Its my Birthday today

[Imported from Whale Oil Beef Hooked on Blogger]

37 years old and still going strong.

What else happed on 2 November in History.

1355 – English invasion army under King Edward lands at Calais
1772 – Boston: anti-English Committee of Correspondence forms
1783 – Gen Washington bids farewell to his army
1899 – Boers begin siege of Ladysmith Natal
1904 – British newspaper, “Daily Mirror,” begins publishing
1914 – Great Britain annexes Cyprus
1914 – Russia declares war on Turkey
1922 – Australian Qantas airways begins service (contrary to popular belief QANTAS does not stand for Queensland and Northern Territory Air Service is really mean Quick and Nasty Typical Australian Service)
1930 – Ras Tafari crowned Haile Selassie I, 225th emperor of Solmonic Dynasty
1942 – Montgomery (Br) defeats Rommel (G) in battle of Alamein Egypt (WW II)
1944 – Auschwitz begins gassing inmates
1953 – Pakistan becomes islamic republic
1954 – Taiwan and US sign military pact
1955 – David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli govt
1956 – Israel captures Gaza and Sheham
1962 – JFK announces Cuban missile bases were being dismantled
1963 – Only 1st-class cricket game played in Uganda, MCC v E African XI
1976 – Jimmy Carter (D) defeats Gerald Ford (R) for president
1978 – France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1983 – Pres Reagan signs a bill establishing Martin L King day

Famous Birthdays
1734 – Daniel Boone, frontiersman/explorer
1913 – Burt Lancaster, NYC, actor
1927 – John Sainsbury, English billionaire
1938 – Patrick Buchanan, conservative political columnist
1968 – Whaleoil

 


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