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  • Vatican City (then Rome, Roman Empire)
    Thursday Nov 1, 835
    Halloween

    All Hallows' Day was officially switched to 1 November

    Vatican City (then Rome, Roman Empire)
    Thursday Nov 1, 835

    In 835, All Hallows' Day was officially switched to 1 November, the same date as Samhain, at the behest of Pope Gregory IV.




  • Lisbon, Portugal
    Saturday Nov 1, 1755
    09:40:00 PM
    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1755 Lisbon Earthquake

    Lisbon, Portugal
    Saturday Nov 1, 1755
    09:40:00 PM

    The 1755 Lisbon earthquake, also known as the Great Lisbon earthquake, occurred in the Kingdom of Portugal on the morning of Saturday, 1 November, Feast of All Saints, at around 09:40 local time. In combination with subsequent fires and a tsunami, the earthquake almost totally destroyed Lisbon and adjoining areas. Estimates place the death toll in Lisbon alone between 10,000 and 100,000 people, making it one of the deadliest earthquakes in history.




  • England, United Kingdom
    Friday Nov 1, 1850
    David Copperfield

    The 64 chapters have all been published

    England, United Kingdom
    Friday Nov 1, 1850

    "The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger, of Blunderstone Rookery" was published from 1 May 1849 to 1 November 1850 (3 chapters per month) in 19 monthly one-shilling installments, containing 32 pages of text and two illustrations by Hablot Knight Browne ("Phiz"), with a title cover, simplified to The Personal History of David Copperfield. The last installment was a double-number. On the other side of the Atlantic, John Wiley & Sons and G P Putnam published a monthly edition, then a two-volume book version.




  • China
    Wednesday Nov 1, 1911
    Xinhai Revolution

    Appointing Yuan Shikai as The Prime Minister of The Imperial Cabinet

    China
    Wednesday Nov 1, 1911

    On 1 November 1911, the Qing government appointed Yuan Shikai as the prime minister of the imperial cabinet, replacing Prince Qing.




  • Ireland
    Monday Nov 1, 1920
    Irish War of Independence

    Twenty-four men were executed by the British

    Ireland
    Monday Nov 1, 1920

    Between 1 November 1920 and 7 June 1921 twenty-four men were executed by the British.




  • Ottoman Empire
    Wednesday Nov 1, 1922
    Ottoman Empire

    Sultanate was abolished

    Ottoman Empire
    Wednesday Nov 1, 1922

    The sultanate was abolished on 1 November 1922.




  • Eccles Building, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Nov 1, 1929
    Great Depression

    Federal Reserve begins lowering the discount rate

    Eccles Building, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Nov 1, 1929

    The Federal Reserve begins lowering the discount rate from its 6% level.


  • Brazil
    Saturday Nov 1, 1930
    03:00:00 PM
    Brazilian Revolution of 1930

    Ending The Old Republic

    Brazil
    Saturday Nov 1, 1930
    03:00:00 PM

    At 3 pm on November 1, 1930, the junta handed power and the presidential palace to Getulio Vargas, ending the Old Republic and knocking down all state oligarchies except from Minas Gerais and those from Rio Grande do Sul. At the same time, in downtown Rio de Janeiro, the gaúcho soldiers fulfilled the promise of tethering horses to the obelisk on Rio Branco Avenue, symbolically marking the triumph of the Revolution of 1930.


  • Germany
    Tuesday Nov 1, 1938
    Oskar Schindler (Schindler's List)

    Joining the Nazi Party

    Germany
    Tuesday Nov 1, 1938

    Schindler applied for membership in the Nazi Party on 1 November 1938, and was accepted the following year.


  • Karkow, Poland
    Friday Nov 1, 1946
    Pope John Paul II

    A Priest

    Karkow, Poland
    Friday Nov 1, 1946

    After finishing his studies at the seminary in Kraków, Wojtyła was ordained as a priest on All Saints' Day, 1 November 1946, by the Archbishop of Kraków, Cardinal Sapieha.


  • North Korea
    Wednesday Nov 1, 1950
    Korean War

    The First confrontation between Chinese and US military

    North Korea
    Wednesday Nov 1, 1950

    After inflicting heavy losses on the ROK II Corps at the Battle of Onjong, the first confrontation between Chinese and US military occurred on 1 November 1950.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 1, 1950
    Harry S. Truman

    Assassination Attempt

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 1, 1950

    On November 1, 1950, Puerto Rican nationalists Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo attempted to assassinate Truman at Blair House.


  • Naples, Italy
    Monday Nov 1, 1954
    Lucky Luciano

    Restrictions

    Naples, Italy
    Monday Nov 1, 1954

    On November 1, 1954, an Italian judicial commission in Naples applied strict limits on Luciano for two years. He was required to report to the police every Sunday, to stay home every night, and to not leave Naples without police permission. The commission cited Luciano's alleged involvement in the narcotics trade as the reason for these restrictions.


  • Algeria
    Monday Nov 1, 1954
    Algerian War

    The Toussaint Rouge

    Algeria
    Monday Nov 1, 1954

    In the early morning hours of November 1, 1954, FLN (the National Liberation Front) maquisards (guerrillas) attacked military and civilian targets throughout Algeria in what became known as the Toussaint Rouge (Red All-Saints' Day).


  • Algeria
    Monday Nov 1, 1954
    Algerian War

    The National Liberation Front

    Algeria
    Monday Nov 1, 1954

    Effectively started by members of the National Liberation Front (FLN) on November 1, 1954, during the Toussaint Rouge ("Red All Saints' Day"), the conflict led to serious political crises in France, causing the fall of the Fourth French Republic (1946–58) replaced by the Fifth Republic with a strengthened Presidency.


