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November 2nd History

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November 2nd In Pop Culture History

1898 - Cheerleading was started at the University of Minnesota with Johnny Campbell leading the crowd in cheering on the football team with "Rah, Rah, Rah! Ski-u-mah, Hoo-Rah! Hoo-Rah! Varsity! Varsity! Varsity, Minn-e-So-Tah!" Princeton had published cheers for the audience to chant as early as 1877. In 1903 the first cheerleading fraternity, Gamma Sigma, was founded. Women started being popular cheerleaders in the early 1920s.

1936 - First high-definition TV broadcast service, by BBC in London. At the time "standard definition" was 30 horizontal lines making up the picture, and the '36 BBC hi-def had 240 lines. Today, 720 is considered the minimum for HD.

1936 - The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) was established.

1957 - The Levelland UFO Case in Levelland, Texas, generated national publicity. Officially, they called it 'blue lightning'.

1959 - Quiz show scandal - Twenty One game show contestant Charles Van Doren admits to a Congressional committee that he had been given questions and answers in advance.

1960 - Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the trial R v Penguin Books Ltd, the Lady Chatterley's Lover case.

1965 - Norman Morrison, a 31-year-old Quaker, set himself (suicide) on fire in front of the river entrance to the Pentagon to protest the use of napalm in the Vietnam war.

November 2, 19** Birthday (fictional) 'Sid' Cookie Monster, Sesame Street, TV

1974 - #1 Hit November 2, 1974 - November 8, 1974: Stevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothin'

1974 - Seventy-eight people died when the Time Go-Go Club in Seoul, South Korea burned down.

November 2, 1983 (fiction) Mary Winchester was killed by a Yellow-Eyed Demon, Supernatural, TV

1983 - President Reagan signed the bill establishing the Dr Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, held on the third Monday in January.

1985 - #1 Hit November 2, 1985 - November 8, 1985: Stevie Wonder - Part-Time Lover

1988 - The Morris Worm, the first internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, was launched from MIT. It was written by a student at Cornell University, Robert Tappan Morris. His intention was to gauge the 'size' of the intenet.

1991 - #1 Hit November 2, 1991 - November 8, 1991: Karyn White - Romantic

November 2, 1997 - Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, starring Brandy and Whitney Houston aired live on ABC

2000 - The first crew arrived at the International Space Station. The assembly of the IISS began in November 1998.

2003 - Arrested Development debuted on FOX. Despite acclaim from critics, Arrested Development received low ratings and the series was cancelled in 2006. It returned in 2016 on Netflix.

November 2nd
Celebrity Birthdays

Smurfilicious Trivia!

Nelly 'Cornell Haynes Jr' (1974)
David Schwimmer (1966)
Daniel Boone (1734)
k.d. lang (1961)
Burt Lancaster (1913)
Pat Buchanan (1938)
Stefanie Powers (1942)
Pat Croce (1954)
James Polk (1795)
Warren G. Harding (1865)

There was Grandpa Smurf, Grumpy Smurf, and hundreds of others. There were two female Smurfs, the popular blonde Smurfette and the seldom seen red-haired Sassette Smurf.

They were created by the Frenchman, Peyo, and made their first appearance in the story "Le Journal de Spirou" on 23 October 1958. They are "3 apples high" in height, and were often chased by a bad guy named Gargamel.

 



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