November 2: Day of the Week
November 2, 2020 is the 307th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 59 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1783In Rocky Hill, New Jersey, US General George Washington gives his “Farewell Address to the Army”.
- 1889North and South Dakota are admitted as the 39th and 40th U.S. states.
- 1895The first gasoline-powered race in the United States. First prize: $2,000
- 1899The Boers begin their 118 day siege of British held Ladysmith during the Second Boer War.
- 1909Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity is founded at Boston University.
- 1917The Balfour Declaration proclaims British support for the “establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” with the clear understanding “that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities”.
- 1959The first section of the M1 motorway, the first inter-urban motorway in the United Kingdom, is opened between the present junctions 5 and 18, along with the M10 motorway and M45 motorway
- 1964King Saud of Saudi Arabia is deposed by a family coup, and replaced by his half-brother King Faisal.
- 1967Vietnam War: US President Lyndon B. Johnson and “The Wise Men” conclude that the American people should be given more optimistic reports on the progress of the war.
- 2000The first resident crew to the ISS docked in November 2nd on the Soyuz TM-31.
Who were born on November 2?
- 1855Henrik Schück, Swedish literary historian (d. 1947)
- 1885Harlow Shapley, American astronomer (d. 1972)
- 1890Nishinoumi Kajirō III, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 30th Yokozuna (d. 1933)
- 1955Chris Burnett, American musician
- 1955Thomas Grunenberg, German footballer
- 1964Britta Lejon, Swedish politician
- 1965Samuel Le Bihan, French actor
- 1967Marc van Roon, Dutch improvising musician
- 1969Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, American bassist (KoЯn)
- 1986Lara Sacher, Australian actress
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