Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/November 1

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This is a list of selected November 1 anniversaries that appear in 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 will soon 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 four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

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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National Day in Algeria (1954); refimprove section
Independence Day in Antigua and Barbuda (1981); refimprove section
; World Vegan Day lots of CN tags
996Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor issued a document containing the earliest known use of "Osterrîchi", the Old High German name of Austria. cleanup required, lots of CN tags
1520 – Portuguese maritime explorer Ferdinand Magellan led the first European expedition to navigate the Strait of Magellan. lots of CN tags
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 outdated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 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
1968 – The voluntary Motion Picture Association of America film rating system came into effect for films released in the United States. refimprove section, outdated
1998 – The European Court of Human Rights was instituted as a permanent court with full-time judges to monitor compliance by the signatory parties of the European Convention on Human Rights. refimprove section
Tina Arena (b. 1967) · refimprove section



November 1: All Saints' Day (Western Christianity); Samhain and Beltane in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, respectively; Rajyotsava (Formation Day) in Karnataka, India (1956)

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

William de Ros, 6th Baron Ros (d. 1414) · Antonio Canova (b. 1757) · Walter Payton (d. 1999)

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