1 November

November 1 is the 305th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 60 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about November 1st, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about November 1st in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – November 1

1993: Maastricht Treaty comes into force

The Maastricht Treaty that created a common currency, the Euro, for European Union countries came into force

1955: United Airlines Flight 629 blows up over Colorado

A bomb hidden in checked luggage of United Airlines Flight 629 exploded over Longmont, Colorado killing all 44 people on board.

1952: First large hydrogen bomb tested by the U.S.

The bomb, codenamed Mike, was part of Operation Ivy and was tested in the Eniwetok atoll in the Marshall Islands.

1911: First bomb dropped from an aircraft

Prior to this, bombs were dropped using unmanned balloons. The first bomb launched from an aircraft was used by the Italians in the Italo-Turkish War.

1894: Nicholas II became Tsar of Russia

The last Tsar of Russia took over the reign of the empire after his father, Alexander III died. Nicholas was forced to abdicate in 1917 and was executed a year later along with his family.

On this day in 1994: Amazon domain name registered by Jeff Bezos

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, November 1

1972: Jenny McCarthy, American model, actress, author

1967: Tina Arena, Australian singer-songwriter, producer, actress

1935: Edward Said, Palestinian/American theoretician

1871: Stephen Crane, American journalist, author, poet

1864: Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, November 1

2015: Fred Thompson, American politician, actor

2012: Agustín García Calvo, Spanish philosopher, poet

1999: Walter Payton, American football player

1972: Ezra Pound, American poet

1678: William Coddington, American politician, 1st Governor of Rhode Island

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