November 2 in recent years
is the 306th day of the year (307th in November 2 leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 59 days remaining until the end of the year.
Events [ ]
1570 - A tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland, killing more than 1,000 people.
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, 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
1898 - Cheerleading is started at the University of Minnesota with Johnny Campbell leading the crowd in cheering on the football team.
1899 - The Boers begin their 118 day siege of British held Ladysmith during the Second Boer War.
1909 - Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity is founded at Boston University.
1914 - Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
1917 - The Balfour Declaration proclaims support for Jewish settlement in Palestine.
1920 - In the United States, KDKA of Pittsburgh starts broadcasting as the first commercial radio station. The first broadcast was the results of the U.S. presidential election.
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 (and only) flight of the Spruce Goose; the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built.
1953 - The Constituent Assembly of Pakistan names the country The Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
1957 - The Levelland UFO Case in Levelland, 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, is 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 case Lady Chatterley's Lover
1963 - South Vietnamese President Ngô Ðình Diệm is assassinated following a military coup.
1964 - King Saud of Saudi Arabia is deposed by a family coup, and replaced by his half-brother King Faisal.
1965 - Norman Morrison, a 31-year-old Quaker, sets 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.
1973 - The Communist Party of India and the Communist Party of India forms a 'United Front' in the state of Tripura.
1974 - 78 die when 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.
1982 - Channel 4 begins transmission in the UK
1983 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating Martin Luther King Day.
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, is launched from MIT.
1991 - Bartholomew I becomes the Patriarch of Constantinople.
1995 - Former South African defence minister General Magnus Malan and 10 other former senior military officers are arrested and charged with murdering 13 black people in 1987, (all the accused are later acquitted). 2000 - The first crew arrives at the International Space Station.
Births [ ]
1082 - Emperor Huizong of China (d. 1135)
1475 - Princess Anne of York (d. 1511)
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)
1696 - Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania's ambassador to the Native Americans (d. 1760)
1699 - Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter (d. 1779)
1709 - Anne (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)
1777 - Fortunat Alojzy Gonzaga Żółkowski, Polish actor (d. 1822) 1777 -
Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom (d. 1848)
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)
1837 - Émile Bayard, French artist, illustrator (d. ( 1891)
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)
1883 - Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, cardinal and archbishop of Quebec (d. 1947)
1885 - Harlow Shapley, American astronomer (d. 1972)
1886 - Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician (d. 1971)
1892 - Alice Brady, Academy Award-winning American actress (d. 1939)
1893 - Battista Farina, founder of Pininfarina company (d. 1966)
1894 - Alexander Lippisch, German scientist (d. 1976)
1903 - Travis Jackson, American baseball player (d. 1987)
1905 - James Dunn, American actor (d. 1967)
1906 - Daniil Andreev, Russian poet (d. 1959) 1906 -
Luchino Visconti, Italian director (d. 1976)
1908 - Fred Bakewell, English cricketer (d. 1983)
1910 - Fouad Serageddin, Egyptian politician (d. 1999)
1911 - Odysseus Elytis, Greek writer, Nobel 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)
1920 - Ann Rutherford, American actress
1921 - Shepard Menken, American voice actor (d. 1999) 1921 -
Bill Mosienko, National Hockey League player (d. 1994)
1924 - Father David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1988) 1924 -
Rudy Van Gelder, American recording engineer
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 1936 -
Rose Bird, American judge (d. 1999)
1937 - Earl Carroll, lead vocalist of The Cadillacs
1938 - Pat Buchanan, American journalist and politician 1938 -
Queen Sofia of Spain 1938 -
Jay Black, American singer ( Jay and the Americans)
