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 This day in History - November 2
367 Historic Events for November 2
1943

Oldrich Pelcak, Czechoslovakia, cosmonaut

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1944

Jeffrey Alan Hoffman, Bkln, PhD/astronaut (STS 51-D, 35, 46, 61, 75)

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1944

Patrice Chereau, actress (Danton)

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1944

Auschwitz begins gassing inmates

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1944

Canadian troops occupy Knokke

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1944

US 28th Infantry division opens assault on Schmidt Hurtgenwald

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1944

Liesel Westermann, German FR, discus thrower (Olympic-silver-1968)

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1946

Giuseppe Sinopoli, Venice Italy, conductor/composer (Sunnyata)

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1946

Alan Jones, Australia, auto racer (1980 World Champion)

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1947

7th Ryder Cup: US wins 11-1 at Portland CC Ore

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1947

Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" flies for 1st (and last) time

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1947

David Anthony Ahern, composer

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1947

Dave Pegg, British pop bassist (Jethro Tull-Crest of a Wave)

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1948

Rich Gooch, rock bassist (Quarterflash)

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1948

Truman beats Dewey, confounding pollsters and newspapers

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1948

WJZ TV channel 13 in Baltimore, MD (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1949

Textile/meat/cheese/rijstdistributie disbands

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1949

Netherland recognizes Indonesia as a sovereign state

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1950

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

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1950

"Barrier" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances

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1950

Phillies reliever Jim Konstanty wins NL MVP

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1951

Kathy Hammond, US, 400m runner (Olympics-bronze-1972)

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1952

Maire O'Neill, actress (Juno and the Paycock, Glamorous Night), dies

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1952

Kate Linder, Pasadena Ca, actress (Esther Valentine--Young and Restless)

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1952

Maxine Nightingale, English soul singer

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