  • Vietnam
    Thursday Nov 1, 1956
    Ho Chi Minh

    The First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Vietnam

    Vietnam
    Thursday Nov 1, 1956

    On 1 November 1956, Hồ Chí Minh became the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Vietnam.


  • Moscow, Russian SFSR
    Thursday Nov 1, 1956
    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    Khrushchev left Moscow to Meet with his Warsaw Pact Allies

    Moscow, Russian SFSR
    Thursday Nov 1, 1956

    From 1 to 3 November, Khrushchev left Moscow to meet with his Warsaw Pact allies and inform them of the decision to intervene.


  • Hungary
    Thursday Nov 1, 1956
    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    Nagy Formally declared Hungary's Withdrawal From The Warsaw Pact

    Hungary
    Thursday Nov 1, 1956

    On 1 November, in a radio address to the Hungarian people, Nagy formally declared Hungary's withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact as well as Hungary's stance of neutrality.


  • Hungary
    Thursday Nov 1, 1956
    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    The Soviet Forces Had Entered Hungary From The East

    Hungary
    Thursday Nov 1, 1956

    On 1 November, Imre Nagy received reports that Soviet forces had entered Hungary from the east and were moving towards Budapest. Nagy sought and received assurances (which proved false) from Soviet ambassador Yuri Andropov that the Soviet Union would not invade. The Cabinet, with János Kádár in agreement, declared Hungary's neutrality, withdrew from the Warsaw Pact, and requested assistance from the diplomatic corps in Budapest and Dag Hammarskjöld, UN Secretary-General, to defend Hungary's neutrality. Ambassador Andropov was asked to inform his government that Hungary would begin negotiations on the removal of Soviet forces immediately.


  • Byimana, Rwanda
    Sunday Nov 1, 1959
    Rwandan genocide

    A Hutu sub-chief, was attacked close to his home

    Byimana, Rwanda
    Sunday Nov 1, 1959

    On 1 November 1959 Dominique Mbonyumutwa, a Hutu sub-chief, was attacked close to his home in Byimana, Gitarama prefecture, by supporters of the pro-Tutsi party. Mbonyumutwa survived, but rumours began spreading that he had been killed.


  • Paris, France
    Wednesday Nov 1, 1978
    Iranian Revolution

    agreement for a draft constitution that would be "Islamic and democratic"

    Paris, France
    Wednesday Nov 1, 1978

    In November, secular National Front leader Karim Sanjabi flew to Paris to meet Khomeini. There the two signed an agreement for a draft constitution that would be "Islamic and democratic". It signaled the now official alliance between the clergy and the secular opposition.In order to help create a democratic facade, Khomeini placed Westernized figures (such as Sadegh Qotbzadeh and Ebrahim Yazdi) as the public spokesmen of the opposition, and never spoke to the media of his intentions to create a theocracy.


  • London, England
    Thursday Nov 1, 1990
    Margaret Thatcher

    The resignation of The last remaining member of Thatcher's original 1979 cabinet

    London, England
    Thursday Nov 1, 1990

    On 1 November 1990, Howe, by then the last remaining member of Thatcher's original 1979 cabinet, resigned from his position as Deputy Prime Minister, ostensibly over her open hostility to moves towards European Monetary Union.


  • Croatia
    Friday Nov 1, 1991
    Croatian War of Independence

    Croatian successful counterattack

    Croatia
    Friday Nov 1, 1991

    The Croatian army began a successful counterattack in early November 1991, its first major offensive operation of the war.


  • Maastricht, Netherlands
    Monday Nov 1, 1993
    Brexit

    EC became the EU

    Maastricht, Netherlands
    Monday Nov 1, 1993

    Under the Maastricht Treaty, the EC became the EU on 1 November 1993, reflecting the evolution of the organisation from an economic union into a political one.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Monday Nov 1, 1993
    Severo Ochoa

    Ochowa's death

    Madrid, Spain
    Monday Nov 1, 1993

    Severo Ochoa died in Madrid, Spain on 1 November 1993.


  • Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 1, 1995
    Bosnian War

    Peace talks began

    Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 1, 1995

    On 1 November, peace talks began in Dayton, Ohio.


  • Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 1, 2001
    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock and Jericho Lost the Tag Titles

    Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 1, 2001

    The Rock and Jericho lost the tag titles to Booker T and Test on the November 1, 2001 episode of SmackDown!.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Nov 1, 2007
    International Monetary Fund

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Nov 1, 2007

    On 1 November 2007, Dominique Strauss-Kahn was formally named as the new head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 1, 2011
    Bitcoin

    Bitcoin-Qt version 0.5.0 was released

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 1, 2011

    On 1 November 2011, the reference implementation Bitcoin-Qt version 0.5.0 was released. It introduced a front end that used the Qt user interface toolkit. The software previously used Berkeley DB for database management. Developers switched to LevelDB in release 0.8 in order to reduce blockchain synchronization time.


  • London, United Kingdom
    Thursday Nov 1, 2018
    OnePlus

    Guinness World Record

    London, United Kingdom
    Thursday Nov 1, 2018

    OnePlus set a Guinness World Record title of "the most people unboxing a phone simultaneously" on the launch of OnePlus 6T.


  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 1, 2018
    Google LLC

    Google Employees and Contractors Staged a Global Walk-Out To Protest

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 1, 2018

    On November 1, 2018, more than 20,000 Google employees and contractors staged a global walk-out to protest the company's handling of sexual harassment complaints.


  • Zana, Bizerte, Tunisia
    Saturday Nov 1, 149 BC
    Roman Republic

    Roman army landed at Utica

    Zana, Bizerte, Tunisia
    Saturday Nov 1, 149 BC

    Later in 149 BC, a large Roman army landed at Utica in North Africa.


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