1930, 2 November
Haile Selassie is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia.
1951, 2 November
More British troops are sent to the Suez Canal Zone (the biggest troop airlift since the Second World War).
1969, 2 November
300,000 refugees in camps near the Nigerian border are facing starvation after an argument between the Nigerian government and the Red Cross. The Red Cross has been sending supplies to relief camps in "rebel" Biafra, but has been ordered out by the Nigerian government.