On This Day In History, 2 November


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World Events Today

  • The British Broadcasting Corporation, the BBC, officially launched a regular television broadcast service today in 1936
  • The President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, signed a bill to create the official Martin Luther King Junior Day holiday, today in 1983
  • The long standing British national daily tabloid, the Daily Mirror, was founded today in 1904

Entertainment Events Today

  • The final episode of Blackadder Goes Forth, starring Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson, was aired on BBC 1 today in 1989
  • The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC, was established today in 1936
  • The Sunday Express published the first ever crossword today in 1924

Family Events Today

  • Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France from 1774 to 1792, was born today in 1755 in Vienna, Austria
  • The American actor Burt Lancaster, who starred in many movies, including Birdman of Alcatraz and Trapeze, was born today in 1913 in New York City
  • The Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, whose most famous work was Pygmalion, died today in 1950 aged 94

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Deviled Egg Day

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