About November 2

November 2, 2020 is the 307th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 59 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 102 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.
  • 1570
    A tsunami in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland, killing more than 1,000 people.
  • 1769
    Don Gaspar de Portolà leads the first documented European visit to San Francisco Bay.
  • 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”.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Western Department Union General John C. Fremont is relieved of command and replaced by David Hunter.
  • 1909
    Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity is founded at Boston University.
  • 1914
    Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1936
    Italian dictator Benito Mussolini proclaims the Rome-Berlin Axis, establishing the alliance of the Axis Powers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    The Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Communist Party of India form a ‘United Front’in the state of Tripura.
  • 1984
    Capital punishment: Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962.
  • 1988
    The Morris worm, the first internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT.
  • 2000
    The first resident crew to the ISS docked in November 2nd on the Soyuz TM-31.

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