Tuesday, November 01, 2016

History for November 1

History for November 1 - On-This-Day.com
Stephen Crane 1871, James Kilpatrick 1920, Larry Flynt 1942
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Kinky (Richard) Friedman 1944, Toni Collette 1972, Jenny McCarthy 1972

1765 - The British Parliament enacted The Stamp Act in the American colonies. The act was repealed in March of 1766 on the same day that the Parliament passed the Declaratory Acts which asserted that the British government had free and total legislative power of the colonies.

1861 - Gen. George B. McClellan was made the general-in-chief of the American Union armies.

1870 - The U.S. Weather Bureau made its first meteorological observations using 24 locations that provided reports via telegraph.

1936 - Benito Mussolini made a speech in Milan, Italy, in which he described the alliance between Italy and Nazi Germany as an "axis" running between Berlin and Rome.

1950 - Two Puerto Rican nationalists tried to assassinate U.S. President Harry Truman. One of the men was killed when they tried to force their way into Blair House in Washington, DC.

1959 - Jacques Plante, of the Montreal Canadiens, became the first goalie in the NHL to wear a mask.

1973 - Leon Jaworski was appointed the new Watergate special prosecutor in the Watergate case.
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1993 - The European Community's treaty on European unity took effect.

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