This Day in History for 2nd November

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 167

676 - Donus begins his reign as Catholic Pope replacing Pope Adeodatus II
1327 - King Alfonso IV of Aragon crowned
1355 - English invasion army under king Edward lands at Calais
1418 - Utrecht conquerors Ijsselstein
1642 - 2nd battle at Breitenfeld Saksen: Sweden beat Ferdinand III
1648 - 12,000 Jews massacred by Chmielnicki hordes in Narol Podlia
1675 - A 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.
1712 - Suriname government gives French hijacker Jacques Cassard, ƒ682,800
1722 - Willem KH Friso (11) appointed viceroy of Gelderland
1749 - English Ohio Trade Company forms 1st trade post
1772 - Boston: anti-English Committee of Correspondence forms
1783 - General George Washington, later 1st American President, bids farewell to his army after the American Revolutionary War
1813 - Treaty of Fulda
1824 - Popular presidential vote 1st recorded; Andrew Jackson beats J Q Adams
1835 - 2nd Seminole War begins in Osceola
1841 - Akbar Khan successfully revolts against Shah Shuja in Afghanistan
1852 - Franklin Pierce elected as president of US
1854 - Cobblestone paving of Washington St between Dupont & Kearny starts
1861 - American Civil War: Western Department Union General John C. Fremont is relieved of command and replaced by David Hunter.
US President & General Andrew JacksonUS President & General Andrew Jackson 1868 - Time zone: New Zealand officially adopts a standard time to be observed nationally
1875 - Verney Cameroon reaches Benguela Angola, from Africa's east coast
1879 - In a 6-day footrace a Mr Weston loses to a horse, 900 to 885 km
1880 - James A Garfield (R) elected 20th American President
1881 - Dutch New-Malthusiaanse Union forms
1889 - North Dakota becomes 39th & South Dakota becomes 40th state
1892 - French poet Paul Verlaine visits Netherlands
1895 - 29th Belmont: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 2:11½
1898 - French government-Dupuy forms
1898 - Theodor Herzl arrives in Jerusalem
1898 - Cheerleading is started at the University of Minnesota with Johnny Campbell leading the crowd in cheering on the football team.
1899 - Boers begin siege of Ladysmith, Natal
1903 - Lyceum Theater (New Lyceum) opens at 149 W 45th St NYC
1903 - New Amsterdam Theater opens at 214 W 42nd St NYC
1904 - British newspaper, "Daily Mirror," begins publishing
US President James GarfieldUS President James Garfield 1907 - Ottawa Mint Proclamation is published
1913 - St Louis Browns mgr George Stovall is 1st to jump to Federal League
1914 - Great Britain annexes Cyprus
1914 - V Herbert & H Blossoms "Only Girl," premieres in NYC
1914 - Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
1915 - 1st US election by proportional representation, Ashtabula, Ohio
1916 - Ft Vaux, Verdun, reconquered by France
1917 - 1st US soldiers killed in combat in WW I
1917 - Balfour Declaration proclaims support for a Jewish state in Palestine
1917 - Lansing-Ishii Agreement; US recognizes Japan's privileges in China
1920 - KDKA (Pittsburgh) goes on air as 1st commercial radio station
1920 - Warren G Harding elected 29th president
1921 - Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie," premieres in NYC
1922 - Allies deliberate over German mark
1923 - Bloody street fights in Aken (pro-French separatists driven)
1923 - Stresemann's SPD-ministers in Germany, step down
1924 - Sunday Express publishes 1st British crossword puzzle
1928 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st Symphony, L Stokovski premieres in Phila
