Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/November 2

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This is a list of selected November 2 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article, featured list or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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All Souls' Day (Western Christianity); unreferenced section
Day of the Dead in Mexico refimprove section
1795French Revolution: Under the terms of a new constitution that was ratified during the aftermath of the Reign of Terror and the subsequent Thermidorian Reaction, the Directory succeeded the National Convention as the new executive government. refimprove section
1889 – The Dakota Territory, an organized incorporated territory of the United States, was split and became the states of North and South Dakota. North Dakota: refimprove section
1898 – Organized cheerleading was born at the University of Minnesota when student Johnny Campbell directed a crowd attending an American college football game to cheer on their team. refimprove section
1936 – The BBC Television Service launched as the world's first regular, public all-electronic "high-definition" television service. refimprove section
1947 – Industrialist and aviator Howard Hughes flew the "Spruce Goose", the largest flying boat ever built, on its maiden flight from the coast of Long Beach, California. unreferenced section
1959 – The M1 motorway, the first inter-urban motorway to be completed in the United Kingdom, opened between Watford and Crick/Rugby. unreferenced sections
1964 – King Saud of Saudi Arabia was deposed by his half-brother Faisal over concerns of the former's profligacy and his inability to deal with the socialism of Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser. multiple issues
1965 – American Quaker Norman Morrison set himself on fire in front of the Pentagon to protest the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War. refimprove section
2004 – Dutch film director Theo van Gogh (pictured), whose film Submission was critical of the treatment of women in Islam, was assassinated by Mohammed Bouyeri. unreferenced section



November 2

An emu killed by Australian soldiers
An emu killed by Australian soldiers

Bettisia Gozzadini (d. 1261) · Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (b. 1699) · Hélène de Pourtalès (d. 1945)

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