Today's Holidays for November 1
All Saints Day Holy day of obligation, solemnity, commemorating all the blessed in Heaven, especially those who have no special feast.
Today's History Trivia for November 1
1979 Iranian Hostage Crisis Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini urges his people to demonstrate against United States, resulting in the seizing of U.S. Embassy in Tehran three days later.
1979 Chrysler Bailout The U.S. government announces a $1.5 billion loan guarantee plan to aid the failing auto manufacturer.
1963 First maneuverable unmanned satellite The Soviets announce the successful launching and operation of their Polyot I.
1963 First U.S. Christmas stamps The stamps, depicting a Christmas tree in front of the White House, go on sale. Source: An Almanac of the Christian Church
1957 World's longest suspension bridge opens, a five-mile bridge between the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan.
1950 The Assumption of the Virgin Mary is proclaimed a dogma by Pope Pius XII, stating that upon her death she was taken into heaven both body and soul to join Christ.
1950 Presidential assassination attempt Two members of the Puerto Rican nationalist movement attempt to kill Pres. Truman by shooting their way into Blair House.
1944 Harvey by Mary Coyle Chase opens in New York, featuring a giant imaginary rabbit.
1913 First Army-Notre Dame football game Little known Notre Dame uses the forward pass to win.
1911 First Air Raid Italy uses a monoplane to drop a 4½-pound bomb on the Turks.
1911 Chevrolet Louis Chevrolet and William Durant form their automobile company.
1895 First automobile association is formed, the American Motor League, in Detroit.
1890 First state constitution to place restrictions on a black's right to vote is adopted by Mississippi.
1861 Civil War Gen. George McClellan is named commander in chief of the U.S. army by Pres. Lincoln.
1848 First medical school exclusively for women opens, Boston Female Medical School founded by Samuel Gregory. It merged with the Boston University School of Medicine (1874) to become one of the first co-ed medical schools in the world.
1835 Second Seminole War The war begins when Seminole Indians in Florida attack. They were protesting their forced removal to the West. This was the longest and most costly of the U.S. Indian conflicts.
1792 Methodist Episcopal Church holds its first general conference in the U.S., at Baltimore, Maryland. Source: An Almanac of the Christian Church
1765 The Stamp Act goes into effect, requiring revenue stamps to be placed on commercial and legal documents, pamphlets, newspapers, almanacs, playing cards and dice. It was repealed in 1766.
Today's Birthdays for November 1
1957 Lyle Lovett American Grammy-winning country singer. Music: You Can't Resist It (1986) and If I Had a Boat (1987), and Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (1989, Grammy).
1942 Marcia Wallace d. 2013 American Emmy-winning actress. TV: The Bob Newhart Show (Carol the receptionist) and The Simpsons (voice of school teacher Mrs. Krabappel).
1942 Larry Flynt American publisher, creater of Hustler magazine.
1941 Robert Foxworth American actor. TV: Falcon Crest (Chase Gioberti).
1939 Barbara Bosson American actress. TV: Hill Street Blues (Fay Furillo).
1935 André Tchaikowsky d. 1982 Polish composer and pianist. He donated his skull to the Royal Shakespeare Company to be used as a prop on stage. Although used in rehearsals, it wasn't used for a performance until David Tennant used it in a 2008 production of Hamlet.
1933 Davey Moore d. 1963 American boxer, World Featherweight Champion (1959-63). He died of injuries sustained when his head hit the bottom rope during a fight defending his title. As a result, the bottom rope was loosened and a fourth rope was added to boxing rings. He is memorialized in the Bob Dylan song Who Killed Davey Moore.
1926 Betsy Palmer d. 2015 (Patricia Betsy Hrunek), American actress. TV: I've Got a Secret (panelist) and Knots Landing (Virginia Bullock). Film: Friday the 13th (1980, Jason's mother).
1925 Jerry Tucker d. 2016 (Jerome H. Schatz), American actor. One of The Little Rascals. He appeared in 17 Our Gang films as the "rich kid." During his service in the US Navy during WWII, he was injured when his ship was hit by a Japanese Kamikaze.
1892 Aleksandr Alekhine d. 1946 Russian chess master. World champion (1927-35, 1937-46).
1871 Stephen Crane d. 1900 American author. Writings: Red Badge of Courage (1895).
1863 George Stafford Parker d. 1937 American inventor. He invented an improved fountain pen (1890) and founded The Parker Pen Company.
1815 Crawford Williamson Long d. 1878 American physician, first to use anesthesia for surgery, he used diethyl ether during the removal of a neck tumor (1842).
846 Louis II d. 879 King of France (877-79). He was known as "The Stammerer."
Deaths for November 1
2008 Yma Sumac b. 1922 Peruvian-born singer. She was one of the most famous proponents of exotica music. Music: Voice of the Xtabay (1950, #1).
2006 Bettye Ackerman b. 1924 American actress. TV: Ben Casey (1961-66, Dr. Maggie Graham).
2005 Skitch Henderson b. 1918 (Lyle Russell Cedric Henderson), American orchestra leader. TV: The Tonight Show (Johnny Carson's first musical director on the show).
1994 Noah Beery Jr b. 1913 American actor. TV: The Rockford Files (1974-1980, Jim's father).
1993 Severo Ochoa b. 1905 Spanish-born American Nobel-winning biochemist. He shared the 1959 Nobel Prize in medicine and physiology with Arthur Kornberg for his discoveries that furthered the research in heredity.
1985 Phil Silvers b. 1911 (Philip Silversmith), American Emmy-winning comic actor. The "The King of Chutzpah". Film: Top Bananna (1954) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966). TV: The Phil Silvers Show (Sgt. Bilko, Emmy).
1982 James Broderick b. 1927 American actor. TV: Family (1976-80, father Doug Lawrence). He is the real-life father of actor Matthew Broderick.
1972 Ezra Loomis Pound b. 1885 American poet, winner of the first Bollingen Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress (1948) for Pisan Cantos. He was charged with treason for making pro-fascist broadcasts in Italy during World War II.
1955 Dale Carnegie b. 1888 American author. Writings: How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936).
1947 Man o' War b. 1917 thoroughbred race horse. Won 20 of 21 races from 1919-20 and was named the greatest race horse of the first half of the century.