1930 - Ras (euqiv. Duke) Tafari Makonnen is crowned Haile Selassie I, 225th emperor of Solmonic Dynasty
1931 - Warren, Dixon & Young's musical "Laugh Parade," premieres in NYC
Baseball Great Babe RuthBaseball Great Babe Ruth 1934 - Babe Ruth tours Tokyo, Japan
1936 - 1st high-definition TV broadcast service, by BBC in London
1936 - The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is established.
1937 - AL batting champ Charlie Gehringer wins MVP
1938 - Babe Ruth applies for job of St Louis Browns' manager
1938 - Jimmie Foxx wins his 3rd AL MVP
1941 - German troops occupy Rostov
1942 - 11th day of battle at El Alamein: British assault on Tel el Aqqaqir
1942 - Britian under Montgomery defeats German forces under Rommel in battle of Alamein Egypt (WW II)
1943 - Jewish ghetto of Riga Latvia is destroyed
1944 - Auschwitz begins gassing inmates
1944 - Canadian troops occupy Knokke
1944 - US 28th Infantry division opens assault on Schmidt Hurtgenwald
1947 - 7th Ryder Cup: US wins 11-1 at Portland Golf Club (Portland, Oregon, US)
1947 - Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" flies for 1st (& last) time
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman 1948 - Pres Harry Truman re-elected in an upset over Republican Thomas Dewey
1948 - WJZ TV channel 13 in Baltimore, MD (ABC) begins broadcasting
1949 - Netherland recognizes Indonesia as a sovereign state
1949 - NL scheme for national distribution of textiles, meat and cheese disbands
1950 - "Barrier" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
1950 - Phillies reliever Jim Konstanty wins NL MVP
1953 - Pakistan becomes islamic republic
1954 - Charles C Diggs Jr elected Michigan's 1st black congressman
1954 - JS Thurmond is 1st senator elected by write-in vote (SC)
1954 - Taiwan & US sign military pact
1955 - Clarton-Schwerdt & Schaffer discover polio virus
1955 - David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government
1956 - Hungary appeals for UN assistance against Soviet invasion
1956 - Israel captures Gaza & Sheham
1957 - 1st titanium mill opened, Toronto Ohio
First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-GurionFirst Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion 1957 - The Levelland UFO Case in Levelland, Texas, generates national publicity, and remains one of the most impressive UFO cases in American history.
1959 - "Girls against the Boys" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 perfs
1959 - Charles Van Doren confesses, TV quiz show-"21," was fixed
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 - Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th String quartet, premieres in Leningrad
1960 - George Weiss, at 66, resigns as GM of NY Yankees
1960 - Penguin Books publishes "Lady Chatterley's Lover"
1960 - Roger Maris nips Mickey Mantle as AL MVP, 225-222
1961 - "Kean" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 performances
1961 - Max Frisch' "Andorra," premieres in Zurich
1963 - "Tambourines to Glory" opens at Little Theater NYC for 24 performances
1963 - Only 1st-class cricket game played in Uganda, MCC v E African XI
1964 - CBS purchases 80% of Yanks for $11,200,000, later buys remaining 20%
1964 - Faisal succeeds Saud as king of Saudi Arabia
1966 - KHSD TV channel 11 in Lead, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
American Baseball Player Roger MarisAmerican Baseball Player Roger Maris 1966 - The Cuban Adjustment Act enters force, allowing 123,000 Cubans the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the United States.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 219

