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November 1: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, November 1, 1800, John Adams became the first US president to move into the White House?

November 1st is known as World Vegan Day and Author’s Day.

We made it to day 305 of the year and there’s only 60 days left to go until we reach the new year.

Here we’re going to start the month off with some incredible historical events, famous births and deaths and so much more that made November 1 what it is today.

Did you know that on this day in 1800, John Adams became the first US president to move into the White House? At the time he moved in it was still known as the President’s Mansion.

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

What Events Happened On November 1 In History?

2018 Palau’s archipelago became the first country in the world to ban the use of sunscreen containing harmful chemicals that destroy reefs.

OTD in 2018: Palau's archipelago became the first country in the world to ban the use of sunscreen containing harmful chemicals that destroy reefs.

1993 The Maastricht Treaty came into effect, and with it, the European Union was formed.

The original twelve nations that signed the treaty were Spain, Portugal, Germany, the Irish Republic, France, Denmark, Great Britain, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Greece.

1986 A leak at a chemical factory in Basel, Switzerland, caused the Rhine to turn red.

After a fire broke out and caused damage to a storage unit, thousands of highly poisonous chemicals leaked into the Rhine river, causing it to turn red. An estimate of over half a million fish was killed from the substances.

1963 The Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, was officially opened.

The observatory held the largest single-aperture telescope in the world until China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope surpassed it. The observatory was initially constructed to study the Earth's ionosphere so that the US Department of Defence could better detect incoming missiles.

1870 The US Weather Bureau was founded by President Ulysses S. Grant.

The president ordered for national weather observations to be made after a range of natural disasters occurred. Initially forecasts were only given 24 hours in advance but gave the public chance to prepare.

1870 The United States Weather Bureau made its first comprehensive weather forecast.

1848 The first WHSmith railway bookstore opened at London Euston Railway Station, London, UK.

1800 US president John Adams became the first president to move into the White House.

1611 William Shakespeare had his first know performance of “The Tempest.”

OTD in 1611: William Shakespeare had his first know performance of "The Tempest."
The performance was at the Whitehall Palace and performed for James I and his English Royal Court.

1604 The first known performance of William Shakespeare’s “Othello” happened on this day at Whitehall Palace, London.

1570 The All Saints’ Day Flood destroyed the Dutch and German coastlines.

A tremendous series of severe storms created huge waves that drowned 20,000 people in the floods and left tens of thousands more homeless.

1520 Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan became the first European to discover the Strait of Magellan.

The Strait of Magellan is the passage located south of mainland South America, connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans.

1512 Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling mural was presented to the public.

OTD in 1512: Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling mural was presented to the public.

1210 King John of England taxed all of England’s Jews for 66,000 Francs and imprisoned those who couldn’t pay.

Famous Quotes Said On November 1

Below are the most famous quotes people have said or written on Nov 1st throughout history.

1956

“To make oneself hated is more difficult than to make oneself loved.”

– Pablo Picasso

Famous People Born On November 1

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Alex Wolff? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1986 Penn Badgley

American Actor

Penn Badgley
Age:
35 years old
Born In:
Maryland, USA

1997 Alex Wolff

American Actor

Alex Wolff
Age:
24 years old
Born In:
New York, USA

Special Holidays On November 1

If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.

November 1: World Vegan Day

World Vegan Day

November 1: National Author's Day

National Author’s Day

November 1 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Everyone who was born on this day shares the same zodiac sign, Scorpio.

Those of you that were born in November have the Topaz birthstone. Topaz is a very hard and durable gemstone and provides love and affection while also providing strength and intelligence.

Those who were born on this day were likely conceived the same year on February 8.

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