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Notable Historical Events for November 1st

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

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

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

1977US President Jimmy Carter raises the minimum wage from $2.30 to $3.35 an hour, effective from 1st Jan 1981

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

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

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

1990Sandra Miller awarded $100 for Mike Tyson fondling her breasts

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on November 1st

1880Alfred L Wegener, German meteorologist (continental shift)

1871Stephen Crane, Newark, New Jersey, novelist/poet (Red Badge of Courage), (d. 1900)

1935Gary Player, Johannesburg, South African PGA golfer (Brit Open-1959, 68, 74)

1878Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Buenos Aires, jurist (Nobel Peace Prize 1936), (d. 1959)

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Notable Weddings on November 1st

1940Theoretical physicist Robert Oppenheimer (36) weds biologist Katherine Harrison Puening

1954Actor John Wayne (47) weds actress Pilar Pallete in Kona, Hawaii

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Notable Divorces on November 1st

1947Film director D. W. Griffith (72) divorces actress Evelyn Baldwin (37) after 11 years of marriage

1982Director Martin Scorsese (39) divorces Isabella Rossellini (30) after 3 years of marriage

2010Film actor Charlie Sheen (45) divorces socialite Brooke Mueller (33) due to irreconcilable differences after two-and-a-half years of marriage

1954Actor John Wayne (47) divorces actress Esperanza Baur due to drunken violence after 7 years of marriage

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Notable Deaths on November 1st

1999Walter Payton, American Football Hall of Fame Running Back, dies at 45

1972Ezra Loomis Pound, US poet (Throne), dies at 87

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