1082 - Emperor Huizong of China (d. 1135)
1475 - Princess Anne of York (d. 1511)
1528 - Peter S Lotichius, [Peter Lotz], Neo latin poet (Collected Works)
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, Oley Valley, Pennsylvania, frontiersman/explorer (US Hall of Fame-1915), (d. 182)
1739 - Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf, composer
1741 - Joan Derk van Capellen, leader of Neth Democratic Patriots
1755 - Marie Antoinette, Vienna, Queen of France(1774-1792), "let them eat cake", (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)
1785 - Frederic Kalkbrenner, composer
1785 - Johann Leopold Fuchs, composer
1795 - James Knox Polk, NC, 11th American President (D) (1845-1849)
Queen of France Marie AntoinetteQueen of France Marie Antoinette (1755) 1808 - Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, French writer (d. 1889)
1810 - Andrew Atkinson Humphreys, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883
1812 - Abraham I van Lier, theater director (Gran Theatre-van Lier)
1815 - George Boole, mathematician (Boolean algebra)
1821 - Sir George Bowen, British provincial governor (d. 1899)
1822 - James Byron Gordon, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1826 - Robert Hopkins Hatton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
1826 - William Haines Lytle, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1828 - Byron Grimes, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1880
1833 - Mahendralal Sarkar, Indian doctor (d. 1904)
1837 - Émile Bayard, French artist, illustrator (d. (1891)
1842 - Otto Reubke, composer
1843 - Caryl Florio, composer, Pen-name of William James Rob John
1843 - Elek Erkel, composer
1846 - Antonio Pena y Goni, composer
1847 - George Sorel, French Socialist thinker/author (violent revolutions)
1857 - Joseph F F Babinski, Polish/French neurologist (Babinski reflex)
1865 - Warren Gamaliel Harding, Ohio, (R) 29th pres (1921-23)
1876 - Eugeniusz Morawsky-Dabrowa, composer
1877 - Claire McDowell, NYC, actress (Big Parade)
1877 - Victor Trumper, cricketer (Australia batsman 1899-1912)
48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III (1877) 1877 - Aga Khan III, Karachi, Shia Imam (1885-1932), (d. 1957)
1877 - Joseph De Piro, Maltese founder of the Missionary Society of St. Paul (d. 1933)
1879 - Jean Gilbert, [Max Winterfield], German composer (Prince Regent)
1880 - John Foulds, composer
1882 - Leo Perutz, writer
1883 - Frico Kafenda, composer
1883 - Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, cardinal and archbishop of Quebec (d. 1947)
1885 - Harlow Shapley, US, astronomer (studied the galaxies)
1886 - Philip Merivale, Rehutia India, actor (Nothing But Trouble)
1886 - Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician (d. 1971)
1890 - Henry Borginon, Flemish nationalist/senator
1892 - Alice Brady, NYC, actress (My Man Godfrey, Gay Divorcee, Zenobia)
1892 - Paul Abraham, Hungarian composer (Viktoria und ihr Huzar)
1893 - Battista Farina, founder of Pininfarina company (d. 1966)
1894 - William Johnston, tennis champ (US Open-1915)
1894 - Alexander Lippisch, German scientist (d. 1976)
1897 - Dennis King, Coventry England, comedian (Devil's Brother)
1897 - Jacob A B "Jack" Bjerknes, Norwegian/US meteorologist (USAF in London)
1899 - Eddy [Charles E] du Perron, Dutch author/poet
1901 - James Dunn, NYC, actor (Tree Grows in Brooklyn, It's a Great Life)
1901 - Paul Ford, Balt Md, actor (Phil Silvers Show)
1902 - Gyula Illyes, Hungarian author/poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes)
1902 - Marius W Holtrop, economist/president (Netherlands Bank)
1903 - Travis Jackson, American baseball player (d. 1987)
1905 - Fred Lipmann, watchmaker
1905 - James Dunn, American actor (d. 1967)
1906 - Luchino Visconti, Milan Italy, director (Damned, Death in Venice)
1906 - Daniil Andreev, Russian poet (d. 1959)
1908 - Reginald Beckwith, York England, actor (Genevieve, Doctor in Love)
1910 - Fouad Serageddin, Egyptian politician (d. 1999)
1911 - Odysseus Elytis Alepoudellis, Greece, poet (Nobel 1979)
1911 - Raphael Robinson, US mathematician (d. 1995)
1912 - Jouko Paavo Kalervo Tolonen, composer
1913 - Burt Lancaster, NYC, actor (From Here to Eternity, Elmer Gantry)
1913 - Ivor Roberts-Jones, sculptor
1914 - Johnny Vander Meer, baseball player (d. 1997)
1915 - Douglas Gordon Lilburn, composer
1915 - Beryl McBurnie, Trinidadian dancer (d. 2000)
1915 - Sidney Luft, American movie director (d. 2005)
1917 - Durward Knowles, England, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1968-Bahamas)
1919 - Jorge de Sena, Portuguese engineer/poet (Reino da Estupidez)
1919 - Warren Stevens, Clark's Summit Pa, actor (Richard Boone Show), (d. 2012)
1920 - Fabio Gonzalez-Zuleta, composer
1920 - Lewis Charles, NYC, actor (Feather & Father Gang)
1920 - Ann Rutherford, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, actress, (d. 2012)
1921 - Fernando Correia de Oliveira, composer
1921 - Willaim D Schaefer, Maryland, (Gov-D-Md)
1921 - Shepard Menken, American voice actor (d. 1999)
1921 - Bill Mosienko, National Hockey League player (d. 1994)
1922 - John Pinsent, classical scholar
1924 - Father David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1988)
1924 - Rudy Van Gelder, American recording engineer
1927 - John Sainsbury, English billionaire
1927 - Steve Ditko, American artist
1928 - Geoffrey Pardoe, engineer
1928 - Paul Johnson, British historian
1929 - Harold Farberman, NYC, conductor/composer (Medea)
1929 - Milan Stibilj, composer
1929 - Rachel Ames, Portland Oregon, actress (Line Up, Audrey-Gen Hospital)
1930 - Denis Gerald Barrington, artist

