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November 1 Historical Events

The following events took place on November 1. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 85 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 365
    The Alemanni cross the Rhine and invade Gaul. Emperor Valentinian I moves to Paris to command the army and defend the Gallic cities.
  • 996
    Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk, Bishop of Freising, which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi (Austria in Old High German).
  • 1141
    Empress Matilda‘s reign as 'Lady of the English’ends with Stephen of Blois regaining the title of King of England.
  • 1179
    Philip II is crowned King of France.
  • 1214
    The port city of Sinope surrenders to the Seljuq Turks.
  • 1348
    The anti-royalist Union of Valencia attacks the Jews of Murviedro on the pretext that they are serfs of the King of Valencia and thus “royalists”.
  • 1503
    Pope Julius II is elected.
  • 1512
    The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, is exhibited to the public for the first time.
  • 1520
    The Strait of Magellan, the passage immediately south of mainland South America connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, is first discovered and navigated by European explorer Ferdinand Magellan during the first recorded circumnavigation voyage.
  • 1555
    French Huguenots establish the France Antarctique colony in present-day Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 1570
    The All Saints’ Flood devastates the Dutch coast.
  • 1604
    William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello is performed for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.
  • 1611
    William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest is performed for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.
  • 1612
    (22 October O.S.) Time of Troubles in Russia: Moscow, Kitay-gorod, is captured by Russian troops under command of Dmitry Pozharsky
  • 1683
    The British Crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
  • 1688
    William III of Orange sets out a second time from Hellevoetsluis in the Netherlands to seize the crowns of England, Scotland and Ireland from King James II of England during the Glorious Revolution.
  • 1755
    In Portugal, Lisbon is totally devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami, killing between 60,000 and 90,000 people.
  • 1765
    The British Parliament enacts the Stamp Act on the Thirteen Colonies in order to help pay for British military operations in North America.
  • 1790
    Edmund Burke publishes Reflections on the Revolution in France, in which he predicts that the French Revolution will end in a disaster.
  • 1800
    John Adams becomes the first President of the United States to live in the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House).
  • 1805
    Napoleon Bonaparte invades Austria during the War of the Third Coalition.
  • 1814
    Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France in the Napoleonic Wars.
  • 1848
    In Boston, Massachusetts, the first medical school for women, The Boston Female Medical School (which later merged with the Boston University School of Medicine), opens.
  • 1859
    The current Cape Lookout, North Carolina, lighthouse is lit for the first time. Its first-order Fresnel lens can be seen for about 19 mi in good conditions.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln appoints George B. McClellan as the commander of the Union Army, replacing General Winfield Scott.
  • 1870
    In the United States, the Weather Bureau (later renamed the National Weather Service) makes its first official meteorological forecast.
  • 1876
    New Zealand’s provincial government system is dissolved.
  • 1884
    The Gaelic Athletic Association is set up in Hayes’s Hotel in Thurles, County Tipperary.
  • 1886
    Ananda College, a leading Buddhist school in Sri Lanka is established with 37 students.
  • 1894
    Nicholas II becomes the new (and last) Tsar of Russia after his father, Alexander III, dies.

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