On This Day In History, 1 November

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World Events Today

  • Bombs were dropped from an airplane for the first time today in 1911, it was during the Italo-Turkish War
  • Antigua and Barbuda, gained full independence from the United Kingdom today in 1981
  • The Maastricht Treaty, which founded the European Union, came into effect today in 1993

Entertainment Events Today

  • The first known performance of Shakespeare’s Othello, occurred at Whitehall Palace in London today in 1604
  • Juventus Football Club was formed by students in Turin today in 1897, it was originally called Sport-Club Juventus
  • The classic movie Cool Hand Luke, starring Paul Newman and George Kennedy, was released today in 1967

Family Events Today

  • Spencer Perceval, the only British Prime Minister to be assassinated, was born today in 1762 in London
  • The South African golfer Gary Player, who won 9 major titles during his career, was born today in 1935 in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • The American actor John Wayne married his third and final wife, Pilar Pallete, today in 1954 in Kona, Hawaii

Main Event Today

  • Louis the Pious, King of the Franks, made All Saints Day compulsory, today in 835

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Author’s Day

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