Historical Events on November 1

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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
  • 1348 The Black Death reaches London on or about this date
  • 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

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1512 Michelangelo's paintings on ceiling of Sistine Chapel in the Vatican first exhibited

Sculptor and Painter Michelangelo
Sculptor and Painter
  • 1570 All Saints Flood, tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland; killing more than 1,000 people.

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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
  • 1628 French King Louis XIII occupies La Rochelle

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1671 French King Louis XIV & RC German emperor Leopold I sign secret anti-Dutch treaty

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 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 in Portugal
  • 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

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1800 John Adams becomes the first US President to live in the White House

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams
  • 1802 Delegates meet at Chillicothe, Ohio, to form a state constitutional convention.

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1814 Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French 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.

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1861 General George McClellan made general in chief of Union armies

Union General George McClellan
Union General
George McClellan
  • 1863 -8] Averell's Raid (on)to Lewisburg, West Virginia
  • 1863 Fortifications built on Angel Island (San Francisco Bay) by troops
  • 1865 Zutphen-Fishing Dutch railway opens
  • 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)
  • 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

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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
  • 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

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1904 George Bernard Shaw's comedy play "John Bull's Other Island" premieres in London

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1910 First issue of "Crisis" published by editor W.E.B. Du Bois

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • 1913 Notre Dame upsets Army 35-13, 1st to use forward pass effectively

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1913 Less than a week after the US non-intervention promise, President Woodrow Wilson demands that Mexican dictator Huerta resigns

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

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1914 Connie Mack asks waivers on Jack Coombs, Eddie Plank & Chief Colby

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1914 German-British naval battle at Coronel, Chile
  • 1914 Pope Benedictus Xv's encyclical Ad beatissimi, against integrity

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1914 Paul von Hindenburg named marshal of the Eastern front

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • 1915 Parris Island is officially designated a US Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
  • 1916 Paul Miliukov delivers in the Russian State Duma the famous "stupidity or treason" speech, precipitating the downfall of the Boris Stürmer government.
  • 1918 102 die in a NYC BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street Brooklyn
  • 1918 Yugoslav battleship Viribus Unitis sunk by Italians

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1919 British Admiral David Beatty becomes First Sea Lord

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • 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

TurkeyEnd of the Ottoman Empire

1922 Mustafa Kemal Ataturk takes Constantinople from Mehmed VI, proclaiming the Republic of Turkey and bringing an end to the Ottoman Empire
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  • 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

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1928 Bradman scores a century each innings (131 & 133*), NSW v Qld

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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1928 Graf Zeppelin sets airship distance record of 6384 km

Inventor and Zeppelin Commander Hugo Eckener
Inventor and Zeppelin Commander
Hugo Eckener
  • 1929 Lundy Island, part of British Isles, issue its own stamps
  • 1931 Dupont introduces synthetic rubber

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1932 Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program

Rocket Scientist Werner von Braun
Rocket Scientist
Werner von Braun

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1935 T. S. Eliot's play "Murder in the Cathedral" premieres in London

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot

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1936 Benito Mussolini describes alliance between Italy and Germany as an "axis"

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1936 Rodeo Cowboy's Association founded


1937 Stalinists execute by shooting Pastor Paul Hamberg and seven members of Azerbaijan's Lutheran community (including three women).

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 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
  • 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

Battle of InterestAttack on Pearl Harbor

1941 Japanese naval staff offiicers Suzuki & Maejima arrive at Pearl Harbor
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1941 Ansel Adams shoots 'Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico', one of his most famous photographs

Photographer Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams
  • 1942 10th day of battle at El Alamein
  • 1942 John H Johnson publishes 1st issue of Negro Digest
  • 1943 Dim-out ban lifted in San Francisco 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 performances
  • 1947 First Aloha Week Parade held in Hawaii
  • 1947 UN trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, NZ & UK
  • 1948 Mao's Red army conquers Mukden, Manchuria
  • 1950 Celtics' Carles Cooper becomes the 1st African American to play in the NBA against Fort Wayne Pistons
  • 1950 82°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Nov

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1950 Puerto Rican nationalists try to kill US President Harry Truman at Blair House

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1950 Pope Pius XII claims Papal Infallibility when he formally defines the dogma of the Assumption of Mary.

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1951 Johnny Mercer's "Top Banana" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 356 performances

Songwriter Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
  • 1951 First atomic explosion witnessed by troops, New Mexico

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1951 Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella wins the 1st of his 3 NL MVPs

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1951 Jet magazine founded by John H Johnson
  • 1951 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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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

Physicist Edward Teller
Edward Teller
  • 1953 Emile Zatopek runs world record 10K (29:01.6) & 6 mile (28:08.4)
  • 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1954 General Fulgencio Batista elected President of Cuba

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • 1954 India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements
  • 1954 KUON TV channel 12 in Lincoln, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1954 US Senate admonishes Joseph McCarthy because of his slander campaigns

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • 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
  • 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

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

1956 Nobel for physics awarded to William Shockley, Walter H. Brattain and John Bardeen

Physicist Walter Houser Brattain
Walter Houser Brattain
Physicist William Shockley
William Shockley
Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John 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

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1959 Jacques Plante becomes the first goaltender to wear a mask during a National Hockey League game

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante

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1959 Jim Brown scores 5 TDs in Cleveland Browns 38-31 win over Balt

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • 1959 Patrice Lumumba arrested in Belgian Congo
  • 1959 WOV-AM in NYC changes call letters to WADO
  • 1960 Baltimore 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, San Francisco
  • 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

Film release premierFilm Release

1967 "Cool Hand Luke", starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, and Strother Martin, is released

Actor Strother Martin
Strother Martin
Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • 1968 Noel Coward's "Sweet Potato" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • 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

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1971 Eisenhower dollar put into circulation

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 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 performances
  • 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

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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 Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1977 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1978 NY Yankee Ron Guidry unanimously wins AL Cy Young Award

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1979 Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" premieres

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyricist Tim Rice
Tim Rice
  • 1979 Bolivia military coup under General Busch, President 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
  • 1979 Tanker Burmah Agate off Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 10.7 m gallons of oil, in US's worst oil spill disaster