On This Day

On This Day in History for November 1 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1951 US performs 1st atomic explosion witnessed by troops, Nevada Test Site, New Mexico
  • 1951 Jet magazine founded by John H Johnson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
Physicist
Edward Teller

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

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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.
  • 1955 Time bomb aboard United DC-6 kills 44 above Longmont, Colorado
  • 1956 Karnataka (then known as Mysore State) is formed from the merge of Kannada-speaking regions in India
  • 1956 Delhi becomes a union territory of India
  • 1956 Indian state of Madhya Pradesh is formed
  • 1956 Indian states of Punjab, Patiala and most of the East Punjab States Union merge as the Punjab State
  • 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
Physicist
Walter Houser Brattain
Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley
Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

1956 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Laetamur admodum

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII
  • 1956 Kerala state is formed in India

  • 1957 Mackinac Straits Bridge, Michigan, world longest suspension bridge between anchorages opens
  • 1958 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1959 Patrice Lumumba arrested in Belgian Congo
  • 1959 WOV-AM in NYC changes call letters to WADO
  • 1960 Benelux treaty goes into effect
  • 1962 Greece enters European Common Market
  • 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
  • 1964 Vietcong-assault on airport Bien Hoa at Saigon
  • 1965 Trackless trolley plunged into Nile River drowning 74 (Cairo Egypt)
  • 1966 Indian Haryana state created from Punjab; Chandigarh terr created
  • 1966 William Dana in X-15 reaches 93 km
  • 1968 Motion Picture Association of America introduces rating system (G, M, R, X)
  • 1968 University of Suriname opens
  • 1970 Fire at Club Cinq-Sept Discotheque in Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France, kills 146, as all emergency exits were padlocked

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971 Eisenhower dollar put into circulation

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1972 Germaoin Gagnon scores 1st Islander hat trick
  • 1973 Indian state of Mysore is renamed 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 Britain gives Gilbert Island (Kiribati) self rule
  • 1976 W German Generals Krupinski and Franke admit to having been Nazis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 1979 Bolivia military coup under General Busch, President Guevara flees
  • 1979 US Federal government proposes making a $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
  • 1980 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1981 1st Class US Mail raised from 18 cents to 20 cents
  • 1981 Antigua & Barbuda gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • 1982 Andrew "Dice" Clay & George Wendt appear in "Trick or Treatment"
  • 1982 Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of their factory in Marysville, Ohio. The Honda Accord is the first car produced there.
  • 1984 Larry Shue's "Foreigner" premieres in NYC
  • 1984 Willem de Kooning's "Two Women" sells for $1,980,000, a then record for a contemporary work of art and for a living artist
  • 1985 Netherlands decides definitive sites for cruise missiles
  • 1986 Fire in Sandoz factory in Basel, 30 tons of chemicals in the Rhine
  • 1988 Staten Island ferry gets 1st pay phones
  • 1989 Scandinavian Airlines System bans smoking on many flights

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Last of Margaret Thatcher's original government resigns, Deputy PM Howe

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Rhetoric escalates as George Bush likens Saddam Hussein to Adolf Hitler

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein
  • 1991 New Dutch Regulations Traffic rules & Traffic signs enforced
  • 1991 Three faculty, and one staff member of the department of physics and astronomy, were killed, along with one administrator, when physics graduate student Gang Lu went on a shooting rampage at the University of Iowa.
  • 1991 Last of Kuwait oil well fires extinguished by Canadian well control team "SafetyBOSS"
  • 1992 Space Shuttle STS 52 (Columbia 13) lands (scheduled)
  • 1993 Atlantic Radio (20 radio stations) becomes American Radio Systems
  • 1993 STS-58 (Columbia) lands
  • 1993 The Maastricht Treaty, the Treaty on European Union comes into effect
  • 1994 Muslim fundamentalists in Mostaganem Algeria murder 5 children
  • 1998 The European Court of Human Rights is instituted.
  • 2005 First part of the Gomery Report, which discusses allegations of political money manipulation, is released in Canada.

Book releaseHistoric Publication

2011 Danielle Steel’s novel “Hotel Vendome” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel
  • 2012 Google's Gmail becomes the world's most popular email service
  • 2012 22 people are killed and 111 injured after a fuel tanker explodes in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • 2012 Yellow fever kills 32 people and sickens 50 more in Darfur, Sudan
  • 2012 Acid is poured over a 15 year old girl by her parents after being seen talking to a young man in an "honour killing" in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
  • 2012 Scientists detect evidence of light from the universe's first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang
  • 2012 2 Iranian fighter jets fire on a US General Atomics MQ-1 Predator drone in international air space
  • 2015 Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet's Davutoglus Justice and Development Party regains its parliamentary majority in a surprise result
  • 2017 UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon resigns due to his behavior towards women, part of wider scandal of sexual harassment by UK politicians
  • 2017 Boiler explosion at a NTPC government-run coal-fired power plant in Rae Bareli, India, kills 29
  • 2018 Palau becomes the first country to ban sunscreen and its chemicals which bleach coral reefs
  • 2018 Google employees stage mass walkout to protest the company's handling of sexual harassment
  • 2018 Ground assault mounted on Yemeni port city of Hudaydah by Saudi-backed government forces
  • 2019 Former Texan congressman Beto O'Rourke ends his presidential campaign
  • 2020 Super typhoon Goni makes landfall on Catanduanes island, Philippines, leaving at least 16 dead and 370,000 people displaced
  • 2020 Gunmen kill at least 32 people, set fire to homes in Oromia state, Ethiopia, in attack blamed on rebel Oromo Liberation Army
  • 2020 Slovakia completes testing two-thirds of its population for COVID-19 using quick antigen tests, 1.06% test positive out of 3.625 million

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