November 1 Events in History - November 1 Birthdays - November 1 Deaths
2014 CEO Richard Branson says that Virgin Galactic will first determine the cause of a recent test space flight crash before deciding whether to continue developing commercial space travel
2014 Craig Spencer, a U.S. doctor who served with Doctors Without Borders, is now in stable condition after contracting Ebola; Spencer began showing symptoms of the virus a day after commuting to various locations around New York City
2013 An $800 million lawsuit is filed by Fannie Mae against nine banks for manipulating the Libor benchmark interest rate; the banks involved include Bank of America and Citigroup
2013 Australian scientists discover three new species of marsupial in Queensland: the Tweed Volcano Antechinus, the Buff-footed Antechinus and the Kroombit Antechinus
2012 Half of the population of New York City, and millions of others in the Northeastern United States continue to deal with power outages, gas shortages and limited public transportation after Hurricane Sandy struck; the death toll rises to 90
2012 Light from the first stars in the universe is detected by astronomers studying high-energy radiation data; the data suggests these stars existed as early as 500 million years after the 'big bang'
2011 At the 2011 Melbourne Cup, the French-trained horse Dunaden wins the closest finish in the race's history
2011 Four states and 1.5 million people in the Eastern U.S. still have no power after a 2011 Halloween nor-easter hit the area with unusually early snowfall
2010 The People's Republic of China announces it is taking its first census in ten years
2010 Dmitry Medvedev, President of Russia, visits the Kuril Islands, the subject of a dispute with Japan
2009 U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges Israeli-Palestinian peace talks to resume as soon as possible
1998 Nichirei Golf International
1995 "Tempest" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 71 performances
1994 Moslem fundamentalists in Mostaganem Algeria murder 5 children
1993 Atlantic Radio (20 radio stations) becomes American Radio Systems
1993 Last day in 1st-class cricket for Mike Whitney, NSW vs. New Zealand
1993 STS-58 (Columbia) lands
1992 22nd New York City Women's Marathon won by Lisa Ondieki in 2:24:40
1992 23rd New York City Marathon won by Willie Mtolo in 2:09:29
1992 New York Jet Al Toon becomes 10th NFL to catch a pass in 100 straight games
1992 Space Shuttle STS-52 (Columbia 13) lands (scheduled)
1991 New Dutch Regulations Traffic rules and Traffic signs enforced
1990 "Oh, Kay!" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater New York City for 77 performances
1990 Last of Margaret Thatcher's original government resigns, Deputy Prime Minister Howe
1990 Sandra Miller awarded $100 for Mike Tyson fondling her breasts
1989 "Les Miserables," opens at Curran Theatre, San Francisco
1989 Pakistan beat West Indies by 4 wickets to win Cricket's Nehru Cup
1989 Scandinavian Airlines System bans smoking on many flights
1988 Actor Jeff Goldblum and actress Gena Davis wed in Las Vegas
1988 Chris Sabo, wins NL Rookie of Year award
1988 Staten Island ferry gets 1st pay phones
1987 17th New York City Women's Marathon won by Priscilla Welch in 2:30:17
1987 18th New York City Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein in 2:11:01
1987 22,000 run in New York City Marathon (won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya 2:11:01)
1987 Fukumi Tani wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
1987 New York Jets retire Don Maynards #13
1987 New Orleans Saints shutout Atlanta Falcons 38-0
1986 Fire in Sandoz-factory Basel, 30 tons of chemicals in the Rhine
1986 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Brave Raj, Capote, Lady's Secret, Last Tycoon, Manila, Skywalker, Smile at Santa Anita
1985 Netherlands decides definative sites for cruise missiles
1985 Nostalgia Television begins on cable
1984 1st NBA game at LA Memorial Sports Arena - Clipper beat Knick, 107-105
1984 Larry Shues "Foreigner," premieres in New York City
1984 Willem de Kooning's "Two Women" sells for $1,980,000
1984 Despite Mike Bossy 4 goals Islanders lose 5-6 to Canadians making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-77-3-4
1982 Andrew "Dice" Clay and George Wendt appear in "Trick or Treatment"
1982 Major leagues vote not to renew Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's contract
1981 1st Class Mail raised from 18 cents to 20 cents
1981 3rd meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets up 2-1 with 26-7 win
1981 Antigua and Barbuda gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1981 Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Pioneer Cup Golf Tournament
1980 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1979 A. L. Webber musical "Joseph and Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," premieres
1979 Bolivia military coup under General Busch, President Guevara flees
1979 Edward Bennett Williams buys Orioles from Hoffberger for $12.3 million
