A look at events that have occurred over the years on November 2.
1795: Pres. James K. Polk is born in Pineville, North Carolina.
1865: Pres. Warren G. Harding is born in Blooming Grove, Ohio.
1889: North and South Dakota are admitted as 39th and 40th U.S. states.
1920: KDKA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania begins broadcasting as nation's first commercial radio station.
1947: Howard Hughes pilots Spruce Goose, largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built, on its only flight.
1959: Quiz show contestant Charles Van Doren admits to Congress he was given questions and answers in advance.
1983: Pres. Ronald Reagan signs bill creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.