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Notable Historical Events on November 2nd

1948Pres Harry Truman re-elected in an upset over Republican Thomas Dewey

1973"Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments" airs on CBS TV

1955David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government

1938Babe Ruth applies for job of St Louis Browns' manager

1987George Harrison releases "Cloud 9" & McCartney releases "All the Best"

1969Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Women's Golf Open

1824Popular presidential vote 1st recorded; Andrew Jackson beats J Q Adams

1983President Reagan signs bill establishing Dr Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

1960Roger Maris nips Mickey Mantle as AL MVP, 225-222

1960Mary Leakey and her team discover the first fossils of Homo habilis, an early human ancestor, at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Homo habilis is thought to be one of the earliest species to make stone tools and lived between 1.4 and 2.3 million years ago.

1934Babe Ruth tours Tokyo, Japan

1974Braves trade Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for OF Dave May

1852Franklin Pierce elected as president of US

1880James A Garfield (R) elected 20th US President

1783General George Washington, later 1st American President, bids farewell to his army after the American Revolutionary War

1976Jimmy Carter (D) defeats Gerald Ford (R) for US President

November 2nd Historical Events
Date Event
676
Donus begins his reign as Catholic Pope replacing Pope Adeodatus II 
1327
King Alfonso IV of Aragon crowned 
1355
English invasion army under king Edward lands at Calais 
1418
Utrecht conquerors Ijsselstein 
1642
2nd battle at Breitenfeld Saksen: Sweden beat Ferdinand III 
1648
12,000 Jews massacred by Chmielnicki hordes in Narol Podlia 
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. 
1712
Suriname government gives French hijacker Jacques Cassard, ƒ682,800 
1722
Willem KH Friso (11) appointed viceroy of Gelderland 
1749
English Ohio Trade Company forms first trading post 
1772
Boston: anti-English Committee of Correspondence forms 
1783
General George Washington, later 1st American President, bids farewell to his army after the American Revolutionary War 
1813
Treaty of Fulda 
1824
Popular presidential vote 1st recorded; Andrew Jackson beats J Q Adams 
1835
2nd Seminole War begins in Osceola 
1841
Akbar Khan successfully revolts against Shah Shuja in Afghanistan 
1852
Franklin Pierce elected as president of US 
1854
Cobblestone paving of Washington St between Dupont & Kearny starts 
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 
1875
Verney Cameroon reaches Benguela Angola, from Africa's east coast 
1879
In a 6-day footrace a Mr Weston loses to a horse, 900 to 885 km 
1880
James A Garfield (R) elected 20th US President 
1881
Dutch New-Malthusiaanse Union forms 
1889
North Dakota becomes 39th & South Dakota becomes 40th state in the United States 
1892
French poet Paul Verlaine visits Netherlands 
1895
29th Belmont: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 2:11½ 
1898
French government of Dupuy forms 
1898
Theodor Herzl arrives in Jerusalem 
1898
Cheerleading is started at the University of Minnesota with Johnny Campbell leading the crowd in cheering on the football team. 
1899
Boers begin siege of Ladysmith, Natal 
1903
Lyceum Theater (New Lyceum) opens at 149 W 45th St NYC 
1903
New Amsterdam Theater opens at 214 W 42nd St NYC 
1904
British newspaper "Daily Mirror" begins publishing 
1907
Ottawa Mint Proclamation is published 
1913
St Louis Browns mgr George Stovall is 1st to jump to Federal League 
1914
Great Britain annexes Cyprus 
1914
Great Britain declares the entire North Sea a military area: neutral ships will transit it at their own risk 
1914
V Herbert & H Blossoms "Only Girl" premieres in NYC 
1914
Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire 
1915
First US election by proportional representation, Ashtabula, Ohio 
1916
Ft Vaux, Verdun, reconquered by France 
1917
Balfour Declaration proclaims support for a Jewish state in Palestine 
1917
Lansing-Ishii Agreement; US recognizes Japan's privileges in China 
1920
Warren G Harding elected 29th president 
1921
Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie" premieres in NYC 
1922
Allies deliberate over German mark 
1923
Bloody street fights in Aken (pro-French separatists driven) 
1923
Stresemann's SPD-ministers in Germany, step down 
1924
Sunday Express publishes first British crossword puzzle 
1928
Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st Symphony, L Stokovski premieres in Phila 
1930
Ras (euqiv. Duke) Tafari Makonnen is crowned Haile Selassie I, 225th emperor of Solmonic Dynasty in Ethiopia 
1931
Warren, Dixon & Young's musical "Laugh Parade" premieres in NYC 
1934
Babe Ruth tours Tokyo, Japan 
1936
First high-definition TV broadcast service, by BBC in London 
1936
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is established. 
1937
AL batting champ Charlie Gehringer wins MVP 
1938
Babe Ruth applies for job of St Louis Browns' manager 
1938
Jimmie Foxx wins his 3rd AL MVP 
1941
German troops occupy Rostov 
1942
11th day of battle at El Alamein: British assault on Tel el Aqqaqir 
1943
Jewish ghetto of Riga Latvia is destroyed 
1944
Auschwitz begins gassing inmates 
1944
Canadian troops occupy Knokke 
1944
US 28th Infantry division opens assault on Schmidt Hurtgenwald 
1947
7th Ryder Cup: US wins 11-1 at Portland Golf Club (Portland, Oregon, US) 
1947
Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" flies for 1st (& last) time 
1948
Pres Harry Truman re-elected in an upset over Republican Thomas Dewey 
1948
WJZ TV channel 13 in Baltimore, MD (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1949
Netherland recognizes Indonesia as a sovereign state 
1949
NL scheme for national distribution of textiles, meat and cheese disbands 
1950
"Barrier" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances 
1950
Phillies reliever Jim Konstanty wins NL MVP 
1950
The Clover Dairy Company test-market the first concentrated milk (Sealtest) in the U.S. in Wilmington, Delaware 
1953
Pakistan becomes islamic republic 
1954
Charles C Diggs Jr elected Michigan's 1st black congressman 
1954
JS Thurmond is 1st senator elected by write-in vote (SC) 
1954
Taiwan & US sign military pact 
1955
Clarton-Schwerdt & Schaffer discover polio virus 
1955
David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government 
1956
Hungary appeals for UN assistance against Soviet invasion 
1956
Israel captures Gaza & Sheham 
1957
1st titanium mill opened, Toronto Ohio 
1957
The Levelland UFO Case in Levelland, Texas, generates national publicity, and remains one of the most impressive UFO cases in American history. 
1959
"Girls against the Boys" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 perfs 
1959
Charles Van Doren confesses that TV quiz show "21" was fixed 
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
Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th String quartet premieres in Leningrad 
1960
George Weiss, at 66, resigns as GM of NY Yankees 
1960
Penguin Books publishes "Lady Chatterley's Lover" 
1960
Roger Maris nips Mickey Mantle as AL MVP, 225-222 
1960
Mary Leakey and her team discover the first fossils of Homo habilis, an early human ancestor, at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Homo habilis is thought to be one of the earliest species to make stone tools and lived between 1.4 and 2.3 million years ago. 
1961
"Kean" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 performances 
1961
Max Frisch's "Andorra" premieres in Zurich 
1963
"Tambourines to Glory" opens at Little Theater NYC for 24 performances 
1963
Only 1st-class cricket game played in Uganda, MCC v E African XI 
1964
CBS purchases 80% of Yanks for $11,200,000, later buys remaining 20% 
1964
Faisal succeeds Saud as king of Saudi Arabia 
1966
KHSD TV channel 11 in Lead, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1966
The Cuban Adjustment Act enters force, allowing 123,000 Cubans the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the United States. 
1968
"Her First Roman" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 17 perfs 
1968
A banned march in Derry, North Ireland, by members of the Derry Citizen's Action Committee (DCAC) is joined by thousands; due to the number of people taking part, the Royal Ulster Constabulary are unable to prevent it 
1969
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Women's Golf Open 
1969
NFL record of 12 passing touchdowns, New Orleans Billy Kilmer & St L Charlie Johnson pass for 6 touchdowns each 
1970
Cleveland Cavaliers lose by biggest margin-54 pts (Phila 141-87) 
1971
"Great Harp" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 7 performances 
1971
Orioles Pat Dobson no-hits Yomiuri Giants, 2-0 
1972
Construction begins on Kingdome, Seattle 
1972
Phillies' Steve Carlton wins unanimous NL Cy Young Award 
1972
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1972
