On This Day

On This Day in History for November 2 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1988 The Morris worm, first internet-distributed computer worm to gain mainstream media attention launched from MIT, strikes Pentagon, SDI research lab & 6 universities
  • 1991 Bartholomew I becomes the Patriarch of Constantinople, head of 300 million followers of the Eastern Orthodox Church
  • 1992 First test flight of Airbus A330
  • 1993 Christie Todd Whitman (R) elected 1st woman governor of New Jersey
  • 1993 Dow Jones hits record 3697.64
  • 1993 Ehud Olmert elected mayor of Jerusalem

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1993 Rudy Giuliani wins the New York mayoral election, becomes 1st Republican mayor since 1965

Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani
Mayor of New York City
Rudy Giuliani
  • 1994 Benzine explosion in Dronka Egypt, 400+ killed
  • 1995 Spanish Broadcasting System buys NY radio station WPAT-FM for $83.5M
  • 1997 Typhoon Linda kills at least 208 in southern Vietnam
  • 2000 The first crew arrives at the International Space Station.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2004 George W. Bush is re-elected as President of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate John Kerry

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
US Secretary of State John Kerry
US Secretary of State
John Kerry
  • 2012 New York City Marathon: cancelled because of the effects of Hurricane Sandy in NYC the week before
  • 2014 60 people were killed and 110 injured by a suicide bombing in Lahore, Pakistan

KnightedKnighthood

2015 Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull scraps Knights and Dames from Australia's honours system

Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull
Prime Minister of Australia
Malcolm Turnbull

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 On This Day and Xiaomi launch a content partnership to display today in history content in Xiaomi's calendar app to users in India

Founder of Xiaomi Inc Lei Jun
Founder of Xiaomi Inc
Lei Jun

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 Jerome Powell nominated by US President Donald Trump to be next Chair of the Federal Reserve

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2018 Tiger thought to have killed 13 people shot dead after month-long hunt near Pandharkawada, central India
  • 2020 Gunmen storm Kabul University, Afghanistan, shooting at least 22 dead with Islamic State group claiming responsibility

Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Deaths in History