On This Day..... November 2

 

NOVEMBER 2ND

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL DEVILED EGG DAY
  • TODAY IS OHIO APPRECIATION DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL TRAFFIC REPORTER DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • DANIEL BOONE (1734-1820)
  • MARIE ANTOINETTE (1755-1793)
 
  • JAMES K. POLK (1795-1849)
  • WARREN G. HARDING (1865-1923)
 
  • BURT LANCASTER (1913-1994)
  • PAT BUCHANAN (1938, 80)
 
  • KD LANG (1961, 57)
  • DAVID SCHWIMMER (1966, 52)
 
  • SCOTT WALKER (1967, 51)
  • NELLY (1974, 44)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN  1675, THE COLONIES OF PLYMOUTH, RHODE ISLAND, MASSACHUSETTS BAY AND CONNECTICUT JOINED TOGETHER TO ATTACK THE NARRAGANSETT INDIANS AT GREAT SWAMP FORT IN WHAT BECAME KNOWN AS KING PHILLIP’S WAR
  • IN 1749, THE OHIO TRADING COMPANY SETS UP ITS FIRST POST
  • IN 1783, GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON STEPS DOWN AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY AS THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENDS
 
  • IN 1824, THE POPULAR PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IS RECORDED FOR THE FIRST TIME. ANDREW JACKSON DEFEATS JOHN QUINCY ADAMS
  • IN 1852, FRANKLIN PIERCE IS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
  • IN 1859, ABOLITIONIST JOHN BROWN IS SENTENCED TO HANG FOR MURDER, TREASON AND CONSPIRING TO HELP SLAVES REVOLT IN VIRGINIA
  • IN 1867, “HARPER’S BAZAAR” PUBLISHES ITS FIRST ISSUE
 
  • IN 1880, JAMES GARFIELD IS ELECTED THE 20TH AMERICAN PRESIDENT
  • IN 1887, THE “SWEDISH NIGHTINGALE” JENNY LIND DIES AT 67
  • IN 1889, NORTH AND SOUTH DAKOTA BECOME THE 39TH AND 40TH STATES
 
  • IN 1895, THE FIRST AUTO RACE EVER IS RUN IN THE UNITED STATES IN CHICAGO. THE COURSE IS 52 MILES AND SIX CARS COMPETE, BUT A BLIZZARD HITS DURING THE RACE AND ONLY TWO FINISH
  • IN 1896, GENERAL ACCIDENT COMPANY ISSUES THE FIRST CAR INSURANCE
  • IN 1898, THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ADDS CHEERLEADERS ON THE SIDELINE OF ITS FOOTBALL GAME. THE ALL MALE SQUAD IS LED BY JOHNNY CAMPBELL
 
  • IN 1904, THE BRITISH PAPER “DAILY MIRROR” BEGINS PUBLISHING
  • IN 1914, BRITAIN ANNOUNCES THAT THE ENTIRE NORTH SEA IS A WAR ZONE AND ANY SHIPS, NEUTRAL OR NOT, WILL PASS AT THEIR OWN RISK
  • IN 1917, JAMES GRESHAM, THOMAS ENRIGHT AND MERLE HEY ARE THE FIRST THREE AMERICANS KILLED IN WORLD WAR I
  • IN 1920, WARREN G. HARDING IS ELECTED PRESIDENT
 
  • IN 1924, THE SUNDAY EXPRESS IN BRITAIN PUBLISHES THE FIRST CROSSWORD PUZZLE
  • IN 1932, AUSTRALIA PROCLAIMS “THE GREAT EMU WAR” AND SENDS ARMED SOLDIERS TO CULL THE EMU POPULATION WHICH IS DESTROYING ITS CROPS
  • IN 1934, AN AMERICAN ALL STAR BASEBALL TEAM HEADS TO JAPAN FOR AN 18 GAME TOUR PLAYING AGAINST JAPANESE UNIVERSITIES. THE TEAM INCLUDED BABE RUTH, LOU GEHRIG, JIMMIE FOXX AND CONNIE MACK
 
  • IN 1944, THE AUSCHWITZ CONCENTRATION CAMP BEGINS GASSING PRISONERS
  • IN 1947, HOWARD HUGHES TAKES HIS ONLY FLIGHT IN THE “SPRUCE GOOSE”
  • IN 1948, PRESIDENT TRUMAN SHOCKINGLY DEFEATS THOMAS DEWEY FOR PRESIDENT, LEADING TO THE INFAMOUS NEWSPAPER HEADLINE “DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN”
 
