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1611Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Tempest" 1st presented

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

1954General Fulgencio Batista elected President of Cuba

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

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

1894Nicholas II becomes the new Tsar of Russia after his father, Alexander III, dies.

1913Less than a week after the US nonintervention promose, President Woodrow Wilson demands that Mexican dictator Huerta resigns

1984Despite Mike Bossy 4 goals Islanders lose 5-6 to Canadians making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-77-3-4

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

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

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

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

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

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

1951Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins NL MVP

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

1861General George McClellan made general in chief of Union armies

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

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

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

1604William Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello" first presented

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

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

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

1954US Senate admonishes Joseph McCarthy because of his slander campaigns

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

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

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

November 1st Historical Events
Date Event
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 
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 
1512
Michelangelo's paintings on ceiling of Sistine Chapel in the Vatican first exhibited 
1570
All Saints Flood, tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland; killing more than 1,000 people. 
1604
William Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello" first presented 
1611
Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Tempest" 1st 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 
1671
French King Louis XIV & RC German emperor Leopold I sign secret anti-Dutch treaty 
1683
The British 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 
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 
1800
John Adams becomes the first US president to live in White House 
1802
Delegates meet at Chillicothe, Ohio, to form a state constitutional convention. 
1814
Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars. 
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. 
1861
General George McClellan made general in chief of Union armies 
1863
-8] Averell's Raid (on)to Lewisburg, West Virginia 
1863
Fortifications built on Angel Island (SF Bay) by troops 
1865
Zutphen-Fishing Dutch railway opens 
1867
"Harper's Bazaar" publishes 
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 
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 
1904
George Bernard Shaw's "John Bull's Other Island" premieres in London 
1910
First issue of "Crisis" published by editor W.E.B. Du Bois 
1913
Notre Dame upsets Army 35-13, 1st to use forward pass effectively 
1913
Less than a week after the US nonintervention promose, President Woodrow Wilson demands that Mexican dictator Huerta resigns 
1914
Connie Mack asks waivers on Jack Coombs, Eddie Plank & Chief Colby 
1914
German-British naval battle at Coronel, Chile 
1914
Pope Benedictus Xv's encyclical Ad beatissimi, against integrity 
1914
Von Hindenburg named marshal of Eastern front 
1915
Parris Island is officially designated a Marine Corps Recruit Depot. 
1916
Paul Miliukov delivers in the State Duma the famous "stupidity or treason" speech, precipitating the downfall of the Boris Stürmer government. 
1917
In WW I, the 1st US soldiers are killed in combat 
1918
102 die in a NYC BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street Brooklyn 
1918
Yugoslav battleship Viribus Unitis sunk by Italians 
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
Ottoman Empire abolished 
1922
Queen Wilhelmina opens Dutch Historical Maritime museum in Amsterdam 
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 
1928
Bradman scores a century each innings (131 & 133*), NSW v Qld 
1928
Graf Zeppelin sets airship distance record of 6384 km 
1929
Lundy Island, part of British Isles, issue its own stamps 
1931
Dupont introduces synthetic rubber 
1932
Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program 
1935
TS Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral" premieres in London 
1936
Benito Mussolini describes alliance between Italy and Germany as an "axis" 
1936
Rodeo Cowboy's Association founded 
1937
Stalinists executed by shooting Pastor Paul Hamberg and seven members of Azerbaijan's Lutheran community (including three women). 
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 
1941
Japanese marine staff officiers Suzuki/Maejima arrive in Pearl Harbor 
1942
10th day of battle at El Alamein 
1942
John H Johnson publishes 1st issue of Negro Digest 
1943
Dim-out ban lifted in SF 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 
1947
"Medium & The Telephone" closes at Barrymore NYC after 211 perfs 
1947
First Aloha Week Parade held in Hawaii 
1947
Howard Hughes flies "Spruce Goose", a huge wooden airplane 
1947
UN trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, NZ & UK 
1948
Mao's Red army conquerors Mukden, Manchuria 
1950
1st negro player in NBA, (Celtic's Charles Cooper) Ft Wayne Ind 
