TODAY IN HISTORY
Nov. 2, 1976
Former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter became the first candidate from the Deep South since the Civil War to be elected president as he defeated incumbent Gerald R. Ford.
ALSO ON THIS DATE
The British Broadcasting Corp. inaugurated “high-definition” television service from Alexandra Palace in London.
Howard Hughes piloted his huge wooden flying boat, the Hughes H-4 Hercules (derisively dubbed the “Spruce Goose” by detractors), on its only flight, which lasted about a minute over Long Beach Harbor in California.
Playwright George Bernard Shaw, 94, died in Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England.