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  • Ladysmith, South Africa
    Thursday Nov 02, 1899

    Second Boer War

    Siege of Ladysmith

    Ladysmith, South Africa
    Thursday Nov 02, 1899

    As Boers surrounded Ladysmith and opened fire on the town with siege guns, White ordered a major sortie against their artillery positions. The result was a disaster, with 140 men killed and over 1,000 captured. The Siege of Ladysmith began, and was to last several months. The Siege of Ladysmith was a protracted engagement in the Second Boer War, taking place between 2 November 1899 and 28 February 1900 at Ladysmith, Natal.




  • Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Monday Nov 02, 1914

    Armenian Genocide

    WWI

    Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Monday Nov 02, 1914

    On 2 November 1914, the Ottoman Empire opened the Middle Eastern theater of World War I by entering hostilities on the side of the Central Powers and against the Allies. The battles of the Caucasus Campaign, the Persian Campaign, and the Gallipoli Campaign affected several populous Armenian centers. Before entering the war, the Ottoman government had sent representatives to the Armenian congress at Erzurum to persuade Ottoman Armenians to facilitate its conquest of Transcaucasia by inciting an insurrection of Russian Armenians against the Russian army in the event a Caucasus front was opened.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Thursday Nov 02, 1916

    Hirohito

    Hirohito was formally proclaimed Crown Prince and Heir Apparent

    Tokyo, Japan
    Thursday Nov 02, 1916

    Hirohito was formally proclaimed Crown Prince and heir apparent on 2 November 1916; but an investiture ceremony was not strictly necessary to confirm this status as heir to the throne.




  • Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Saturday Nov 02, 1918

    Armenian Genocide

    The Three Pashas fled the Ottoman Empire

    Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Saturday Nov 02, 1918

    On the night of 2–3 November 1918 and with the aid of Ahmed Izzet Pasha, the Three Pashas (which include Mehmet Talaat Pasha and Ismail Enver Pasha, the main perpetrators of the Genocide) fled the Ottoman Empire.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Sunday Nov 02, 1941

    Hirohito

    The review of Eleven points

    Tokyo, Japan
    Sunday Nov 02, 1941

    On November 2 Tōjō, Sugiyama, and Nagano reported to the Emperor that the review of eleven points had been in vain. Emperor Hirohito gave his consent to the war and then asked: "Are you going to provide justification for the war?" The decision for war against the United States was presented for approval to Hirohito by General Tōjō, Naval Minister Admiral Shigetarō Shimada, and Japanese Foreign Minister Shigenori Tōgō.




  • Moscow, U.S.S.R.
    Sunday Nov 02, 1941

    World War II

    Battle of Moscow

    Moscow, U.S.S.R.
    Sunday Nov 02, 1941

    A major offensive against Moscow was renewed; after two months of fierce battles in increasingly harsh weather, the German army almost reached the outer suburbs of Moscow, where the exhausted troops were forced to suspend their offensive. The Battle took place between October 1941 and January 1942, the Soviet defensive effort frustrated Hitler's attack on Moscow, resulting ending of Operation Barbarossa.




  • Changde, China
    Tuesday Nov 02, 1943

    World War II

    Awaiting Allied relief

    Changde, China
    Tuesday Nov 02, 1943

    From November 1943, during the seven-week Battle of Changde, the Chinese forced Japan to fight a costly war of attrition, while awaiting Allied relief. The Japanese capture the city, but later withdraw in January 1944.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 02, 1948

    Harry S. Truman

    The 1948 United States presidential elections

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 02, 1948

    The 1948 United States presidential election was the 41st quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 2, 1948. Incumbent President Harry S. Truman, the Democratic nominee, defeated Republican Governor Thomas E. Dewey. Truman's victory is considered to be one of the greatest election upsets in American history.


  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 02, 1948

    Richard Nixon

    Nixon Was Comfortably reelected

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 02, 1948

    In 1948, Nixon successfully cross-filed as a candidate in his district, winning both major party primaries. and was comfortably reelected.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Thursday Nov 02, 1972

    Hong Kong independence

    Request of the People's Republic of China

    Hong Kong, China
    Thursday Nov 02, 1972

    In the last years of the 1970s into the early 1980s, the question of Hong Kong sovereignty emerged on Hong Kong's political scene as the end of the New Territories lease was approaching. Hong Kong and Macau were both removed from the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories, in which territories on the list would have the right to be independent, on 2 November 1972 by request of the People's Republic of China (PRC).


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 02, 1976

    Jimmy Carter

    1976 United States presidential election

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 02, 1976

    The 1976 United States presidential election was the 48th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 2, 1976. Democrat Jimmy Carter of Georgia defeated incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford from Michigan. Carter's win represented the lone Democratic victory in a presidential election held between 1968 and 1988.


  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab
    Tuesday Nov 02, 2004

    Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

    Death

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab
    Tuesday Nov 02, 2004

    On 2 November 2004, Zayed died at the age of 86. He was buried in the courtyard of the new Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 02, 2005

    Rosa Parks

    Her Funeral

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 02, 2005

    With her body and casket returned to Detroit, for two days, Parks lay in repose at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Her funeral service was seven hours long and was held on November 2, 2005, at the Greater Grace Temple Church in Detroit.


  • Milan, Italy
    Thursday Nov 02, 2006

    Kaká

    First Champions League hat-trick

    Milan, Italy
    Thursday Nov 02, 2006

    On 2 November 2006, he scored his first Champions League hat-trick in a 4–1 group stage win over the Belgian side Anderlecht.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Monday Nov 02, 2009

    Johan Cruyff

    Catalonia national team

    Barcelona, Spain
    Monday Nov 02, 2009

    On 2 November 2009, Cruyff was named as manager of the Catalonia national team. It was his first managing job for 13 years.


  • Copenhagen, Denmark
    Wednesday Nov 02, 2011

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    The UNICEF Visit

    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Wednesday Nov 02, 2011

    On 2 November 2011, the Duke and Duchess visited the UNICEF Supply Division Centre for supplying food to malnourished African children in Copenhagen, Denmark.


  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Monday Nov 02, 2015

    Amazon

    Amazon opened its first physical retail store

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Monday Nov 02, 2015

    Amazon opened its first physical retail store, a bookstore in the University Village shopping center in Seattle. The store, known as Amazon Books, has prices matched to those found on the Amazon website and integrate online reviews into the store's shelves.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 02, 2016

    Uber

    Uber launches a redesigned rider app

    U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 02, 2016

    Uber launches a redesigned rider app, with a simplified user flow that focuses on identifying the destination first, then shows ride options with prices, and then gives driver contact information and allows riders to make adjustments such as split fare and get more information about the destination. The app also connects better with the user's current location, real-world identity, favorite places (such as work and home) and integration with services such as Foursquare and Yelp for destination-specific information, in what is seen as an attempt to pull users into spending more time in the app.


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