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Thursday November 1, 2018

November 1: Day of the Week

November 1, 2018 was the 305th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 60 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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November 1 Historical Event(s)

  • 1755
    Lisbon earthquake: In Portugal, Lisbon is destroyed by a massive earthquake and tsunami, killing between sixty thousand and ninety thousand people.
  • 1814
    Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars.
  • 1870
    In the United States, the Weather Bureau (later renamed the National Weather Service) makes its first official meteorological forecast.
  • 1897
    The first Library of Congress building opened its doors to the public. The Library had been housed in the Congressional Reading Room in the U.S. Capitol.
  • 1914
    World War I: the first British Royal Navy defeat of the war with Germany, the Battle of Coronel, is fought off of the western coast of Chile, in the Pacific, with the loss of HMS Good Hope and HMS Monmouth.
  • 1920
    American Fishing Schooner Esperanto defeats the Canadian Fishing Schooner Delawana in the First International Fishing Schooner Championship Races in Halifax.
  • 1941
    American photographer Ansel Adams takes a picture of a moonrise over the town of Hernandez, New Mexico that would become one of the most famous images in the history of photography.
  • 1943
    World War II: Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, United States Marines, the 3rd Marine Division, land on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.
  • 1955
    The bombing of United Airlines Flight 629 occurs near Longmont, Colorado, killing all 39 passengers and five crew members aboard the Douglas DC-6B airliner.
  • 1973
    The Indian state of Mysore is renamed as Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu.

Who were born on November 1?

  • 1847
    Emperor Hiep Hoa, the sixth emperor of the Vietnamese Nguyễn Dynasty (d. 1883)
  • 1905
    Paul-Émile Borduas, Quebec painter (d. 1960)
  • 1923
    Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian author (d. 2001)
  • 1926
    Lou Donaldson, American jazz alto saxophonist
  • 1930
    A. R. Gurney, American playwright
  • 1936
    Eddie Colman, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • 1950
    Robert B. Laughlin, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1962
    Sharron Davies, British swimmer
  • 1964
    Daran Norris, American actor
  • 1975
    Scott “Skippy” Chapman, American musician

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