This date in history: November 2

This date in history: November 2

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.

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