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Notable Historical Events for November 2nd

1976Jimmy Carter (D) defeats Gerald Ford (R) for US President

1987George Harrison releases "Cloud 9" & McCartney releases "All the Best"

1960Mary Leakey and her team discover the first fossils of Homo habilis, an early human ancestor, at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Homo habilis is thought to be one of the earliest species to make stone tools and lived between 1.4 and 2.3 million years ago.

1934Babe Ruth tours Tokyo, Japan

1938Babe Ruth applies for job of St Louis Browns' manager

1969Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Women's Golf Open

1880James A Garfield (R) elected 20th US President

1824Popular presidential vote 1st recorded; Andrew Jackson beats J Q Adams

1948Pres Harry Truman re-elected in an upset over Republican Thomas Dewey

1983President Reagan signs bill establishing Dr Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

November 2nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 2nd

1795James Knox Polk, NC, 11th American President (D) (1845-1849)

1934Ken Rosewall, Sydney Australia, tennis star (US Open 1956)

1734Daniel Boone, Oley Valley, Pennsylvania, frontiersman/explorer (US Hall of Fame-1915), (d. 182)

1877Aga Khan III, Karachi, Shia Imam (1885-1932), (d. 1957)

1941Dave Stockton, San Bernardino California, golfer and two-time PGA Champion (1970, 1976)

1755Marie Antoinette, Vienna, Queen of France(1774-1792), "let them eat cake", (d. 1793)

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Notable Weddings on November 2nd

1887Baseball legend Connie Mack (24) weds Margaret Hogan

1896Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (19) weds first cousin Shahzadi Begum in Pune, India

November 2nd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 2nd

1980Willie Sutton, American bank robber, dies at 79

2004Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, dies at 85

1996Toni Stone, first woman to play professional baseball in a men's league, dies at 75

1950George Bernard Shaw, Irish author (Pygmalion), dies at 94

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