Today in History - November 1

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79AD        Nov 1, Pompeii was buried by eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. [see Aug 24]
    (HN, 11/1/98)

636        Nov 1, Nicholas Boileau-Despreaux, French poet, was born. He was also a critic and official royal historian and wrote "Lutrin.”
    (HN, 11/1/99)

834        Nov 1, This day was declared to be All Saints’ Day by the Catholic Church.  [see 835AD]
    (SFC, 10/31/01, p.C2)

835         Nov 1, After the spread of Christianity through the west, the Roman Catholic Church in 835 A.D. made November 1 a church holiday to honor all the saints. This celebration was called All Saint's Day or All Hallows and the day before it--October 31--was called All Hallow's Eve (later Halloween). Pope Gregory extended the Feast of All Saints on Nov 1 to France and Germany. [see 834AD]
    (PTA, 1980, p.204)(HNPD, 10/31/99)

846        Nov 1, Louis II, the Stutterer, King of France (877-79), was born.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1210        Nov 1, King John of England began imprisoning Jews.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1349        Nov 1, Duke of Brabant ordered the execution of all Jews in Brussels. He accused them of poisoning the wells.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1355          Nov 1, During the Hundred Years’ War (1337-1457) an English invasion army under Black Prince Edward (25) landed at Calais.
    (DoW, 1999, p.213)(PC, 1992 ed, p.131)

1470        Nov 1, Edward V, King of England, was born. [see Nov 3]
    (HN, 11/1/98)

1500        Nov 1, Benvunuto Cellini (d.1571), Italian goldsmith and sculptor, was born. His 1545 autobiography greatly influenced the Renaissance.
    (HN, 11/1/00)(WSJ, 2/14/00, p.A20)

1512        Nov 1, Michelangelo's paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were completed and first exhibited to the public.
    (TL-MB, 1988, p.10)(AP, 11/1/97)(HN, 11/1/98)

1535        Nov 1, Francesco Sforza, Italian ruler ("Il Sforza del Destino") Milan, died.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1582        Nov 1, Maurice of Nassau, the son of William of Orange, became the governor of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht.
    (HN, 11/1/98)

1604        Nov 1, William Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello" was first presented at Whitehall Palace in London.
    (AP, 11/1/99)

1611        Nov 1, Shakespeare's romantic comedy "The Tempest" was first presented at Whitehall.
    (AP, 11/1/99)

1630        Nov 1-1630 Nov 30, In Italy 12,000 inhabitants of Venice died of plague. 80,000 people died over a period of 17 months.
    (WSJ, 9/7/05, p.D14)(www.turismovenezia.it/eng/dynalay.asp?PAGINA=913)

1636        Nov 1, Nicholas Boileaus, French poet and historian, was born.
    (HN, 11/1/00)

1672          Nov 1, Heinrich Schutz (87), composer, died. Pupil of Giovanni Gabrielli from 1609-1672, he was employed by the Elector of Saxony in 1615 and became Kapellmeister two years later. While employed by the Elector, Schütz made several visits to Italy and served three two-year terms as guest court conductor in Copenhagen. Schütz's works include one opera (a first in the German language), Easter and Christmas oratorios, three passions, numerous polychoral Psalm settings in the style of his teacher, Gabrielli, other sacred concerted works in Latin and German, and Italian madrigals.
    (http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/schutz.html)

1688        Nov 1, William of Orange set sail for England at the head of a fleet of 500 ships and 30,000 men. He intended too oust his father-in-law King James II. The Dutch parliament, the States General, funded William with 4 million guilders. Amsterdam financiers provided another 2 million. Some of this was used to print 60,000 copies of his “Declaration” (of the reasons inducing him to appear in arms in the Kingdom of England), which were distributed in England. In 2008 Lisa Jardine authored “Going Dutch: How England Plundered Holland’s Glory.”
    (WSJ, 8/28/08, p.A13)

1748        Nov 1, Christoph Rheineck, composer, was born.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1750        Nov 1, Giuseppe Sammartini (55), composer, died.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1755        Nov 1, An 8.7 earthquake hit Lisbon, Portugal, and killed some 70,000 people. Heavy damage resulted from ensuing fires and tsunami flooding in Morocco and nearly a quarter of a million people were killed. In 2008 Nicholas Shrady authored “The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake.”
    (http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/eqlists/eqsmosde.html)(Econ, 4/5/08, p.86)

1757        Nov 1, Antonio Canova (d.1822), Italian sculptor, was born.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Canova)

1762        Nov 1, Spencer Perceval, British Prime Minister, was born.
    (HN, 11/1/98)

1765        Nov 1, The Stamp Act went into effect, prompting stiff resistance from American colonists.
    (AP, 11/1/97)(HN, 11/1/98)

1769        Nov 1-1769 Nov 3, Sgt. Jose Francisco Ortega with his scouting party first looked upon SF Bay from the vicinity of Point Lobos.
    (SFEC, 2/9/97, p.W4)

1776        Nov 1, Father Junipero Serra arrived at the site of Mission of San Juan Capistrano and re-founded it. His mission was to convert the members of the Acagchemem tribe called Juanenos by the Spaniards. The tribe at the time was experiencing the end of a 7-year draught.
    (HT, 3/97, p.58)(http://gocalifornia.about.com/cs/missioncalifornia/a/capistranohist.htm)

1783        Nov 1, Continental Army dissolved and George Washington made his "Farewell Address." [See Nov 2]
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1784        Nov 1, Maryland granted citizenship to Lafayette and his descendents.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1798        Nov 1, Benjamin Lee Guinness, Irish brewer and Dublin mayor, was born.
    (HN, 11/1/00)(MC, 11/1/01)

1800        Nov 1, John and Abigail Adams moved into “the President’s House” in Washington DC. It became known as the White House during the Roosevelt administration.
    (SFEC, 5/7/00, p.T8)(MC, 11/1/01)

