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November 2nd, 2002 (November 02 2002)EventThe Godless Americans March on Washington brings together 2,000 atheists, freethinkers, and humanists in a mile-long parade down the National Mall.
November 2nd, 2000 (November 02 2000)EventThe first crew arrives at the International Space Station.
November 2nd, 1995 (November 02 1995)EventFormer South African defence minister General Magnus Malan and 10 other former senior military officers are arrested and charged with murdering 13 black people in 1987, (all the accused are later acquitted).
November 2nd, 1991 (November 02 1991)EventBartholomew I becomes the Patriarch of Constantinople.
November 2nd, 1988 (November 02 1988)EventThe Morris worm, the first internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT.
November 2nd, 1984 (November 02 1984)EventCapital punishment: Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962.
November 2nd, 1983 (November 02 1983)EventU.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.Ronald Reagan Quotes
November 2nd, 1982 (November 02 1982)EventChannel 4 begins transmission in the UK
November 2nd, 1974 (November 02 1974)Event78 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.
November 2nd, 1973 (November 02 1973)EventThe Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Communist Party of India forms a United Front in the state of Tripura.
November 2nd, 1967 (November 02 1967)EventVietnam 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.Lyndon Johnson Quotes
November 2nd, 1966 (November 02 1966)EventThe Cuban Adjustment Act enters force, allowing 123,000 Cubans the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the United States.
November 2nd, 1965 (November 02 1965)EventNorman 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.
November 2nd, 1964 (November 02 1964)EventKing Saud of Saudi Arabia is deposed by a family coup, and replaced by his half-brother King Faisal.
November 2nd, 1963 (November 02 1963)EventSouth Vietnamese President Ngo ?inh Di?m is assassinated following a military coup.
November 2nd, 1960 (November 02 1960)EventPenguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the Lady Chatterley s Lover case
November 2nd, 1959 (November 02 1959)EventQuiz 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.
November 2nd, 1959 (November 02 1959)EventIce Hockey: After being struck in the face with a puck, goalkeeper Jacques Plante returns to play wearing a protective mask for the first time in professional play.
November 2nd, 1959 (November 02 1959)EventThe 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
November 2nd, 1957 (November 02 1957)EventThe Levelland UFO Case in Levelland, Texas, generates national publicity, and remains one of the most impressive UFO cases in American history.
November 2nd, 1953 (November 02 1953)EventThe Constituent Assembly of Pakistan names the country The Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
November 2nd, 1947 (November 02 1947)EventIn California, designer Howard Hughes performs the maiden (and only) flight of the Spruce Goose; the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built.
November 2nd, 1936 (November 02 1936)EventThe Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is established.
November 2nd, 1936 (November 02 1936)EventItalian dictator Benito Mussolini proclaims the Rome-Berlin Axis, establishing the alliance of the Axis Powers.Benito Mussolini Quotes
November 2nd, 1936 (November 02 1936)EventThe 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.
November 2nd, 1930 (November 02 1930)EventHaile Selassie is crowned emperor of Ethiopia.
November 2nd, 1920 (November 02 1920)EventIn the United States, KDKA of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania starts broadcasting as the first commercial radio station. The first broadcast was the results of the U.S. presidential election, 1920.
November 2nd, 1920 (November 02 1920)EventQANTAS makes its first commercial passenger flight, in Queensland, Australia. Qantas is now the second-oldest airline operating today.
November 2nd, 1917 (November 02 1917)EventThe 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".
November 2nd, 1914 (November 02 1914)EventRussia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
November 2nd, 1909 (November 02 1909)EventLambda Chi Alpha fraternity is founded at Boston University.
November 2nd, 1899 (November 02 1899)EventThe Boers begin their 118 day siege of British held Ladysmith during the Second Boer War.
November 2nd, 1898 (November 02 1898)EventCheerleading is started at the University of Minnesota with Johnny Campbell leading the crowd in cheering on the football team.
November 2nd, 1895 (November 02 1895)EventThe first gasoline-powered race in the United States. First prize: $2,000
November 2nd, 1889 (November 02 1889)EventNorth and South Dakota are admitted as the 39th and 40th U.S. states.
November 2nd, 1868 (November 02 1868)EventTime zone: New Zealand officially adopts a standard time to be observed nationally
November 2nd, 1861 (November 02 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: Western Department Union General John C. Fremont is relieved of command and replaced by David Hunter.
November 2nd, 1795 (November 02 1795)EventThe French Directory succeeds the French National Convention as the government of Revolutionary France.
November 2nd, 1783 (November 02 1783)EventIn Rocky Hill, New Jersey, US General George Washington gives his "Farewell Address to the Army".George Washington Quotes
November 2nd, 1772 (November 02 1772)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: Samuel Adams and Joseph Warren form the first Committee of Correspondence.Samuel Adams Quotes
November 2nd, 1675 (November 02 1675)EventA combined attack by the Plymouth, Rhode Island, Massachusetts Bay and Connecticut colonies attacks the Great Swamp Fort, owned by the Narragansetts during King Philip s War.
November 2nd, 1570 (November 02 1570)EventA tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland, killing more than 1,000 people.

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