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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, November 2, 2022


  • Daniel Boone (frontiersman) –
  • Marie Antoinette (Queen of France) –
  • James Polk (11th U.S. president) –
  • Warren G. Harding (29th U.S. president) –
  • Aga Khan III (religious leader) –
  • Harlow Shapley (astronomer) –
  • Odysseus Elytis (poet) –
  • Burt Lancaster (actor) –
  • Keith Emerson (musician) –
  • Willie Dean McGee (baseball player) –
  • k.d. lang (singer) –
  • Orlando Cabrera (baseball player) –


  • George Bernard Shaw (playwright) –
  • Bob Trow (actor, best known for his portrayal of gibberish-talking Robert Troll and Bob Dog on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood) –


  • North and South Dakota admitted to the Union as the 39th and 40th states–
  • Balfour Declaration states the British objective of establishing a Jewish state in Palestine–
  • Radio station KDKA in Pittsburgh broadcast the first commercial news, featuring the returns of the Harding-Cox presidential election–
  • The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was established–
  • Howard Hughes’ Hercules (aka Spruce Goose) plane flew one mile. Its wingspan was 320 feet–
  • Game show contestant Charles Van Doren admitted to a House Sub-Committee that he had been given questions and answers in advance when he appeared on the quiz show Twenty-One–
  • President George W. Bush won re-election over Democratic challenger Senator John Kerry–
  • Record-breaking pinata measured 60 feet long and 23 feet 10.5 inches wide–
  • Nik Wallenda set two world records with two high-wire walks between Chicago skyscrapers without safety equipment. The first walk was 454 feet long, at a 19 degree incline, starting at 588 feet high and ending at 671 feet high. The second walk, done blindfold, was 94 feet long and 543 feet high.–
  • The Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time since 1908–


  • A storm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, blocked Benjamin Franklin’s view of a lunar eclipse–
  • Snowstorms commenced in the southern Rockies, bringing 31 inches of heavy, wet snow to Denver and 36 inches to New Mexico’s mountains–
  • Hurley, Wisconsin, had 40 inches of snow–

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