1512 – The Sistine Chapel ceiling painted by Michelangelo was exhibited to the public for the first time on the 1st November 1512.
1520 – The Strait of Magellan was first discovered and navigated by by European explorer Ferdinand Magellan on the 1st November 1520, during the 1st recorded circumnavigation voyage.
1570 – The All Saints’ Flood devastated the Dutch coast on the 1st November 1570.
1604 – Othello by William Shakespeare was presented for the first time at Whitehall Palace in London on the 1st November 1604.
1611 – The Tempest by William Shakespeare was presented for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London on the 1st November 1611.
1683 – The British crown colony of New York was subdivided into 12 counties on the 1st November 1683.
1755 – The Lisbon earthquake destroyed Lisbon the capital city of Portugal on the 1st November 1755. The massive earthquake and tsunami killed over 60,000 people.
1757 – Antonio Canova the Italian sculptor was born on the 1st November 1757 (died 1822).
1805 – Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Austria during the War of the Third Coalition on the 1st November 1805.
1848 – The 1st medical school for women opened in Boston, Massachusetts on the 1st November 1848. The Boston Female Medical School later merged with the Boston University School of Medicine.
1870 –The National Weather Service in the U.S made its 1st official meteorological forecast on the 1st November 1870, when it was originally known as the Weather Bureau.
1872 – Louis Dewis the Belgian-French painter was born on the 1st November 1872 (died 1946).
1888 – George Kenner the German painter was born on the 1st November 1888 (died 1971).
1889 – Hannah Höch the German painter and photographer was born on the 1st November 1889 (died 1978).
1896 – The National Geographic magazine showed the bare breasts of a woman for the first time on the 1st November 1896.
1905 – Paul-Émile Borduas the Canadian painter was born on the 1st November 1905 (died 1960).
1911 – The 1st dropping of a bomb from an airplane in combat was on the 1st November 1911, during the Italo-Turkish War.
1917 – Margaret Taylor-Burroughs the American painter and co-founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History was born on the 1st November 1917 (died 2010).
1938 – Seabiscuit defeated War Admiral in an upset victory during a match race deemed the match of the century in horse racing on the 1st November 1938.
1939 – The first rabbit born after artificial insemination was exhibited to the world on the 1st November 1939.
1941 – Ansel Adams the American photographer took a picture of a moonrise over the town of Hernandez in New Mexico on the 1st November 1941, that would later become one of the most famous images in the history of photography.
1944 – Kinky Friedman the American singer-songwriter and author was born on the 1st November 1944.
1945 – Australia joined the United Nations on the 1st November 1945.
1950 – Dan Peek the American guitarist from the soft rock band America was born on the 1st November 1950 (died 2011).
1952 – Ivy Mike the first large hydrogen bomb was detonated on the 1st November 1952 by the United States on Enewetak, an atoll in the Pacific Ocean, as part of Operation Ivy. The codename Ivy Mike [“M” for megaton] was given to the first test of a thermonuclear device, in which part of the explosive yield came from nuclear fusion.
1953 – Jan Davis the American astronaut was born on the 1st November 1953.
1957 – The Mackinac Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge between anchorages at the time, opens to traffic connecting Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas on the 1st November 1957.
1958 – Robert Hart the English rock vocalist and songwriter from Bad Company and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band was born on the 1st November 1958.
1960 – John F. Kennedy, while campaigning for President of the United States, announced his idea of the Peace Corps on the 1st November 1960.
1961 –The Women Strike for Peace (WSP) against nuclear proliferation was held on the 1st November 1961, with 50,000 women in 60 cities participating.
1962 – Magne Furuholmen the Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist from A-ha was born on the 1st November 1962.
1962 – Anthony Kiedis the American singer-songwriter from Red Hot Chili Peppers was born on the 1st November 1962.
1963 – The Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, with the largest radio telescope ever constructed, officially opened on the 1st November 1963.
1963 – Rick Allen the English drummer from Def Leppard was born on the 1st November 1963.
1967 – Sophie B. Hawkins the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 1st November 1967.
1967 – Tina Arena the Australian singer-songwriter was born on the 1st November 1967. Official website: www.TinaArena.com
1967 – Carla van de Puttelaar the Dutch photographer was born on the 1st November 1967.
1968 – The Motion Picture Association of America‘s film rating system was officially introduced on the 1st November 1968, originating with the ratings G, M, R, and X.
1972 – Toni Collette the Australian actress was born on the 1st November 1972.
1978 – Jessica Valenti the American blogger was born on the 1st November 1978. Official website: www.JessicaValenti.com
1981 – LaTavia Roberson the American singer-songwriter from Destiny’s Child was born on the 1st November 1981.
1982 – Honda became the 1st Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of their factory in Marysville, Ohio on the 1st November 1982. The Honda Accord was the first car produced there.
2000 – Serbia joined the United Nations on the 1st November 2000.
2002 ~ The Sleepover Club Australian television series that was first broadcast on the 1st November 2002, until the 7th March 2008.
2011~ the DUNADEN French trained thoroughbred racehorse won the on Tuesday 1st November 2000. Dunaden was ridden by 2011 MELBOURNE CUP and trained by Christophe Lemaire Mikel Delzangles. He was the 1st horse to win the after winning the Hong Kong Vase Melbourne Cup. Dunaden was originally purchased for €1,500 as a foal at a sale in France in 2006, and sold to Pearl Bloodstock Pty (Mgr. R Levitt) in 2010 for about $200,000., and won $3.3 million at the 2011 Melbourne Cup. Dunaden beat Red Cadeaux in the closest photo-finish ever in the Melbourne Cup.
Dunaden & Red Cadeaux in the closest ever photo finish in Melbourne Cup ~ Tuesday 1st November 2011
2011 Emirates Melbourne Cup video… VIDEO
Dunaden, the 1st horse to win the Hong Kong Vase after winning the Melbourne Cup (2011 Photo by Flamelai)
Today in History for November 1st ~ video presented by the Associated Press… VIDEO