About November 2

November 2, 2021 is the 306th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 59 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 91 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 2

  • 1570
    A tsunami in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland, killing more than 1,000 people.
  • 1675
    King Philip’s War: A combined effort by the Plymouth, Rhode Island, Massachusetts Bay and Connecticut colonies attacks the Great Swamp Fort, owned by the Narragansetts.
  • 1769
    Don Gaspar de Portolà leads the first documented European visit to San Francisco Bay.
  • 1795
    The French Directory succeeds the French National Convention as the government of Revolutionary France.
  • 1882
    Oulu, Finland is devastated by the Great Oulu Fire of 1882
  • 1895
    The first gasoline-powered race in the United States. First prize: $2,000
  • 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.
  • 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
    Italian dictator Benito Mussolini proclaims the Rome-Berlin Axis, establishing the alliance of the Axis Powers.
  • 1936
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is established.
  • 1949
    The Dutch–Indonesian Round Table Conference ends with the Netherlands agreeing to transfer sovereignty of the Dutch East Indies to the United States of Indonesia.
  • 1957
    The Levelland UFO Case in Levelland, Texas, generates national publicity.
  • 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
    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
  • 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 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.
  • 1988
    The Morris worm, the first internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT.
  • 2007
    50,000–100,000 people demonstrate against the Georgian government in Tbilisi.

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