1979 Federal government makes 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
1978 New York Yankee Ron Guidry unanimously wins AL Cy Young Award
1977 Islander Goran Hogosta's only shut-out Flames 9-0-Trottier 4 goals
1977 President Carter raises minimum wages of $2.30 to $3.35 for Jan 1 1981
1977 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 "Don't Step on My Olive Branch" opens at Playhouse New York City for 16 performances
1976 Britain gives Gilbert Island (Kiribati) self rule
1976 West German Gens Krupinski/Franke admit to being Nazis
1974 Fire kills 189 in less than 25 minutes (Sao Paulo Brazil)
1974 U.N. affirms independence of Cyprus
1973 "Molly" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 68 performances
1972 1st gay theme TV movie - "That Certain Summer"
1972 Germaoin Gagnon scores 1st Islander hat trick
1971 Eisenhower dollar put into circulation
1970 1st regular season Giants-Jets game, Giants win 22-10 at Shea
1970 Discotheque in Grenoble France burns, all exits padlocked and 142 die
1970 Fire on Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France, 144 die
1970 KGTF TV channel 12 in Agana, GU (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 Beatles' "Abbey Road," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 11 weeks
1968 "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" opens at Booth Theater New York City 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 U.S. pro soccer 14 teams merged into 1 all star team
1968 University of Suriname opens
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
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)
1964 George Blanda of Houston throws NFL-record 37 passes in 68 attempts
1964 Kansas City 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
1962 Cuban missile crisis ends, John F. Kennedy says U.S.S.R. is dismantling missile bases
1962 Greece enters European Common Market
1962 KYVE TV channel 47 in Yakima, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1962 U.S.S.R. launches Mars 1; radio contact lost before arrival at Mars
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1962 WNYC TV channel 31 in New York, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 WZZM TV channel 13 in Grand Rapids, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1960 Balitmore Oriole shortstop Ron Hansen voted AL Rookie of Year
1960 Benelux treaty goes into effect
1959 1st NHL goalie to wear a hockey mask (Jacques Plante)
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 New York City changes call letters to WADO
1958 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1957 KVII TV channel 7 in Amarillo, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 KXGN TV channel 5 in Glendive, Montana (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 WICZ TV channel 40 in Binghamton, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 World longest suspension bridge opens in Mackinac Straits, Michigan
1956 Delhi becomes a territory of Indian union
1956 Indian state of Madhya Pradesh forms
1956 Indian states of Punjab, Patiala and PEPSU merge as Punjab protection
1956 Nagy government of Hungary withdraws from Warsaw Pact
1956 Nobel for physics awarded to Shockley, Brattain and Bardeen
1956 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Laetamur admodum
1955 Time bomb aboard United DC-6 kills 44 above Longmont Colorado
1954 Algeria begins rebellion against French rule
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 U.S. Senate admonishes Joseph Mccarthy because of slander campaign
1953 Emile Zatopek runs world record 10K (29:01.6) and 6 mile (28:08.4)
1953 KCEN TV channel 6 in Temple-Waco, Texas (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 KMGH TV channel 7 in Denver, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 WHEC TV channel 10 in Rochester, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 1st hydrogen device exploded at Eniwetok Atoll in Pacific
1951 "Top Banana" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 356 performances
1951 1st 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 Johnny Mercers "Top Banana," premieres in New York City
1951 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1950 82 degrees F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Nov
1950 Puerto Rican nationalists try to kill President Truman at Blair House
1948 Mao's Red army conquerors Mukden, Manchuria
1948 President Truman re-elected in an upset over Republican Thomas Dewey
1947 "Medium and The Telephone" closes at Barrymore New York City after 211 performances
1947 1st Aloha Week Parade held in Hawaii
1947 Howard Hughes flies "Spruce Goose," a large wooden airplane
1947 U.N. trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, New Zealand and UK
1946 Charles S. Johnson becomes 1st black president of Fisk University
1946 Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck's right foot is amputated
1946 German "Country" Nedersaksen forms
1946 Marken soccer team forms
1946 New York Knicks 1st basketball game beat Toronto Huskies 68-66
1946 WABC becomes WCBS radio in New York City
