What happened on November 2? There are more than 268 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About November 2

November 2 In HistoryNovember 2 is the 306th day of the year 2021. There are 59 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday. This day falls under the 44th week of the year 2021.

On this day in Saddlestring, Wyoming 82840 sunrise will occur at 07:47 AM and sunset will occur at 05:54 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Scorpio. The modern birthstone for this month is Topaz while the mystical birthstone is Pearl.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 91 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 1, 2022).

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Historical Events For 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 1889
    North and South Dakota are admitted as the 39th and 40th U.S. states.
  • 1895
    The first gasoline-powered race in the United States. First prize: $2,000
  • 1898
    Cheerleading is started at the University of Minnesota with Johnny Campbell leading the crowd in cheering on the football team.
  • 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.
  • 1917
    The Balfour Declaration proclaims British support for the “establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” with the clear understanding “that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities”.
  • 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
    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.
  • 1940
    World War II: First day of Battle of Elaia–Kalamas between the Greeks and the Italians.
  • 1947
    In California, designer Howard Hughes performs the maiden (and only) flight of the Spruce Goose or H-4 The Hercules; the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    50,000–100,000 people demonstrate against the Georgian government in Tbilisi.

Who Were Born On November 2?

  • 1082
    Emperor Huizong of China (d. 1135)
  • 1470
    King Edward V of England, one of the two princes in the Tower (d. 1483)
  • 1475
    Princess Anne of York, Countess of Surrey (d. 1511)
  • 1636
    Edward Colston, English merchant and philanthropist (d. 1721)
  • 1667
    James Sobieski, Crown Prince of Poland (d. 1737)
  • 1692
    Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, Dutch composer (d. 1766)
  • 1696
    Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania’s ambassador to the Native Americans (d. 1760)
  • 1699
    Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter (d. 1779)
  • 1709
    Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (d. 1759)
  • 1734
    Daniel Boone American explorer (d. 1820)
  • 1739
    Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian composer (d. 1799)
  • 1741
    Joan van der Capellen tot den Pol, Dutch politician (d. 1784)
  • 1754
    Gaspard de Bernard de Marigny, French royalist general and counterrevolutionary (d. 1794)
  • 1755
    Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (d. 1793)
  • 1766
    Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Austrian field marshal (d. 1858)
  • 1777
    Fortunat Alojzy Gonzaga Żółkowski, Polish actor (d. 1822)
  • 1777
    Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom (d. 1848)
  • 1795
    James Knox Polk, 11th President of the United States (d. 1849)
  • 1799
    John Light Atlee, American physician and surgeon (d. 1885)
  • 1808
    Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, French writer (d. 1889)
  • 1815
    George Boole, English mathematician and philosopher (d. 1864)
  • 1821
    Sir George Bowen, British provincial governor (d. 1899)
  • 1833
    Mahendralal Sarkar, Indian doctor (d. 1904)
  • 1837
    Émile Bayard, French artist, illustrator (d. 1891)
  • 1844
    Sultan Mehmed V of the Ottoman Empire (d. 1918)
  • 1855
    Henrik Schück, Swedish literary historian (d. 1947)
  • 1865
    Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States (d. 1923)
  • 1877
    Aga Khan III, Shia Imam (d. 1957)
  • 1877
    Joseph De Piro, Maltese founder of the Missionary Society of St. Paul (d. 1933)
