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Friday 2 November 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • All Souls' Day (Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Communion)
  • Day of the Dead in Bolivia (Dia de los Muertos is the day when Bolivian families celebrate, commemorate and farewell the visiting dead)
  • Statehood Day (North Dakota and South Dakota, United States - 1889)

Events

  • In 2017 researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center identify four genes – KRAS, CDKN2A, SMAD4, and TP53 – responsible for how long patients survive with pancreatic cancer.
  • In 2017 researchers from the University of Aberdeen report that a single dose of the drug Trodusquemine can "melt away" fat inside arteries.
  • In 2017 scientists report that significant changes in the position and structure of the brain have been found in astronauts who have taken trips in space, based on MRI studies. Astronauts who took longer space trips were associated with greater brain changes.
  • 1988 – The Morris worm, the first Internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT.
  • 1984 – Capital punishment: Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962.
  • 1967 – Vietnam War: US President Lyndon B. Johnson and "The Wise Men" conclude that the American people should be given more optimistic reports on the progress of the war.
  • 1966 – The Cuban Adjustment Act comes into force, allowing 123,000 Cubans the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the United States.
  • 1959 – The first section of the M1 motorway, the first inter-urban motorway in the United Kingdom, is opened between the present junctions 5 and 18, along with the M10 motorway and M45 motorway.
  • 1949 – The Dutch–Indonesian Round Table Conference ends with the Netherlands agreeing to transfer sovereignty of the Dutch East Indies to the United States of Indonesia.
  • 1940 – World War II: First day of Battle of Elaia–Kalamas between the Greeks and the Italians.
  • 1936 – The British Broadcasting Corporation initiates 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.
  • 1920 – In the United States, KDKA of Pittsburgh starts broadcasting as the first commercial radio station. The first broadcast is the result of the United States presidential election, 1920.
  • 1917 – The Military Revolutionary Committee of the Petrograd Soviet, in charge of preparation and carrying out the Russian Revolution, holds its first meeting.
  • 1912 – Bulgaria defeats the Ottoman Empire in the Battle of Lule Burgas, the bloodiest battle of the First Balkan War, which opens her way to Constantinople.

