November 02

This Day in History

1988

First Computer "Worm" Unleashed

"On this day in 1988, Cornell University graduate student Robert Tappan Morris unleashed the Morris Worm, the first computer worm distributed via the Internet. The son of Robert Morris, a coauthor … (more...)

1964

Royal Family Coup in Saudi Arabia

"On this day in 1964, King Saud of Saudi Arabia was formally forced from the throne by his brother Faisal. King Saud, whose father Ibn Saud had founded the modern state of Saudi Arabia, was unable to … (more...)

1917

Britain Supports Creation of Jewish Homeland

British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour submits a declaration of intent to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine. The British government hoped that the formal declaration would help garner … (more...)