November 2: Day of the Week
November 2, 2022 is the 306th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 59 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1861American Civil War: Western Department Union General John C. Fremont is relieved of command and replaced by David Hunter.
- 1889North and South Dakota are admitted as the 39th and 40th U.S. states.
- 1899The Boers begin their 118 day siege of British held Ladysmith during the Second Boer War.
- 1936The British Broadcasting Corporation initiates the BBC Television Service, the world’s first regular, “high-definition” (then defined as at least 200 lines) service. Renamed BBC1 in 1964, the channel still runs to this day.
- 1953The Constituent Assembly of Pakistan names the country The Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
- 1959Quiz show scandals: Twenty One game show contestant Charles Van Doren admits to a Congressional committee that he had been given questions and answers in advance.
- 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.
- 1988The Morris worm, the first internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT.
- 200750,000–100,000 people demonstrate against the Georgian government in Tbilisi.
Who were born on November 2?
- 1475Princess Anne of York, Countess of Surrey (d. 1511)
- 1739Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian composer (d. 1799)
- 1821Sir George Bowen, British provincial governor (d. 1899)
- 1844Sultan Mehmed V of the Ottoman Empire (d. 1918)
- 1905Georges Schehadé, Lebanese poet and playwright (d. 1989)
- 1920Ann Rutherford, American actress
- 1929Muhammad Rafiq Tarar, former President of Pakistan
- 1945J. D. Souther, American country-rock singer
- 1970Sharmell Sullivan, American professional wrestling valet
- 1978Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro, Brazilian mixed-martial artist
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