This day in history - November 2

This day in history - November 2.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, November 2, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on November 2 surrounded events relating to the First Broadcast of the KDKA Radio Station, World's First Regular High Definition Television Service, Maiden Flight of the Spruce Goose in California, Twenty One Game Show Scandal, Trial of Penguin Books Ltd, Suicide Protest at the Entrance of the Pentagon, Signing of a Bill Creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Execution of Velma Barfield, Launch of the Morris Worm and Death of Eva Cassidy. Many famous people were associated with these critical events including Harry P. Davis, Leo Rosenberg, John Reith, Howard Hughes, Charles Van Doren, Laurence Byrne, D. H. Lawrence, Norman Morrison, Ronald Reagan, Katie Hall, Coretta Scott King, Velma Barfield, Robert Tappan Morris and Eva Marie Cassidy.

First Broadcast of the KDKA Radio Station - November 2, 1920: On this day in history, November 2, 1920, important events took place today in Pennsylvania, USA, surrounding the First Broadcast of the KDKA Radio Station. The radio Station KDKA, founded by Harry P. Davis, made it's first public broadcast when Leo Rosenberg commentated on the elections, on November 2, 1920. KDKA would later become the first station to broadcast a major league professional Baseball game, and become America's first commercial radio station. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 2, 1920 were Harry P. Davis, Leo Rosenberg. Facts on this day in History November 2: Events on this day in history: First Broadcast of the KDKA Radio Station *** Date: November 2, 1920 *** Place: Pennsylvania, USA *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

World's First Regular High Definition Television Service - November 2, 1936: On this day in history, November 2, 1936, critical events took place today in London, England, regarding the World's First Regular High Definition Television Service. The British Broadcasting Company, under Director General John Reith, initiated the BBC Television Service which began it's broadcasts on November 2, 1932. Broadcast from Alexandra Palace, London, it was the first regular high definition service in the world, and was renamed BBC1 after the introduction of a second channel, BBC2. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 2, 1936 were John Reith. Facts on this day in History November 2: Events on this day in history: World's First Regular High Definition Television Service *** Date: November 2, 1936 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Maiden Flight of the Spruce Goose in California - November 2, 1947: On this day in history, November 2, 1947, critical events took place today in California, USA, regarding the Maiden Flight of the Spruce Goose in California. The Hughes H-4 Hercules, built by the Hughes Aircraft Company, is the largest flying boat ever built. Known as the Spruce Goose, It wasn't finished in time to carry out it's intended purpose, World War II transatlantic flight transport, and only ever made one flight. The short test flight was made in California on November 2, 1947, with Howard Hughes at the controls. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 2, 1947 were Howard Hughes. Facts on this day in History November 2: Events on this day in history: Maiden Flight of the Spruce Goose in California *** Date: November 2, 1947 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Aviation *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Twenty One Game Show Scandal - November 2, 1959: On this day in history, November 2, 1959, critical events took place today in Washington D.C., USA, regarding the Twenty One Game Show Scandal. Academic Charles Van Doren took part in a quiz show scandal when he appeared as a contestant on the quiz show Twenty One. On November 2, 1959, he testified to a United States Congress subcommittee that he had been given the correct answers by the show's producers. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 2, 1959 were Charles Van Doren. Facts on this day in History November 2: Events on this day in history: Twenty One Game Show Scandal *** Date: November 2, 1959 *** Place: Washington D.C., USA *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Trial of Penguin Books Ltd - November 2, 1960: On this day in history, November 2, 1960, momentous events took place today in London, England, with regard to the Trial of Penguin Books Ltd. Following a trial, under the Obscene Publications Act 1959, Penguin Books Ltd. was found not guilty, on November 2, 1960. The case concerned the publication of Lady Chatterley's Lover, by D. H. Laurence. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 2, 1960 were Laurence Byrne, D. H. Lawrence. Facts on this day in History November 2: Events on this day in history: Trial of Penguin Books Ltd *** Date: November 2, 1960 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Literature *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Suicide Protest at the Entrance of the Pentagon - November 2, 1965: On this day in history, November 2, 1965, crucial events took place today in Washington D.C., USA, relating to the Suicide Protest at the Entrance of the Pentagon. Baltimore Quaker Norman Morrison soaked himself in Kerosene and set himself alight. This act of self-immolation took place at the Pentagon, below the office window of Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, and was a protest against the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 2, 1965 were Norman Morrison. Facts on this day in History November 2: Events on this day in history: Suicide Protest at the Entrance of the Pentagon *** Date: November 2, 1965 *** Place: Washington D.C., USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Signing of a Bill Creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - November 2, 1983: On this day in history, November 2, 1983, significant events took place today in Washington D.C., USA, respecting the Signing of a Bill Creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. President Ronald Reagan signed the bill that created Martin Luther King Jr Day, on November 2, 1983. The bill had been proposed by Representative Katie Hall, and was signed in the presence of King's wife, Coretta Scott King. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 2, 1983 were Ronald Reagan, Katie Hall, Coretta Scott King. Facts on this day in History November 2: Events on this day in history: Signing of a Bill Creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day *** Date: November 2, 1983 *** Place: Washington D.C., USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Execution of Velma Barfield - November 2, 1984: On this day in history, November 2, 1984, critical events took place today in North Carolina, USA, regarding the Execution of Velma Barfield. Velma Barfield, born Margie Velma Barfield, was executed for murder in Central Prison, Raleigh, on November 2, 1984. She was the first woman to be put to death by lethal injection and the first woman to be executed following the resumption of the death penalty in 1976. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 2, 1984 were Velma Barfield. Facts on this day in History November 2: Events on this day in history: Execution of Velma Barfield *** Date: November 2, 1984 *** Place: North Carolina, USA *** Category: Death *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Launch of the Morris Worm - November 2, 1988: On this day in history, November 2, 1988, critical events took place today in Massachussetts, USA, regarding the Launch of the Morris Worm. The Morris Worm was the internet's first worm, and was written by Robert Tappan Morris, who was a graduate student at Cornell University. The worm was launched, by Tappan, from the Massachussetts Institute of Technology on November 2, 1988. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 2, 1988 were Robert Tappan Morris. Facts on this day in History November 2: Events on this day in history: Launch of the Morris Worm *** Date: November 2, 1988 *** Place: Massachussetts, USA *** Category: Technology *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Death of Eva Cassidy - November 2, 1996: On this day in history, November 2, 1996, critical events took place today in Maryland, USA, regarding the Death of Eva Cassidy. American singer and musician Eva Marie Cassidy, best known for her versions of Over the Rainbow and Fields of Gold, was born in Washington D.C. In 1963. She died from melanoma on November 2, 1996, in Bowie, Maryland. Although she died relatively unknown, she gained huge recognition posthumously. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 2, 1996 were Eva Marie Cassidy. Facts on this day in History November 2: Events on this day in history: Death of Eva Cassidy *** Date: November 2, 1996 *** Place: Maryland, USA *** Category: Death *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

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