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Today In History - November 1
John Adams
John Adams

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Today in History in 835 All Saints Day was made compulsory by Pope Gregory IV throughout Frankish Kingdom; and in 1800 John Adams becomes the first U.S. President to live in the White House.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 835 - All Saints Day made compulsory by Pope Gregory IV throughout Frankish Kingdom
  • 1512 - Michelangelo's paintings on ceiling of Sistine Chapel in the Vatican first exhibited
  • 1570 - All Saints Flood, tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland; killing more than 1,000 people.
  • 1604 - William Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello" first presented
  • 1611 - Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Tempest" 1st presented
  • 1755 - Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000
  • 1800 - John Adams becomes the first US president to live in White House
  • 1814 - Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars.
  • 1861 - General George McClellan made general in chief of Union armies
  • 1894 - Vaccine for diphtheria announced by Dr Roux of Paris
  • 1894 - Nicholas II becomes the new Tsar of Russia after his father, Alexander III, dies.
  • 1896 - First bare-breasted women (Zulu) to appear in National Geographic Magazine
  • 1916 - Paul Miliukov delivers in the State Duma the famous "stupidity or treason" speech, precipitating the downfall of the Boris Stürmer government.
  • 1950 - Puerto Rican nationalists try to kill President Harry Truman at Blair House
  • 1967 - "Cool Hand Luke", starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, and Strother Martin, is released
  • 2012 - Scientists detect evidence of light from the universe's first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang


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Famous Birthdays

  • 1871 - Stephen Crane, Newark, New Jersey, novelist/poet (Red Badge of Courage), (d. 1900)
  • 1878 - Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Buenos Aires, jurist (Nobel Peace Prize 1936), (d. 1959)
  • 1880 - Alfred L Wegener, German meteorologist (continental shift)
  • 1911 - Donald William Kerst, Madison, Wisconsin, American Physicist who developed the betatron (device to accelerate electron beams)
  • 1941 - Robert Foxworth, Houston Texas, actor (Chase-Falcon Crest, Frankenstein)
  • 1942 - Larry Flynt, Lakeville, Kentucky, magazine publisher (Hustler)
  • 1942 - Marcia Wallace, Creston Iowa, actress (Carol-Bob Newhart Show), (d. 2013)
  • 1957 - Lyle Lovett, Klein Tx, country singer (God Will, Joshua Judges Ruth)

Famous Weddings

  • 1940 - Theoretical physicist Robert Oppenheimer (36) weds biologist Katherine Harrison Puening
  • 1954 - Actor John Wayne (47) weds actress Pilar Pallete in Kona, Hawaii
  • 1986 - MLB player Kirby Puckett (24) weds Tonya Hudson (20)
  • 1988 - US Actors Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis marry in Las Vegas
  • 2003 - "Showgirls" actress Elizabeth Berkley (31) weds artist Greg Lauren (33) at Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Famous Divorces

  • 1947 - Film director D. W. Griffith (72) divorces actress Evelyn Baldwin (37) after 11 years of marriage
  • 1954 - Actor John Wayne (47) divorces actress Esperanza Baur due to drunken violence after 7 years of marriage
  • 1982 - Director Martin Scorsese (39) divorces Isabella Rossellini (30) after 3 years of marriage
  • 2010 - Film actor Charlie Sheen (45) divorces socialite Brooke Mueller (33) due to irreconcilable differences after two-and-a-half years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1947 - Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 1917)
  • 1955 - Dale Carnegie, American writer (b. 1888)
  • 1972 - Ezra Loomis Pound, US poet (Throne), dies at 87
  • 1979 - Mamie Eisenhower, First Lady of the United States (b. 1896)
  • 1985 - Phil Silvers, comedic actor (Sgt Bilko), dies in his sleep at 73
  • 1986 - Paul Frees, animation voice (Bullwinkle), dies at 66
  • 1999 - Walter Payton, American Football Hall of Fame Running Back, dies at 45
  • 2005 - Skitch Henderson, English-born bandleader (b. 1918)
  • 2007 - Paul Tibbets, US Air Force retired Brigadier General (b. 1915)
  • 2011 - Dorothy Howell Rodham, Mother of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. (b. 1919)


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