November 02 in History Events, Birthdays, & News

To know what happened today in history, famous events occurred, famous birthdays, death days, legend quotes, and historical news on November 02.

November 02

Events on November 02

1889 Suffragettes Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are stopped while trying to vote in the national election.

1899 The Siege of Ladysmith in Natal begins as Boers encircle the town.

1903 The Daily Mirror is published in Britain, marketed as a newspaper for women.

1917 The possibility of a permanent national homeland for the Jews in Palestine comes a step closer today with the issue by the British government of the so-called Balfour Declaration.

1920 KDKA in Pittsburgh became the world’s first regular broadcasting station.

1953 It is announced that Pakistan is to adopt Islamic law.

1957 Elvis Presley set an all-time record with eight simultaneous UK Top 30 entries.

1963 Death of Ngo Dinh Diem, first President of the Republic of South Vietnam.

1963 Archaeologists in America discover evidence of the Vikings dated 500 years before Columbus.

1984 Joseph Stalin’s daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva goes home to Moscow 17 years after she went into exile and was stripped of her Soviet citizenship.

Daniel Boone 1734, American frontiersman and hunter who was captured and adopted as a son of the Indian Shawnee chief Blackfish before returning to his settlement in Kentucky.

Famous Birthdays on November 02

Burt Lancaster 1913, American Hollywood actor and former circus acrobat whose films include The Sweet Smell of Success, The Birdman of Alcatraz and From Here to Eternity.

Ken Rosewall 1954, Australian tennis player who first made history playing in the longest singles match and who reached the Wimbledon finals four times.

Shahrukh Khan 1965, Indian actor known for his romantic roles and one of the most awarded actors in Indian cinema.

Historical News on November 02

Haile Selassie I Crowned Emperor

Haile Selassie I crowned emperor on November 02
Haile Selassie I crowned emperor

1930 Ras (“Duke”) Tafari, King of Ethiopia, was crowned Emperor Haile Selassie I in Addis Ababa today, amid immense pomp and splendour.

Thousands of tribesmen in lion skin cloaks, waving spears and shields, lined the streets as the Emperor erove past in the ex-Kaiser’s coronation coach.

His accession follows the death of Empress Zauditu, with whom he has shared power since 1928.

He has been regent and heir apparent since 1917; his liberal, westernizing influence acted as counterbalance to the conservatism of war minister Hapta Giorgis, and he secured Ethiopia’s admission into the League of Nations in 1923.

Haile Selassie (his name means “Might of the Trinity”) intends to give Ethiopia her first written constitution.

Ethiopia and Liberia are currently the only countries in Africa with black rulers.

TV Age Begins

1936 The world’s first regular high-definition (405-line) TV service was inaugurated by the British Broadcasting Corporation today.

An estimated 100 TV owners, all living within a radius of 25 miles (40 km) from the studios at Alexandra Palace, north London, saw the Postmaster General perform the opening ceremony.

The BBC is using the system developed by Mr John Logie Baird, which at present involves a 40-second delay between the event being shown and the actual transmission; during this 40 seconds a film is developed, printed and projected.

It is believed that a simultaneous system will shortly be introduced.

For the time being there will be two one-hour transmissions a day.

Although television sets cost up to £100 ($184) it is thought that the number of owners will increase rapidly now that programmes can be transmitted regularly.

1947 In California the world’s largest aircraft, the Hughes Hercules flying-boat, or “Spruce Goose”, flew for the first time today.

It has a wingspan of 319 ft 11 inches (97.51 m), is 218 ft 8 inches (66.64 m) long, has eight 3,000 hp engines and seats 700 passengers.

The brainchild of millionaire Howard Hughes, it has been under construction in Culver City since 1942 and cost $40 (£22) million to build.

Carter Goes To Washington

1976 The Democratic outsider Jimmy Carter, former Governor of Georgia, defeated the incumbent Republican Gerald Ford to become the 39th President of the United States today.

Carter and his running mate, Senator Walter Mondale of Minnesota, won by the narrow margin of 297 electoral votes to 241, capturing 51 per cent of the popular vote.

The 52-year-old from Plains, Georgia, is a liberal and a populist, and a symbol of the “New South”; he has received support from prominent blacks such as Representative Andrew Young of Georgia.

He intends to institute an energy conservation programme, to reduce the wastefulness of government bureaucracy, and to appoint women to his cabinet.

Lady Chatterley's lover by D.H. Lawrence on November 02
Lady Chatterley's lover by D.H. Lawrence

1960 A British jury has decided that the controversial novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover, by D.H. Lawrence, is indeed a book that they would wish their wives or servants to read.

Despite the prosecuting counsel’s spirited, if puritanical, attempt to persuade them otherwise, the 12 jurors found that the book was not obscene, nor liable to deprave or corrupt those who read it.

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