1936 – The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was established on the 2nd November 1936.
1947 – The H-4 Hercules also known as the Spruce Goose was flown by Howard Hughes on its maiden (and only) flight on the 2nd November 1947, in California. The H-4 Hercules was the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built, the largest flying boat ever built and had the largest wingspan of any aircraft in history.
1959 – The M1 motorway first section of the 1st inter-urban motorway in the United Kingdom was opened on the 2nd November 1959, between the present day junctions 5 and 18, along with the M10 motorway and M45 motorway.
1982 ~ Cosentino the Australian illusionist and escapologist was born Paul Cosentino in Victoria on the 2nd November 1982. Cosentino came 2nd in the 2011 series of Australia’s Got Talent. Cosentino won Dancing With the Stars in 2013. Cosentino’s official website: www.cosentino.com.au | Cosentino Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCosentino | Cosentino Twitter: www.twitter.com/TheCosentino | YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/OfficialCosentino
1984 – Velma Barfield became the 1st woman executed in the United States since 1962, on the 2nd November 1984.
2003 ~ Cliff Young the Australian potato farmer and athlete from Beech Forest, Victoria died at the age of 81 on the 2nd November 2003 (born 1922). Cliff Young is best known for his unexpected win of the inaugural Sydney to Melbourne Ultramarathon in 1983 at the age of 61.
Today in History for November 2nd ~ video presented by the Associated Press…