1950
82°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Nov 
1950
Puerto Rican nationalists try to kill Pres Harry Truman at Blair House 
1950
Pope Pius XII witnesses "The Miracle of the Sun" while at the Vatican. 
1950
Pope Pius XII claims Papal Infallibility when he formally defines the dogma of the Assumption of Mary. 
1951
Johnny Mercer's "Top Banana" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 356 performances 
1951
First 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
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
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 
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 
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
US Senate admonishes Joseph McCarthy because of his slander campaigns 
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
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 
1956
Nobel for physics awarded to Shockley, Brattain & 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 
1959
Jacques Plante becomes the first goaltender to wear a mask during a game 
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 NYC changes call letters to WADO 
1960
Balitmore 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, SF 
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 
1967
"Cool Hand Luke", starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, and Strother Martin, is released 
1968
Noel Coward's "Sweet Potato" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 36 perfs 
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 
1971
Eisenhower dollar put into circulation 
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 perfs 
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 
1977
US President Jimmy Carter raises the minimum wage from $2.30 to $3.35 an hour, effective from 1st Jan 1981 
1977
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1978
NY Yankee Ron Guidry unanimously wins AL Cy Young Award 
1979
Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" premieres 
1979
Bolivia military coup under Gen Busch, pres 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 
1980
USSR performs nuclear test 
1981
1st Class US Mail raised from 18 cents to 20 cents 
1981
3rd meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets up 2-1 with 26-7 win 
1981
Antigua & Barbuda gains independence from Britain (National Day) 
1981
Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Pioneer Cup Golf Tournament 
1982
Andrew "Dice" Clay & George Wendt appear in "Trick or Treatment" 
1982
Major leagues vote not to renew Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's contract 
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
1st NBA game at LA Memorial Sports Arena - Clipper beat Knick, 107-105 
1984
Larry Shue's "Foreigner" premieres in NYC 
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 
1985
Netherlands decides definitive sites for cruise missiles 
1985
Nostalgia Television begins on cable 
1986
Fire in Sandoz factory in 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 
1987
17th NYC Women's Marathon won by Priscilla Welch in 2:30:17 
1987
18th NYC Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein in 2:11:01 
1987
22,000 run in NYC Marathon (won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya 2:11:01) 
1987
Fukumi Tani wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship 
1987
NY Jets retire Don Maynards #13 
1987
New Orleans Saints shutout Atlanta Falcons 38-0 
1988
Chris Sabo, wins National League Rookie of Year award 
1988
Staten Island ferry gets 1st pay phones 
1989
"Les Miserables" opens at Curran Theatre, SF 
1989
Pakistan beat West Indies by 4 wickets to win Cricket's Nehru Cup 
1989
Scandinavian Airlines System bans smoking on many flights 
1990
"Oh, Kay!" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 77 performances 
1990
Last of Margaret Thatcher's original government resigns, Deputy PM Howe 
1990
Rhetoric escalates as Bush likens Saddam to Hitler 
1990
Sandra Miller awarded $100 for Mike Tyson fondling her breasts 
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 well control teams 
1992
22nd NYC Women's Marathon won by Lisa Ondieki in 2:24:40 
1992
23rd NYC Marathon won by Willie Mtolo in 2:09:29 
1992
NY Jet Al Toon becomes 10th NFL to catch a pass in 100 straight games 
1992
Space Shuttle STS 52 (Columbia 13) lands (scheduled) 
1993
Atlantic Radio (20 radio stations) becomes American Radio Systems 
1993
Last day in 1st-class cricket for Mike Whitney, NSW v NZ 
1993
STS-58 (Columbia) lands 
1994
Muslim fundamentalists in Mostaganem Algeria murder 5 children 
1995
"Tempest" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 71 performances 
1998
Nichirei Golf International 
1998
The European Court of Human Rights is instituted. 
2003
Panajot Pano is selected as the Golden Player of Albania by the Football Association of Albania as their most outstanding player of the past 50 years to celebrate UEFA's Jubilee 
2005
First part of the Gomery Report, which discusses allegations of political money manipulation, is released in Canada. 
2009
The inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is held at the Yas Marina Circuit. 
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 
2012
46th Country Music Association Award: Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert wins 
2015
World Series: Kansas City Royals steal Game 4 from New York Mets 
2015
Halloween asteroid resembling skull narrowly misses Earth 
2015
Breeders' Cup: American Pharoah bids farewell with dominant victory 
2015
US Navy finds wreckage believed to be missing cargo ship El Faro 
2016
CNN, Brazile part ways amid renewed WikiLeaks controversy 
2016
GOP lawmakers criticizes FBI's decision on Clinton investigation 
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