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Notable Historical Events for November 2nd

1934Babe Ruth tours Tokyo, Japan

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

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

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

1955David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government

1852Franklin Pierce elected as president of US

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

1974Braves trade Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for OF Dave May

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

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

November 2nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 2nd

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

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)

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

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

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

November 2nd Birthdays
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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

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

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

1980Willie Sutton, American bank robber, dies at 79

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