About November 2

November 2, 2024 is the 307th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 59 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Scorpio is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 88 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 2

  • 1410
    The Peace of Bicêtre between the Armagnac and Burgundian factions is signed.
  • 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.
  • 1895
    The first gasoline-powered race in the United States. First prize: $2,000
  • 1909
    Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity is founded at Boston University.
  • 1920
    In the United States, KDKA of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania starts broadcasting as the first commercial radio station. The first broadcast is the result of the U.S. presidential election, 1920.
  • 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.
  • 1936
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is established.
  • 1940
    World War II: First day of Battle of Elaia–Kalamas between the Greeks and the Italians.
  • 1953
    The Constituent Assembly of Pakistan names the country The Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
  • 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.
  • 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 comes into force, allowing 123,000 Cubans the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the United States.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • 1984
    Capital punishment: Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962.
  • 2000
    The first resident crew to the ISS docked in November 2nd on the Soyuz TM-31.

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