November 2: Day of the Week
November 2, 2021 is the 306th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 59 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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November 2 Historical Event(s)
- 1675King Philip’s War: A combined effort by the Plymouth, Rhode Island, Massachusetts Bay and Connecticut colonies attacks the Great Swamp Fort, owned by the Narragansetts.
- 1769Don Gaspar de Portolà leads the first documented European visit to San Francisco Bay.
- 1795The French Directory succeeds the French National Convention as the government of Revolutionary France.
- 1861American Civil War: Western Department Union General John C. Fremont is relieved of command and replaced by David Hunter.
- 1868Time zone: New Zealand officially adopts a standard time to be observed nationally
- 1914Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
- 1936Italian dictator Benito Mussolini proclaims the Rome-Berlin Axis, establishing the alliance of the Axis Powers.
- 1960Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the Lady Chatterley’s Lover case
- 1964King Saud of Saudi Arabia is deposed by a family coup, and replaced by his half-brother King Faisal.
- 1965Norman Morrison, a 31-year-old Quaker, sets himself on fire in front of the river entrance to the Pentagon to protest the use of napalm in the Vietnam war.
Who were born on November 2?
- 1082Emperor Huizong of China (d. 1135)
- 1821Sir George Bowen, British provincial governor (d. 1899)
- 1908Fred Bakewell, English cricketer (d. 1983)
- 1941Bruce Welch, English musician and songwriter (The Shadows)
- 1965Samuel Le Bihan, French actor
- 1978Carmen Cali, American baseball player
- 1980Kim So-yeon, South Korean actress
- 1981Roddy White, American football player
- 1984Tamara Hope, Canadian actress
- 1989Luke Schenn, Canadian hockey player
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