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What Happened on November 1st This Day in History

Year Name
2012 A fuel tank truck crashes and explodes in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, killing 26 people and injuring 135.
2011 Mario Draghi succeeds Jean-Claude Trichet and becomes the third president of the European Central Bank.
2001 Turkey, Australia, and Canada agree to commit troops to the invasion of Afghanistan.
2000 Chhattisgarh officially becomes the 26th state of India, formed from sixteen districts of eastern Madhya Pradesh.
2000 The Republic of Serbia and Montenegro joins the United Nations.
1993 The Maastricht Treaty takes effect, formally establishing the European Union.
1991 President of the Chechen Republic Dzhokhar Dudayev declares sovereignty of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria from the Russian Federation.
1987 British Rail Class 43 (HST) hits the record speed of 238 km/h for rail vehicles with on-board fuel to generate electricity for traction motors.
1984 After the assassination of Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India on 31 October 1984, by two of her Sikh bodyguards, anti-Sikh riots erupt.
1982 Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of its factory in Marysville, Ohio; a Honda Accord is the first car produced there.
1981 Antigua and Barbuda gains independence from the United Kingdom.
1979 In Bolivia, Colonel Alberto Natusch executes a bloody coup d'état against the constitutional government of Wálter Guevara.
1979 Griselda Álvarez becomes the first female governor of a state of Mexico.
1973 Watergate scandal: Leon Jaworski is appointed as the new Watergate Special Prosecutor.
1973 The Indian state of Mysore is renamed as Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu.
1970 Club Cinq-Sept fire in Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France kills 146 young people.
1968 The Motion Picture Association of America's film rating system is officially introduced, originating with the ratings G, M, R, and X.
1963 The Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, with the largest radio telescope ever constructed, officially opens.
1963 The 1963 South Vietnamese coup begins.
1957 The Mackinac Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge between anchorages at the time, opens to traffic connecting Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas.
1956 The Indian states Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Mysore are formally created under the States Reorganisation Act; Kanyakumari district is joined to Tamil Nadu from Kerala.
1956 Hungarian Revolution: Imre Nagy announces Hungary's neutrality and withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact. Soviet troops begin to re-enter Hungary, contrary to assurances by the Soviet government. János Kádár and Ferenc Münnich secretly defect to the Soviets.
1956 The Springhill mining disaster in Springhill, Nova Scotia kills 39 miners; 88 are rescued.
1955 The establishment of a Military Assistance Advisory Group in South Vietnam marks the beginning of American involvement in the conflict.
1955 The bombing of United Airlines Flight 629 occurs near Longmont, Colorado, killing all 39 passengers and five crew members aboard the Douglas DC-6B airliner.
1954 The Front de Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence.
1952 Nuclear weapons testing: The United States successfully detonates Ivy Mike, the first thermonuclear device, at the Eniwetok atoll. The explosion had a yield of ten megatons TNT equivalent.
1951 Operation Buster–Jangle: Six thousand five hundred United States Army soldiers are exposed to 'Desert Rock' atomic explosions for training purposes in Nevada. Participation is not voluntary.
1950 Puerto Rican nationalists Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo attempt to assassinate US President Harry S. Truman at Blair House.
1949 All 55 people on board Eastern Air Lines Flight 537 are killed when the Douglas DC-4 operating the flight collides in mid-air with a Bolivian Air Force Lockheed P-38 Lightning aircraft over Alexandria, Virginia.
1948 Athenagoras I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, is enthroned.
1945 The official North Korean newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, is first published under the name Chongro.
1944 World War II: Units of the British Army land at Walcheren.
1943 World War II: The 3rd Marine Division, United States Marines, landing on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands, secures a beachhead, leading that night to a naval clash at the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay.
1942 World War II: Matanikau Offensive begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends three days later with an American victory.
1941 American photographer Ansel Adams takes a picture of a moonrise over the town of Hernandez, New Mexico that would become one of the most famous images in the history of photography.
1938 Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral in an upset victory during a match race deemed "the match of the century" in horse racing.
1937 Stalinists execute Pastor Paul Hamberg and seven members of Azerbaijan's Lutheran community.
1928 The Law on the Adoption and Implementation of the Turkish Alphabet, replaces the Arabic alphabet with the Latin alphabet.
1922 Abolition of the Ottoman sultanate: The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Mehmed VI, abdicates.
1918 World War I: With a brave action carried out into the waters of the Austro-Hungarian port of Pula, two officers of the Italian Regia Marina sink with a manned torpedo the enemy battleship SMS Viribus Unitis.
1918 Malbone Street Wreck: The worst rapid transit accident in US history occurs under the intersection of Malbone Street and Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York City, with at least 102 deaths.
1918 Western Ukraine separates from Austria-Hungary.
1916 In Russia, Pavel Milyukov delivers in the State Duma the famous "stupidity or treason" speech, precipitating the downfall of the government of Boris Stürmer.