1815        Nov 1, Crawford Williamson Long, surgeon and pioneer (use of ether), was born.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1818        Nov 1, James Renwick, architect, was born. His work included St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC.
    (HN, 11/1/00)

1828        Nov 1, Balfour Steward, Scottish physicist and meteorologist, was born.
    (HN, 11/1/00)

1834        Nov 1, The 1st published reference to poker was as Mississippi riverboat game.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1835        Nov 1, Godfrey Weitzel, (Union volunteers Major general, died in 1884), was born.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1854        Nov 1, Fr. Anthony Maraschi, SJ, arrived in San Francisco along with Fr. Charles Messea, SJ, and Fr. Aloysius Masnata, SJ.
    (GenIV, Winter 04/05)

1861        Nov 1, Lieutenant General Winfield Scott, 50 year veteran and leader of the U.S. Army at the onset of the Civil War, retired. Gen. George B. McClellan was made General-in-Chief of the Union armies.
    (AP, 11/1/97)(HN, 11/1/98)

1866          Nov 1, Belle Starr [née Myra Maybelle Shirley], “Bandit Queen” and wild woman of the west, married James C. Reed (d.1874) in Collins County, Texas.
    (www.thehistorynet.com/we/blbanditqueenbellestar/)
1866        Nov 1, 1st Civil Rights Bill passed.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1867        Nov 1, "Harpers Bazaar" published.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1869        Nov 1, Louis Riel seized Fort Garry, Winnipeg, during the Red River Rebellion. Louis Riel, Metis leader, helped stage an uprising against the influx of white settlers in Manitoba that resulted in a provisional government that he led. Manitoba was admitted as Canada’s 5th province and the Metis were allocated 1.4 million acres of land, but Riel fled charged with failing to stop the execution of Thomas Scott, an English Protestant captured during the fighting.
    (SFC, 1/22/98, p.B2)(HN, 11/1/98)(Reuters, 11/22/02)

1870        Nov 1, The U.S. Weather Bureau made its first meteorological observations, using reports gathered by telegraph from 24 locations.
    (AP, 11/1/97)

1871        Nov 1, Steven Crane, poet and novelist, was born. He is best remembered as the author of “The Red Badge of Courage” (1895), a realistic portrayal of one soldier's Civil War battle experience. Crane's novels and short stories, which were influenced by the French Naturalistic writers, showed individuals at the mercy of natural and social forces. In the early 1890s Crane became a freelance writer in the Bowery area of New York City and, resulting from his firsthand observation of poverty in the slums, he wrote “Maggie: A Girl of the Streets” (1893), a book considered shocking at the time. Crane covered the Greco-Turkish War in 1897 and the Spanish-American War in 1898 as a news correspondent. His later short-story collections, such as “The Open Boat” and “Other Tales of Adventure” (1898), are recognized as masterpieces of the form. Stephen Crane died of tuberculosis in 1900 at the age of 28.
    (WSJ, 8/6/98, p.A13)(HNPD, 11/1/98)(HN, 11/1/98)

1873        Nov 1, In San Francisco Ned Allen, owner of the Bull Run dance hall on Pacific Ave., adjacent to Chinatown, was stabbed to death. Allen had rejoiced in being called the wickedest man in SF. Bartlett J. Freel, aka Barney Flinn, was soon identified as the killer. In April, 1874, he was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 11 years in San Quentin.
    (SFC, 4/25/15, p.C2)(SFC, 5/2/15, p.C4)

1880        Nov 1, Sholem Asch, Polish-born American novelist, was born. He wrote "The Nazarene" and "The Apostle, Mary."
    (HN, 11/1/99)
1880        Nov 1, Grantland Rice, American sportswriter, was born.
    (HN, 11/1/00)
1880        Nov 1, Alfred L Wegener, German meteorologist (continental shift), was born.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1885        Nov 1, In San Francisco Cecelia Bowers (29), the wife of Dr. J. Milton Bowers (45), died following a two-month-long illness. An autopsy revealed that she had died of phosphorous poisoning. Dr. Bowers was later found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to hang. In 1887 the body of Henry Benhayon, the brother of Cecilia, was found murdered at a boarding house at 22 Geary St. He left three letters confessing to the murder of his sister. Thomas Dimmig (33), the husband of a staunch supporter of Dr. Bowers was charged with killing Benhayon. Dimmig was later acquitted and the case against Dr. Bowers (d.1904) was dismissed.
    (SFC, 1/24/15, p.C1)

1894        Nov 1, A vaccine for diphtheria was announced by Dr. Roux of Paris.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1896        Nov 1, The 1st bare women breast (Zulu) appeared in National Geographic Mag.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1902        Nov 1, Nordahl Brun Greig, Norwegian writer, was born. He was a wartime hero during WWII.
    (HN, 11/1/00)
1902        Nov 1, Eugen Jochum, German conductor (Hamburg Orch), was born in Babenhausen, Bavaria.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1904        Nov 1, George Bernard Shaw's "John Bull's Other Island," premiered in London.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1909        Nov 1, In San Francisco a ban on cows went into effect, except for a narrow district that was set apart for handling cattle to be slaughtered. A new ordnance made it unlawful to keep more than 2 cows and provided that when 2 cows are kept within city limits, at least an acre of land must be provided for their pasturage.
    (SSFC, 3/22/09, DB p.50)

1911        Nov 1, Italian planes performed the first aerial bombing on Tanguira oasis in Libya. Lt. Giulio Cavotti dropped a hand grenade on an oasis outside of Tripoli. In 2001 Sven Lindqvist authored “A History of Bombing.”
    (HN, 11/1/98)(SFC, 4/22/01, BR p.3)

