November 2 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2017: Groundbreaking ceremony for the UAB Gardendale Clinic.
- 2007: Colonial Promenade Fultondale held its grand opening.
- 2005: A customer accidentally shot and killed herself in JoJo's Gun and Pawn Shop.
- 2003: The first "Dia de los Muertos" installation was made at Bare Hands Gallery.
- 1986: The "Birmingham Terra Cotta" exhibit began at the UAB Visual Arts Gallery.
- 1965: The Federated Leadership Organization of Bessemer and Vicinity picketed retailers in downtown Bessemer.
- 1962: The Government Employees Store (G*E*S) opened on 12th Street Southwest.
- 1955: Pell City's WFHK-AM was awarded a broadcast license.
- 1948: Harry Truman won the 1948 presidential election despite Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond collecting 37 electoral votes from Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina.
- 1916: An outdoor pageant, "The Magic Word", marked the renaming of Fossil to Wenonah.
- 1909: President William Taft gave a speech at the Hillman Hotel.
- 1990: UAB Blazers basketball player Dexter Fields was born.
- 1982: UAB Blazers basketball player Reginald Huffman was born.
- 1981: UAB and pro football player Roddy White was born.
- 1943: Musician David Vest was born.
- 1930: Jefferson County Commission president David Orange was born in Lipscomb.
- 1921: Samford English professor Sam Mitchell was born in Arkansas.
- 1919: Golden Flake CEO Sloan Bashinsky Sr was born in Troy.
- 1918: Bill Cather, commercial printer
- 1854: Birmingham Police Chief Thomas McDonald was born in Greensboro.
- 1897: Caroline Acree married Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Company founder Crawford Johnson in Chattanooga.