Today’s anniversaries, November 2: what is commemorated in Argentina and the world?

Club Atlético San Martín de Tucumán turns 114 years old in 2023.
Club Atlético San Martín de Tucumán turns 114 years old in 2023.

Between the anniversaries of November 2there is the foundation, in 1909, of the Club Atlético San Martín de Tucumán (CASM), one of the most important in northern Argentina, carried out by a group of 14 young people from the south of San Miguel de Tucumán who sought to promote a meeting place for the youth of the time who did not have access to the most select clubs. Among the founders of the club whose stadium is La Ciudadela, were Romelio Castro, Ezequiel Riquelme, Secundino Torossi, Medardo Figueroa, Ramón Méndez, Zacarías Robles, Segundo Medina, Manuel Reynoso, Justo González, Alberto Muruaga, Segundo Rivero, Amado Pereyra, Angel Suárez and Ramón Romano.

Since its foundation, CASM was the protagonist of the Tucumán Football Federation tournaments, establishing himself as the first champion in 1919 and adopting that sport as his main activity. As stated on the institution’s website, “in its more than 100 years of history, the CASM has been able to represent Tucumán sports in various disciplines throughout the country, where thanks to its performances in football it transcended the unconscious. collective as one of the most representative sports institutions in the region.” This 2023, The classic rival of Atlético Tucumán turns 114 years old.

On the other hand, November 2 is also remembered the anniversary of the birth, in 1951 in Chascomús, of Ricardo Alfonsin, Argentine ambassador to Spain since 2020 and son of former president Raúl Alfonsín, the first head of state of the return to democracy in Argentina. Ricardo Alfonsín is a lawyer, teacher and member of the Radical Civic Union (UCR). He was a provincial deputy between 1999 and 2010, and a national deputy for the province of Buenos Aires between 2009 and 2017. In 2023, he turns 72 years old.

Ricardo Alfonsín turns 72 this November 2
Ricardo Alfonsín turns 72 this November 2

Internationally, November 2 is the birthday of David Schwimmer, recognized for having played Ross Geller in the iconic NBC series Friends, broadcast between 1994 and 2004. He received a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2002 for his participation in “Band of Brothers” and among his performances his roles stand out in “Six Days, Seven Nights” (1999) and “The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story” (2016), among others. In 2023, Schwimmer turns 57just a few days after the surprising death of his former castmate, Matthew Perry.

The first kiss on Friends between Ross (David Schwimmer) and Rachel (Jennifer Aniston)
  • 1918: born Carmen Amaya in Barcelona, ​​one of the best flamenco dancers in history. This November 2, Google honors her with one of her doodles on her home page.
  • 1920: in the United States the “Ocoee Massacre” (Florida), when an African American intends to vote in the presidential elections, triggering what is known as the “worst act of electoral violence” known in the country.
  • 1923: nace Ida VitaleUruguayan poet, translator, essayist, professor and literary critic, member of the artistic movement called “Generation of 45” and representative of “essentialist” poetry.
  • 1936: in the United Kingdom, BBC television service launchedwhich becomes the first network in the world to offer daily programming.
  • 1938: nace Sofia of Greecequeen consort of Spain.
  • 1978: the album is published in London Outlandos D’Amourthe first of the British rock group The Police and one of the most representative of the trio formed by Sting (Gordon Sumner), Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland.
On November 2, 1978 The Police released their first album Outlandos D'Amour.
On November 2, 1978 The Police released their first album Outlandos D’Amour.
  • 1998: Oasis lanza “The Masterplan”, a compilation album by the band that sold more than 5 million copies and went platinum. Recently, the official Oasis accounts announced its relaunch on November 3 of this year: “The Masterplan” turns 25 in November. To celebrate the silver anniversary, several limited edition formats will be put on sale for collectors. The new formats will include remastered audio, taken from the “Chasing The Sun” reissues, available for the first time in a collection. On sale November 3rd”
  • 2000: the international station receives its first astronaut expedition, which was formed by the Russians Sergei Krikaliov and Yuri Gidzenko and the American Bill Shepherd. The space collaboration project is made up of the agencies NASA (United States), Roscosmos (Russia), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe), and the CSA/ASC (Canada).
  • 2020: five people die in a series of jihadist terrorist attacks at six points in the center of Vienna.
  • 2021: closes in Lebanon The Daily Star newspaperone of the last written in English in the country, almost 70 years after its founding.

He Day of the Dead It is a Mexican tradition celebrated on November 1 and 2 in which the memory of the dead is honored. Declared an Intangible World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2008, the Day of the Dead contains many special traditions to honor people who are no longer alive. In Mexico, it is recognized as a kind of symbol of national identity and is part of the belief that the souls of the dead return to the world of mortals: on November 1, children, and the next day, adults. It is also celebrated in Latin American countries such as Bolivia, Ecuador, and, to a lesser extent, in countries in Central America and the Andean region of South America.

The Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 2 (Galo Cañas)
The Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 2 (Galo Cañas)

UNESCO proclaimed the first Thursday of November as the International day against violence and bullying at school, including cyberbullying, recognizing that school violence in all its forms constitutes a violation of the rights to education, health and well-being of children and adolescents. In 2023, the official motto of the day will be “No fear: ending school violence to improve mental health and learning.”

He International Day to end impunity for crimes against journalists It was established on December 18, 2013 by the General Assembly, which adopted its first resolution regarding the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity. The date was chosen to commemorate the murder of two French journalists in Mali in 2013.

According to data from the organization, 117 journalists were murdered between 2020 and 2021. Latin America and the Caribbean accounted for 38% of the murders, followed by Asia and the Pacific, with 32% of the crimes. On the other hand, only 14% of cases of crimes against journalists are currently considered judicially resolved. This year, the main celebration of the Day will take placel November 2 to 3, 2023 at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington DC and will focus on violence against journalists, the integrity of elections and the role of public leadership.

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