Today in History: November 1

Today in History: November 1

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0079

The city of Pompeii is buried by eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.

1512

Michelangelo's painting on the Sistine Chapel ceiling is exhibited for the first time.

1582

Maurice of Nassau, the son of William of Orange, becomes the governor of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht.

1755

A great earthquake at Lisbon, Portugal, kills over 50,000 people.

1765

The Stamp Act goes into effect in the British colonies.

1861

Lieutenant General Winfield Scott, 50 year-veteran and leader of the U.S. Army at the onset of the Civil War, retires. General George McClellan is appointed general-in-chief of the Union armies.

1866

Wild woman of the west Myra Maybelle Shirley (Belle Starr) marries James C. Reed in Collins County, Texas.

1869

Louis Riel seizes Fort Garry, Winnipeg, during the Red River Rebellion.

1911

Italian planes perform the first aerial bombing on Tanguira oasis in Libya.

1923

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company buys the rights to manufacture Zeppelin dirigibles.

1924

Legendary Oklahoma marshal Bill Tilghman, 71, is gunned down by a drunk in Cromwell, Oklahoma.

1936

The Rodeo Cowboy's Association is founded.

1936

Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini announces the Rome-Berlin axis after Count Ciano's visit to Germany.

1943

American troops invade Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.

1945

John H. Johnson publishes the first issue of Ebony magazine.

1950

Two members of a Puerto Rican nationalist movement attempt to assassinate President Harry S Truman.

1951

Algerian National Liberation Front begins guerrilla warfare against the French.

1967

The first issue of Rolling Stone hits the streets.

1968

The Motion Picture Association of America officially introduces its rating system to indicate age-appropriateness of film content.

1968

President Lyndon B. Johnson calls a halt to bombing in Vietnam, hoping this will lead to progress at the Paris peace talks.

1973

Leon Jaworski appointed as new Watergate Special Prosecutor.

1981

Antigua and Barbuda gain independence from the United Kingdom.

1982

Honda opens a plant in Marysville, Ohio, becoming the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the US.

2000

Serbia joins the United Nations.