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 5

1887 - Baseball legend Connie Mack (24) weds Margaret Hogan
1896 - Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (19) weds first cousin Shahzadi Begum in Pune, India
2005 - Irish TV and radio presenter Sile Seoige (26) weds Glen Mulcahy at St. Brendan's Church in County Offaly
2009 - "Sex and the City" actor Ron Livingston (41) weds actress Rosemarie DeWitt (34) in San Francisco
2012 - BMX icon TJ Lavin weds longtime fiancee Roxanne Siordia (32) in Las Vegas

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

2006 - Rocker Rod Stewart (58) divorces model Rachel Hunter (33) due to irreconcilable differences

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 97 of 97

943 - Queen Emma of France, (b. 894)
1083 - Matilda of Flanders, Queen consort (b. 1031)
1171 - Baudouin IV, count of Henegouwen (1120-71), dies
1171 - Dionysius bar Salibi, author (Diarbekir), dies
1285 - King Peter III of Aragon (b. 1239)
1327 - King James II of Aragon (b. 1267)
1483 - Henry Stafford, earl of Buckingham/constable of Engl, beheaded at 49
1588 - Wilhelmus Damasi, theologist/1st bishop of Roermond, dies at 63
1610 - Richard Bancroft, archbishop of Canterbury (1604-10), dies at 66
1618 - Archduke Maximilian III of Austria (b. 1568)
1635 - Aurelio Signoretti, composer, dies at 68
1697 - Constantine Huygens Jr, Poet/painter/cartoonist, buried
1716 - Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and traveler (b. 1651)
1717 - Johann Jacob Walther, composer, dies
1731 - Johann Matthias Leffloth, composer, dies at 26
1781 - Jose F de Isla, Spanish Jesuit/author, dies at 78
1804 - Armand-Gaston Camus, French chairman of Council of 500, dies at 64
1807 - Baron de Breteuil, French statesman (b. 1730)
1845 - Chretien Urhan, composer, dies at 55
1852 - Pyotr Kotlyarevsky, Russian general (b. 1782)
1863 - Theodore Judah, American railroad engineer (b. 1826)
1875 - JWW Birch, 1st British resident of Perak Malakka, murdered
1877 - Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, Prussian field marshal (b. 1784)
1882 - Cenobio Paniagua y Vasques, composer, dies at 61
1884 - Auguste Emmanuel Vaucorbeil, composer, dies at 62
1887 - Jenny Lind, [Swedish Nightingale], soprano, dies at 67
1898 - George Goyder, English-born surveyor-general of South Australia (b. 1826)
1905 - Albert von Kölliker, Swiss anatomist (b. 1817)
1909 - Theodor W Ahlwardt, German orientalist, dies at 81
1920 - Andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburgs coal basin), dies at 73
1925 - Antonius J Derkinderen, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 65
1931 - Arthur James Cook, union leader (coal miners), dies at 47
1931 - Harry Musgrove, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
1935 - H B "Jock" Cameron, South African cricket captain (v England 1935, age 30), dies
1937 - Maude Valerie White, composer, dies at 82
1944 - Thomas Midgley, 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)
Playwright George Bernard ShawPlaywright George Bernard Shaw (1950) 1950 - George Bernard Shaw, Irish author (Pygmalion), dies at 94
1952 - Maire O'Neill, actress (Juno & the Paycock, Glamorous Night), dies
1956 - Jacob Weinberg, composer, dies at 77
1956 - Leo Baeck, Pres of World Union for Progressive Judaism, dies at 83
1958 - Adam von Ahn Carse, composer, dies at 80
