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November 02: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History


On November 2, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The 306th day of the Gregorian calendar is November 2nd. On this day, the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in the World Series, breaking a 108-year drought; President Ronald Reagan signed a bill declaring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; and KDKA in Pittsburgh became the first commercial radio station in the United States.

On November 2nd, you are born under the sign of Scorpio. Nelly, the musician, and Stephanie Powers, the actress, both have November 2nd birthdays. Today is National Deviled Egg Day and Day of the Dead.

Event

(November 02, 1889)
North Dakota became the 39th state to join the United States, and South Dakota became the 40th. photo source: wikimedia.org

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(November 02, 1947)
Howard Hughes, an American aviator and filmmaker, piloted the Spruce Goose, an eight-engine wooden flying boat designed to transport 750 passengers, during its one-mile flight. photo source: wikimedia.org

(November 02, 1963)
Following a military coup, South Vietnamese President Ngô nh Dim is killed. photo source: wikimedia.org

(November 02, 1976)
Jimmy Carter, a Democratic former governor of Georgia who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, was elected 39th President of the United States on this day in 1976, narrowly defeating Republican Gerald R. Ford. photo source: wikimedia.org

(November 02, 1988)
Robert Morris, a computer science student, launched the first computer worm into the Internet as an experiment, which brought 6,000 computers (about one-tenth of the Internet) to a halt. photo source: wikimedia.org

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(November 02, 2000)
Expedition 1 - The International Space Station's first resident crew, consisting of one American and two Russians, arrived for the first long-duration stay onboard. From that day forward, the station has maintained a continuous human presence in space. photo source: wikimedia.org

(Died on November 02, 2019)
Walter Mercado, Puerto Rican television personality, astrologer, actor, and dancer (b. 1932).

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Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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