On this day: November 2

POSTED: 05:44 PM PDT Nov 01, 2012    UPDATED: 12:00 AM PDT Nov 02, 2014 

Gen. George Washington says goodbye to his troops, cheerleading is born, the "Spruce Goose" takes off, Truman defeats Dewey, and a federal holiday is created to honor Martin Luther King Jr., all on this day.

OTD November 2 - international space station
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NASA

2000: The international space station gets its first residents as American astronaut Bill Shepherd and Russian cosmonauts Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei K. Krikalev arrive aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule for a four-month stay.

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