Today in history - Nov. 2

Today is Thursday, Nov. 2, the 306th day of 2006. There are 59 days left in the year.


Today's Highlight in History:


On Nov. 2, 1947, Howard Hughes piloted his huge wooden flying boat, the Hughes H-4 Hercules (popularly known as the "Spruce Goose"), on its only flight, which lasted about a minute over Long Beach Harbor in California.


On this date:


In 1783, Gen. George Washington issued his Farewell Address to the Continental Army near Princeton, N.J.


In 1795, the 11th president of the United States, James Knox Polk, was born in Mecklenburg County, N.C.

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