On this Day in History, November 1

The events that take place on different days of different years play a significant role in history, especially for future generations.

What do you know about November 1st? Below is a list of the events that made it to history books:

  • 835 – Pope Gregory IV made All Saints’ Day compulsory throughout the Frankish Kingdom.
  • 1210 – King John of England began imprisoning Jews.
  • 1755 – At least 60,000 lives were lost in Lisbon, Portugal by an earthquake.
  • 1800 – U.S. President, John Adams, became the first president to live in the White House when he moved in.
  • 1894 – Nicholas II became Tsar of Russia, following the death of his father.
  • 1911 – The first aerial bombing took place when Italy used planes to drop bombs on the Tanguira oasis in Libya.
  • 1939 – The first animal (rabbit), to be conceived by artificial insemination was displayed.
  • 1950 – Two Puerto Rican nationalists tried to assassinate U.S. President Harry Truman.
  • 1951 – The U.S. performed the 1st atomic explosion witnessed by troops, in Nevada Test Site, New Mexico.
  • 1952 – The United States tested its first large hydrogen bomb.
  • 1954 – Algeria began to rebel against French rule.
  • 1955 – The United Airlines Flight 629 blew up over Colorado, killing all 44 people on board.
  • 1956 – Delhi became a union territory of India.
  • 1958 – USSR performed a nuclear test.
  • 1962 – Greece entered the European Common Market.
  • 1974 – UN affirmed the independence of Cyprus.
  • 1977 – The minimum wage was raised from $2.30 to $3.35 an hour, effective from 1st Jan 1981 by U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
  • 1989 – Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega announced the end of a cease-fire with the Contra rebels.
  • 1994 – The Amazon.com domain name was registered.
  • 2012 – Google’s Gmail becomes the world’s most popular email service.

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