1914        Nov 1, Von Hindenburg was named marshal of Eastern front.
    (MC, 11/1/01)
1914        Nov 1, German and British fleets battled at Coronel, Chile.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1917        Nov 1, First US soldiers were killed in combat in WW I.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1918          Nov 1, During a wildcat strike a replacement motorman, behind schedule, was speeding a Brighton Beach bound train down what is today the Franklin Avenue shuttle. The train derailed on a curve and hit a tunnel wall on the approach to the Prospect Park Station. 102 died in a NYC BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street, Brooklyn.
    (www.bmt-lines.com/history.html)
1918        Nov 1, Yugoslav battleship Viribus Unitis was sunk by Italians.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1920        Nov 1, Eugene O'Neill's "Emperor Jones," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1922        Nov 1, The Ottoman Empire ended as Turkey’s Grand National Assembly abolished the sultanate. In 2006 Caroline Finkel authored “Osman’s Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire.”
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman_Empire)(WSJ, 4/11/06, p.D8)

1923        Nov 1, Victoria de Los Angeles, Spanish opera soprano, was born.
    (HN, 11/1/00)
1923        Nov 1, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company bought the rights to manufacture Zeppelin dirigibles.
    (HN, 11/1/98)

1924        Nov 1, Victoria de los Angeles, soprano (Mimi-La Boheme), was born in Spain.
    (MC, 11/1/01)
1924          Nov 1, Bill Tilghman (b.1854), legendary Oklahoma marshal, was gunned down by a drunk in Cromwell, Oklahoma, while trying to arrest Wiley Lynn, a corrupt prohibition officer.
    (HN, 11/1/98)(www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAtilghman.htm)

1928        Nov 1, The Graf Zeppelin set an airship distance record of 6384 km (3,966 mls).
    (MC, 11/1/01)
1928        Nov 1, Under Pres. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk the Turkish Republic's law number 1353, the Law on the Adoption and Implementation of the Turkish Alphabet, was passed. It replaced Arabic script with Latin script and went into effect on Jan 1, 1929.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_alphabet)

1929        Nov 1, Afghan emir Habibullah Kalakani (b.1891), popularly known as "Bache Saqaw," was executed by firing squad along with his brother and 10 other rebel leaders.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habibull%C4%81h_Kalak%C4%81ni)

1930        Nov 1, Albert Ramsdell Gurney, American playwright, was born. His work included “Love Letters” and “The Dining Room.”
    (HN, 11/1/00)

1931        Nov 1, Dupont introduced synthetic rubber. [see Nov 3]
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1932        Nov 1, Werner von Braun was named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1934        Nov 1, Jeanette MacDonald arrived in San Francisco for the upcoming premier of “The Merry Widow,” in which she co-starred with Maurice Chevalier.
    (SSFC, 11/1/09, DB p.42)(TVM, 1977, p.470)

1935        Nov 1, T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral," premiered in London.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1936        Nov 1, The Rodeo Cowboy’s Association was founded.
    (HN, 11/1/98)
1936        Nov 1, In a speech in Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini described the alliance between his country and Nazi Germany as an "axis" running between Rome and Berlin after Count Ciano’s visit to Germany.
    (AP, 11/1/97)(HN, 11/1/98)

1938        Nov 1, Seabiscuit raced against Triple Crown War Admiral at Pimlico and won the match race. In 2001 Laura Hillenbrand authored “Seabiscuit: An American Legend.” Over 6 years the horse won 33 victories with record earnings of $437,730.
    (WSJ, 3/9/00, p.W9)
1938        Nov 1, German colonel-general Gerd von Runstedt retired.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1939        Nov 1, The 1st animal, a rabbit, conceived by artificial insemination was displayed.
    (MC, 11/1/01)
1939        Nov 1, 1st jet plane, a Heinkel He 178, was demonstrated to German Air Ministry.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1940        Nov 1, 1st US air raid shelter was made in Fleetwood, Pa.
    (MC, 11/1/01)
1940        Nov 1, The Iceland skating rink opened in Berkeley, Ca., with an appearance by Sonya Henie, the former Olympic champion and Hollywood actress. The facility closed in 2007.
    (SFC, 1/19/07, p.B2)

1941        Nov 1, Japanese marine staff officers Suzuki and Maejima arrived in Pearl Harbor.
    (MC, 11/1/01)
1941        Nov 1, Chetniks attacked Tito's partisans in Uzice, Yugoslavia.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1942        Nov 1, The 10th day of battle at El Alamein (Egypt).
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1943        Nov 1, American troops invaded Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.
    (HN, 11/1/98)

1944        Nov 1, "Harvey," a comedy by Mary Coyle Chase about a man and his invisible friend, a 6-foot-tall rabbit, opened on Broadway.
    (AP, 11/1/99)
1944        Nov 1, Gen. Patton greeted the 761st Tank Battalion, an all black unit, near Nancy, France. They had no day off until linking Russian allies on May 5, 1945.
    (SSFC, 5/30/04, p.B4)

1945        Nov 1, John H. Johnson published the first issue of Ebony magazine.
    (HN, 11/1/98)

1947        Nov 1, Man O' War (Big Red), racehorse and triple crown winner, died.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1948          Nov 1, During the Chinese Civil War (1945-1949) Mao's Red army conquered Mukden, Manchuria.
    (DoW, 1999, p.113)

1950        Nov 1, Two members of a Puerto Rican nationalist movement, Oscar Collazo and Griselio Torresola, tried to force their way into Blair House in Washington to assassinate President Truman. The attempt failed, and one of the pair Griselio Torresola, was shot dead. On July 24, 1952, Truman commuted Collazo’s death sentence to life imprisonment, on the same day he signed an act enlarging the self-government of Puerto Rico. In 2005 Stephen Hunter authored “American Gunfight: The Plot to Kill Harry Truman.”
    (AP, 11/1/97)(HN, 11/1/98)(HNQ, 1/24/02)(WSJ, 11/8/05, p.D8)
1950        Nov 1, In North Korea US Rev. Emil Kapaun (b.1916) began helping the wounded at the 2-day battle of Unsan, where his 8th Cavalry regiment was overrun by Chinese forces. He died in a North Korean POW camp in May, 1951. In 2013 he was awarded the Medal of Honor, an upgrade from an earlier Distinguished Service Cross.
    (SFC, 4/12/13, p.A6)
1950        Nov 1, USSR Communist forces introduced the MiG-15 to the Korean War.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Moolah)

