Historical Events on 1st November

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835 - All Saints Day made compulsory by Pope Gregory IV throughout Frankish Kingdom
996 - First recorded use of modern name for Austria in the 'Ostarrîchi Document'
1210 - King John of England begins imprisoning Jews
1248 - Earl Willem II of Holland crowned as RC German emperor
1349 - Duke of Brabant orders execution of all Jews in Brussels, accusing them of poisoning the wells
1462 - Archduke Albrecht VI van Habsburg occupies Vienna
1512 - Michelangelo's paintings on ceiling of Sistine Chapel in the Vatican first exhibited
1570 - All Saints Flood, tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland; killing more than 1,000 people.
1604 - William Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello" first presented
1611 - Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Tempest" first presented
1612 - (22 October O.S.) Time of Troubles in Russia: Moscow, Kitai-gorod, is captured by Russian troops under command of Dmitry Pozharsky
1623 - Fire at Plymouth, Massachusetts destroys several buildings
Playwright William ShakespearePlaywright William Shakespeare 1628 - French King Louis XIII occupies La Rochelle
1671 - French King Louis XIV & RC German emperor Leopold I sign secret anti-Dutch treaty
1683 - The English crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
1721 - Prince Eugenius of Savoye unveals statue of himself
1755 - Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000
1765 - Stamp Act goes into effect in British colonies
1776 - Mission San Juan Capistrano founded in California
1784 - Maryland grants citizenship to Lafayette & his descendents
1787 - First free school in NYC (African Free School) opens
1800 - John Adams becomes the first US president to live in White House
1802 - Delegates meet at Chillicothe, Ohio, to form a state constitutional convention.
1814 - Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars.
French Emperor Napoléon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte 1834 - First published reference to poker (as Mississippi riverboat game)
1848 - First US women's medical school opens (Boston)
1849 - Dutch government of Thorbecke forms
1859 - The current Cape Lookout, North Carolina, lighthouse was lit for the first time. Its first-order Fresnel lens can be seen for about 19 miles (30 kilometers), in good conditions.
1861 - General George McClellan made general in chief of Union armies
1863 - -8] Averell's Raid (on)to Lewisburg, West Virginia
1863 - Fortifications built on Angel Island (SF Bay) by troops
1865 - Zutphen-Fishing Dutch railway opens
1867 - "Harper's Bazaar" publishes
1869 - Deli Me forms T B V tobacco in Sumatra
1870 - US Weather Bureau begins operations (24 locations)
1876 - King Willem III opens North Sea Canal (Amsterdam-IJmuiden)
Union General George McClellanUnion General George McClellan 1876 - New Zealand's provincial government system is dissolved.
1877 - Dutch government of Heemskerk-Van Lynden resigns
1878 - Edward Scripps & John Sweeney found Penny Press (Cleveland Press)
1884 - The Gaelic Athletic Association is founded to promote Irish sport and games; The association denies membership to the police and army and is immediately infiltrated by the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB)
1885 - Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Immortale Dei
1886 - Ananda College, a leading Buddhist school in Sri Lanka was established with 37 students.
1894 - Vaccine for diphtheria announced by Dr Roux of Paris
1894 - Nicholas II becomes the new Tsar of Russia after his father, Alexander III, dies.
1896 - First bare-breasted women (Zulu) to appear in National Geographic Magazine
Tsar Nicholas IITsar Nicholas II 1901 - Sigma Phi Epsilon, the largest national male collegiate fraternity is established at Richmond College, in Richmond, VA.
1902 - France and Italy sign an Entente under which Italy agrees to remain neutral if France is attacked; this is France's attempt to neutralize the Triple Entente
1904 - George Bernard Shaw's "John Bull's Other Island" premieres in London
1910 - First issue of "Crisis" published by editor W.E.B. Du Bois
1913 - Notre Dame upsets Army 35-13, 1st to use forward pass effectively
1913 - Less than a week after the US nonintervention promose, President Woodrow Wilson demands that Mexican dictator Huerta resigns
1914 - Connie Mack asks waivers on Jack Coombs, Eddie Plank & Chief Colby
1914 - German-British naval battle at Coronel, Chile
1914 - Pope Benedictus Xv's encyclical Ad beatissimi, against integrity
Baseball Legend Connie MackBaseball Legend Connie Mack 1914 - Von Hindenburg named marshal of Eastern front
1915 - Parris Island is officially designated a Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
1916 - Paul Miliukov delivers in the State Duma the famous "stupidity or treason" speech, precipitating the downfall of the Boris Stürmer government.