  • 1877
    Victor Trumper, Australian cricketer (d. 1915)
  • 1878
    Ōkido Moriemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 23rd Yokozuna (d. 1930)
  • 1883
    Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, cardinal and archbishop of Quebec (d. 1947)
  • 1885
    Harlow Shapley, American astronomer (d. 1972)
  • 1886
    Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician (d. 1971)
  • 1890
    Moa Martinson, Swedish writer (d. 1964)
  • 1890
    Nishinoumi Kajirō III, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 30th Yokozuna (d. 1933)
  • 1891
    David Townsend, Art Director (d. 1935)
  • 1892
    Alice Brady, Academy Award-winning American actress (d. 1939)
  • 1893
    Battista Farina, founder of Pininfarina company (d. 1966)
  • 1894
    Alexander Lippisch, German scientist (d. 1976)
  • 1899
    Peter Aufschnaiter, Austrian mountaineer, known from Seven Years in Tibet (d. 1973)
  • 1903
    Travis Jackson, American baseball player (d. 1987)
  • 1904
    Hugh Patrick Lygon, English aristocrat (d. 1936)
  • 1905
    Georges Schehadé, Lebanese poet and playwright (d. 1989)
  • 1905
    James Dunn, American actor (d. 1967)
  • 1906
    Daniil Andreev, Russian poet (d. 1959)
  • 1906
    Luchino Visconti, Italian director (d. 1976)
  • 1908
    Fred Bakewell, English cricketer (d. 1983)
  • 1910
    Fouad Serageddin, Egyptian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1911
    Odysseas Elytis, Greek poet, Nobel laureate (d. 1996)
  • 1911
    Raphael Robinson, US mathematician (d. 1995)
  • 1913
    Burt Lancaster, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1914
    Johnny Vander Meer, baseball player (d. 1997)
  • 1915
    Beryl McBurnie, Trinidadian dancer (d. 2000)
  • 1915
    Sidney Luft, American movie director (d. 2005)
  • 1919
    Warren Stevens, American actor
  • 1920
    Ann Rutherford, American actress
  • 1921
    Bill Mosienko, National Hockey League player (d. 1994)
  • 1921
    Shepard Menken, American voice actor (d. 1999)
  • 1924
    (Father) David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player and priest (d. 1988)
  • 1924
    Rudy Van Gelder, American recording engineer
  • 1924
    Stavros Xenidis, Greek actor (d. 2008)
  • 1927
    Steve Ditko, American artist
  • 1928
    Paul Johnson, British historian
  • 1929
    Muhammad Rafiq Tarar, former President of Pakistan
  • 1929
    Richard E. Taylor, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1932
    Ron Sproat, American TV writer and playwright (d. 2009)
  • 1934
    Bill Gothard, American minister and speaker
  • 1934
    Ken Rosewall, Australian tennis player
  • 1936
    Jack Starrett, American actor and director (d. 1989)
  • 1936
    Rose Bird, American judge (d. 1999)
  • 1937
    Earl Carroll, lead vocalist of The Cadillacs
  • 1938
    David Lane, American white nationalist (d. 2007)
  • 1938
    Jay Black, American singer (Jay and the Americans)
  • 1938
    Pat Buchanan, American journalist and politician
  • 1938
    Queen Sofia of Spain
  • 1939
    Richard Serra, American sculptor and video artist
  • 1940
    Jim Bakken, American football player
  • 1940
    Phil Minton, jazz/free-improvising vocalist and trumpeter
  • 1941
    Bruce Welch, English musician and songwriter (The Shadows)
  • 1942
    Shere Hite, American-German author
  • 1942
    Stefanie Powers, American actress
  • 1944
    Keith Emerson, British keyboardist and composer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
  • 1944
    Patrice Chéreau, French director, actor and producer
  • 1945
    Giorgos Kolokithas, Greek basketball player
  • 1945
    J. D. Souther, American country-rock singer
  • 1946
    Alan Jones, Australian race car driver
  • 1946
    Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (d. 2001)
  • 1947
    Dave Pegg, English multi-instrumentalist, bass guitarist, longest serving member of Fairport Convention
  • 1950
    Alex Fagan, American law enforcement official (d. 2010)
  • 1951
    Lindy Morrison, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens)