1940 - Jim Bakken, American football player
1941 - Bruce Welch, English musician and songwriter ( The Shadows)
1942 - Shere Hite, American author 1942 -
Stefanie Powers, American actress
1944 - Patrice Chéreau, French director, actor and producer 1944 -
Keith Emerson, British keyboardist and composer ( Emerson)
1946 - Alan Jones, Australian race car driver 1946 -
Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (d. 2001)
1949 - Simon Augustini, Albanian politician
1951 - Thomas Mallon, American novelist and critic 1951 -
Lindy Morrison, Australian musician ( The Go-Betweens)
1952 - Maxine Nightingale, English singer
1954 - Pat Croce, American entrepreneur
1955 - Chris Burnett, American musician
1956 - Peter Mullan, Scottish actor
1957 - Carter Beauford, American drummer ( Dave Matthews Band)
1958 - Willie McGee, American baseball player
1960 - Tihomir Blaškić, Croatian war criminal
1961 - K.D. Lang, Canadian musician 1961 -
Jeff Tedford, head coach of the California Golden Bears
1962 - Simon Hill, Australian Football commentator
1962 - Mireille Delunsch, French soprano
1963 - Craig Saavedra, American filmmaker
1964 - Britta Lejon, Swedish politician
1965 - Shahrukh Khan, Indian actor
1966 - Tim Kirkman, American filmmaker 1966 -
Sean Kanan, American actor 1966 -
Khaled Abol Naga, Egyptian actor
1967 - Kurt Elling, American jazz vocalist 1967 -
Marc van Roon, Dutch improvising musician
1968 - Ultra Naté, American musician
1969 - Reginald Arvizu, American bassist ( KoЯn)
1970 - Sharmell Sullivan, American professional wrestling valet
1972 - Samantha Janus, British entertainer 1972 -
Darío Silva, Uruguayan footballer 1972 -
Vladimir Vorobiev, Russian ice hockey player
1973 - Marisol Nichols, American actress
1974 - Prodigy, American rapper ( Mobb Deep) 1974 -
Orlando Cabrera, Colombian baseball player 1974 -
Stéphane Sarrazin, French rally driver 1974 -
Nelly, American rapper 1975 -
Chris Walla, American musician ( Death Cab for Cutie)
1976 - Sidney Ponson, Aruban baseball player
1977 - Randy Harrison, American actor 1977 -
Jason Cerbone, American actor ( The Sopranos)
1978 - Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro, Brazilian mixed-martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion
1979 - Julie Lund, Danish actress
1980 - Travis Allan Bryan, American politician
1980 - Kim So-yeon, South Korean actress
1981 - Wilson Betemit, Dominican baseball player 1981 -
Avy Scott, American actress
1982 - Kyoko Fukada, Japanese actress, model and singer
1984 - Julia Stegner, German supermodel 1984 -
Tamara Hope, Canadian actress
1986 - Erika Jo, American musician
1986 - Lara Sacher, Australian actress
1988 - Lindze Letherman, American actress ( General Hospital) 1989 - Katelyn Tarver, American singer
Deaths [ ]
943 - Queen Emma of France, (b. 894)
1083 - Matilda of Flanders, Queen consort (b. 1031)
1285 - King Peter III of Aragon (b. 1239)
1327 - King James II of Aragon (b. 1267)
1483 - Henry Stafford, 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)
1945 - Princess Thyra, daughter of Frederick VIII of Denmark (b. 1880)
1949 - Jerome F. Donovan, American politician (b. 1872)
1950 - George Bernard Shaw, Irish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1856)
1960 - Dimitris Mitropoulos, Greek conductor and composer (b. 1896)
1961 - James Thurber, American humorist (b. 1894)
1963 - Ngô Đình Diệm, President of South Vietnam (b. 1901)
1966 - Peter Debye, Dutch chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1884) 1966 -
Mississippi John Hurt, American blues singer (b. 1892)
1970 - Richard Cardinal Cushing, archbishop of Boston (b. 1895)
1975 - Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian film director (b. 1922)
1979 - Jacques Mesrine, French criminal (b. 1936)
1984 - Velma Barfield, American murderer (b. 1932)
1986 - Paul Frees, American voice actor (b. 1920)
1991 - Irwin Allen, American film producer (b. 1916)
1992 - Hal Roach, American director and producer (b. 1892)
1996 - Eva Cassidy, American singer (b. 1963)
1998 - Vincent Winter, British actor (b. 1957)
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)
2005 - Ferruccio Valcareggi, Italian football player and coach.
2007 - Charmaine Dragun, Australian journalist (b. 1978) 2007 -
Witold Kiełtyka, Polish metal drummer ( Decapitated) (b. 1984) 2007 -
Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (b. 1906) 2007 - Lillian Ellison, American professional wrestler (b. 1923)
Holidays and observances [ ]
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131 Familypedia people were born on November 2
138 Familypedia people died on November 2
83 Familypedia people were first married on November 2