
Ken Rosewall,
Australian tennis player
. 1936 -
Jack Starrett,
American actor and director (d.
1989)
. 1936 -
Abdullah the Butcher,
Wrestler
. 1938 -
Pat Buchanan,
American journalist and politician
. 1938 -
Queen Sofia of Spain
. 1941 -
Bruce Welch,
English musician and songwriter (
The Shadows)
. 1942 -
Shere Hite,
American author
. 1942 -
Stefanie Powers,
American actress
. 1944 -
Keith Emerson,
British keyboardist and composer (
Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
. 1946 -
Alan Jones,
Australian race car driver
. 1946 -
Giuseppe Sinopoli,
Italian conductor and composer (d.
2001)
. 1954 -
Pat Croce,
American entrepreneur
. 1955 -
Chris Burnett,
American musician
. 1958 -
Willie McGee,
Baseball player
. 1960 -
Tihomir Blaskic,
Croatian war criminal
. 1961 -
Twan,
L.A.
Burning Man
Regional Director
. 1961 -
k.d. lang,
Canadian musician
. 1962 -
Mireille Delunsch,
French soprano
. 1963 -
Craig Saavedra,
American filmmaker
. 1965 -
Shahrukh Khan,
Indian actor
. 1966 -
Tim Kirkman,
American filmmaker
. 1967 -
Kurt Elling,
American Jazz Vocalist
. 1969 -
Reginald Arvizu,
American bassist (
Ko?n)
. 1970 -
Sharmell Sullivan,
American professional wrestling valet
. 1972 -
Samantha Janus,
British entertainer
. 1974 -
Nelly,
American rapper (
St. Lunatics)
. 1974 -
Prodigy,
American rapper (
Mobb Deep)
. 1974 -
Orlando Cabrera,
Baseball player
. 1976 -
Sidney Ponson,
Aruban baseball player
. 1979 -
Julie Lund,
Danish actress
. 1981 -
Wilson Betemit,
Baseball Player
. 1982 -
Kyoko Fukada,
Japanese actress, model and singer
. 1984 -
Julia Stegner,
German supermodel
. 1986 -
Erika Jo,
American musician
. 1986 -
Lara Sacher,
Australian actress
. 1989 -
Katelyn Tarver,
American singer
list end

Deaths
List of 32 items
. 1083 -
Matilda of Flanders,
was
Queen consort
of the
Kingdom of England
(b.
1031)
. 1285 -
King
Peter III of Aragon
(b.
1239)
. 1327 -
King
James II of Aragon
(b.
1267)
. 1483 -
Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham,
English politician (b.
1454)
. 1610 -
Richard Bancroft,
Archbishop of Canterbury
(b.
1544)
. 1618 -
Archduke
Maximilian III of Austria
(b.
1568)
. 1716 -
Engelbert Kaempfer,
German physician and traveler (b.
1651)
. 1807 -
Baron de Breteuil,
French statesman (b.
1730)
. 1852 -
Pyotr Kotlyarevsky,
Russian general (b.
1782)
. 1863 -
Theodore Judah,
American railroad engineer (b.
1826)
. 1877 -
Friedrich Graf von Wrangel,
Prussian field marshal (b.
1784)
. 1887 -
Jenny Lind,
Swedish soprano (b.
1820)
. 1898 -
George Goyder,
English-born surveyor-general of South Australia (b.
1826)
. 1905 -
Albert von Kölliker,
Swiss anatomist (b.
1817)
. 1935 -
Jock Cameron,
South African cricketer (b.
1905)
. 1944 -
Thomas Midgley,
American chemist and inventor (b.
1889)
. 1950 -
George Bernard Shaw,
Irish writer,
Nobel Prize
laureate (b.
1856)
. 1960 -
Dimitri Mitropoulos,
Greek conductor, pianist, and composer (b.
1896)
. 1961 -
James Thurber,
American humorist (b.
1894)
. 1963 -
Ngo Dihn Diem,
President of South Vietnam (b.
1901)
. 1966 -
Peter Debye,
Dutch chemist,
Nobel Prize
laureate (b.
1884)
. 1975 -
Pier Paolo Pasolini,
Italian film director (b.
1922)
. 1984 -
Velma Barfield,
American murderer (executed) (b.
1932)
. 1986 -
Paul Frees,
American voice actor (b.
1920)
. 1992 -
Hal Roach,
American director and producer (b.
1892)
. 1996 -
Eva Cassidy,
American singer (b.
1963)
. 2002 -
Tonio Selwart,
German actor (b.
1896)
. 2002 -
Charles Sheffield,
American author and physicist (b.
1935)
. 2003 -
Frank McCloskey,
American politician (b.
1939)
. 2004 -
Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahayan,
President of the United Arab Emirates (b.
1918)
. 2004 -
Theo van Gogh,
Dutch filmmaker (b.
1957)
. 2004 -
Gerrie Knetemann,
Dutch cyclist (b.
1951)
list end
Holidays and observances
List of 5 items
. Catholicism -
All Souls Day
(unless on a
Sunday)
. Ancient
Latvia -
Dveselu Diena
held
. Mexico
and the
United States -
Day of the Dead
(
Spanish:
El Dia de los Muertos), a Mexican and
Mexican-American
celebration of dead ancestors.
. USA -
admission day (
1889)
of
North Dakota
and
South Dakota
as 39th and 40th states.
. Rastafari movement -
The coronation of
Haile Selassie
(
1930)
celebrated
list end



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