1951        Nov 1, Johnny Mercer's "Top Banana," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 11/1/01)
1951        Nov 1, A new US federal law took effect that required bookies, lottery operators and punchboard dealers to purchase a $50 gambling stamp.
    (SFC, 1/25/02, p.G6)
1951        Nov 1, The 1st atomic explosion, witnessed by troops, was at Yucca Flat, Nevada. Members of the 1st Battalion, 188th Airborne Infantry Regiment from Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, were the first unwitting test participants to be sent to that facility by the Atomic Energy Commission and The Department of Defense in a series of nuclear tests, code named "Buster-Jangle."
    (www.angelfire.com/tx/atomicveteran/exposed.html)
1951        Nov 1, The Algerian National Liberation Front began guerrilla warfare against the French.
    (HN, 11/1/98)

1952         Nov 1, The United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb, codenamed "Ivy Mike," in a test at Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands. The elements Einsteinium and Fermium were discovered in the debris of the 1st hydrogen bomb test. In 2002 Greg Herken authored "Brotherhood of the Bomb: the Tangled Lives and Loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence and Edward Teller."
    (AP, 11/1/07)(NH, 7/02, p.35)(SSFC, 10/12/02, p.M1)(SFC, 7/3/10, p.C4)

1954        Nov 1, The US Senate admonished Joseph McCarthy for his slander campaign.
    (MC, 11/1/01)
1954        Nov 1, Algerian nationalists began their successful eight-year rebellion against French rule. [see Oct 31]
    (AP, 11/1/06)
1954        Nov 1, General Fulgencio Batista was elected president of Cuba.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1955        Nov 1, A time bomb aboard United DC-6 killed 44 above Longmont, Colorado. Jack Gilbert Graham rigged a time bomb for the Denver to Seattle flight and put it into his mother’s suitcase in order to collect the insurance money. Graham was executed in the gas chamber Jan 11, 1957.
    (MC, 11/1/01)(AWC, 1982)
1955        Nov 1, Dale Carnegie (b.1888), author of “How to Win Friends and Influence People” (1937), died of Hodgkin’s disease. In 2006 he was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians in Jefferson City, Missouri; joining the likes of Harry S Truman and Walt Disney.
    (http://tinyurl.com/m73my)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Carnegie)

1956        Nov 1, Walter Brattain, John Bardeen and William Shockley were awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of the transistor. The trio invented the transistor in 1948 at the Bell Laboratories. William Schockley, co-developer of the transistor, founded Schockley Semiconductor Laboratory in Palo Alto this year. Two of his hires, Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, later went on to start Intel Corp. Tim Jackson in 1998 published "Inside Intel."
    (SFEC, 8/17/97, BR p.4)(WSJ, 2/13/98, p.A13)(HNQ, 12/23/99)
1956        Nov 1, The Nagy government of Hungary withdrew from the Warsaw Pact.
    (MC, 11/1/01)
1956            Nov 1, Pietro Badoglio (85), Italian general (1922-43), Premier of Italy (1943-44), died.
    (www.fact-index.com/p/pi/pietro_badoglio.html)

1957        Nov 1, World longest suspension bridge opened in Mackinac Straits, Mich.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1959        Nov 1, Patrice Lumumba was arrested in the Belgian Congo.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1960        Nov 1, US Pres. Eisenhower announced that the US would take all steps necessary to defend its naval base at Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay.
    (AH, 4/07, p.18)

1961        Nov 1, Pres. J.F. Kennedy signed executive order 10971 creating a board of three members to investigate a dispute between TWA and certain of its employees.
    (www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/jfkeo/eo/10971.htm)
1961        Nov 1, A prohibition on tattooing went into effect in NYC because of its role in the spread of hepatitis.
    (SSFC, 10/9/11, DB p.42)

1962        Nov 1, Greece entered the European Common Market.
    (http://europa.eu.int/abc/history/1962/index_en.htm)
1962        Nov 1, The Russian Mars 1 Flyby was launched but communications failed en route.
    (SFC, 11/19/96, p.B1)

1963        Nov 1-1963 Nov 2, South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother were assassinated in a military coup. Coup leader Duong Van Minh explained that "They had to be killed… Pres. Diem was too much respected among simple, gullible people in the countryside." A 3rd brother was later tricked into surrendering to US forces and was turned over to coup leaders and killed by firing squad. Col. Nguyen Van Thieu helped organize the coup that killed Pres. Ngo Dinh Diem.
    (AP, 11/2/97)(SFEM, 4/11/99, p.42)(SFEC, 4/23/00, p.A19)(SFC, 10/1/01, p.B2)

1964        Nov 1, The Vietcong assaulted the Bien Hoa airport at Saigon, South Vietnam.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1965        Nov 1, In Cairo, Egypt, a trackless trolley plunged into Nile River drowning 74.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1968        Nov 1, Lyndon B. Johnson's halt to bombing in Vietnam went into effect at 8 AM, Washington time.
    (www.lbjlib.utexas.edu/johnson/archives.hom/speeches.hom/681031.asp)
1968        Nov 1, The Motion Picture Association of America unveiled its new voluntary film rating system: G for general audiences, M for mature audiences (later changed to GP, then PG), R for restricted audiences, and X (later changed to NC-17) for adults only.
    (AP, 11/1/08)
1968        Nov 1, Georgios Papandreou (b.1888), Greek minister and 3-time premier, died.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Papandreou,_senior)

1970        Nov 1, A discotheque near Grenoble, France, burned. All exits were padlocked and 142 people died.
    (http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/1/newsid_2537000/2537937.stm)

1971        Nov 1, The Eisenhower dollar was put into circulation.
    (www.coinresource.com/guide/photograde/pg_$1ike.htm)
1971        Nov 1, The Five Power Defense Arrangements were concluded by the defense ministers of Australia, Britain, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore.
    (Econ, 11/5/11, p.54)

