On this History Day – November 1 – Almanac
Today is Monday, November 1, the 305th day of 2021 with 60 to follow.
The moon is declining. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, and Uranus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
People born on this date are under the sign of Scorpio. They include the journalist / novel Stephen Crane in 1871; journalist James Kilpatrick in 1920; actor Betsy Palmer in 1926; Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Al Arbor in 1932; Gary Player, 1935 Golf Hall of Fame member (86); scammer publisher Larry Flynt in 1942; musician / politician Kinky Friedman in 1944 (77 years old); country singer Lyle Lovett in 1957 (64); actor Rachel Ticotin in 1958 (63 years old); Apple CEO Tim Cook in 1960 (61); rock musician Anthony Kiedis in 1962 (59 years old); rock drummer Rick Allen in 1963 (58); actor Toni Collette in 1972 (49); actor Jenny McCarthy in 1972 (49); founder of Feministing Jessica Valenti in 1978 (43 years old); actor Matt Jones in 1981 (40); actor Natalia Tena in 1984 (37 years old); actor Penn Badgley in 1986 (35); actor Anthony Ramos in 1991 (30 years old); actor Max Burkholder in 1997 (24); actor Alex Wolff in 1997 (24); actor Hudson Yang in 2003 (18).
At this date in history:
In 1512, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of the most famous works of the Italian artist Michelangelo, was exhibited to the public for the first time.
In 1604, William Shakespeare Othello made its debut.
In 1755, an earthquake in Lisbon, Portugal killed 60,000 people.
In 1800, US President John Adams and his family moved into the newly built White House after Washington became the capital of the United States.
In 1915, Parris Island was officially designated as a Marine Corps recruit depot used for the training of enlisted Marines.
In 1938, Seabiscuit defeated War Admiral in the horse racing “match of the century”.
In 1945, Ebony magazine, founded by John H. Johnson, published its first issue.
In 1950, two Puerto Rican nationalists attempted to break into Blair House in Washington in an attempt to assassinate US President Harry Truman.
In 1952, the United States tested the world’s first hydrogen bomb, named Ivy Mike, on Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
In 1990, McDonald’s, under pressure from environmental groups, announced it would replace plastic food containers with paper.
In 1993, the Maastricht Treaty entered into force, formally establishing the European Union and leading to the creation of the Union’s single currency, the euro.
In 2008, Major Sebastian Morley, Britain’s top special forces commander in Afghanistan, resigned in protest against what he called the lack of proper equipment for combat troops. He blamed “chronic underinvestment”.
In 2013, an American drone strike killed Hakimullah Mehsud, leader of the Pakistani Taliban, and four other militants.
In 2020, Typhoon Goni (known locally as Rolly) made landfall on Catanduanes Island in the Philippines. The storm is said to kill 32 people and damage $ 415 million in the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
Thought for the day: “The problem with the world is that the stupid are sure of themselves and the smart doubters.” – British writer Bertrand Russell