November

November 2: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on November 2

November 2nd is Dynamic Harmlessness Day as well as Deviled Egg Day.

We’ve made it to the 306th day of the year! There are 59 days left until we reach the new year.

People who were born on November 2 share the Scorpio zodiac sign.

November 2 had its fair share of disturbing and interesting historical events including disasters, film releases and much more. Keep reading to find what makes this day a special one.

Did you know that on this day in 2000, the first crew arrived at the International Space Station onboard a Soyuz spacecraft? This marked the beginning of the uninterrupted human presence aboard the space station.

Keep reading for more facts about November 2nd in history!

What Happened On November 2 In History?

2018

A tiger, who hunted and killed 13 people, was killed after large scale hunt in Central India.

Source BBC
2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 with Jennifer Lawrence premiered in Berlin, Germany.

2014

A suicide bomber killed civilians watching the daily border closing ceremony at the Pakistan’s Wagah border.

That blast killed 60 people and injured 100 more. The incident happened outside a restaurant and it is believed that US and Pakistani officials were aware of the possibility of an attack.
2012

The New York City Marathon was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy.

This was the first time it had ever been cancelled since its 42 years of running.
2003

The comedy series “Arrested Development” premiered on FOX.

2000

The first crew arrived at the International Space Station onboard a Soyuz spacecraft.

Source NASA
1993

The Dow Jones Industrial hit its third record high in one week.

The Dow Jones raised by 12.02 points bringing it up to 3,692.61, a tiny amount in comparison to February 12, 2020 when the Dow closed at 29,551.42 points
Source NY Times
1992

The Airbus A330 had its first test flight.

Weighing 401,000 lbs (181,890.5 kg), the A330 was the biggest twinjet to fly the skies at the time.
1988

The Morris Worm, the first computer virus made to be caught over the internet, disabled 6,000 computers in 24 hours.

OTD in 1988: The Morris Worm
The virus was developed by students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and affected computers at the Pentagon, SDI research lab & six other universities.
Source FBI
1932

The Great Emu War in Australia began.

The Great Emu War was a military operation to help control the ever-growing emu population in the Companion DIstrict of Western Australia. The military deployed soldiers armed with Lewis guns, and after many failed attempts, the cul ceased action by December 1932.
1867

The first issue of women’s fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar was published.

Did you know that on this day, November 2nd 2000, the first crew arrived at the International Space Station onboard a Soyuz spacecraft?