November 1 in History
1512November 1, 1512:
Michelangelo’s frescoes painted on the ceiling of the Vatican Palace’s Sistine Chapel is open to viewing by the public for the first time.
1611November 1, 1611:
“The Tempest” by English playwright William Shakespeare is performed for the first time.
1755November 1, 1755:
An earthquake hits Lisbon, damaging over 9000 buildings and killing an estimated 30,000 people.
1922November 1, 1922:
Upon the commands of Kemal Ataturk, the Grand National Assembly of Turkey votes to abolish the country’s Sultanate.
1954November 1, 1954:
Actor John Wayne marries actress Pilar Pallete, the same day his divorce to actress Esperanza Baur was finalized.
1967November 1, 1967:
“Cool Hand Lukes”, the film starring Paul Newman, starts showing in theatres in the United States.
1969November 1, 1969:
The album, “Abbey Road” by The Beatles tops the Billboard 200 albums chart.
1994November 1, 1994:
Wind, a NASA spacecraft, is launched on a mission to orbit between the sun and the earth.
1997November 1, 1997:
The classic film, “Titanic” is premiered at the Tokyo International Film Festival.
1999November 1, 1999:
Bile duct cancer claims the life of NFL legend Walter Payton.