November 2 – First resident crew and more

Always see today as an opportunity to grow and better yourself. Remember that today is the history and the future for you. Show your passion, consistency, and stamina to stand out of the crowd and dream it until it becomes a reality for you and leaves a remarkable history of you in the whole universe.

Let us read on to some of the historical milestones of today, November 2.


1772 – The first Committees of Correspondence were appointed in Massachusetts under Samuel Adams

The 13 British American colonies’ legislatures appointed Committees of Correspondence groups to provide colonial leadership and aid intercolonial cooperation.

Samuel Adams prompted their emergence as agencies of colonial discontent.  Samuel, on November 2, 1772,  at a Boston Town Meeting, secured the appointment of a 21-man committee of correspondence – to state the rights of the Colonists. This Province was, in particular, as men, as Christians, and as subjects. It was also to communicate and publish the same to the various Towns in the Province and the World.

Within three months, around 80 similar groups had been formed locally in Massachusetts. In March 1773, the Virginia House of Burgesses organized legislative standing committees for intercolonial correspondence with Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson among their 11 members. However, by the end of 1773, eight more American colonies had followed Virginia’s example.


1889 – North Dakota admitted as 39th & South Dakota admitted as 40th state in the United States

North Dakota is a famous state in the northern and midwestern regions of the United States. North Dakota, along with its neighboring state, South Dakota, was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889. They were the 39th, and 40th states admitted to the union. However, before signing the statehood papers, President Benjamin Harrison shuffled the documents so that no one could apprise, which became a state first. North Dakota’s capital is Bismarck, and its largest city is Fargo.

In the 21st century, North Dakota’s natural resources played a significant role in its economic status, specifically with the Bakken formation’s oil extraction, which lies beneath the state’s northwestern part. However, this development was a major cause of population growth and reduced unemployment.



1923 – U.S. Navy aviator H.J. Brown sets a new world speed record of 259 mph in a Curtiss racer

The popular U.S. Navy aviator H.J. Brown, on November 2, 1923, sets a new world speed record of 259 mph in a Curtiss racer. The Curtiss CR was a racing aircraft invented for the United States Navy by Curtiss in 1921.

Curtis racer was a single-seater biplane that constituted a monocoque fuselage and staggered single-bay wings of the same span equipped with N-struts. However, scientists built two similar landplane versions and named them CR-1 and CR-2. They eventually converted to seaplanes as the CR-3 in 1923 and CR-4 in 1924. Also, a refined version was developed for the U.S. Army Air Service under the designation R-6. These latter two aircraft featured advanced aerodynamics included surface-mounted radiators.


2000First resident crew showed up at the International Space Station

On November 2, 2000, the first residential crew came aboard the International Space Station. The arrival of Expedition 1 marked the beginning of a new era of international cooperation in space and of the most prolonged human habitation in low Earth orbit, which continues to this day.

The space agencies of the United States, Japan, Russia, Canada, and Europe agreed to cooperate on the ISS in 1998. However, its first components were launched into orbit later. Five space shuttle flights and two unmanned Russian flights delivered its core components and partially assembled the space station.


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