November 2nd in history has been of marked significance for the bad and good too. Some of the incidents that has affected the lives and livelihood of the humanity are listed below-
2nd, November- What is Special About this Day
All Souls Day–
On this day, All Souls Day is celebrated. The tradition of All Souls Day is associated with notion of purgatory. Bells are tolled in the churches to comfort those souls being cleansed and candles are lit to guide poor souls suffering in the darkness.
International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists-
In the reports of UNESCO observatory of killed journalist, between 2006 and 2020, over 1,200 journalists have been killed for reporting the news and bringing information to the citizens. Nevertheless, it also reported that in nine out of ten cases the killers go unpunished. So, it can be concluded that impunity leads to more killings and is often a symptom of worsening conflict and the breakdown of law and judicial systems. In order to guarantee the freedom of speech and expression and access of information for all the citizens, 2nd November has been declared as the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists by United Nations.
2nd November, 1534, Indian History
Guru Ramdas, Sikh Guru was born.
November 2nd, 1841, in the History of Afghanistan–
Akbar Khan revolts against Shah Shuja in Afghanistan.
November 2nd, 1976 in American History-
Jimmy Carter was elected as the 39th president of the Unites States, narrowly defeating Republican Gerald R. Ford. He was the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2002.
2nd November, 2000, U.S. History
The first resident crew—including one American and two Russians—arrived at the International Space Station.
2nd November, 1988, American History
A computer science student named Robert Morris released the first computer worm onto the Internet; meant as an experiment, it brought some 6,000 computers (one-tenth of the Internet) to a halt.
1983, U.S. History
U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed a bill designating the third Monday in January a national holiday in memory of Martin Luther King, Jr.
1964 in the History of Saudi Arabia
King Saud of Saudi Arabia was removed forcefully and he was succeeded by his brother Faisal.
November 2nd, 1963 in the History of Vietnamese
South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem was killed in a coup.
November 2nd, 1960, British History
In a landmark British trial, a jury ruled that D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover was not obscene, thereby allowing Penguin Books to publish the work in its entirety; an expurgated version had previously been released.
2nd November, 1950, in the History Irish
Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925, died at age 94.
November 2nd, 1949, in the History of Indonesia
The Netherlands and the Republic of Indonesia signed the Hague Agreement, an attempt to end conflict over Indonesia’s proclaimed independence.
1947, American History
American aviator and filmmaker Howard Hughes piloted the Spruce Goose, an eight-engine wooden flying boat intended to carry 750 passengers, on its only flight—one mile.
November 2nd, 1936 in British History
The British Broadcasting Corporation officially launched its first television channel, which was also the world’s first regular TV service.
November 2nd, 1930, Ethiopian History
This day- Tafari Makonnen was crowned emperor of Ethiopia, taking the name Haile Selassie.
1917, England History
On this day, the British issued the Balfour Declaration, a statement of support for “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people”; it was made in a letter from Arthur James Balfour, the British foreign secretary.
1889, US History
North Dakota was admitted to the union as the 39th U.S. state and South Dakota as the 40th.
November 2nd, 1755 in France History-
On this day, Marie-Antoinette was born. She was the princess of Austria. She married with King Louis XVI of France (1774-93).
2nd November, 1774, British History
Lord Robert Clive, one of the founders of British Rule in India, British Army Chief and Diplomat, died. He committed suicide in England at the age of 49 under strain of ill health and charges of his misdeeds in India.
1834, History of India
A ship named Atlas had reached Mauritius carrying Indian laborers, which is celebrated as Immigrant Day there.
1835, American History
The Second Seminole War began in Osceola, Florida in between different factions of Native Americans. This battle is also known as the Florida War.
1852, American History
Franklin Pierce becomes President of America