  • IN 1950, THE CLOVER DAIRY COMPANY BEGINS SELLING SEALTEST CONCENTRATED MILK
  • IN 1950, GEORGE BERNARD SHAW DIES AT 94
  • IN 1953, THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN IS ESTABLISHED
  • IN 1954, STROM THURMOND OF SOUTH CAROLINA IS THE FIRST SENATOR EVER ELECTED BY A WRITE IN VOTE
  • IN 1959, CHARLES VAN DOREN ADMITS PUBLICLY THAT THE QUIZ SHOW “21” IS FIXED
 
  • IN 1960, PENGUIN BOOKS IS CLEARED OF OBSCENITY CHARGES FILED OVER THE PUBLISHING OF DH LAWRENCE’S “LADY CHATTERLY’S LOVER”
  • IN 1964, CBS PURCHASES THE NEW YORK YANKEES
  • IN 1964, FAISAL BECOMES KING OF SAUDI ARABIA
 
  • IN 1966, CONGRESS PASSES THE CUBAN ADJUSTMENT ACT WHICH ALLOWS FOR 123,000 CUBANS TO EMIGRATE TO THE UNITED STATES
  • IN 1967, CREAM RELEASES “DISRAELI GEARS”
  • IN 1969, CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL RELEASES “WILLY AND THE POOR BOYS”
 
  • IN 1973, CBS AIRS “BARBRA STREISAND…. AND OTHER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS”
  • IN 1974, STEVIE WONDER HITS #1 WITH “YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN”
  • IN 1974, 78 PEOPLE DIE WHEN THE TIME GO-GO CLUB SETS FIRE IN SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA. AFTER THE FIRE STARTED, OFFICIALS BARRED THE DOORS LOCKING PEOPLE IN, WHICH LED TO SEVERAL PEOPLE JUMPING FROM THE 7TH FLOOR ROOF TO DEATH
 
  • IN 1976, JIMMY CARTER DEFEATS GERALD FORD TO BECOME THE 39TH PRESIDENT
  • IN 1979, THE OWNERS OF STUDIO 54 ARE ARRESTED FOR TAX EVASION
  • IN 1983, PRESIDENT REAGAN SIGNS THE MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY INTO LAW
  • IN 1983, MICHAEL JACKSON RELEASES “THRILLER”
 
  • IN 1984, THE REVERED MARVIN GAYE SR. IS SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS PROBATION FOR THE MURDER OF HIS SON MARVIN GAYE JR.
  • IN 1986, HOSTAGE DAVID JACOBSEN IS RELEASED BY IRAN IN A SECRET DEAL THAT WOULD THE CRUX OF THE IRAN CONTRA AFFAIR
  • IN 1988, THE “MORRIS WORM” IS THE FIRST COMPUTER VIRUS TO GAIN MAINSTREAM ATTENTION AFTER IT HITS THE PENTAGON AND SIX UNIVERSITIES
 
  • IN 1988, VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE DAN QUAYLE MAKES A COMMENT ABOUT WHAT WOULD BE LIKE TO LIVE IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND HAS TO BE INFORMED BY REPORTERS THAT THE VICE PRESIDENT DOESN’T LIVE THERE
  • IN 1990, THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS DEFEAT THE DENVER NUGGETS 162-158. 320 POINTS IS THE RECORD FOR MOST POINTS SCORED IN A NON-OVERTIME GAME
  • IN 1992, MAGIC JOHNSON RETIRES FROM BASKETBALL FOR A SECOND TIME
 
  • IN 1993, RUDY GIULIANI IS ELECTED MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1999, THE FOO FIGHTERS RELEASE “THERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE”
  • IN 2000, THE INAUGURAL CREW ARRIVES ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
  • IN 2003, FOX DEBUTS “ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT”
 
  • IN 2004, PRESIDENT BUSH DEFEATS JOHN KERRY TO WIN RE-ELECTION
  • IN 2006, ROD STEWART DIVORCES RACHEL HUNTER
  • IN 2015, ADELE HITS #1 WITH “HELLO”
  • IN 2017, PRESIDENT TRUMP NOMINATES JEROME POWELL TO BE CHAIR OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE
 

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