This Day in History for 2nd November

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 166

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
First US President George WashingtonFirst US President George Washington 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.
14th President of the United States Franklin Pierce14th President of the United States Franklin Pierce 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 in the United States
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
20th US President James Garfield20th US President James Garfield 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
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 - 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 in Ethiopia
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
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
First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-GurionFirst Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion 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
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"
American Baseball Player Roger MarisAmerican Baseball Player Roger Maris 1960 - Roger Maris nips Mickey Mantle as AL MVP, 225-222
1960 - Mary Leakey and her team discover the first fossils of Homo habilis, an early human ancestor, at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Homo habilis is thought to be one of the earliest species to make stone tools and lived between 1.4 and 2.3 million years ago.
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%
Paleoanthropologist Mary LeakeyPaleoanthropologist Mary Leakey 1964 - Faisal succeeds Saud as king of Saudi Arabia
1966 - KHSD TV channel 11 in Lead, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
1966 - The Cuban Adjustment Act enters force, allowing 123,000 Cubans the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the United States.
1968 - "Her First Roman" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 17 perfs

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 220

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)
Frontiersman Daniel BooneFrontiersman Daniel Boone (1734) 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
11th US President James Knox Polk11th US President James Knox Polk (1795) 1795 - James Knox Polk, NC, 11th American President (D) (1845-1849)
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)
29th US President Warren G. Harding29th US President Warren G. Harding (1865) 1865 - Warren G. Harding, Blooming Grove Ohio, American President (1921-1923)
1876 - Eugeniusz Morawsky-Dabrowa, composer
1877 - Claire McDowell, NYC, actress (Big Parade)
1877 - Victor Trumper, cricketer (Australia batsman 1899-1912)
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)
48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III (1877) 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)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 5

Baseball Legend Connie MackBaseball Legend Connie Mack (1887) 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

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

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 98 of 98

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)
Baseball Player Toni StoneBaseball Player Toni Stone (1996) 1996 - Toni Stone, first woman to play professional baseball in a men's league, dies at 75
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 - Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, dies at 85
2004 - Theo van Gogh, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1957)
2004 - Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch cyclist (b. 1951)
President of the United Arab Emirates Zayed bin Sultan Al NahyanPresident of the United Arab Emirates Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (2004) 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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