1946 WEAF radio changes call letters to WNBC (New York City)
1946 West German state of Niedersachsen formed
1945 1st issue of Ebony magazine published by John H. Johnson
1944 Mary Coyle Chase' "Harvey," premieres in New York City
1944 Zeeuws and Flanders freed
1943 Dim-out ban lifted in San Francisco Bay area
1943 U.S. troops land on Bougainville Island on Solomon Island
1942 10th day of battle at El Alamein
1942 Vice-Admiral Cunningham becomes British commander-in-chief
1941 Chetniks attacks Tito's partizans in Uzice Yugoslavia
1941 Japanese marine staff officiers Suzuki/Maejima arrive in Pearl Harbor
1940 1st U.S. air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa
1940 Dutch "Curfew" forms (12 AM - 4 AM)
1939 1st animal conceived by artificial insemination (rabbit) displayed
1939 1st jet plane, Heinkel He 178, demonstrated to German Air Ministry
1939 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Sertum laetitiae
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
1936 Mussolini describes alliance between Italy and Germany as an "axis"
1936 Rodeo Cowboy's Association founded
1935 T. S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral," premieres in London
1932 Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program
1931 Dupont introduces synthetic rubber
1929 Lundy, part of British Isles, issue their own stamps
1928 1st celebration of Author's Day
1928 Bradman scores a century each innings (131 and 133*), NSW vs. Qld
1928 Graf Zeppelin sets airship distance record of 6384 km
1926 Air Commerce Act passes
1925 VARA, Vereniging van Workers Radio Amateurs forms in Amsterdam
1924 1st U.S. NHL franchise, Boston Bruins founded
1924 Forest Peters of Montana State University hits 17 of 22 attempted field goals
1923 Bruno E. Lucander forms Aero E/Y (Finnair)
1922 Ottoman Empire abolished
1922 Queen Wilhelmina opens Dutch Historical Maritime museum in Amsterdam
1921 National Birth Control League and Voluntary Parenthood League merge as American Birth Control League
1920 Eugene O'Neill's "Emperor Jones," premieres in New York City
1920 Warren Harding elected 29th president
1918 102 die in a New York City BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street Brooklyn
1918 Yugoslav battleship Viribus Unitis sunk by Italians
1917 In WW I, the 1st U.S. soldiers are killed in combat
1914 Connie Mack asks waivers on Jack Coombs, Eddie Plank and Chief Colby
1914 German-British fleet battle at Coronel, Chile
1914 Pope Benedictus Xv's encyclical Ad beatissimi, against integrity
1914 Von Hindenburg named marshal of Eastern front
1913 Notre Dame upsets Army 35-13, 1st to use forward pass effectively
1910 1st issue of "Crisis" published by editor W E B Du Bois
1904 George Bernard Shaws "John Bull's Other Island," premieres in London
1896 1st bare women breast (Zulu) to appear in National Geographic Mag
1894 Vaccine for diphtheria announced by Dr. Roux of Paris
1889 North and South Dakota entered the union as the 39th and 40th states
1885 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Immortale Dei
1878 Edward Scripps and John Sweeney found Penny Press (Cleveland Press)
1877 Dutch government of Heemskerk-Van Lynden resigns
1876 King Willem III opens North Sea Canal (Amsterdam-IJmuiden)
1870 U.S. Weather Bureau begins operations (24 locations)
1869 Deli Me forms T B V tobacco in Sumatra
1867 "Harpers Bazaar" publishes
1866 1st Civil Rights Bill passes
1865 Zutphen-Fishing Dutch railway opens
1863 Averell's Raid (on)to Lewisburg, West Virginia
1863 Fortifications built on Angel Island (SF Bay) by troops
1861 General George B. McClellan made general in chief of Union armies
1849 Dutch government of Thorbecke forms
1848 1st U.S. woman's medical school opens (Boston)
1834 1st published reference to poker (as Mississippi riverboat game)
1787 1st free school in New York City (African Free School) opens
1784 Maryland grants citizenship to Lafayette and his descendents
1783 Continental Army dissolved; George Washington's "Farewell Address"
1776 Mission San Juan Capistrano founded in California
1765 Stamp Act goes into effect in British colonies
1755 Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000
1721 Prince Eugenius of Savoye unveals statue of himself
1671 French King Louis XIV and RC German emperor Leopold I sign secret anti-Dutch treaty
1628 French king Louis XIII occupies La Rochelle
1623 Fire at Plymouth, Massachusetts destroys several buildings
1611 Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Tempest" 1st presented
1604 William Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello" 1st presented
1570 Netherlands hit by flood disaster, 1,000s killed
1512 Michelangelo's paintings on ceiling of Sistine Chapel, 1st exhibited
1462 Arch duke Albrecht VI van Habsburg occupies Vienna
1349 Duke of Brabant orders execution of all Jews in Brussels, accusing them of poisoning the wells
1248 Earl Willem II of Holland crowned as RC German emperor
1210 King John of England begins imprisoning Jews
996 1st use of name "Austria" for Ostarrichi/in oorkonde