November 2 in History
1889November 2, 1889:
North Dakota and South Dakota become the 39th and 40th US states respectively.
1917November 2, 1917:
British foreign secretary Arthur James Balfour makes a statement, which would become known as the Balfour Declaration, supporting the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine in a letter to Jewish citizen Baron Lionel Walter Rothschild.
1930November 2, 1930:
Tafari Makonnen adopts the throne name Haile Selassie upon his coronation as the Emperor of Ethiopia.
1936November 2, 1936:
The first television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation is launched.
1960November 2, 1960:
Penguin Books, the publisher of D.H. Lawrence’s “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” is acquitted in an obscenity trial for publishing the book.
1963November 2, 1963:
Ngo Dinh Diem, the President of South Vietnam is assassinated in a coup.
1964November 2, 1964:
Saudi Arabia’s King Saud is officially deposed.
1986November 2, 1986:
Grete Waitz, a Norwegian long-distance runner, emerges as the winner of the New York City Marathon for the eighth time.
2016November 2, 2016:
The Chicago Cubs become World Series champions for the first time since 1908 by beating the Cleveland Indians.
2020November 2, 2020:
Pinkfong’s “Baby Shark” surpasses “Despacito” to become YouTube’s most-watched video.