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On This Day - November 2, A Shot of History

Get On This Day delivered free to your inbox: 1917 – The Balfour Declaration proclaims British support for the "establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people" with the clear understanding "that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities". 1930 – Haile Selassie is crowned emperor of Ethiopia. 1963 – South Vietnamese President Ngô Đình Diệm is assassinated following a military coup. 1947 – In California, designer Howard Hughes performs the maiden (and only) flight of the Spruce Goose or H-4 The Hercules; the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built. Produced by Anne-Sophie Goninet

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