Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/November 1

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This is a list of selected November 1 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled November 1, 2018 featured article or the November 1, 2018 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Blurb Reason
All Saints' Day (Western Christianity); refimprove section
National Day in Algeria (1954); refimprove section
Independence Day in Antigua and Barbuda (1981); refimprove
; World Vegan Day lots of CN tags
996Holy Roman Emperor Otto III issued a document containing the earliest known use of "Osterrîchi", the Old High German name of Austria. lots of CN tags
1141The Anarchy: Matilda's brief reign as the first female ruler of England ended when Stephen of Blois regained the throne. unreferenced section
1520 – Portuguese maritime explorer Ferdinand Magellan led the first European expedition to navigate the Strait of Magellan. empty section
1611 – The first recorded performance of William Shakespeare's play The Tempest was held at the Palace of Whitehall in London, exactly seven years after the first certainly known performance of his tragedy Othello was held in the same building. refimprove section (in The Tempest)
1755 – A 9.0 Mw earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated Lisbon, an event which led to the birth of modern seismology and earthquake engineering. refimprove section
1790Reflections on the Revolution in France by Anglo-Irish statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke, was first published, in which he predicted that the French Revolution would end in a disaster. date not in article, refimprove section
1800John Adams became the first U.S. President to take residence in the Executive Mansion, later renamed the White House. outdated
1876 – The Colony of New Zealand dissolved its nine provinces and replaced them with 63 counties. refimprove section
1928 – The current 29-letter Turkish alphabet was introduced, replacing the Ottoman Turkish alphabet as the official writing system of the Turkish language. refimprove
1948Athenagoras I (pictured) was elected as the 268th Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. refimprove section
1954 – The Front de Libération Nationale began the Algerian War of Independence against French rule. FLN: refimprove; War: refimprove sections
1957 – The Mackinac Bridge, the third-longest suspension bridge in total suspension, opened between Upper and Lower peninsulas of the U.S. state of Michigan. primary sources
1963 – The Arecibo Observatory, with the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, officially opened in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. refimprove section, unreferenced section



November 1: Rajyotsava (Formation Day) in Karnataka, India (1956)

Goaltender mask worn by Jacques Plante
Goaltender mask worn by Jacques Plante

Matthew Hale (b. 1609) · Emma Albani (b. 1847) · Walter Payton (d. 1999)

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