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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1882
    Oulu, Finland is devastated by the Great Oulu Fire of 1882
  • 1889
    North and South Dakota are admitted as the 39th and 40th U.S. states.
  • 1898
    Cheerleading is started at the University of Minnesota with Johnny Campbell leading the crowd in cheering on the football team.
  • 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.
  • 1930
    Haile Selassie is crowned emperor of Ethiopia.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1953
    The Constituent Assembly of Pakistan names the country The Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the Lady Chatterley’s Lover case
  • 1973
    The Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Communist Party of India form a ‘United Front’in the state of Tripura.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    50,000–100,000 people demonstrate against the Georgian government in Tbilisi.

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