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This Day in History: November 2

November 2: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1769 - Don Gaspar de Portolà leads the first documented European visit to San Francisco Bay.
  2. 1889 - North and South Dakota are admitted as the 39th and 40th U.S. states.
  3. 1898 - Cheerleading is started at the University of Minnesota with Johnny Campbell leading the crowd in cheering on the football team.
  4. 1920 - In the United States, KDKA of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania starts broadcasting as the first commercial radio station. The first broadcast is the result of the U.S. presidential election, 1920.
  5. 1983 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Conrad Weiser (Pennsylvania's ambassador to the Native Americans), Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (French painter), Daniel Boone (American explorer), Marie Antoinette (Queen of France), James Knox Polk (11th President of the United States)

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