1972        Nov 1, Ezra Pound (b.1885), American poet, died in Italy. In 2007 A. David Moody authored “Ezra Pound: Poet: The Young Genius 1885-1920.”
    (Econ, 10/20/07, p.117)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezra_Pound)

1973        Nov 1, In the wake of the Saturday Night Massacre, Acting Attorney General Robert H. Bork appointed Leon Jaworski to be the new Watergate special prosecutor, succeeding Archibald Cox.
    (AP, 11/1/97)

1974        Nov 1, Yuko Shimizu, Sanrio designer and creator of Hello Kitty, set Nov 1 as Hello Kitty’s birthday and her parents as George and Mary White of London.
    (SSFC, 12/26/04, p.M2)
1974        Nov 1, The UN General Assembly unanimously passed the first of countless resolutions calling all states to respect the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and non-alignment of the Republic of Cyprus.
    (www.cyprus-conflict.net/Greek%20v%20Turk%20narr%20-%201974.htm)

1975        Nov 1, Pier Paolo Pasolini (b.1922), Italian poet, author and director was murdered. A young male prostitute was tried and convicted for the murder in 1976.
    (http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/pasolini.htm)

1978        Nov 1, The Carter administration announced a multipart support package for the US dollar. The Treasury planned to use gold sales, foreign borrowing and a draw on reserves with the IMF to defend the dollar. The Federal Reserve raised the discount rate a full point.
    (WSJ, 1/18/05, p.A1)
1978        Nov 1, The US Dept. of Justice filed its first statement of contentions and proof, settling out detailed charges against AT&T, which eventually led to its breakup.
    (www.porticus.org/bell/att_divestiture.html#chroniclenewsupdate)
1978        Nov 1, In Dallas, Texas, Jonathan Bruce Reed attacked Wanda Jean Wadle and her roommate, Kimberly Pursley. He'd apparently entered their apartment by posing as a maintenance man. In 1979 Reed was convicted and condemned to death for the rape-slaying of Wanda Jean Wadle at her apartment. In 2009 an appeals court ruled that Reed could be freed because prosecutors improperly excluded blacks from his jury in the belief that blacks empathize with defendants.
    (AP, 1/14/09)
1978        Nov 1, Uganda, following its invasion into Tanzania, formally annexed a section across the Kagera River boundary.
    (www.onwar.com/aced/chrono/c1900s/yr75/ftanzaniauganda1978.htm)

1979        Nov 1, The tanker Burmah Agate, spilled 10.7 million gallons of oil off Galveston Bay, Texas, in US's worst oil spill disaster.
    (http://tinyurl.com/2jwxd3)
1979        Nov 1, Mamie Doud Eisenhower (b.1896), wife of former Pres. "Ike" Eisenhower, died at a family farm in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
    (AP, 11/1/99)(www.whitehouse.gov/history/firstladies/me34.html)

1980        Nov 1, Conservative Edward Seaga (b.1930) began serving as PM of Jamaica. He defeated Michael Manley as Jamaica was nearly bankrupt, and became a close ally of US Pres. Reagan. Seaga served as PM for the Labor Party until 1989.
    (SFC, 3/8/96, p.A21)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Seaga)

1981        Nov 1, Antigua and Barbuda gained independence from Britain.
    (http://pdba.georgetown.edu/Constitutions/Antigua/antigua-barbuda.html)

1983        Nov 1, IBM released PC DOS version 2.1.
    (http://www.e-articles.info/e/a/title/DOS-Versions/)
1983        Nov 1, Anthony van Hoboken (b.1887), Dutch musicologist, died in Zurich. He is best known for his Haydn Catalog (1957).
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_van_Hoboken)

1984        Nov 1, Norman Krasna (b.1909), American writer and film producer, died of a heart attack. The 1947 film “Dear Ruth” was based on his writings.
    (www.filmreference.com/Writers-and-Production-Artists-Ja-Kr/Krasna-Norman.html)

1985        Nov 1, Phil Silvers (b.1911), American comedic actor (Sgt. Bilko), died in his sleep.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Silvers)

1986        Nov 1, In Japan seven charred bodies of women of the cult Friends of Truth were found on a beach. Their leader had recently died in a hospital.
    (SFC, 3/27/97, p.A19)
1986        Nov 1, A fire in a Sandoz factory in Basel left 30 tons of chemicals in the Rhine.
    (http://tinyurl.com/yhsjad)

1987        Nov 1, Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya won the New York City Marathon in two hours, 11 minutes and one second; Priscilla Welch of Britain led the women in two hours, 30 minutes and 16 seconds.
    (AP, 11/1/97)
1987        Nov 1, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping retired from the Communist Party's Central Committee.
    (AP, 11/1/97)
1987        Nov 1, Rene Levesque (b.1922), Quebec premier (1976-85), died at age 65.
    (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=4258)

1988        Nov 1, Israeli voters went to the polls in parliamentary elections that resulted in a narrow victory for the right-wing Likud bloc, requiring the creation of a coalition government.
    (AP, 11/1/98)

1989        Nov 1, East Germany reopened its border with Czechoslovakia, prompting tens of thousands of refugees to flee to the West.
    (AP, 11/1/99)
1989        Nov 1, A Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) and Finnair ban on smoking took effect for all Nordic flights.
    (http://tc.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/13/suppl_1/i20)

1990        Nov 1, During a trip to Orlando, Florida, President Bush accused Iraqi forces of engaging in “barbarism” and “brutality,” adding, “I don’t believe that Adolf Hitler ever participated in anything of that nature.”
    (AP, 11/1/00)

1991        Nov 1, Clarence Thomas took his place as the newest justice on the US Supreme Court.
    (AP, 11/1/97)
1991        Nov 1, Univ. of Iowa graduate student Gang Lu (27) of China killed 4 members of his department, another university employee and himself. He was reportedly angry that his doctoral dissertation was not nominated for an academic award.
    (SFC, 4/3/12, p.A12)
1991        Nov 1, The 3-day session of the Middle East peace conference recessed in Madrid, Spain. The conference led to Israeli deals with Jordan and the Palestinians and established the principle of land for peace.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madrid_Conference_of_1991)(AP, 11/1/01)(Econ, 5/24/08, p.68)

