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Daily Calendar for Monday, November 1, 2021

Born

  • Antonio Canova (sculptor) –
  • George Rapp (religious leader) –
  • James Renwick, Jr. (architect) –
  • Stephen Crane (American writer) –
  • Robert Foxworth (actor) –
  • Lyle Lovett (singer) –
  • Fernando Valenzuela (baseball player) –
  • Rick Allen (drummer of Def Leppard) –
  • Sophie B. Hawkins (musician) –
  • Toni Collette (actress) –

Died

  • Ezra Pound (poet) –
  • Mamie Eisenhower (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr. (pilot of U.S. B-29 Superfortress bomber Enola Gay, whose crew dropped first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, during WWII; bomb nicknamed Little Boy was dropped on August 6, 1945, at 8:15 a.m. local time) –

Events

  • Michelangelo’s fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was unveiled–
  • Great earthquake at Lisbon, Portugal, accompanied by fire and flood, killed between sixty and ninety thousand people and destroyed the city–
  • The first medical school for women opened in Boston, Massachusetts, founded by Samuel Gregory–
  • First national weather service in U.S. began operation–
  • Rainbow Bridge, an international bridge at Niagara Falls, opens to the public–
  • U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt placed United States Coast Guard under Navy control–
  • Two Puerto Rican nationalists attempted to assassinate President Harry Truman following a week of political unrest on the island–
  • In Toronto, CBLT made its first hockey TV broadcast as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2–
  • The Mackinac Bridge, connecting Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas, opened to traffic–
  • Montreal Canadiens goalie Jacques Plante put on a face mask and became the first NHL goalie to regularly use face protection–
  • First direct flight from Canada to USSR–
  • Elvis Presley scored his first number-one hit in more than seven years with Suspicious Minds.” It would be his last”–
  • The Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey changes its name to Exxon Corp–
  • Boston Bruins’ Ray Bourque signed a five-year, $12 million contract–
  • The San Francisco Giants won the World Series. It was the first time the Giants won a World Series since relocating from New York to San Francisco at the close of the 1957 season.–
  • The Houston Astros won the World Series (against the LA Dodgers) for the first time in the club’s history–

Weather

  • A Hatteras hurricane battered the Union fleet attacking Carolina ports–

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