November 2: Day of the Week
November 2, 2019 is the 306th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 59 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1772American Revolutionary War: Samuel Adams and Joseph Warren form the first Committee of Correspondence.
- 1783In Rocky Hill, New Jersey, US General George Washington gives his “Farewell Address to the Army”.
- 1795The French Directory succeeds the French National Convention as the government of Revolutionary France.
- 1898Cheerleading is started at the University of Minnesota with Johnny Campbell leading the crowd in cheering on the football team.
- 1914Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
- 1963South Vietnamese President Ngô Ðình Diệm is assassinated following a military coup.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1821Sir George Bowen, British provincial governor (d. 1899)
- 1844Sultan Mehmed V of the Ottoman Empire (d. 1918)
- 1877Joseph De Piro, Maltese founder of the Missionary Society of St. Paul (d. 1933)
- 1885Harlow Shapley, American astronomer (d. 1972)
- 1942Stefanie Powers, American actress
- 1956Peter Mullan, Scottish actor
- 1957Michael Bailey Smith, American actor
- 1965Shahrukh Khan, Indian actor
- 1974Orlando Cabrera, Colombian baseball player
- 1974Prodigy, American rapper (Mobb Deep)
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