1 NOVEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • King Louis II (the Stammerer) France, AD 846
  • Benvenuto Cellini, 1500
  • Spencer Perceval, 1762
  • King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden, 1778
  • Vincenzo Bellini, 1801
  • Stephen Crane, 1871
  • Sholem Asch, 1880
  • Alexander Alekhine, 1892
  • Victoria de los Angeles, 1924
  • A. R. Gurney, Jr., 1930
  • Gary Player, 1935
  • Larry Flynt, 1942
  • Keith Emerson, 1948
  • Lyle Lovett, 1957
  • Fernando Valenzuela, 1960

Died On This Day:

  • Emperor Alexander III Russia, 1894
  • Man O' War, 1947
  • Elsa Maxwell, 1963
  • Ngo Dinh Diem assassinated, 1963
  • Andreas Georgios Papandreou, 1968
  • Ezra Pound, 1972
  • Mamie Eisenhower, 1979
  • King Vidor, 1982
  • Phil Silvers, 1985
  • Skitch Henderson, 2005
  • William Styron, 2006
  • Yma Sumac, 2008

Today's Events:

  • AD 731 - Gregory III consecrated the chapel in Saint Peter's to the memory of all saints.
  • 1512 - Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel unveiled after 4 1/2 years of painting.
  • 1611 - First recorded production of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" before King James I and his court.
  • 1695 - Bank of Scotland founded.
  • 1755 - The great earthquake at Lisbon, Portugal kills about 50,000.
  • 1776 - Mission San Juan Capistrano founded in California providing nests for swallows. See 10/23, 3/19
  • 1814 - Congress of Vienna opened.
  • 1848 - First medical school for women opened in Boston, (merged in 1874 to become first co-ed med school).
  • 1850 - World's first photography magazine published in New York-the Daguerreian Journal.
  • 1870 - U.S. Weather Bureau makes first official predictions.
  • 1911 - First bomb in history dropped by Lt. Giulio Cavotti -a hand grenade from monoplane on Sahara tribe.
  • 1911 - Chevrolet Motor Company of Michigan incorporated by William Durant and Louis Chevrolet.
  • 1913 - The forward pass first used in a football game between Notre Dame and Army.
  • 1914 - 19 year-old Mary Jacob invents soft bra.
  • 1944 - Pulitzer prize winning 'Harvey' starts 1775 performance run in NY.
  • 1950 - Harry S. Truman target of unsuccessful assassination attempt by Puerto Rican nationalists.
  • 1954 - Revolution in Algeria.
  • 1964 - Russian Orthodox Church canonizes first U.S. Saint-Father John of Cronstadt (d. 1909).

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Benignus

Holiday:

  • All Saints' Day (in Western churches)
  • All Soul's Eve in Britain
  • Revolution Day in Algeria
  • Holiday in Antigua & Barbuda

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY (U.S.) last Thursday of November.
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • HANUKKA also spelled CHANUKAH (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • ELEPHANT ROUNDUP AT SURIN, THAILAND celebrated third Sunday in November
  • ON-MATSURI, Yamato region harvest festival in Nara, Japan
  • CHICHIBU NO YO-MATSURI, Kabuki and fireworks in Japan

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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