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All Saints' Day

This is the day when all the saints are honored, especially those who do not have a day of their own. As the Roman Empire spread across Celt-occupied lands in the 1st century A.D., the Romans incorporated many of the Celtic traditions, including Samhain, from which the holiday Halloween developed. Eight hundred years later, the Roman Catholic Church further modified Samhain, designating November 1 as All Saints' Day.The day was formerly known as Allhallowmas, hallow meaning to sanctify or make holy. All Saints' Day is known in England as All Hallows' Day, and the evening before is All Hallows' Eve, the origin of the American word "Halloween."

Every Year

  • All Saints' Day

  • Month of November


  • 1512: Michelangelo's fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was unveiled


  • 1755: Great earthquake at Lisbon, Portugal, accompanied by fire and flood, killed between sixty and ninety thousand people and destroyed the city

  • Born 1757: Antonio Canova (sculptor)

  • Born 1757: George Rapp (religious leader)


  • Born 1818: James Renwick, Jr. (architect)


  • 1848: The first medical school for women opened in Boston, Massachusetts, founded by Samuel Gregory


  • 1870: First national weather service in U.S. began operation

  • Born 1871: Stephen Crane (author)


  • 1941: Rainbow Bridge, an international bridge at Niagara Falls, opens to the public

  • 1941: US President Franklin Roosevelt places United States Coast Guard under Navy control.

  • Born 1941: Robert Foxworth (actor)


  • 1950: Two Puerto Rican nationalists attempted to assassinate President Harry Truman following a week of political unrest on the island

  • 1952: In Toronto, CBLT made its first hockey TV broadcast as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2

  • 1957: The Mackinac Bridge, connecting Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas, opened to traffic

  • Born 1957: Lyle Lovett (singer)

  • 1959: Montreal Canadiens goalie Jacques Plante put on a face mask and became the first NHL goalie to regularly use face protection


  • Born 1960: Fernando Valenzuela (baseball player)

  • Born 1963: Rick Allen (drummer of Def Leppard)

  • 1966: First direct flight from Canada to USSR

  • Born 1967: Sophie B. Hawkins (musician)

  • 1969: Elvis Presley scored his first number-one hit in more than seven years with "Suspicious Minds." It would be his last50 Years Ago


  • 1972: The Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey changes its name to Exxon Corp

  • Died 1972: Ezra Pound (poet)

  • Born 1972: Toni Collette (actress)

  • Died 1979: Mamie Eisenhower (U.S. First Lady)


  • 1993: Boston Bruins' Ray Bourque signed a five-year, $12 million contract


  • Died 2007: 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)


  • 2010: 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.

  • 2017: The Houston Astros won the World Series (against the LA Dodgers) for the first time in the club's history

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