This Day in History

Today is Friday, November 2nd, the 306th day of the year.  There are 59 days until the end of the year.

On this day:

In 1867, "Harper's Bazaar" magazine was published for the first time.

In 1920, KDKA in Pittsburgh signed on as the world's first commercial radio station.

In 1926, shooting hero Annie Oakley died at the age of 66.

In 1947, Howard Hughes piloted his "Spruce Goose" on its only flight. 

In 1948, President Harry S. Truman was reelected in a narrow upset over Republican challenger Thomas Dewey.  "The Chicago Tribune" caught heat when it printed the now infamous premature headline "Dewey Wins."

In 1950, CBS began broadcasting the first television programs in color.

In 1959, game show contestant Charles Van Doren admitted that he had been given questions and answers in advance of his appearances on the popular NBC television game show "Twenty One." 

In 1976, Jimmy Carter became the first candidate from the Deep South to be elected president.

In 1979, Rolling Stone frontman Mick Jagger and his wife Bianca Jagger divorced.

In 1980, the Edith Bunker character on "All in the Family" died.

In 1991, producer-director Irwin Allen died at the age of 75.  He directed several films including "The Poseidon Adventure" and "Towering Inferno."

In 2012, organizers of the New York City Marathon announced the cancellation of the event due to Hurricane Sandy.  It was the first cancellation in the race's 42-year history. 

In 2015, The Navy and the NTSB confirmed that they found the missing El Faro container ship in waters off the Bahamas.  The ship and its crew of 33 were lost in Hurricane Joaquin a month earlier.      

In 2015, The famous beagle Snoopy got a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame days before "The Peanuts Movie" was released.  Snoopy's star was placed next to the late cartoonist Charles Schulz.    

In 2015, Amazon announced that they would be giving new dads paid time off.  The online giant will add six weeks of paid time off for all new parents, women and men.  Women employees already had up to four weeks of paid leave before they give birth and ten weeks after.


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