About November 1

November 1, 2024 is the 306th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 60 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 89 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.
  • 1348
    The anti-royalist Union of Valencia attacks the Jews of Murviedro on the pretext that they are serfs of the King of Valencia and thus “royalists.”
  • 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.
  • 1848
    In Boston, Massachusetts, the first medical school for women, The Boston Female Medical School (which later merged with the Boston University School of Medicine), opens.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: US President Abraham Lincoln appoints George B. McClellan as the commander of the Union Army, replacing General Winfield Scott.
  • 1876
    New Zealand’s provincial government system is dissolved.
  • 1897
    The first Library of Congress building opened its doors to the public. The Library had been housed in the Congressional Reading Room in the U.S. Capitol.
  • 1918
    Western Ukraine gains its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
  • 1928
    The Law on the Adoption and Implementation of the Turkish Alphabet, replacing the version of the Arabic alphabet previously used, comes into force in Turkey.
  • 1937
    Stalinists execute Pastor Paul Hamberg and seven members of Azerbaijan’s Lutheran community.
  • 1938
    Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral in an upset victory during a match race deemed “the match of the century” in horse racing.
  • 1942
    Matanikau Offensive begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends on November 4.
  • 1943
    World War II: Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, United States Marines, the 3rd Marine Division, land on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.
  • 1945
    Australia joins the United Nations.
  • 1955
    The bombing of United Airlines Flight 629 occurs near Longmont, Colorado, killing all 39 passengers and five crew members aboard the Douglas DC-6B airliner.
  • 1956
    In India, Kanyakumari district was joined to Tamilnadu state from Kerala.
  • 1959
    In Rwanda, Hutu politician Dominique Mbonyumutwa is beaten up by Tutsi forces, leading to a period of violence known as the wind of destruction.
  • 1966
    The New Orleans Saints football team is founded.
  • 1968
    The Motion Picture Association of America’s film rating system is officially introduced, originating with the ratings G, M, R, and X.
  • 1973
    Watergate Scandal: Leon Jaworski is appointed as the new Watergate Special Prosecutor.

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