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On this day in history - November 1

What Happened On This Day – November 1

  • 1993 Maastricht Treaty comes into force

    The Maastricht Treaty that created a common currency, the Euro, for European Union countries came into force

  • 1955 United Airlines Flight 629 blows up over Colorado

    A bomb hidden in checked luggage of United Airlines Flight 629 exploded over Longmont, Colorado killing all 44 people on board.

  • 1952 First large hydrogen bomb tested by the U.S.

    The bomb, codenamed Mike, was part of Operation Ivy and was tested in the Eniwetok atoll in the Marshall Islands.

  • 1911 First bomb dropped from an aircraft

    Prior to this, bombs were dropped using unmanned balloons. The first bomb launched from an aircraft was used by the Italians in the Italo-Turkish War.

  • 1894 Nicholas II became Tsar of Russia

    The last Tsar of Russia took over the reign of the empire after his father, Alexander III died. Nicholas was forced to abdicate in 1917 and was executed a year later along with his family.

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Births On This Day,
November 1

  • 1972 Jenny McCarthy

    American model, actress, author

  • 1967 Tina Arena

    Australian singer-songwriter, producer, actress

  • 1935 Edward Said

    Palestinian/American theoretician

  • 1871 Stephen Crane

    American journalist, author, poet

  • 1864 Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine

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Deaths On This Day,
November 1

  • 2015 Fred Thompson

    American politician, actor

  • 2012 Agustín García Calvo

    Spanish philosopher, poet

  • 1999 Walter Payton

    American football player

  • 1972 Ezra Pound

    American poet

  • 1678 William Coddington

    American politician, 1st Governor of Rhode Island