1917 - In WW I, the 1st US soldiers are killed in combat
1918 - 102 die in a NYC BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street Brooklyn
1918 - Yugoslav battleship Viribus Unitis sunk by Italians
1920 - Eugene O'Neill's "Emperor Jones" premieres in NYC
1920 - American Fishing Schooner Esperanto defeats the Canadian Fishing Schooner Delawana in the first International Fishing Schooner Championship Races in Halifax.
1921 - National Birth Control League & Voluntary Parenthood League merge as American Birth Control League
1922 - Queen Wilhelmina opens Dutch Historical Maritime museum in Amsterdam
1922 - Mustapha Kemal takes Constantinople from Mohammed VI, proclaiming the Republic of Turkey and bringing an end to the Ottoman Empire
1923 - Bruno E Lucander forms Aero E/Y (Finnair)
1924 - 1st US NHL franchise, Boston Bruins founded
1924 - Forest Peters of Montana State U hits 17 of 22 attempted field goals
1925 - VARA, Vereniging van Workers Radio Amateurs forms in Amsterdam
1926 - US Air Commerce Act passes
1928 - 1st celebration of Authors' Day
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1928 - Bradman scores a century each innings (131 & 133*), NSW v Qld
1928 - Graf Zeppelin sets airship distance record of 6384 km
1929 - Lundy Island, part of British Isles, issue its own stamps
1931 - Dupont introduces synthetic rubber
1932 - Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program
1935 - TS Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral" premieres in London
1936 - Benito Mussolini describes alliance between Italy and Germany as an "axis"
1936 - Rodeo Cowboy's Association founded
1937 - Stalinists executed by shooting Pastor Paul Hamberg and seven members of Azerbaijan's Lutheran community (including three women).
1938 - German colonel-general Gerd von Runstedt retires
1938 - NL batting champ Ernie Lombardi is named MVP
1938 - Seabiscuit beats War Admiral in a match race at Pimlico
Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin 1939 - First animal conceived by artificial insemination (rabbit) displayed
1939 - First jet plane, Heinkel He 178, demonstrated to German Air Ministry
1939 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Sertum laetitiae
1940 - 1st US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa
1940 - Dutch "Curfew" forms (12 AM - 4 AM)
1941 - Chetniks attacks Tito's partizans in Uzice Yugoslavia
1941 - Japanese marine staff officiers Suzuki/Maejima arrive in Pearl Harbor
1942 - 10th day of battle at El Alamein
1942 - John H Johnson publishes 1st issue of Negro Digest
1943 - Dim-out ban lifted in SF Bay area
1943 - US troops land on Bougainville Island on Solomon Island
1944 - Mary Coyle Chase's "Harvey" premieres in NYC
1944 - Zeeuws & Flanders liberated
1944 - World War II: Units of the British Army land at Walcheren in the Netherlands.
1945 - First issue of Ebony magazine published by John H Johnson
1946 - Charles S Johnson becomes 1st black president of Fisk University
1946 - Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck's right foot is amputated
1946 - Marken soccer team forms
1946 - NY Knicks 1st basketball game beat Toronto Huskies 68-66
1946 - WABC becomes WCBS radio in NYC
1946 - WEAF radio changes call letters to WNBC (NYC)
1946 - West German state of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) created
1946 - Karol Wojtyla is ordained to Catholic priesthood
1947 - "Medium & The Telephone" closes at Barrymore NYC after 211 perfs
1947 - First Aloha Week Parade held in Hawaii
1947 - Howard Hughes flies "Spruce Goose", a huge wooden airplane
1947 - UN trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, NZ & UK
1948 - Mao's Red army conquerors Mukden, Manchuria
1950 - 1st negro player in NBA, (Celtic's Charles Cooper) Ft Wayne Ind
1950 - 82°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Nov
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman 1950 - Puerto Rican nationalists try to kill Pres Harry Truman at Blair House
1950 - Pope Pius XII claims Papal Infallibility when he formally defines the dogma of the Assumption of Mary.
1951 - Johnny Mercer's "Top Banana" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 356 performances
1951 - First atomic explosion witnessed by troops, New Mexico
1951 - Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella wins 1st of his 3 NL MVP
1951 - Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins NL MVP
1951 - Jet magazine founded by John H Johnson
1951 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1952 - "Ivy Mike", the first thermonuclear weapon to utilize the H-bomb design of Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam, is detonated in the Marshall Islands, Pacific Ocean
1953 - Emile Zatopek runs world record 10K (29:01.6) & 6 mile (28:08.4)
Physicist Edward TellerPhysicist Edward Teller 1953 - KCEN TV channel 6 in Temple-Waco, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 - KMGH TV channel 7 in Denver, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - WHEC TV channel 10 in Rochester, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - 5th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Herb Thomas wins
1954 - General Fulgencio Batista elected President of Cuba
1954 - India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements
1954 - KUON TV channel 12 in Lincoln, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - US Senate admonishes Joseph McCarthy because of his slander campaigns
1954 - The Front de Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence against France.
