10 Things that happened on this day in History: November 1

At Joan Allen we love our History, and we love to find out about interesting facts or events that happened on this very day back through the years. We picked the top 10 interesting things that occurred on this day throughout history, along with a handful of births and deaths.

Swot up on your facts and take a few minutes to think back on how this day might have been once…

Can you think of any interesting things that happened on this day in History?


1512 – Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel (the ceiling of it anyway) is unveiled to the public for the first time.

1604 – November 1 is a good day for William Shakespeare, as Othello debuts for the first time,

1611 – Seven years after Othello, Shakespeare’s The Tempest debuts at the Whitehall Palace in London.

1800 – John Adams becomes the first US President to live in the White House.

1911 – The first bomb in combat is dropped, in the Italo-Turkish War.

1945 – Australia joins the United Nations

1952 – Forty-one years after the first bomb is dropped in combat, the first large hydrogen bomb is dropped by the USA in the Pacific Ocean.

1981 – Antigua and Barbuda gain independence from the United Kingdom.

1993 – The Maastrict Treaty takes effect, marking the beginning of the European Union.

2000 – Serbia joins the United Nations, a year after the Kosovo War.


1762 – Spencer Perceval, Prime Minister of the UK

1877 – Composer Roger Quilter

1960 – Apple CEO Tim Cook

1963 – Footballer and current QPR manager Mark Hughes

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