On This Day..... November 1

 

NOVEMBER 1ST

  • TODAY IS ALL SAINTS DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL MEN MAKE DINNER DAY / NATIONAL COOK FOR YOUR PETS DAY
 
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CALZONE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL VINEGAR DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL DEEP FRIED CLAMS DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • CHARLES KOCH (1935, 83)
  • LARRY FLYNT (1942, 76)
 
  • MARCIA WALLACE (1942, 76)
  • JIM STEINMAN (1947, 71)
 
  • DAVID FOSTER (1949, 69)
  • LYLE LOVETT (1957, 61)
 
  • TIM COOK (1960, 58)
  • ANTHONY KEIDIS (1962, 56)
 
  • SOPHIE B. HAWKINS (1967, 51)
  • JENNY MCCARTHY (1972, 46)
 
  • TONI COLLETTE (1972, 46)
  • COCO CRISP (1979, 39)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN  835, POPE GREGORY IV MAKES ALL SAINTS DAY A REQUIRED HOLIDAY THROUGH OUT THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE
  • IN 1348, THE “BLACK DEATH” CRISIS REACHES LONDON
  • IN 1570, A TIDAL WAVE SWEEPS OVER THE COAST OF HOLLAND KILLING OVER 1,000
  • IN 1604, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE PREMIERES “OTHELLO”
 
  • IN 1611, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE PREMIERES “THE TEMPEST”
  • IN 1623, A FIRE DESTROYS MOST OF THE PLYMOUTH COLONY
  • IN 1638, THE KING OF ENGLAND DIVIDES THE COLONY OF NEW YORK INTO 12 COUNTIES
  • IN 1755, AN EARTHQUAKE IN LISBON KILLS OVER 50,000 PEOPLE
  • IN 1765, THE BRITISH ENACT THE STAMP ACT IN ALL BRITISH COLONIES
 
  • IN 1776, THE SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO MISSION IS FOUNDED IN CALIFORNIA
  • IN 1784, MARYLAND GRANTS AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP TO THE MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE OF FRANCE AND ALL OF HIS FUTURE DESCENDANTS FOR HIS ROLE IN THE REVOLUTION
  • IN 1787, THE FIRST SCHOOL FOR FREED AFRICANS IS OPENED IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1800, JOHN ADAMS MOVES INTO THE WHITE HOUSE
 
  • IN 1814, THE CONGRESS OF VIENNA OPENS AFTER NAPOLEON’S DEFEAT TO RE-DRAW THE BORDERS OF EUROPE
  • IN 1834, A MISSISSIPPI RIVER BOAT NAMES THE GAME PLAYED ON BOARD “POKER”
  • IN 1848, BOSTON OPENS THE NATION’S FIRST WOMENS’ MEDICAL SCHOOL
  • IN 1870, 24 LOCATIONS ARE OPENED FOR THE INITIAL U.S. WEATHER BUREAU
 
  • IN 1890, MISSISSIPPI BECOMES THE FIRST STATE TO ADOPT LAWS RESTRICTING THE RIGHTS OF BLACK CITIZENS TO VOTE
  • IN 1894, ALEXANDER III DIES AND NICHOLAS II BECOMES TSAR OF RUSSIA
  • IN 1896, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FIRST PRINTS IMAGES OF TOPLESS ZULU WOMEN
  • IN 1901, SIGMA PHI EPSILON FRATERNITY IS CHARTERED IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
 
  • IN 1911, ITALY USES A SINGLE PLANE TO DROP A BOMB ON THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE IN THE FIRST EVER AIR RAID IN A WAR
  • IN 1911, LOUIS CHEVROLET OPENS HIS AUTOMOBILE COMPANY
  • IN 1913, NOTRE DAME WINS ITS FIRST EVER FOOTBALL GAME AGAINST ARMY BY USING THE PREVIOUSLY UNUSED “FORWARD PASS”
 
  • IN 1916, BOSTON THEATRE OWNERS HARRY FRAZEE AND HUGH WARD PURCHASE THE BOSTON RED SOX FORM JOSEPH LANNIN FOR $700,000
  • IN 1918, 102 PEOPLE DIE IN A SUBWAY DERAILMENT IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
  • IN 1922, MUSTAFA ATATURK PROCLAIMS THE END OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE AND ANNOUNCES THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY IN ITS PLACE
  • IN 1924, THE BOSTON BRUINS BECOME THE FIRST AMERICAN BASED TEAM TO JOIN THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
 
  • IN 1936, MUSSOLINI FIRST REFERS TO HIS ALLIANCE WITH GERMANY AS THE “AXIS”
  • IN 1944, MARY COYLE CHASE PREMIERES “HARVEY” ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1945, JOHN JOHNSON PUBLISHES THE FIRST ISSUE OF “EBONY” MAGAZINE
  • IN 1946, WABC RADIO CHANGES ITS NAME TO WCBS AND WEAF CHANGES TO WNBC
 
