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November 2
On This Day: November 2

Marie Antoinette
Born: November 2, 1755
Died: October 16, 1793
Age: 37 years old
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Occupation: Queen

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Born On This Day
Pat Buchanan
Born: November 2, 1938
Age: 74 years old
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Occupation: Political Leader, Journalist
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Burt Lancaster
Born: November 2, 1913
Died: October 20, 1994

Age: 80 years old
Birthplace: New York, NY, United States
Occupation: Film Actor
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David Schwimmer
Born: November 2, 1966
Age: 46 years old
Birthplace: Queens, NY, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor
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Died On This Day
George Bernard Shaw
Died: November 2, 1950
Age: 94 years old
Place: Hertfordshire, England
Occupation: Author, Playwright
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Ngo Dinh Diem
Died: November 2, 1963
Age: 62 years old
Place: Saigon, South Vietnam
Occupation: World Leader
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Jenny Lind
Died: November 2, 1887
Age: 67 years old
Place: Herefordshire, England
Occupation: Singer
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Beheaded >> Beheaded
Death by beheading was historically considered the most humane form of death sentence. View this gallery of famous people who met their end via decapitation, including Anne Boleyn, St. John the Baptist and Peter Kurten.
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