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“2 November: What Happened On This Day In History?”

 

2 November: In a year, 2nd November is the 306th day as per the Georgian Calendar. In a leap year, it is the 307th day of the year. This day has its uniqueness and significance in history.

Let’s explore people who have carved a niche for themselves on this day. We may also need to scan through the events that happened on this day.

2 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 2 November

Art & Artists

    • 1892Visit of French poet Paul Verlaine to the Netherlands.
    • 1960 – Penguin Books got a clean-chit in a trial of an allegation of obscenity.

Science & Technology

    • 1936BBC started “The BBC Television Service”. This was the world’s first regular HD service.
    • 1988World’s first distributed computer worm named “Morris Worm” launched from the MIT.
    • 2000World’s first resident crew (two Russians and one American) reached the International Space Station.

2 November: 2000 – World's first resident crew (two Russians and one American) reached the International Space Station

Leaders & Politics

    • 1914 – World War I: Ottman Empire was attacked by the Russian Empire
    • 1940World War II: The battle of Elaia-Kalamas started between the Italians and the Greeks.
    • 1949Hague Agreement was signed between the Republic of Indonesia and the Netherlands.
    • 1956Suez Crisis worsened as the Gaza Strip was occupied by Israel.
    • 1976Jimmy Carter became the President of the US.

People & Society

    • 1867 The first publication of Harper’s Bazaar (Women’s fashion magazine).
    • 1868Time Zone (New Zealand started using standard time, nationally).
    • 1965 An USA Quaker Norman Morrison protested against the Pentagon by setting himself on fire.

Disasters: Natural & Man-made

    • 1882 Most parts of the city center of Oulu (Oulu Province, Finland) were destroyed by fire.
    • 1982 A fuel truck collided with a truck carrying explosives inside the Salang Tunnel in Afghanistan. It caused a firestorm that killed approximately 3,000 people.

Discoveries & Explorations

    • 1947The world’s biggest fixed-wing aircraft “Hughes H-4” (Spruce Goose) flew for the first and the last time by Howard Hughes (a designer) in California, US.
    • 2000Expedition 1 reached the International Space Station for the 1st long-term stay onboard.

2 November: 1947 - The world’s biggest fixed-wing aircraft “Hughes H-4” (Spruce Goose) flew for the first and the last time by Howard Hughes (a designer) in California, US.

Leisure & Sports

    • 1898Officially the first cheerleading was started by Johnny Campbell who led the crowd to cheer in a football match held at the University of Minnesota.
    • 1959Twenty-One Game Quiz Show Scandal: Before a Congressional Committee, Charles Van Doren admitted to avail both answers and questions well in advance.
    • 2011Playing for Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo (Portuguese striker) scored his 100th goal.

Birth Anniversaries (2 November)

    • 971 Mahmud of Ghazni (attacked India 17 times)
    • 1699 Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin (Painter from France)
    • 1941 Arun Shourie (Indian journalist, politician, and economist)
    • 1965 Shahrukh Khan (Bollywod Actor)
    • 1974 Sofia Polgar (Chess Player from Hungary)

Death Anniversaries (2 November)

    • 1950 George Bernard Shaw (an Irish playwright, critic, and political activist)
    • 1961 Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa I (Bahrain)
    • 2004 Theo Van Gogh (Actor-director from the Netherlands)
    • 2015 Tommy Overstreet (Singer-songwriter from the USA)

What Special Day is Today: (2 November)

    • The Day of the Dead (Mexico)
    • All Souls’ Day (for Roman Catholic Church)
    • Indian Arrival Day (in Mauritius)
    • International Day to End Impunity for Crime Against Journalists (U.N.)

Conclusion

2nd November is unique in itself. Many notable changes in human history have happened on this day. The day also observed many ups and downs in science, politics, society, and the environment.

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