About November 1

November 1, 2021 is the 305th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 60 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Scorpio is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 92 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 1

  • 365
    The Alamanni cross the Rhine and invade Gaul. Emperor Valentinian I moves to Paris to command the army and defend the Gallic cities.
  • 1512
    The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, is exhibited to the public for the first time.
  • 1520
    The Strait of Magellan is discovered, the passage immediately south of mainland South America, connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, is first navigated by Ferdinand Magellan during the first global circumnavigation voyage.
  • 1683
    The British crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
  • 1755
    Lisbon earthquake: In Portugal, Lisbon is destroyed by a massive earthquake and tsunami, killing between sixty thousand and ninety thousand people.
  • 1814
    Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: US President Abraham Lincoln appoints George B. McClellan as the commander of the Union Army, replacing General Winfield Scott.
  • 1901
    Sigma Phi Epsilon, the largest national male collegiate fraternity is established at Richmond College, in Richmond, VA.
  • 1915
    Parris Island is officially designated a US 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.
  • 1920
    American Fishing Schooner Esperanto defeats the Canadian Fishing Schooner Delawana in the First International Fishing Schooner Championship Races in Halifax.
  • 1943
    World War II: Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, United States Marines, the 3rd Marine Division, land on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.
  • 1943
    World War II: In support of the landings on Bougainville, U.S. aircraft carrier forces attack the huge Japanese base at Rabaul.
  • 1946
    The New York Knicks played against the Toronto Huskies at the Maple Leaf Gardens, in the first Basketball Association of America game. The Knicks would win 68–66.
  • 1948
    Athenagoras I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople is enthroned.
  • 1952
    Operation Ivy – The United States successfully detonates the first large hydrogen bomb, codenamed “Mike” [“M” for megaton], in the Eniwetok atoll, located in the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific Ocean. The explosion had a yield of 10 megatons.
  • 1953
    Andhra Pradesh attained statehood on 1 November 1953, with Kurnool as its capital.
  • 1956
    The Indian states Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Mysore state are formally created under the States Reorganisation Act.
  • 1960
    While campaigning for President of the United States, John F. Kennedy announces his idea of the Peace Corps.
  • 1963
    The Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, with the largest radio telescope ever constructed, officially opens.

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