1914 World War I: The first British Royal Navy defeat of the war with Germany, the Battle of Coronel, is fought off of the western coast of Chile, in the Pacific, with the loss of HMS Good Hope and HMS Monmouth.
1914 World War I: The Australian Imperial Force (AIF) departed by ship in a single convoy from Albany, Western Australia bound for Egypt.
1911 World's first combat aerial bombing mission takes place in Libya during the Italo-Turkish War. Second Lieutenant Giulio Gavotti of Italy drops several small bombs.
1905 Lahti, the city of Finland, is granted city rights by Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, the last Grand Duke of Finland.
1897 The first Library of Congress building opens its doors to the public; the library had previously been housed in the Congressional Reading Room in the U.S. Capitol.
1897 Italian Sport-Club Juventus is founded by a group of students of Liceo Classico Massimo d'Azeglio.
1896 A picture showing the bare breasts of a woman appears in National Geographic magazine for the first time.
1894 Nicholas II becomes the new (and last) Tsar of Russia after his father, Alexander III, dies.
1894 Buffalo Bill, 15 of his Native Americans, and Annie Oakley were filmed by Thomas Edison in his Black Maria Studio in West Orange, New Jersey.
1893 The Battle of Bembezi took place and was the most decisive battle won by the British in the First Matabele War of 1893.
1870 In the United States, the Weather Bureau (later renamed the National Weather Service) makes its first official meteorological forecast.
1861 American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln appoints George B. McClellan as the commander of the Union Army, replacing General Winfield Scott.
1848 In Boston, Massachusetts, the first medical school for women, Boston Female Medical School (which later merged with the Boston University School of Medicine), opens.
1814 Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France in the Napoleonic Wars.
1805 Napoleon Bonaparte invades Austria during the War of the Third Coalition.
1800 John Adams becomes the first President of the United States to live in the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House).
1790 Edmund Burke publishes Reflections on the Revolution in France, in which he predicts that the French Revolution will end in a disaster.
1765 The British Parliament enacts the Stamp Act on the Thirteen Colonies in order to help pay for British military operations in North America.
1755 In Portugal, Lisbon is totally devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami, killing between 60,000 and 90,000 people.
1688 William III of Orange sets out a second time from Hellevoetsluis in the Netherlands to seize the crowns of England, Scotland and Ireland from King James II of England during the Glorious Revolution.
1683 The British Crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
1612 During the Time of Troubles, Polish troops are expelled from Moscow's Kitay-gorod by Russian troops under the command of Dmitry Pozharsky (22 October O.S.).
1611 Shakespeare's play The Tempest is performed for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.
1604 William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello is performed for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.
1570 The All Saints' Flood devastates the Dutch coast.
1555 French Huguenots establish the France Antarctique colony in present-day Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1520 The Strait of Magellan, the passage immediately south of mainland South America connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, is first discovered and navigated by European explorer Ferdinand Magellan during the first recorded circumnavigation voyage.
1512 The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, is exhibited to the public for the first time.
1503 Pope Julius II is elected.
1348 The anti-royalist Union of Valencia attacks the Jews of Murviedro on the pretext that they are serfs of the King of Valencia and thus "royalists".
1214 The port city of Sinope surrenders to the Seljuq Turks.
1179 Philip II is crowned as 'King of France'.
1141 Empress Matilda's reign as 'Lady of the English' ends with Stephen of Blois regaining the title of 'King of England'.
1009 Berber forces led by Sulayman ibn al-Hakam defeat the Umayyad caliph Muhammad II of Córdoba in the battle of Alcolea.
996 Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk, Bishop of Freising, which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi (Austria in Old High German).
365 The Alemanni cross the Rhine and invade Gaul. Emperor Valentinian I moves to Paris to command the army and defend the Gallic cities.
Famous People Born on November 1

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Year Name
1975 Keryn Jordan, South African footballer (d. 2013)
1934 William Mathias, Welsh pianist and composer (d. 1992)
1961 Heng Swee Keat, Singaporean politician
1948 Bill Woodrow, English sculptor and academic
1636 Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet and critic (d. 1711)
1983 Jon Wilkin, English rugby player
1720 Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (d. 1791)
1951 Craig Serjeant, Australian cricketer and chemist
1937 Bill Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter
1944 Oscar Temaru, French-Polynesian soldier and politician, President of French Polynesia
Famous People Deaths On November 1

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Date Name
1983 Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch-Swiss musicologist and author (b. 1887)
1987 René Lévesque, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Premier of Quebec (b. 1922)
1942 Hugo Distler, German organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1908)
2006 Adrienne Shelly, American actress, director, and screenwriter (b. 1966)
2009 Esther Hautzig, Lithuanian-American author (b. 1930)
2012 Agustín García Calvo, Spanish poet, playwright, and philosopher (b. 1926)
1982 James Broderick, American actor and director (b. 1927)
1546 Giulio Romano, Italian painter and architect (b. 1499)
1970 Robert Staughton Lynd, American sociologist and academic (b. 1892)
1962 Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican race car driver (b. 1942)