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November 2


1889   North and South Dakota are admitted as the 39th and 40th U.S. states.

1920   The first commercial radio station starts broadcasting. It begins with the results of the U.S. presidential election.

1947   Howard Hughes flies the Spruce Goose; the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built.

2000   The first crew arrives at the International Space Station.

Famous Birthdays:

1755   Marie Antoinette (Queen of France)

1795   James Polk (11th President of the United States)

1865   Warren G. Harding (29th President of the United States)

1913   Burt Lancaster (Actor)

1974   Nelly (Rapper)

1981   Roddy White (NFL Football Player)

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