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Notable Historical Events for November 2nd

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

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

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

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

1955David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government

1783General George Washington, later 1st American President, bids farewell to his army after the American Revolutionary War

1852Franklin Pierce elected as president of US

1973"Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments" airs on CBS TV

2003Grant Fuhr is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

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.

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Notable Birthdays on November 2nd

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

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

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

1865Warren G. Harding, Blooming Grove Ohio, American President (1921-1923)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on November 2nd

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

1887Baseball legend Connie Mack (24) weds Margaret Hogan

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Notable Deaths on November 2nd

1980Willie Sutton, American bank robber, dies at 79

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

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

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

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