November 1: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1512 - The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, is exhibited to the public for the first time.
- 1520 - The Strait of Magellan, the passage immediately south of mainland South America connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, is first discovered and navigated by by European explorer Ferdinand Magellan during the first recorded circumnavigation voyage.
- 1800 - US President John Adams becomes the first President of the United States to live in the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House).
- 1870 - In the United States, the Weather Bureau (later renamed the National Weather Service) makes its first official meteorological forecast.
- 1993 - The Maastricht Treaty takes effect, formally establishing the European Union.
- Famous Birthdays: étienne de La Boétie (French judge and writer), Jan Brożek (Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer), James Sherard (English apothecary, botanist, and amateur musician ), Antonio Canova (Italian artist), Khedrup Gyatso (11th Dalai Lama)
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