  • 1951
    Thomas Mallon, American novelist and critic
  • 1951
    Vassilis Leventis, Greek politician
  • 1952
    Jim Cummings, American voice actor
  • 1952
    Maxine Nightingale, English singer
  • 1954
    Pat Croce, American entrepreneur
  • 1955
    Chris Burnett, American musician
  • 1955
    Thomas Grunenberg, German footballer
  • 1956
    Peter Mullan, Scottish actor
  • 1957
    Carter Beauford, American drummer (Dave Matthews Band)
  • 1957
    Michael Bailey Smith, American actor
  • 1957
    Notis Sfakianakis, Greek singer
  • 1958
    Willie McGee, American baseball player
  • 1961
    Jeff Tedford, American college football coach
  • 1961
    k.d. lang, Canadian musician
  • 1962
    David Brock, American political commentator, pundit
  • 1962
    Derek Mountfield, English football player
  • 1962
    Mireille Delunsch, French soprano
  • 1962
    Simon Hill, English-Australian football commentator
  • 1963
    Bobby Dall, American bass guitarist (Poison)
  • 1963
    Craig Saavedra, American filmmaker
  • 1963
    Jonas Gardell, Swedish writer
  • 1963
    Park Young Seok, South Korean mountaineer
  • 1963
    Ron McGovney, American musician
  • 1964
    Britta Lejon, Swedish politician
  • 1965
    Arnold Clavio, Filipino broadcast journalist
  • 1965
    Samuel Le Bihan, French actor
  • 1965
    Shahrukh Khan, Indian actor
  • 1966
    David Schwimmer, American actor
  • 1966
    Khaled Abol Naga, Egyptian actor
  • 1966
    Sean Kanan, American actor
  • 1966
    Tim Kirkman, American filmmaker
  • 1966
    Yoshinari Ogawa, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1967
    Kurt Elling, American jazz vocalist
  • 1967
    Marc van Roon, Dutch improvising musician
  • 1967
    Scott Walker, American politician
  • 1968
    Ultra Naté, American musician
  • 1969
    Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, American bassist (KoЯn)
  • 1970
    Ely Buendia, Filipino vocalist (Eraserheads)
  • 1970
    Sharmell Sullivan, American professional wrestling valet
  • 1972
    Darío Silva, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1972
    Samantha Janus, British entertainer
  • 1972
    Vladimir Vorobiev, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1973
    Marisol Nichols, American actress
  • 1974
    Nelly, American rapper
  • 1974
    Orlando Cabrera, Colombian baseball player
  • 1974
    Prodigy, American rapper (Mobb Deep)
  • 1975
    Chris Walla, American musician (Death Cab for Cutie)
  • 1975
    Stéphane Sarrazin, French rally driver
  • 1976
    Sidney Ponson, Aruban baseball player
  • 1977
    Jason Cerbone, American actor
  • 1977
    Konstantinos Economidis, Greek tennis player
  • 1977
    Randy Harrison, American actor
  • 1977
    Rodney Buford, American basketball player
  • 1978
    Carmen Cali, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro, Brazilian mixed-martial artist
  • 1979
    Erika Flores, American actress
  • 1979
    Julie Lund, Danish actress
  • 1979
    Simone Puleo, Italian footballer
  • 1980
    Amos Roberts Australian Rugby League player
  • 1980
    Diego Lugano, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1980
    Kim So-yeon, South Korean actress
  • 1981
    Avy Scott, American pornographic actress
  • 1981
    Katharine Isabelle, Canadian actress
  • 1981
    Roddy White, American football player
  • 1981
    Wilson Betemit, Dominican baseball player
  • 1982
    Charles Itandje, French footballer
  • 1982
    Kyoko Fukada, Japanese actress, model and singer
  • 1982
    Yunel Escobar, Cuban baseball player
  • 1984
    Julia Stegner, German model
  • 1984
    Tamara Hope, Canadian actress
  • 1986
    Andy Rautins, Canadian basketball player
  • 1986
    Lara Sacher, Australian actress
  • 1987
    Danny Cipriani, English rugby union player
  • 1989
    Katelyn Tarver, American singer
  • 1989
    Luke Schenn, Canadian hockey player
  • 1989
    Stevan Jovetić, Montenegrin footballer
  • 1990
    Kendall Schmidt, American singer and actor (Big Time Rush)
  • 1995
    Brandon Soo Hoo, American actor

