About November 2

November 2, 2022 is the 306th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 59 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 81 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 1882
    Oulu, Finland is devastated by the Great Oulu Fire of 1882
  • 1899
    The Boers begin their 118 day siege of British held Ladysmith during the Second Boer War.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the Lady Chatterley’s Lover case
  • 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.
  • 1973
    The Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Communist Party of India form a ‘United Front’in the state of Tripura.
  • 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.
  • 2000
    The first resident crew to the ISS docked in November 2nd on the Soyuz TM-31.

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