1954 - 6th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Lee Petty wins
1955 - Time bomb aboard United DC-6 kills 44 above Longmont, Colorado
1956 - Delhi becomes a territory of Indian union
US Senator Joseph McCarthyUS Senator Joseph McCarthy 1956 - Indian state of Madhya Pradesh forms
1956 - Indian states of Punjab, Patiala & PEPSU merge as Punjab protection
1956 - Nagy government of Hungary withdraws from Warsaw Pact
1956 - Nobel for physics awarded to Shockley, Brattain & Bardeen
1956 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Laetamur admodum
1956 - Formation of Kerala state in India.
1957 - KVII TV channel 7 in Amarillo, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 - KXGN TV channel 5 in Glendive, MT (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 - WICZ TV channel 40 in Binghamton, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 - World longest suspension bridge opens (Mackinac Straits Mich)
1958 - USSR performs nuclear test
1959 - Jacques Plante becomes the first goaltender to wear a mask during a NHL game
NFL Legend Jim BrownNFL Legend Jim Brown 1959 - Jim Brown scores 5 TDs in Cleveland Browns 38-31 win over Balt
1959 - Patrice Lumumba arrested in Belgian Congo
1959 - WOV-AM in NYC changes call letters to WADO
1960 - Balitmore Oriole shortstop Ron Hansen voted AL Rookie of Year
1960 - Benelux treaty goes into effect
1962 - Greece enters European Common Market
1962 - KYVE TV channel 47 in Yakima, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1962 - USSR launches Mars 1; radio contact lost before arrival at Mars
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1962 - WNYC TV channel 31 in New York, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 - WZZM TV channel 13 in Grand Rapids, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1964 - George Blanda of Houston throws NFL-record 37 passes in 68 attempts
1964 - KC Chief Len Dawson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Denver (49-39)
1964 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies' Golf Open
1964 - Vietcong-assault on airport Bien Hoa at Saigon
1965 - 1st concert at Fillmore Auditorium, SF
1965 - Ernie Terrel beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing
1965 - Trackless trolley plunged into Nile River drowning 74 (Cairo Egypt)
1966 - Indian Haryana state created from Punjab; Chandigarh terr created
1966 - NFL awards New Orleans its 16th franchise (All Saints Day)
1966 - Sandy Koufax becomes 1st 3-time Cy Young Award winner
1966 - William Dana in X-15 reaches 93 km
Actor Strother MartinActor Strother Martin 1967 - "Cool Hand Luke", starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, and Strother Martin, is released
1968 - Noel Coward's "Sweet Potato" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 36 perfs
1968 - Detroit Tiger Denny McLain unanimously wins AL Cy Young Award
1968 - Motion Picture Association of America introduces rating system (G, M, R, X)
1968 - US pro soccer 14 teams merged into 1 all star team
1968 - University of Suriname opens
1969 - The Beatles' "Abbey Road" album goes #1 in US & stays #1 for 11 weeks
1970 - 1st regular season Giants-Jets game, Giants win 22-10 at Shea
1970 - Discotheque in Grenoble France burns, all exits padlocked & 142 die
1970 - Fire on Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France, 144 die
1970 - KGTF TV channel 12 in Agana, GU (PBS) begins broadcasting
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 1971 - Eisenhower dollar put into circulation
1972 - 1st gay theme TV movie - "That Certain Summer"
1972 - Germaoin Gagnon scores 1st Islander hat trick
1973 - "Molly" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 68 performances
1973 - The Indian state of Mysore was renamed as Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu .
1974 - Fire kills 189 in less than 25 min (Sao Paulo Brazil)
1974 - UN affirms independence of Cyprus
1976 - "Don't Step on My Olive Branch" opens at Playhouse NYC for 16 perfs
1976 - Britain gives Gilbert Island (Kiribati) self rule
1976 - W German Generals Krupinski and Franke admit to having been Nazis
1977 - Islander Goran Hogosta's only shut-out Flames 9-0-Trottier 4 goals
1977 - US President Jimmy Carter raises the minimum wage from $2.30 to $3.35 an hour, effective from 1st Jan 1981
39th US President Jimmy Carter39th US President Jimmy Carter 1977 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 - NY Yankee Ron Guidry unanimously wins AL Cy Young Award
1979 - Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" premieres
1979 - Bolivia military coup under Gen Busch, pres Guevara flees
1979 - Edward Bennett Williams buys Orioles from Hoffberger for $12.3 million
1979 - US Federal government made $1.5 billion loan to Chrysler

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