Births

  • 1989 – Natalie Pluskota, American tennis player
  • 1983 – Darren Young, American wrestler
  • 1982 – Yunel Escobar, Cuban-American baseball player
  • 1981 – Roddy White, American football player
  • 1978 – Carmen Cali, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Rodney Buford, American basketball player
  • 1975 – Chris Walla, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1974 – Nelly, American rapper
  • 1974 – Orlando Cabrera, Colombian-American baseball player
  • 1974 – Prodigy, (Albert Johnson), American rapper (d. 2017)
  • 1973 – Marisol Nichols, American actress
  • 1968 – Neal Casal, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and photographer
  • 1967 – Kurt Elling, American singer-songwriter
  • 1967 – Scott Walker, American politician, 45th Governor of Wisconsin
  • 1966 – David Schwimmer, American actor
  • 1963 – Bobby Dall, American bass player
  • 1963 – Craig Saavedra, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1963 – Ron McGovney, American bass player
  • 1962 – David Brock, American journalist and author
  • 1961 – Jeff Tedford, American football player and coach
  • 1958 – Willie McGee, American baseball player and manager
  • 1957 – Carter Beauford, American drummer and composer
  • 1956 – Dale Brown, American author and pilot
  • 1955 – Chris Burnett, American saxophonist and composer
  • 1954 – Pat Croce, American businessman and author
  • 1951 – Thomas Mallon, American novelist, essayist, and critic
  • 1949 – Lois McMaster Bujold, American author
  • 1945 – J. D. Souther, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1945 – Larry Little, American football player
  • 1942 – Stefanie Powers, American actress
  • 1941 – Dave Stockton, American golfer
  • 1940 – Jim Bakken, American football player
  • 1939 – Richard Serra, American sculptor and academic
  • 1938 – David Eden Lane, American white supremacist (d. 2007)
  • 1938 – Jay Black, American singer
  • 1938 – Pat Buchanan, American journalist and politician
  • 1937 – Earl Carroll, American singer (d. 2012)
  • 1936 – Jack Starrett, American actor and director (d. 1989)
  • 1936 – Rose Bird, American lawyer and judge, 25th Chief Justice of California (d. 1999)
  • 1932 – Ron Sproat, American screenwriter and playwright (d. 2009)
  • 1931 – Phil Woods, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2015)
  • 1929 – Amar Bose, American engineer and businessman, founded the Bose Corporation (d. 2013)
  • 1929 – Robert Gover, American journalist and author (d. 2015)
  • 1927 – Steve Ditko, American author and illustrator
  • 1926 – Myer Skoog, American basketball player
  • 1924 – Rudy Van Gelder, American record producer and engineer (d. 2016)
  • 1921 – Shepard Menken, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1920 – Bill Mazer, Ukrainian-American journalist and sportscaster (d. 2013)
  • 1919 – Warren Stevens, American actor (d. 2012)
  • 1918 – Alexander Vraciu, American commander and pilot (d. 2015)
  • 1917 – Ann Rutherford, American actress (d. 2012)
  • 1915 – Sidney Luft, American film producer (d. 2005)
  • 1914 – Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball player and manager (d. 1997)
  • 1914 – Ray Walston, American actor (d. 2001)
  • 1913 – Burt Lancaster, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1911 – Raphael M. Robinson, American mathematician, philosopher, and theorist (d. 1995)
  • 1908 – Bunny Berigan, American trumpet player (d. 1942)
  • 1905 – James Dunn, American actor (d. 1967)
  • 1903 – Travis Jackson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1987)
  • 1894 – Alexander Lippisch, German-American aerodynamicist and engineer (d. 1976)
  • 1893 – Battista Farina, Italian businessman, founded the Pininfarina Company (d. 1966)
  • 1892 – Alice Brady, American actress (d. 1939)
  • 1891 – David Townsend, American art director and set decorator (d. 1935)
  • 1885 – Harlow Shapley, American astronomer and academic (d. 1972)
  • 1879 – Marion Jones Farquhar, American tennis player and violinist (d. 1965)
  • 1865 – Warren G. Harding, American journalist and politician, 29th President of the United States (d. 1923)
  • 1799 – John Light Atlee, American physician and surgeon (d. 1885)
  • 1799 – Titian Peale, American entomologist and photographer (d. 1885)
  • 1795 – James K. Polk, American lawyer and politician, 11th President of the United States (d. 1849)
  • 1734 – Daniel Boone, American hunter and explorer (d. 1820)
  • 1696 – Conrad Weiser, American soldier, monk, and judge (d. 1760)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Mike Davies, Welsh-American tennis player and businessman (b. 1936)
  • 2015 – Tommy Overstreet, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1937)
  • 2014 – Herman Sarkowsky, German-American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded the Seattle Seahawks (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Michael Coleman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1956)
  • 2013 – Clifford Nass, American author and academic (b. 1958)
  • 2013 – Kjell Qvale, Norwegian-American businessman (b. 1919)
  • 2013 – Walt Bellamy, American basketball player (b. 1939)
  • 2012 – Joe Ginsberg, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Robert Morton Duncan, American soldier and judge (b. 1927)
  • 2012 – Shreeram Shankar Abhyankar, Indian-American mathematician and academic (b. 1930)
  • 2010 – Clyde King, American baseball player and manager (b. 1924)
  • 2009 – Nien Cheng, Chinese-American author (b. 1915)
  • 2008 – Madelyn Dunham, American banker and business executive (b. 1922)
  • 2007 – The Fabulous Moolah, American wrestler (b. 1923)
  • 2003 – Frank McCloskey, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1939)
  • 2002 – Charles Sheffield, American physicist and author (b. 1935)
  • 2000 – Robert Cormier, American journalist and author (b. 1925)
  • 1996 – Eva Cassidy, American singer (b. 1963)
  • 1996 – John G. Crommelin, American admiral and politician (b. 1902)
  • 1994 – Martin Taras, American animator and director (b. 1914)
  • 1994 – Peter Matthew Hillsman Taylor, American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright (b. 1917)
  • 1992 – Hal Roach, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1892)
  • 1992 – Robert Arneson, American sculptor and academic (b. 1930)
  • 1991 – Irwin Allen, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1916)
  • 1991 – Mort Shuman, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1936)
  • 1990 – Eliot Porter, American photographer, chemist, and academic (b. 1901)
  • 1982 – Lester Roloff, American preacher and radio host (b. 1914)
  • 1981 – Wally Wood, American author, illustrator, and publisher (b. 1927)
  • 1970 – Richard Cushing, American cardinal (b. 1895)
  • 1966 – Mississippi John Hurt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1892)
  • 1966 – Peter Debye, Dutch-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1884)
  • 1961 – James Thurber, American humorist and cartoonist (b. 1894)
  • 1949 – Jerome F. Donovan, American lawyer and politician (b. 1872)
  • 1944 – Thomas Midgley, Jr., American chemist and engineer (b. 1889)
  • 1863 – Theodore Judah, American engineer (b. 1826)
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