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Wednesday November 1, 2023

November 1: Day of the Week

November 1, 2023 was the 305th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 60 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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

November 2023

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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.

November 1 Historical Event(s)

  • 365
    The Alamanni cross the Rhine and invade Gaul. Emperor Valentinian I moves to Paris to command the army and defend the Gallic cities.
  • 1611
    William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy The Tempest is presented for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.
  • 1683
    The British crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
  • 1755
    Lisbon earthquake: In Portugal, Lisbon is destroyed by a massive earthquake and tsunami, killing between sixty thousand and ninety thousand people.
  • 1790
    Edmund Burke publishes Reflections on the Revolution in France, in which he predicts that the French Revolution will end in a disaster.
  • 1859
    The current Cape Lookout, North Carolina, lighthouse is lit for the first time. Its first-order Fresnel lens can be seen for about 19 miles (30 kilometers), in good conditions.
  • 1901
    Sigma Phi Epsilon, the largest national male collegiate fraternity is established at Richmond College, in Richmond, VA.
  • 1916
    Paul Miliukov delivers in the State Duma the famous “stupidity or treason” speech, precipitating the downfall of the Boris Stürmer government.
  • 1942
    Matanikau Offensive begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends on November 4.
  • 1943
    World War II: In support of the landings on Bougainville, U.S. aircraft carrier forces attack the huge Japanese base at Rabaul.

Who were born on November 1?

  • 1889
    Hannah Höch, German Dada artist (d. 1978)
  • 1905
    Paul-Émile Borduas, Quebec painter (d. 1960)
  • 1912
    Gunther Plaut, German-born Canadian rabbi and writer
  • 1924
    Jean-Luc Pépin, French Canadian politician (d. 1995)
  • 1935
    Gary Player, South African golfer
  • 1950
    Dan Peek, American guitarist (America) (d. 2011)
  • 1959
    Eriko Hara, Japanese voice actress
  • 1969
    Tie Domi, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1973
    Geoff Horsfield, English footballer
  • 1979
    Coco Crisp, American baseball player

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