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On This Day In History for November 2, 2022

This is the 306th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 59 days remaining in 2022.

  • It was on this date in 1868, that New Zealand officially adopted a standard time to be observed nationally
  • On November 2, 1920, In the United States, KDKA of Pittsburgh started broadcasting as the first commercial radio station. The first broadcast is the result of the 1920 United States presidential election
  • 86 years ago today, The British Broadcasting Corporation initiated the BBC Television Service, the world’s first regular, “high-definition” (then defined as at least 200 lines) service. Renamed BBC1 in 1964, the channel still runs to this day
  • It was also this date in 1947 that In California, designer Howard Hughes performed the maiden (and only) flight of the Hughes H-4 Hercules (also known as the “Spruce Goose”), the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built
  • That same date in 1959, The first section of the M1 motorway, the first inter-urban motorway in the United Kingdom, was opened between the present junctions 5 and 18, along with the M10 motorway and M45 motorway
  • Also on November 2, 1960, Penguin Books was found not guilty of obscenity in the trial R v Penguin Books Ltd, the Lady Chatterley’s Lover case
  • On November 2, 1988, The Morris worm, the first Internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, was launched from MIT
  • Expedition 1 arrived at the International Space Station for the first long-duration stay onboard. From this day to present, a continuous human presence in space on the station remains uninterrupted on this date in 2000

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • American hunter and explorer, Daniel Boone, born on this date in 1734.
  • Austrian-French queen consort of Louis XVI of France, Marie Antoinette was born 267 years ago today.
  • Born November 2, 1815, English mathematician and philosopher George Boole.
  • American inventor, John J. Loud, born on this date in 1844.
  • Harlow Shapley, the American astronomer and academic was born 137 years ago today.
  • Born November 2, 1894, German-American aerodynamicist and engineer Alexander Lippisch.
  • Raphael M. Robinson, the American mathematician, philosopher, and theorist was born 111 years ago today.
  • Ray Walston, American actor was born on that same date in 1914.
  • American engineer and businessman, founded the Bose Corporation, Amar Bose, born on this date in 1929.
  • Canadian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Richard E. Taylor was born 93 years ago today.

Listener Birthdays

  • 2 – Mark McCoy
  • 3 – Ken Pace
  • 3 – Craig Glassner (aka Ranger Craig)
  • 4 – Avner (OMG, its 2014 – I’m 40 already)
  • 5 – Michael Corlett (from New Zealand)
  • 8 – John Clifford
  • 8 – Mark, the Encaffeinated ONE, host of The Weird Show
  • 8 – OnTheDrift

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for November  2, 2022

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