Thursday, November 2, 2006
Gazprom, Russia's state-controlled natural gas monopoly, intends to double the price it charges Georgia. This follows the 2006 Georgian-Russian espionage controversy in early October. //www.civil.ge/eng/article.php?id=14003
Wednesday, November 2, 2005
The People's Republic of China is admitted to the World Trade Organization after 15 years of negotiations.
The Glocal Forum
, leading international organization in the field of city-to-city cooperation, is established by Ambassador Uri Savir
Thursday, November 2, 2000
The first resident crew enters the International Space Station.
Thursday, November 2, 1995
The Supreme Court of Argentina orders the extradition of Erich Priebke, ex-S.S. captain.
Thursday, November 2, 1989
Wednesday, November 2, 1988
Tuesday, November 2, 1982
The Dow Jones Industrial Average
surges 43.41 points, or 4.25%, to close at 1,065.49, its first all-time high in more than 9 years. It last hit a record on January 11, 1973 when the average closed at 1,051.70. The points gain is the biggest ever up to this point.
Thursday, November 2, 1978
Dominica gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
8:00 pm ndash The Republic of Ireland's second television channel RTÉ 2 goes on air (renamed Network 2, 1988 RTÉ Network Two, 1995 N2, 1997 and RTÉ Two in 2004).
Wednesday, November 2, 1977
The worst storm in Athens
' modern history causes havoc across the Greek capital and kills 38 people.
Tuesday, November 2, 1976
U.S. presidential election, 1976: Jimmy Carter defeats incumbent Gerald Ford, becoming the first candidate from the Deep South to win since the Civil War.
Thursday, November 2, 1967
Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson holds a secret meeting with a group of the nation's most prestigious leaders (the Wise Men) and asks them to suggest ways to unite the American people behind the war effort. They conclude that the American people should be given more optimistic reports on the progress of the war.
Wednesday, November 2, 1966
n Adjustment Act comes into force, allowing 123,000 Cuba
ns the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the United States.
Saturday, November 2, 1963
Vietnam War: Coup leader General Duong Van Minh takes over as leader of South Vietnam.
Thursday, November 2, 1961
"Kean" opens at Broadway Theater in New York City for 92 performances.
Wednesday, November 2, 1960
The first section of the M1 motorway in England opens between Hertfordshire, just north of London, and the border of Northtonshire and Warwickshire. The motorway is set to be expanded over the next few years to provide an unbroken motorway link with London and Leeds. A full motorway network across Britain is also set to be developed over the coming decade and into the 1970s.
Tuesday, November 2, 1954
The dock workers' strike in England ends.
Tuesday, November 2, 1948
United States presidential election, 1948: Democratic incumbent Harry S. Truman defeats Republican Thomas E. Dewey and 'Dixiecrat' Strom Thurmond.
Tuesday, November 2, 1943
WWII: In the early morning hours, American and Japanese ships fight the inconclusive Battle of Empress Augusta Bay off Bougainville.
A USAF squadron, including B-24 Liberators, intercepts many Luftwaffe patrols off the coast of Oran, Algeria.
Wednesday, November 2, 1938
Arising from The Munich Agreement Hungary is awarded the Felvidek region of South Slovakia and Ruthenia.
Haile Selassie is crowned emperor of Ethiopia.
The Parliament of Finland again declares itself holder of sovereignty, effectively dissolving the 108-year-old union with Russia.
Militants from Trotsky's committee join with trusty Bolshevik soldiers to seize government buildings and pounce on members of the provisional government.
is declared a republic.
WWI: Action of 17 November 1917: United States Navy destroyers USS "Fanning" and USS "Nicholson" capture Imperial German Navy U-boat SM "U-58" off the south-west coast of Ireland, the first combat action in which U.S. ships take a submarine (which is then scuttled).
: The Balfour Declaration
proclaims British support for the establishment in Palestine
of a national home for the Jewish people with the clear understanding that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities.
WWI: Battle of Cambrai
: British forces, using tank
s, make early progress in an attack on German positions but are soon beaten back.
British troops occupy Tel Aviv and Jaffa in Palestine.
WWI: Third Battle of Gaza: United Kingdom forces capture Gaza from the Ottoman Empire.
In the United States, a Night of Terror results in the injury of several influential suffragettes.
Saturday, November 2, 1889
North Dakota and South Dakota are admitted as the 39th and 40th U.S. states.
Timişoara is the first town of Europe with streets illuminated by electric light.
Tuesday, November 2, 1880
U.S. presidential election, 1880: James Garfield defeats Winfield S. Hancock.
Thursday, November 2, 1876
Saturday, November 2, 1861
Tuesday, November 2, 1852
U.S. presidential election, 1852: Democrat Franklin Pierce of New Hshire defeats Whig Winfield Scott of Virginia.
Tuesday, November 2, 1830
France: Jacques Laffitte succeeds the Duc de Broglie as Prime Minister.
Tuesday, November 2, 1779
American Revolutionary War: Samuel Adams and Joseph Warren form the first Committee of Correspondence.
Peter I is proclaimed the first Emperor of All the Russias. This replaces the Tsardom of Russia with the Russian Empire.
Saturday, November 2, 1675
Guru Teg Bahadur
, the ninth prophet of the Sikhs, is executed by Mughal rulers. He prefers execution to defend the right of Hindus to practice their own religion.
November 12 ndash Commissioners of the Thirteen Colonies organize a united force to attack the Narragansett tribe.
Gottfried Leibniz uses infinitesimal calculus on a function.
Tuesday, October 23, 1576 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, October 24, 1485 (Julianian calendar)
Leonardo da Vinci designs the ariel screw.
Monday, October 25, 1389 (Julianian calendar)
Hadji II is restored as Mamluk Sultan of Egypt after overthrowing Sultan Barquq.
Goryeo Revolution in Korea (1388–1392): King Chang of Goryeo is forced from power and replaced by King Gongyang. The ten year-old Chang and his predecessor, U, are both assassinated later in the year.
Abu Tashufin II succeeds his nephew, Abu Hammu II, as ruler of the Abdalwadid Dynasty in present-day eastern Algeria.
Sandaki overthrows Magha II as Mansa of the Mali Empire.
Wikramawardhana succeeds Hayam Wuruk as ruler of the Majapahit Empire (now Indonesia).
With the backing of Antipope John XXIII, supporters of Louis II overthrow the underage King Ladislaus as King of Naples. The new Pope Boniface IX recognises Ladislaus's claim to the throne.
Pope Boniface IX succeeds Pope Urban VI as the 203rd pope.
Biri II succeeds Kade Alunu as King of the Kanem-Bornu Empire (now eastern Chad and Nigeria) and the Empire loses its land in present-day Chad to the Bilala.
Abd ar-Rahmân II succeeds Musa II as ruler of the Ziyanid Dynasty in present-day western Algeria.
Thursday, October 30, 676 (Julianian calendar)
Cuthbert of Lindisfarne withdraws to a hermitage.
Wednesday, November 1, 472 (Julianian calendar)
Olybrius dies of dropsy after only a reign of four months. During his rule he is mainly interested in religion while the actual power is in the hands of Gundobad.