November 1 Today In History

Today’s Historical Events

1755 Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000 in Portugal

1814 Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars

1894 Vaccine for diphtheria announced by Dr Roux of Paris

1916 Paul Miliukov delivers in the Russian State Duma the famous “stupidity or treason” speech, precipitating the downfall of the Boris Stürmer government

1952 “Ivy Mike”, the first thermonuclear weapon to utilize the H-bomb design of Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam, is detonated in the Marshall Islands, Pacific Ocean

2012 Scientists detect evidence of light from the universe’s first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1946 WABC becomes WCBS radio in NYC

1946 WEAF radio changes call letters to WNBC (NYC)

1953 KCEN TV channel 6 in Temple-Waco, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 KMGH TV channel 7 in Denver, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 WHEC TV channel 10 in Rochester, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting

1954 KUON TV channel 12 in Lincoln, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting

1957 KVII TV channel 7 in Amarillo, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting

1957 KXGN TV channel 5 in Glendive, Montana (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1957 WICZ TV channel 40 in Binghamton, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting

1962 KYVE TV channel 47 in Yakima, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting

1962 WNYC TV channel 31 in New York, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting

1962 WZZM TV channel 13 in Grand Rapids, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting

Today’s Events in Music History

1947 “Medium & The Telephone” closes at Barrymore NYC after 211 performances

1965 1st concert at Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco

1969 The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album goes #1 in US & stays #1 for 11 weeks

1973 “Molly” opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 68 performances

1976 “Don’t Step on My Olive Branch” opens at Playhouse NYC for 16 performances

1989 “Les Miserables” opens at Curran Theatre, San Francisco

1990 “Oh, Kay!” opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 77 performances

1995 “Tempest” opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 71 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1884 Gaelic Athletic Association is established in a meeting at Hayes’ Hotel, Thurles, County Tipperary; Clare teacher Michael Cusack is credited as founder; objective to promote Irish sport & games

1897 Italian football club Juventus F.C. is founded by students in Turin as Sport-Club Juventus

1913 Notre Dame upsets Army, 35-13 in the colleges’ inaugural football game; quarterback Gus Dorais (14 of 17 passes, 243 yards, 2 TDs) and receiver Knute Rockne use forward pass effectively

1916 Broadway theatre owner and producer Harry H. Frazee and Hugh Ward buy MLB club the Boston Red Sox for approximately $700,000 from Joseph Lannin

1920 American fishing schooner ‘Esperanto’ defeats Canadian yacht ‘Delawana’ in the first International Fishing Schooner Championship Races off Halifax, Nova Scotia

1922 In an all-American bout, Mickey Walker upsets defending champion Jack Britton in a 15-round points decision at Madison Square Garden, NYC; wins world welterweight boxing crown

1924 Boston Bruins officially join the NHL, becoming the first United States based team to enter the League; Montreal Maroons also join NHL, but only last until 1938

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