1992        Nov 1, The space shuttle Columbia landed at Cape Canaveral, Fla., ending a 10-day mission that included the deployment of an Italian satellite. 
    (AP, 11/1/97)

1993        Nov 1, In an address to pediatricians, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton accused insurance companies of waging a deceitful campaign against the administration's health plan.
    (AP, 11/1/98)
1993        Nov 1, The space shuttle Columbia landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California, ending a two-week mission.
    (AP, 11/1/98)

1994        Nov 1, The US Senate Intelligence Committee released a report saying CIA Director R. James Woolsey's response to the Aldrich Ames spy case was "seriously inadequate," but that his predecessors were ultimately to blame for the scandal.
    (AP, 11/1/99)
1994        Nov 1, In Cherry Hill, Pa., Len Jenoff and Paul Daniels clubbed to death Carol Neulander (52), the wife of Rabbi Fred J. Neulander (53), under a contract from Rabbi Neulander. Neulander stood trial in 2001 in New Jersey. He was convicted of murder Nov 20, 2002 and sentenced to life in prison.
    (SFC, 10/20/01, p.A18)(SFC, 11/21/02, p.A6)(SFC, 11/23/02, p.A4)
1994        Nov 1, Syd Dernley (73), British hangman, died. In 1989 he authored “The Hangman's Tale: Memoirs of a Public Executioner.” 
    (http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Obituary/1994/misc.html)(www.smsfx.com/author/Syd-Dernley/)

1995        Nov 1, The US House voted to ban so-called “partial birth” abortions by a vote of 288-to-139.
    (AP, 11/1/00)
1995        Nov 1, Bosnia peace talks for the countries of the former Yugoslavia were launched in Dayton, Ohio, with the leaders of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia present.
    (SFC, 10/16/97, p.A12)(AP, 11/1/00)

1996        Nov 1, Accused of peddling access to the Oval Office, President Clinton demanded an end to what he called the "escalating arms race" for political money. Bob Dole countered with his own solutions to "a growing scandal" of Democratic financial sins.
    (AP, 11/1/97)
1996        Nov 1, In Burma the government program to attract visitors “Visit Myanmar Year” began with tighter security measures.
    (SFEC, 11/10/96, p.T5)
1996        Nov 1, In the Dominican Republic Pres. Fernandez fired his commander-in-chief Lt. Gen’l. Juan Bautista Rojas Tobar after he was accused of involvement in the 1994 slaying of Narciso Gonzalez.
    (SFC, 11/25/96, p.A9)
1996        Nov 1, In Germany a new law governing store hours will take effect. Bakeries will be allowed to sell fresh bread on Sunday mornings, though other stores must remain closed.
    (SFC, 7/5/96, p.A12)
1996        Nov 1, In Guatemala a Brazilian-made turboprop crashed near Flores in Peten province and 14 people enroute to the Mayan site of Tikal were killed.
    (SFC, 11/2/96, p.C1)
1996        Nov 1, In Israel Nahum Kurman, the security chief of a Jewish settlement, was charged killing the 11-year-old Palestinian boy, Hilmi Shousha.
    (SFC, 11/2/96, p.C1)
1996        Nov 1, Five police officers were slain in southern Mexico and another outside Mexico City. The EPR claimed responsibility.
    (SFC, 11/2/96, p.A9)
1996        Nov 1, Norway announced a $24 million donation to educate girls in 19 African countries. The gift went to UNICEF’s African Education for All program.
    (SFC, 11/2/96, p.C1)

1997        Nov 1, Chinese President Jiang Zemin defended his government during an appearance at Harvard University, but conceded that China had made mistakes. Meanwhile, about 2,000 people demonstrated outside both for and against the Chinese government.
    (AP, 11/1/98)
1997        Nov 1, Indonesia shut down 16 insolvent banks and planned austerity measures.
    (SFEC, 11/2/97, p.A18)
1997        Nov 1, Iraq announced that American weapons inspectors working with the UN would not be allowed to resume work on Nov 3.
    (SFEC, 11/2/97, p.A17)
1997        Nov 1, Russia’s Pres. Boris Yeltsin met with Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto at Krasnoyarsk to discuss economic cooperation.
    (SFEC, 11/2/97, p.A22)

1998        Nov 1, John Kagwe of Kenya won the NY Marathon for the second consecutive year in 2:8:45. Franca Fiacconi of Italy won among the women in 2:25:17.
    (WSJ, 11/2/98, p.A1)(AP, 11/1/99)
1998        Nov 1, Weekend rain caused severe flooding in central Kansas and Oklahoma. The Whitewater and Walnut Rivers topped a 35-foot levee.
    (SFC, 11/3/98, p.A3)
1998        Alfred Mitchell Bingham, founder of the Depression-era socialist magazine “Common Sense,” died at age 93.
    (WSJ, 11/6/98, p.A1)
1998        Nov 1, In Bangladesh the first Peace Corps volunteers arrived. 17 US college will study Bangla, the local language, for 3 months and then teach English to school teachers.
    (SFC, 11/2/98, p.A14)
1998        Nov 1, In Colombia some 1,000 rebels attacked a police base in Mitu, capital of Vaupes province with missiles shaped from propane cylinders. As many as 60 officers were believed killed. 80 police officers were reported killed and 45 taken prisoner by the FARC rebels.
    (SFC, 11/2/98, p.A14)(WSJ, 11/2/98, p.A1)(SFC, 11/3/98, p.A9)
1998        Nov 1, In Guatemala 10 Americans were killed when their C-47 cargo plane crashed while on a mission to distribute medicines and medical care.
    (SFC, 11/3/98, p.A11)
1998        Nov 1, In Macedonia a 2nd round of elections was scheduled. Right-wing parties unseated the ruling ex-Communists.
    (WSJ, 11/2/98, p.A1)
1998        Nov 1, The military arm of the radical Islamic group Hamas made an unprecedented threat against Yasser Arafat, demanding the Palestinian leader halt a crackdown against it, or face violent vengeance.
    (AP, 11/1/99)

