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2 November

472 – Roman Empire – Emperor Olybrius died. http://www.roman-empire.net/collapse/olybrius.html

676 – Rome – Donus became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donus

1389 – Rome – Pietro Tomacelli became Pope Boniface IX of Western Schism; Clement VII remains antiPope in Avignon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Boniface_IX

1410 – France – Peace of Bicêtre signed (Armagna-Burgundian Civil War).


1795 – France – French Directory began. https://youtu.be/H2qM6BT5_NU  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Directory

1868 – New Zealand – Officially adopted a standard time, observed nationally. http://www.dia.govt.nz/Daylight-Saving-History

1882 – Finland – Great Fire of Oulu. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Oulu_Fire_of_1882

1889 – USA – North Dakota became 39th State South Dakota became 40th State. http://www.50states.com/ndakota.htm  http://www.50states.com/ndakota.htm

1899 – South Africa – Siege of Ladysmith began (Second Boer War). http://www.britishbattles.com/great-boer-war/siege-ladysmith.htm

1912 – Ottoman Empire – Battle of Lule Burgas ended (First Balkan War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lule_Burgas

1920 – USA – KDKA started broadcasting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/03/08/kdkas-historic-broadcast/

1930 – Ethiopia – Coronation of Haile Selassie. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haile_Selassie


1936 – UK – BBC Television Service officially launched. https://youtu.be/6bn6Sk5_iJA http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/bbctv/1936-11-02  http://www.bbc.co.uk/historyofthebbc/research/general/tvstory6

1936 – Canada – Canadian Broadcasting Corporation established. http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/index3.html?url=http%3A//www.broadcasting-history.ca/networks/networks_CBC_Radio.html

1936 – Japan – Earthquake measuring 7.2Mw, epicentre offshore Miyagi. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1936_Miyagi_earthquake

1940 – Greece – Battle of Elaia-Kalamas began (Greco-Italian War, WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Elaia%E2%80%93Kalamas

1941 – Norway – Luftwaffe plane crashed at Risvik, Salsbruket, Nord-Trondelag, 1 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19411102-0

1942 – Canada – USAAF plane crashed at Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan, 5 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19421102-1

1943 – Papua New Guinea – Battle of Empress Augusta Bay ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Empress_Augusta_Bay

1943 – Austria – USAAF bombers attacked Messerschmitt subsidiary at Weiner-Neustadt (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – India – USAAF plane crashed near Walong, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19431102-1

1943 – Ireland – RAF plane crashed near Donegal, 9 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19431102-2

1944 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Düsseldorf (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1945 – Costa Rica & Liberia – Joined the United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/members/

1946 – Caribbean – USAAF plane missing, 8 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19461102-0

1947 – Philippines – Philippines Air Express plane crashed off Barrio Rizal, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19471102-0


1947 – USA – Howard Hughes test flight the Spruce Goose. https://youtu.be/OXZQewzdWzA  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hughes_H-4_Hercules

1951 – Korea – Battle of Song-gok Spur (Korean War). http://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/1165585-in-praise-of-28-heroes-of-song-gok-spur

1957 – USA – Levelland UFO sighting. http://www.ufocasebook.com/Levelland.html


1959 – UK – First section of the M1 opened. https://youtu.be/khZQ4xqQJCM  http://www.bbc.co.uk/northamptonshire/asop/northampton/m1.shtml

1963 – South Vietnam – Coup ended, President Ngô Ðình Diêm assassinated. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1963_South_Vietnamese_coup http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrest_and_assassination_of_Ng%C3%B4_%C4%90%C3%ACnh_Di%E1%BB%87m

1964 – Saudi Arabia – King Saud deposed, Faisal became king.

1965 – USA – Norman Morrison committed suicide outside Pentagon as act of protest against Vietnam War. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Morrison

1974 – South Korea – Fire at Time Go-Go Club, Seoul, 78 killed.

1988 – Poland – LOT Flight 703 crashed near Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19881102-0

1988 – USA – FAA plane crashed at Oak Grove, PA, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19881102-1

2002 – Indonesia – Earthquake measuring 7.3Mw, epicentre in Simeulue, 3 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_Sumatra_earthquake


2015 – Thailand – Fireball meteor seen in Bangkok sky. https://youtu.be/OFDrHe7IzA8 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Thailand_bolide

York

1822 – First issue of the Yorkshire Observer published by Philip Francis Sidney. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/yorks/city-of-york/pp537-541#h3-0009