27 fun facts for November, 1

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
November 1st has been a significant day in history with various cultural, historical, and scientific events. From the beginning of the Day of the Dead celebrations and World Vegan Day to the unveiling of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel and the birth of the European Union, November 1st bears witness to pivotal moments that have shaped our world.
27 Fun facts
  1. World Vegan Day: November 1st is World Vegan Day, an annual celebration where people worldwide come together to celebrate their vegan lifestyle and promote the benefits of a plant-based diet.
  2. All Saints' Day: November 1st is also All Saints' Day, a Christian holy day celebrated by millions of people worldwide, dedicating the day to all the saints in Heaven, remembering their lives and their contributions to the religion.
  3. Day of the Dead begins: November 1st marks the beginning of the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos), a Mexican holiday that celebrates the lives of those who have passed away. The celebration lasts for two days, ending on November 2nd.
  4. 1512: The unveiling of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: Michelangelo's iconic work, the Sistine Chapel's ceiling in Vatican City, was first unveiled to the public on November 1st, 1512. This fresco masterpiece remains one of the most significant artworks in human history.
  5. 1604: William Shakespeare's "Othello" premieres: On November 1st, 1604, William Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello" was first performed at the Whitehall Palace in London, captivating audiences with its tale of jealousy and betrayal.
  6. 1776: Mission San Juan Capistrano founded: On November 1st, 1776, Mission San Juan Capistrano, one of California's most famous historical landmarks, was founded by Spanish settlers. It is still a popular destination for tourists today.
  7. 1800: US President John Adams moves into the White House: November 1st, 1800, marked the day when John Adams became the first US president to move into the newly constructed President's House, later known as the White House.
  8. 1848: First medical school for women founded: On November 1st, 1848, the Boston Female Medical College, the first US medical school for women, was founded. It later merged with the Boston University School of Medicine.
  9. 1861: First US Weather Service: On November 1st, 1861, the US Weather Bureau, now known as the National Weather Service, was established, providing weather forecasts and warnings to the nation.
  10. 1870: US Weather Bureau begins operations: On November 1st, 1870, the US Weather Bureau officially began operating, providing the country with regular weather forecasts and warnings. This vital service has saved countless lives over the years.
  11. 1922: Ottoman Empire abolished: The Turkish parliament abolished the centuries-old Ottoman Empire on November 1st, 1922, ending one of the world's longest-reigning and most influential imperial states.
  12. 1938: Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral: On November 1st, 1938, the legendary underdog racehorse Seabiscuit defeated the favorite War Admiral in a head-to-head race, inspiring millions during the Great Depression.
  13. 1950: Charles Cooper becomes first black NBA player: On November 1st, 1950, Charles "Chuck" Cooper broke the color barrier in the NBA when he played his first game for the Boston Celtics.
  14. 1952: US detonates the first hydrogen bomb: On November 1st, 1952, the United States conducted the first full-scale test of a hydrogen bomb on the Enewetak Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, intensifying the nuclear arms race during the Cold War.
  15. 1959: Montreal Canadiens' Jacques Plante wears first goalie mask: On November 1st, 1959, Montreal Canadiens' goaltender Jacques Plante donned the first-ever protective goalie mask during an NHL game, revolutionizing safety in ice hockey.
  16. 1960: The Beatles start their first Hamburg engagement: On November 1st, 1960, The Beatles began their first residency in Hamburg, Germany, which helped to hone their skills and set the stage for their eventual global success.
  17. 1962: Kmart opens its first store: Discount store chain Kmart opened its first-ever store on November 1st, 1962, in Garden City, Michigan. This marked the beginning of the company's retail empire.
  18. 1965: Norman Morrison sets himself on fire: In an act of protest against the Vietnam War, Quaker Norman Morrison self-immolated outside the Pentagon on November 1st, 1965. His tragic death brought global attention to the anti-war movement.
  19. 1973: Leon Jaworski appointed Watergate Special Prosecutor: On November 1st, 1973, Leon Jaworski was appointed as the new Watergate Special Prosecutor. Jaworski would play a significant role in uncovering the Watergate scandal that led to President Nixon's resignation.
  20. 1981: Antigua & Barbuda gain independence: The Caribbean nation of Antigua & Barbuda gained independence from Great Britain on November 1st, 1981, and even though it is still part of the Commonwealth, celebrates this day as its National Day.
  21. 1982: Honda becomes first Asian automaker to produce cars in the US: On November 1st, 1982, Honda became the first Asian automaker to produce cars in the United States, opening its Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio.
  22. 1991: Clarence Thomas sworn in as Supreme Court Justice: On November 1st, 1991, Clarence Thomas was sworn in as a Justice of the US Supreme Court, making him only the second African-American appointed to the nation's highest court.
  23. 1993: European Union (EU) comes into existence: The European Union officially came into existence on November 1st, 1993, following the signing of the Maastricht Treaty, creating a single market and solidifying cooperation amongst European nations.
  24. 2000: The first crew arrives at the International Space Station (ISS): On November 1st, 2000, the first long-term crew, known as Expedition 1, arrived at the International Space Station (ISS), marking the beginning of a continuous human presence in space.
  25. 2011: Global population reaches 7 billion: According to United Nations estimates, the global population reached a milestone of 7 billion people on November 1st, 2011, highlighting the continuing growth of humanity and the importance of addressing sustainability issues.
  26. 2012: Google's Gmail becomes top email service: In November 1st, 2012, Gmail officially surpassed Hotmail as the most popular email service, boasting 425 million monthly active users worldwide.
  27. 2014: Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaoré resigns: Following widespread protests and demonstrations, long-serving President Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso resigned from office on November 1st, 2014, ending his 27-year rule.