1999        Nov 1, Pres. Clinton met with Middle East leaders in Oslo.
    (SFC, 11/1/99, p.A13)
1999        Nov 1, Coast Guard crews searching for clues in the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990, which claimed 217 lives, found the first large piece of wreckage off the New England coast.
    (AP, 11/1/00)
1999        Nov 1, Former Chicago Bear NFL star Walter Payton died at age 45 from a rare cancer of the bile duct. He made the NFL Hall of Fame in 1993.
    (SFC, 11/2/99, p.A1,15)
1999        Nov 1, In China a 5.6 earthquake shook Shanxi and Hebei provinces and some 20,000 people were left homeless.
    (SFC, 11/13/99, p.D8)
1999        Nov 1, In Bad Reichenhall, Germany, a teenage gunman and his sister were found dead after commandos stormed the house from which the boy had shot and killed 2 pedestrians and injured 8 others.
    (SFC, 11/2/99, p.A14)
1999        Nov 1, In Hong Kong Disney announced a new theme park. Hong Kong will put up $2.88 billion and have a 57% stake.
    (SFC, 11/2/99, p.A14)
1999        Nov 1, In Lebanon Israeli warplanes fired some 2 dozen missiles at 6 Hezbollah targets in Iqlim al-Tuffah.
    (SFC, 11/2/99, p.A14)
1999        Nov 1, Mexico increased its border deposit for US registered vehicles from $11 to as much as $800 for new models for travel beyond the 15-mile border zone.
    (SFC, 10/30/99, p.A1)
1999        Nov 1, In Panama the US handed over Howard Air Force Base, Fort Kobbe and the Farfan residential zone.
    (SFC, 11/2/99, p.A14)

2000        Nov 1, In Chechnya rebels killed 14 Russian soldiers in a series of raids.
    (WSJ, 11/2/00, p.A1)
2000        Nov 1, In central India Chhattisgarh state formed when the sixteen Chhattisgarhi-speaking southeastern districts of Madhya Pradesh gained statehood.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chhattisgarh)
2000        Nov 1, 3 Israelis and 6 Palestinians were killed in West Bank clashes.
    (SFC, 11/2/00, p.A12)
2000        Nov 1, In Serbia Flora Brovina, an Albanian activist, was released from prison after serving 18 months for alleged terrorism.
    (SFC, 11/2/00, p.A12)
2000        Nov 1, Yugoslavia was accepted into the United Nations after eight years of U.N. ostracism under former strongman Slobodan Milosevic.
    (SFC, 11/2/00, p.A12)(AP, 11/1/01)

2001        Nov 1, The New York Yankees took a 3-2 games lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks as they won game five of the World Series, 3-2, in a contest that ended after midnight.
    (AP, 11/1/02)
2001        Nov 1, President Bush issued Executive Order 13233 allowing past presidents, beginning with Ronald Reagan in 1980, to have as much say as incumbent presidents in keeping some of their White House papers private.
    (SSFC, 1/6/02, p.D4)(AP, 11/1/02)(SFC, 1/21/08, p.C5)
2001        Nov 1, Pres. Bush extended sanctions against Sudan for one year.
    (SFC, 11/2/01, p.D5)
2001        Nov 1, US planes made their heaviest assaults to date in northern Afghanistan.
    (SFC, 11/2/01, p.A3)
2001        Nov 1, Anthrax spores were found in 4 mailrooms in Rockville, Md., a postal facility in Kansas City, 3 new locations in a Manhattan processing center and a 6th postal facility in Florida.
    (WSJ, 11/2/01, p.A1)
2001        Nov 1, A NY state cell phone law went into effect. It required motorists to use hand-free systems for use while driving.
    (WSJ, 10/31/01, p.A1)
2001        Nov 1, United Airlines reported a record 3rd quarter loss of $1.16 billion.
    (SFC, 11/2/01, p.B1)
2001        Nov 1, In Colombia Carlos Arturo Pinto (53), a regional prosecutor, was shot to death in Cucuta by 2 men on motorcycle. Pinto had replaced Maria del Rosario, who was shot to death in July.
    (SFC, 11/2/01, p.D5)
2001        Nov 1, In Georgia Pres. Shevardnadze fired his government as demonstrators took to the streets and demanded changes.
    (SFC, 11/2/01, p.D2)
2001        Nov 1, Israeli helicopter missiles killed 2 Palestinians in a taxi in the West Bank. Yasser Asideh was identified as a suicide bomber being driven to a target by Fahami Abu Eisha.
    (SFC, 11/2/01, p.D2)
2001        Nov 1, In Pakistan a statement attributed to bin Laden accused the government of supporting a Christian crusade and urged people to defend their faith.
    (SFC, 11/2/01, p.A3)
2001        Nov 1, It was reported that the tri-border area of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil had a long-standing presence of Islamic extremist organizations.
    (SFC, 11/1/01, p.A3)

