2 NOVEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Daniel Boone, 1734
  • Marie Antoinette, 1755
  • James Knox Polk, 1795
  • Warren Harding, 1865
  • Paul Ford, 1901
  • Luchino Visconti, 1906
  • Burt Lancaster, 1913
  • Ken Rosewall, 1934
  • Patrick Buchanan, 1938
  • Shere Hite, 1942
  • Stefanie Powers, 1942
  • Alfre Woodard, 1953

Died On This Day:

  • St. Malachy, 1148
  • Duke of Buckingham, 1483
  • Richard Hooker, 1600
  • Jenny Lind, 1887
  • William Morris, 1932
  • Simon Guggenheim, 1941
  • George Bernard Shaw, 1950
  • Dimitri Mitropoulous, 1960
  • James Thurber, 1961
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1975
  • Willie Sutton, 1980
  • Hal Roach, 1992
  • Baron Edmond de Rothschild, 1997

Today's Events:

  • 1772 - The Morning Post of London first issued.
  • 1783 - Continental Army disbanded.
  • 1867 - Harper and Bros. in New York publishes first fashion weekly-Harper's Bazaar.
  • 1889 - North and South Dakota become 39th and 40th states admitted to Union.
  • 1903 - England's first women's paper, The Daily Mail, first published; not the Northcliffe paper.
  • 1917 - Balfour Declaration in England says Palestine should be home for Jewish people.
  • 1920 - KDKA Pittsburg, PA, becomes first radio station to broadcast regular programming.
  • 1921 - Pulitzer prize winning 'Anna Christie' starts 177 performance run in NY.
  • 1924 - Britain's first crossword puzzle published in Sunday Express.
  • 1930 - Haile Selassie crowned Emperor of Ethiopia.
  • 1936 - World's first public television broadcasting service by the BBC opens at Alexandra Palace, London.
  • 1942 - British 8th Army under Gen. Bernard Montgomery defeats Germans at El Alamein.
  • 1947 - Howard Hughes mammoth airplane, an H-2 Hercules 'The Spruce Goose' makes only test flight.
  • 1959 - Britain's first motorway, the M1, opens its first leg with no speed limit, crash barriers or lighting.
  • 1960 - Jury in London rules 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' not obscene.
  • 1983 - Third Monday in January designated Martin Luther King Day in bill signed by President Ronald Reagan.
  • 2000 - Vladimir Kramnik wins world chess title from Garry Kasparov in London.
  • 2006 - NY Times reports world record art sale: Jackson Pollock's 'No.5 1948' sold by David Geffen for $140 million.
  • 2008 - Lewis Hamilton, 23, becomes youngest and first black Formula One world racing champion.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Marcian of Cyrrhus
  • Victorinus of Pettau
  • All Souls

Holiday:

  • All Souls' Day if today is not Sunday, tomorrow if it is
  • Day of the Dead celebrated in Mexico
  • Feast of Pegasius

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY (U.S.) last Thursday of November.
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • HANUKKA also spelled CHANUKAH (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • ELEPHANT ROUNDUP AT SURIN, THAILAND celebrated third Sunday in November
  • ON-MATSURI, Yamato region harvest festival in Nara, Japan
  • CHICHIBU NO YO-MATSURI, Kabuki and fireworks in Japan

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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