On this Day in History, November 2

Every day is a chance to learn something new, and what better way to do so than looking back on history?

How about we look back at the events that happened in history on November 2?

  • 1865 – Warren G. Harding, the 29th President of America, was born.
  • 1880 – James A. Garfield was elected as the 20th US President.
  • 1889North Dakota and South Dakota were admitted into the United Nations as the 39th and 40th states.
  • 1898 – Cheerleading began in the United States.
  • 1930 – Haile Selassie I became the emperor of Ethiopia and reigned for over 44 years.
  • 1938 – Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was established.
  • 1953 – Pakistan became an Islamic republic.
  • 1955 – David Ben-Gurion formed the  Israeli government.
  • 1962 – U.S. President Kennedy announced that the U.S.S.R. was dismantling the missile sites in Cuba.
  • 1963 – The 1st president of the Republic of Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem, was assassinated in a Military Coup.
  • 1964 – There was a coup in Saudi Arabia.
  • 1978 – America performed a  nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 1982 – American President Ronald Reagan signed a bill to create Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • 1984 – France performed a nuclear test at Mururoa atoll.
  • 1985 – Severe restrictions were imposed on television, radio and newspaper coverage of unrest by the South African government.
  • 2000 – The first crew arrived at the International Space Station.
  • 2004 – George W. Bush was re-elected as President of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate John Kerry.
  • 2017 – President Donald Trump nominated Jerome Powell to be the next Chair of the Federal Reserve
  • 2020 – Baby Shark by Pinkfong becomes the most-watched video on YouTube with over 7.04 billion views.


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