November 2, 1960 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th String quartet premieres in Leningrad

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Mary Leakey and her team discover the first fossils of Homo habilis, an early human ancestor, at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Homo habilis is thought to be one of the earliest species to make stone tools and lived between 1.4 and 2.3 million years ago.

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey
Mary Leakey

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Penguin Books cleared of obscenity for publishing DH Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover"

Birthdays in History

  • Tihomir Blaškić, Croatian war criminal