Who Died On November 2?

  • 943
    Queen Emma of France, (b. 894)
  • 1083
    Matilda of Flanders, Queen consort of William I the Conqueror (b. 1031)
  • 1285
    King Peter III of Aragon (b. 1239)
  • 1327
    King James II of Aragon (b. 1267)
  • 1483
    Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English politician (b. 1454)
  • 1610
    Richard Bancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1544)
  • 1618
    Archduke Maximilian III of Austria (b. 1568)
  • 1716
    Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and traveler (b. 1651)
  • 1807
    Baron de Breteuil, French statesman (b. 1730)
  • 1846
    Esaias Tegnér, Swedish writer, educator, and bishop (b. 1782)
  • 1852
    Pyotr Kotlyarevsky, Russian general (b. 1782)
  • 1863
    Theodore Judah, American railroad engineer (b. 1826)
  • 1877
    Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, Prussian field marshal (b. 1784)
  • 1887
    Jenny Lind, Swedish soprano (b. 1820)
  • 1898
    George Goyder, English surveyor (b. 1826)
  • 1905
    Albert von Kölliker, Swiss anatomist (b. 1817)
  • 1935
    Jock Cameron, South African cricketer (b. 1905)
  • 1944
    Thomas Midgley, Jr., American chemist and inventor (b. 1889)
  • 1945
    Princess Thyra, daughter of Frederick VIII of Denmark (b. 1880)
  • 1949
    Jerome F. Donovan, American politician (b. 1872)
  • 1950
    George Bernard Shaw, Irish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1856)
  • 1952
    Mehmet Esat Bülkat, Ottoman general (b. 1862)
  • 1958
    Jean Couzy, French mountaineer (b. 1923)
  • 1959
    Michael Considine, Australian politician (b. 1885)
  • 1960
    Dimitris Mitropoulos, Greek conductor and composer (b. 1896)
  • 1961
    James Thurber, American humorist (b. 1894)
  • 1963
    Ngô Đình Diệm, South Vietnamese politician (b. 1901)
  • 1966
    Mississippi John Hurt, American blues singer (b. 1892)
  • 1966
    Peter Debye, Dutch chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1884)
  • 1970
    Richard Cushing, cardinal and archbishop of Boston (b. 1895)
  • 1971
    Robert Mensah, Ghanaian Olympian and association football player(b. 1939)
  • 1975
    Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian film director (b. 1922)
  • 1979
    Jacques Mesrine, French criminal (b. 1936)
  • 1982
    Lester Roloff, American religious personality (b. 1914)
  • 1984
    Velma Barfield, American convicted murderer (b. 1932)
  • 1986
    Paul Frees, American voice actor (b. 1920)
  • 1991
    Irwin Allen, American film producer (b. 1916)
  • 1992
    Hal Roach, American director and producer (b. 1892)
  • 1996
    Eva Cassidy, American singer (b. 1963)
  • 1996
    John G. Crommelin, United States Navy officer and white supremacist political candidate (b. 1902)
  • 1998
    Vincent Winter, British actor (b. 1957)
  • 2000
    Robert Cormier, American author, columnist and reporter (b. 1925)
  • 2002
    Charles Sheffield, American author and physicist (b. 1935)
  • 2002
    Tonio Selwart, German actor (b. 1896)
  • 2003
    Frank McCloskey, American politician (b. 1939)
  • 2004
    Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch cyclist (b. 1951)
  • 2004
    Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, United Arab Emiratesian politician (b. 1918)
  • 2004
    Theo van Gogh, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1957)
  • 2005
    Ferruccio Valcareggi, Italian football player and coach (b. 1919)
  • 2007
    Charmaine Dragun, Australian journalist (b. 1978)
  • 2007
    Henry Cele, South African actor (b. 1949)
  • 2007
    Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (b. 1906)
  • 2007
    Lillian Ellison, American professional wrestler (b. 1923)
  • 2007
    Witold Kiełtyka, Polish metal drummer (b. 1984)
  • 2010
    Andy Irons, American professional surfer (b. 1978)
  • 2010
    Clyde King, American baseball player and manager (b. 1924)
  • 2011
    Sickan Carlsson, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1915)

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