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“1 November: What Happened On This Day In History?”

 

1 November: In a year, 1st November is the 305th day as per the Georgian Calendar. In a leap year, it is the 306th day of the year. This day has its uniqueness and significance in history.

Let’s explore people who have carved a niche for them on 1st November. We may also need to scan through the events that happened on this day.

1 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 1 November

Art & Artists

    • 1512 Michelangelo’s ceiling painting in the Sistine Chapel opened for the first public exhibition.
    • 1604 The tragic play Othello, written by William Shakespeare was performed at Whitehall Palace (London) for the first time.
    • 1997 The maiden public screening of the movie Titanic at the International Film Festival held in Tokyo.

1997 – The maiden public screening of the movie Titanic at the International Film Festival held in Tokyo.

Science & Technology

    • 1870 First official meteorological forecast by the Weather Bureau (National Weather Service) in the US.
    • 1952 The USA tested the world’s first thermonuclear bomb.
    • 1982 Honda started producing cars in the US (the first automobile company from Asia to do so).

1 November: 1982 - Honda started producing cars in the US (the first automobile company from Asia to do so).

Leaders & Politics

    • 1894 Nicholas II was crowned as the last Tsar of Russia.
    • 1922 The end of the Ottoman sultanate which was founded in 1299.
    • 1993 The Maastricht Treaty came into effect, founding the EU.

People & Society

    • 1896 For the first time, National Geographic magazine published the bare breasts of a woman.
    • 1941 The well-known photograph of a moonrise was taken by Ansei Adams.

Disasters: Natural & Man-Made

    • 1570 The Dutch coast was devastated by the All Saints’ Flood.
    • 1755 A gigantic earthquake and resultant tsunami fully destroyed Lisbon city (Portugal).

Travel & Explorations

    • 1520 Discovery of the Strait of Magellan by Ferdinand Magellan during his first recorded circumnavigation voyage around the world.
    • 1994 Wind spacecraft launched by NASA that would explore the “halo orbit” lies between the Earth and Sun.

1 November: 1994 - Wind spacecraft launched by NASA that would explore the “halo orbit” lies between the Earth and Sun

Leisure & Sports

    • 1897 Juventus F.C., the prestigious Italian sports club was founded by a bunch of students.
    • 1953 Emile Zatopek, the Czech runner sets a new world record in the 10,000m event (timing:-29:01.6).

Birth Anniversaries (1 November)

    • 1880 – Alfred Wegener, the propounder of the continental drift hypothesis was a world-famous geophysicist, climatologist, and meteorologist from Germany.
    • 1963 – Nita Ambani is an Indian philanthropist and the wife of Mukesh Ambani. She is the owner of the IPL cricket team Mumbai Indians.
    • 1973 – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the Miss World is an influential celebrity from India who is known for her archetypal beauty and Bollywood acting.
    • 1974 – V.V.S. Laxman, a great Indian international cricketer was known for his stylish stroke play.

Death Anniversaries (1 November)

    • 1700 – Charles II of Spain, the Spanish Empire’s last Habsburg monarch was best known for his physical incapability.
    • 1972 – Ezra Pound, from the USA, was a reputed poet and literary critic.
    • 1996 – R. Jayewardene was a Sri Lankan leader and lawyer…served both as a Prime Minister and as a President.
    • 2007 – S. Ali Raza, a celebrity Bollywood director, and scriptwriter
    • 2015 – Fred Thompson was an American politician and actor.

What Special Day is Today: (1 November)

    • World Vegan Day
    • International Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Awareness Day
    • All Saints’ Day (a holy day of obligation for Catholic believers)
    • Independence Day of Barbuda and Antigua
    • Kerala Day, Karnataka Rajyotsava, and Chhattisgarh Rajyotsava
    • Chavang Kut (harvest festival in Mizoram, Myanmar, Bangladesh, etc.)

Conclusion

1st November is indeed a unique day full of great feats, explorations, tragic moments, and moments of triumph & glory. This day has witnessed great moments and events created by the interplay of space and time on the global canvas. Which information was close to your heart and brain?

We are eager to hear from you. So take a moment to comment on the articles. You are encouraged to share interesting facts and figures that you have with you.

 

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