1960 - Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek/US conductor/composer, dies at 64
1961 - James Thurber, humorist (The Male Animal), dies at 66
1962 - Felice Lattuada, composer, dies at 80
1963 - Ngo Dinh Diem, president of South Vietnam (1955-63), murdered at 62
1966 - Mississippi John Hurt, rocker, dies at 73
1966 - Sadao Araki, Japanese general/minister of War (1931-34), dies at 89
1968 - Ernst Hess, composer, dies at 56
1969 - Marion Lloyd Vince, fencer (National champ 1928, 31), dies at 63
1970 - Richard Cushing, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 75
1971 - Martha Vickers, actress (Alimony), dies after long illness at 46
1977 - H E Nossak, writer, dies at 76
1979 - Jacques Mesrine, French "enemy of the state", shot to death
1980 - Edith Bunker, character on "All in the Family", dies
1980 - Willie Sutton, US bank robber, dies at 79
1982 - Lester Roloff, Man of God, preacher.
1984 - Margie V Barfield, US murderer, 1st woman electricuted in 22 years
1986 - Paul Frees, cartoon voice (Boris Badenov), dies at 66
1991 - Fran Stevens, singer, dies of cancer in Bronx NY at 72
1991 - Irwin Allen, dir (Land of the Giants, Poseidon Adventure), dies at 75
1992 - Hal Roach, producer (Keystone Kops), dies of pneumonia at 100
1993 - P A Jacob Mees, Dutch banker (Mees & Hope), dies at about 86
1994 - David Feinberg, AIDS activist/author, dies at 37
1994 - Egbert George "Pete" Pitterson, trumpeter, dies at 73
1994 - Noah Beery Jr, US actor (Gung Ho!, Heaven With a Gun), dies at 81
1995 - Alun Edward Islwyn Pask, rugby International, dies at 58
1995 - Alvaro Gomez Hurtado, VP of Columbia (1982-84), assassinated
1995 - Florence Greenberg, record company founder, dies at 82
1995 - Ivan Metropolitan Ioann Snychev, russion Orthodox Priest, dies at 68
1995 - Oliver Wendell Harrington, cartoonist, dies at 83
1995 - Rosalind Cash, actress (General Hospital), dies of cancer at 56
1995 - Sal Gliatto, baseball player, dies at 93
1996 - Alvaro Gomez Hurtado, Colombian politician, dies
1996 - Christopher Prater, screen printer, dies at 72
1996 - Eva Cassidy, American singer (b. 1963)
1997 - G Harry Stine, writer, dies at 69
1997 - Roy McMillan, baseball player (Reds), dies of heart failure at 68
1998 - Vincent Winter, British actor (b. 1957)
2002 - Tonio Selwart, German actor (b. 1896)
2002 - Charles Sheffield, American author and physicist (b. 1935)
2003 - Frank McCloskey, American politician (b. 1939)
2004 - Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (b. 1918)
2004 - Theo van Gogh, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1957)
2004 - Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch cyclist (b. 1951)
2005 - Ferruccio Valcareggi, Italian football player and coach.
2007 - Charmaine Dragun, Australian journalist (b. 1978)
2007 - Witold Kiełtyka, Polish metal drummer (Decapitated) (b. 1984)
2007 - Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (b. 1906)
2007 - Lillian Ellison, American professional wrestler (b. 1923)
2007 - Henry Cele, South African Actor; best known for his onscreen portrayal of the legendary Shaka Zulu
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)
2012 - Milt Campbell, American hurdler/decathlete, dies from prostate cancer and diabetes at 78
2013 - Walt Bellamy, American HOF basketball player, dies at 74

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