Today is Saturday, Nov. 2, the 306th day of 2019 with 59 to follow.

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The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

Those born on this date are under the sign of Scorpio. They include frontiersman Daniel Boone in 1734; Marie Antoinette, queen of France, in 1755; James Polk, the 11th president of the United States, in 1795; Warren G. Harding, the 29th president of the United States, in 1865; actor Burt Lancaster in 1913; Australian tennis Hall of Fame member Ken Rosewall in 1934 (age 85); columnist/commentator/GOP presidential candidate Pat Buchanan in 1938 (age 81); author Shere Hite in 1942 (age 77); actor Stefanie Powers in 1942 (age 77); country-rock singer/songwriter J.D. Souther in 1945 (age 74); author Dale Brown in 1956 (age 63); singer k.d. lang in 1961 (age 58); actor David Schwimmer in 1966 (age 53); GOP presidential candidate/45th governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker in 1967 (age 52); actor Marisol Nichols in 1973 (age 46); rapper Nelly, born Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., in 1974 (age 45); actor London Elise Kress in 1992 (age 27); actor Brielle Barbusca in 1998 (age 21).

 

On this date in history:

In 1889, North and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states of the union.

In 1920, in the first significant news broadcast, KDKA in Pittsburgh reported the U.S. presidential election results in Warren G. Harding's win over James Cox.

In 1947, Howard Hughes built and piloted the world's largest airplane, the 200-ton flying boat Spruce Goose, on its only flight, at Long Beach, Calif. The Goose remained airborne for just under 1 mile.

In 1959, Charles Van Doren told a U.S. congressional investigation he had been given questions and answers in advance of appearances on a television game show.

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In 1962, U.S. President John Kennedy announced that Soviet missile bases in Cuba were being dismantled.

In 1976, Democrat Jimmy Carter, former governor of Georgia, was elected the 39th U.S. president, defeating Republican incumbent Gerald Ford.

In 1983, U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed the bill establishing a national holiday to mark the birthday anniversary of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

In 1992, legendary filmmaker Hal Roach died at age 100. He was credited with discovering the comedy team of Laurel and Hardy and producing the Our Gang comedies.

In 2004, U.S. President George W. Bush was re-elected in a race with Democrat John Kerry.

In 2013, two French journalists, Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, were kidnapped and killed after interviewing a rebel leader in northern Mali. President Francois Hollande expressed "indignation at this odious act."

In 2016, the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 of the World Series, winning the team's first championship in 108 years.

In 2018, a sharpshooter killed a 5-year-old female tiger suspected of killing 13 people in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

A thought for the day: "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion." -- South African President Nelson Mandela