  • IN 1946, FUTURE POPE JOHN PAUL II IS ORDAINED TO THE CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD
  • IN 1950, CHUCK COOPER OF THE CELTICS IS THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN PLAYER TO DEBUT IN AN NBA GAME. BOB COUSY ALSO DEBUTS IN THIS GAME
  • IN 1950, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ISSUES THE IDEA OF “PAPAL INFALLIBILITY”
  • IN 1952, THE FIRST HYDROGEN BOMB IS EXPLODED IN A TEST IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC
 
  • IN 1954, FULGENCIO BATISTA ELECTED PRESIDENT OF CUBA
  • IN 1954, THE SENATE ADMONISHES JOSEPH MCCARTHY FOR SLANDER
  • IN 1954, JOHN WAYNE MARRIES PILAR PALLETE IN HAWAII ON THE SAME DAY HE DIVORCES ESPERANZA BAUR AFTER 7 YEARS DUE TO “DRUNKEN VIOLENCE”
 
  • IN 1963, THE U.S. ISSUES CHRISTMAS STAMPS FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1966, NEW ORLEANS IS GRANTED A FRANCHISE FOR THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE AND ANNOUNCE THEY WILL NAME IT “SAINTS” IN HONOR OF ALL SAINTS DAY
  • IN 1967, PAUL NEWMAN’S “COOL HAND LUKE” IS RELEASED
 
  • IN 1968, THE MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA RELEASES THE “G, M, R, X” RATINGS SYSTEM FOR AMERICAN MOVIES
  • IN 1968, GEORGE HARRISON RELEASES HIS FIRST SOLO ALBUM “WONDERWALL MUSIC”
  • IN 1969, THE BEATLES HIT #1 ON THE ALBUM CHART WITH “ABBEY ROAD” FOR 11 WEEKS WHILE ELVIS PRESLEY HAS THE #1 SINGLE WITH “SUSPICIOUS MINDS”
 
  • IN 1970, THE NEW YORK GIANTS AND JETS PLAY EACH OTHER FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1972, “THAT CERTAIN SUMMER” IS THE FIRST GAY THEMED TV MOVIE
  • IN 1975, ELTON JOHN HITS #1 WITH “ISLAND GIRL”
 
  • IN 1977, PRESIDENT CARTER RAISES THE MINIMUM WAGE FROM $2.30 TO $3.35
  • IN 1979, ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER AND TIM RICE PREMIERE “JOSEPH AND THE TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT”
  • IN 1979, THE AYATOLLAH RUHOLLAH URGES THE PEOPLE OF IRAN TO DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THE U.S., RESULTING IN THE ATTACK ON THE U.S. EMBASSY THREE DAYS LATER
 
  • IN 1979, MAMIE EISENHOWER DIES OF A STROKE AT 82
  • IN 1980, BRUCE SPRINGSTEIN HAS HIS FIRST #1 ALBUM WITH “THE RIVER”
  • IN 1982, HONDA IS THE FIRST ASIAN CAR COMPANY TO OPEN AN AMERICAN FACTORY. THE HONDA ACCORD BEGINS PRODUCTION IN MARYSVILLE, OHIO
 
  • IN 1982, MARTIN SCORSESE DIVORCES ISABELLA ROSSELLINI AFTER THREE YEARS
  • IN 1988, JEFF GOLDBLUM MARRIES GEENA DAVIS IN LAS VEGAS
  • IN 1990, MIKE TYSON IS FOUND GUILTY OF FONDLING SANDRA MILLER’S BREASTS. SHE IS AWARDED $100
  • IN 1994, THE CHICAGO BULLS RETIRE MICHAEL JORDAN’S NUMBER #23
  • IN 1997, JAMES CAMERON PREMIERES “TITANIC” AT THE TOKYO FILM FESTIVAL
 
  • IN 1997, AQUA HITS #1 WITH “BARBIE GIRL”
  • IN 1999, WALTER PAYTON DIES AT 45 OF LIVER CANCER
  • IN 2004, CRAIG MORGAN RELEASES “THAT’S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT SUNDAY”
  • IN 2007, MARTINA HINGIS TESTS POSITIVE FOR COCAINE DURING WIMBLETON. ALTHOUGH SHE PLEADS INNOCENT, SHE RETIRES FROM TENNIS RATHER THAN FIGHT
 
  • IN 2010, CHARLIE SHEEN DIVORCES HIS THIRD WIFE BROOKE MUELLER
  • IN 2012, GMAIL OFFICIALLY BECOMES THE WORLD’S MOST USED E-MAIL SERVICE
  • IN 2012, A PAKISTANI COUPLE POURS ACID OVER THEIR 15 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER IN AN HONOR KILLING AFTER THE CATCH HER TALKING TO A BOY WITHOUT PERMISSION
 
  • IN 2015, THE KANSAS CITY ROYALS WIN THEIR FIRST WORLD SERIES IN 30 YEARS
  • IN 2017, THE HOUSTON ASTROS WIN THEIR FIRST EVER WORLD SERIES
 

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