Today in History – November 1 in History

Today in History – November 1 in History

What happened on this day in history – November 1 in History around the world

79 The city of Pompeii is buried by eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.
1512 Michelangelo’s painting on the Sistine Chapel ceiling is exhibited for the first time.
1582 Maurice of Nassau, the son of William of Orange, becomes the governor of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht.
1755 A great earthquake at Lisbon, Portugal, kills over 50,000 people.
1765 The Stamp Act goes into effect in the British colonies.
1861 Lieutenant General Winfield Scott, 50 year-veteran and leader of the U.S. Army at the onset of the Civil War, retires. General George McClellan is appointed general-in-chief of the Union armies.
1866 Wild woman of the west Myra Maybelle Shirley (Belle Starr) marries James C. Reed in Collins County, Texas.
1869 Louis Riel seizes Fort Garry, Winnipeg, during the Red River Rebellion.
1911 Italian planes perform the first aerial bombing on Tanguira oasis in Libya.
1923 Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company buys the rights to manufacture Zeppelin dirigibles.
1924 Legendary Oklahoma marshal Bill Tilghman, 71, is gunned down by a drunk in Cromwell, Oklahoma.
1936 Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini announces the Rome-Berlin axis after Count Ciano’s visit to Germany.
1936 The Rodeo Cowboy’s Association is founded.
1943 American troops invade Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.
1945 John H. Johnson publishes the first issue of Ebony magazine.
1950 Two members of a Puerto Rican nationalist movement attempt to assassinate President Harry S Truman.
1951 Algerian National Liberation Front begins guerrilla warfare against the French.
1967 The first issue of Rolling Stone hits the streets.
1968 President Lyndon B. Johnson calls a halt to bombing in Vietnam, hoping this will lead to progress at the Paris peace talks.
1968 The Motion Picture Association of America officially introduces its rating system to indicate age-appropriateness of film content.
1973 Leon Jaworski appointed as new Watergate Special Prosecutor.
1981 Antigua and Barbuda gain independence from the United Kingdom.
1982 Honda opens a plant in Marysville, Ohio, becoming the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the US.
2000 Serbia joins the United Nations.
Born on November 1
1500 Benvunuto Cellini, Italian goldsmith and sculptor.
1636 Nicholas Boileaus, French poet and historian.
1762 Spencer Perceval, the only British prime minister to be assassinated.
1798 Benjamin Lee Guinness, Irish brewer.
1818 Jems Renwick, architect.
1828 Balfour Steward, Scottish physicist and meteorologist.
1871 Stephen Crane, poet and novelist (The Red Badge of Courage).
1880 Sholem Asch, Polish-born American novelist and playwright (The Nazarene, The Mother).
1880 Grantland Rice, American sportswriter.
1902 Nordahl Brun Greig, Norwegian writer and wartime hero during WWII.
1923 Victoria de Los Angeles, Spanish opera soprano.
1930 A.R. Gurney, American playwright (Love Letters, The Dining Room).
1935 Gary Player, professional golfer from South Africa; the only non-American to win the Grand Slam; inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame 1974.
1937 Bill Anderson, country singer, songwriter; known as Whisperin’ Bill, he ranked among the top country songwriters of the 1960s and ’70s and has continued to pen No. 1 hits into the 21st century.
1942 Ralph Klein, Canadian politician; Premier of Alberta (1992–2006) and leader of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta (1992–2006); known as “King Ralph” for his political longevity.
1944 Richard “Kinky” Friedman, singer, songwriter, humorist, author; known for his satirical lyrics and commentary (“Sold American”); ran as an independent for Governor of Texas (2006).
1946 Lynne Russell, journalist; first woman to anchor a nationally televised prime time news program in US (CNN Headline News, 1983–2001).
1950 Mitch Kapor, founder of Lotus Software and Electronic Frontier Foundation.
1958 Charlie Kaufman, screenwriter, director, producer (Being John Malkovich; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).
1960 Tim Cook, business executive; CEO of Apple, inc. (2011– ).
1964 Karen Marie Moning, bestselling author; her Highlander and Fever series blend urban fantasy with Celtic mythology.
1967 Tina Arena (Filippina Lydia Arena), singer, songwriter, actress, record producer; first Australian to receive the Order of State; awarded Knighthood of the Order of National Merit, by the President of the French Republic (2009).
1981 LaTavia Roberson, singer, songwriter; original member of Destiny’s Child group.

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