Goverment of the Republic of Ireland introduce a bill to remove the special position of the Catholic Church from the Irish Constitution 
1973
"Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments" airs on CBS TV 
1973
OLADE (Latin American Energy Organization) forms 
1974
Art Modell gets snowed in & misses his 1st Cleve Brown game in 33 yrs 
1974
Braves trade Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for OF Dave May 
1974
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
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. 
1975
Ed Giacomin as a Red Wing returns to Mad Sq Garden beats Rangers 6-4 
1975
Summit in Houston opens - Rockets beat Milwaukee Bucks, 104-89 
1976
Jimmy Carter (D) defeats Gerald Ford (R) for US President 
1976
NJ voters approve gambling for Atlantic City 
1976
SD Padre Randy Jones wins NL Cy Young 
1977
Phillies' Steve Carlton wins 2nd Cy Young Award 
1977
Microbiologist Carl R. Woese and scientists from the University of Illinois announce the identification of methanogens, a form of microbial life (Archaea) dating back some 3.5 billion years 
1978
Crew of Soyuz 29 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 31 
1978
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1978
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1979
Peter Shaffer's musical "Amadeus" premieres in London 
1982
Fire in Salung tunnel, Afghanistan, 1,000+ Russians die 
1982
Nayoko Yoshikawa wins LPGA Pioneer Cup Golf Tournament 
1983
President Reagan signs bill establishing Dr Martin Luther King Jr. holiday 
1983
Abp Hickey conducts papal investigation of Abp Hunthausen, Seattle 
1984
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1984
Capital punishment: Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962. 
1985
Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cozzene, Life's Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge 
1986
16th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:06 
1986
17th NYC Marathon won by Gianni Poli in 2:11:06 
1986
Ayako Okamoto wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship 
1987
Entertainer Lola Falona is diagnosed with multiple schlerosis 
1987
George Harrison releases "Cloud 9" & McCartney releases "All the Best" 
1988
Computers virus strikes Pentagon, SDI research lab & 6 universities 
1988
Mexican radio station erronously reports Mike Tyson dies in car crash 
1988
Walt Weiss wins AL rookie of year (3rd straight for Oakland A's) 
1988
The Morris worm, the first internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT. 
1989
"Meet Me in St Louis" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 253 perfs 
1990
1st NBA game at Target Center, Minn Timberwolves beat Mavericks 98-85 
1991
Jermaine Jackson releases "Word to the Badd!!" anti Michael song 
1991
Nevada makes biggest comeback in NCAA football history, overcoming a 35-pt deficit in the 3rd quarter & rallying to beat Weber State 55-49 
1991
Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Arazi, Black Tie Affair, Dance Smartly, Miss Alleged, Opening Verse, Pleasant Stage, Sheikh Albadou 
1991
Bartholomew I becomes the Patriarch of Constantinople. 
1992
First test flight of Airbus A330 
1993
First commemorative bricks are laid at Bob Feller Memorial 
1993
Actor Roger Moore (James Bond) has his enlarged prostate removed 
1993
Christie Todd Whitman (R) elected 1st woman governor of NJ 
1993
Dow Jones hits record 3697.64 
1993
Ehud Olmert elected mayor of Jerusalem 
1993
Rudolph Guliani (R) elected 107th mayor of NYC 
1994
Benzine explosion in Dronka Egypt, 400+ killed 
1995
"Busker Alley" premieres at St James Theatre, NY 
1995
"Sacrilege" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 21 performances 
1995
Spanish Broadcasting System buys NY radio station WPAT-FM for $83.5M 
1996
"Hughie" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC 
1997
"Barrymore" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 240 performances 
1997
27th NYC Women Marathon won by Franziska Rochat-Moser of Switz 2:28:43 
1997
28th NYC Marathon won by John Kagwe of Kenya in 2:08:12 
1997
Ralphs Senior Golf Classic 
1997
Toray Japan Queens LPGA Cup 
1997
Typhoon Linda kills at least 208 in southern Vietnam 
1997
USA beats Japan 23-13 at LPGA Nichirei International 
2000
The first crew arrives at the International Space Station. 
2003
Grant Fuhr is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame 
2015
International Space Station celebrates 15 years of human life in space 
2016
Cubs crush Indians to send World Series to Game 7 
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