2002        Nov 1, A US judge upheld the 2001 proposed settlement between Microsoft and the Dept. of Justice.
    (SFC, 11/2/02, p.A1)
2002        Nov 1, West Coast dockworkers and shipping lines reached a tentative agreement on key issues.
    (SFC, 11/2/02, p.A1)
2002        Nov 1, Scientists reported that 22-47% of Earth's plant species are in danger of becoming extinct due to human activity.
    (SFC, 11/1/02, p.A4)
2002        Nov 1, In Bahrain Islamic and secular candidates won run-off votes for seats in the parliament, according to final results. 2 women lost in run-off races.
    (AP, 11/1/02)
2002        Nov 1, Queen Elizabeth II’s surprise revelation that she knew butler Paul Burrell had taken some of Princess Diana's possessions for safekeeping prompted prosecutors to drop theft charges against the servant.
    (AP, 11/1/03)
2002        Nov 1, Israel Amir (99), the first commander of the Israeli air force (1948), died in a Tel Aviv hospital.
    (AP, 11/2/02)(SFC, 11/2/02, p.A22)
2002        Nov 1, Jakov Sirotkovic (80), a prominent economist and high-ranking member of the Communist party in the former Yugoslavia (head of the Cabinet in Croatia), died.
    (AP, 11/1/02)
2002        Nov 1, In Morocco a fire erupted at an overcrowded Sidi Moussa jail in coastal El Jadida, killing 50 inmates and injuring dozens of other people. Authorities blamed electrical short circuit for Morocco's worst prison fire.
    (AP, 11/1/02)(AP, 2/16/12)
2002        Nov 1, Russian lawmakers passed amendments that would sharply curb news coverage of anti-terrorist operations and prohibit the media from carrying rebel statements, a legislative step officials called increasingly urgent in light of last week's hostage crisis.
    (AP, 11/1/02)
2002        Nov 1, A Russian spacecraft carrying two cosmonauts and a Belgian astronaut docked with the international space station.
    (AP, 11/1/03)
2002        Nov 1, In South Korea Kim Hong-up, the 2nd son of President Kim Dae-jung was sentenced to jail and fined on graft charges, closing one chapter in scandals that have marred the ageing democracy leader's final year in office.
    (AP, 11/1/02)

2003        Nov 1, Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean stirred controversy within his party by telling the Des Moines Register he wanted to be "the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks." The former Vermont governor explained that he intended to encourage the return of Southern voters who had abandoned the Democrats for decades but were disaffected with the Republicans.
    (AP, 11/1/04)
2003        Nov 1, Two small rebel groups, the last rebel holdouts in eastern Congo, agreed to join the country's transitional government. Leaders, Patrick Masunzu and Aaron Nyamushebwa, agreed to join the government and integrate their forces into a new national army.
    (AP, 11/4/03)
2003        Nov 1, About 100,000 people took to the streets of Berlin to demonstrate against Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's plans to trim Germany's generous welfare state.
    (AP, 11/1/03)
2003        Nov 1, In western India a tourist bus skidded off a mountain road near Mahabaleshwar and fell into a gorge, killing 22 people and injuring 30 others.
    (AP, 11/2/03)
2003        Nov 1, In Iraq a roadside bomb killed at least two US soldiers in Mosul.
    (AP, 11/1/03)
2003        Nov 1, It was reported that over a dozen members of Saddam Hussein's government have been shot dead in the streets of Basra over the last month.
    (SFC, 11/1/03, p.A8)
2003        Nov 1, Yehiel Shemi (81), an Israeli sculptor renowned for his abstract works in metal, died.
    (AP, 11/2/03)
2003        Nov 1, Macedonia launched a lottery to reduce the number of light arms held by the public. An amnesty for turning in arms was set to expire Dec 15.
    (SSFC, 12/14/03, p.A14)
2003        Nov 1, It was reported that central Sudan was experiencing its worst grasshopper attack in 3 decades. At least 11 people died and more than 16,000 were hospitalized with a respiratory illness doctors link to an annual locust invasion.
    (SFC, 11/1/03, p.A8)(AP, 11/2/03)
2003        Nov 1, In Taipei, Taiwan, some 500 people marched in the Chinese world's 1st gay pride parade. In 2012 some 65,000 marched in the event.
    (USAT, 2/5/04, p.10A)(Econ, 1/25/14, p.52)

2004        Nov 1, US Chief Justice Rehnquist (80) disclosed that he has thyroid cancer.
    (SFC, 11/2/04, p.A2)
2004        Nov 1, Roberto Lavagna unveiled a plan to restructure, at about 30% the original debt, $100 million of sovereign bonds that Argentina defaulted on 3 years earlier.
    (Econ, 11/6/04, p.40)
2004        Nov 1, James Edward, Baron Hanson (b.1922), English conservative industrialist, died at his Berkshire home. He built his businesses through the process of leveraged buyouts through Hanson PLC.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hanson,_Baron_Hanson)(Econ, 11/6/04, p.68)
2004        Nov 1, Botswana voters gave the ruling Botswana Democratic Party 44 of parliament’s 57 seats. Pres. Festus Mogae promised to fight poverty and AIDS.
    (Econ, 11/6/04, p.50)
2004        Nov 1, Iraqi gunmen in Baghdad seized an American, a Nepalese and 4 Iraqi hostages working for a Saudi supplier to the US military. American contract worker Roy Hallums was one of several people kidnapped during an armed assault on the Baghdad compound where he lived; Hallums was rescued by coalition forces on Sept. 7, 2005.
    (WSJ, 11/2/04, p.A1)(AP, 11/1/05)
2004        Nov 1, Gunmen killed Hatim Kamil, deputy governor of Baghdad, on his way to work.
    (AP, 11/1/04)
2004        Nov 1, Diaa Najm, an Iraqi freelance television cameraman, was killed while filming clashes between U.S. troops and insurgents in Ramadi.
    (AP, 11/1/04)
2004        Nov 1, Libya’s PM Shukri Ghanem said he intends to abolish some five billion dollars worth of subsidies on electricity, fuel and basic food items in a move to liberalize the economy.
    (AFP, 11/1/04)
2004        Nov 1, A Palestinian (16) blew himself up in a crowded outdoor market in central Tel Aviv, killing three Israelis and wounding 32. This was the 117th suicide bombing since Israeli-Palestinian fighting broke out in 2000. 494 Israelis have been killed in the attacks. Israeli troops killed 3 activists in Nablus and a boy (12) throwing stones in Askar.
    (AP, 11/1/04)(SFC, 11/2/04, p.A5)
2004        Nov 1, Puerto Ricans long have been U.S. citizens but cannot vote for the U.S. president, a situation that former Gov. Pedro Rossello promises to change if elected to return to the island's top job.
    (AP, 11/1/04)
2004        Nov 1, UN nuclear agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei urged Iran to suspend uranium enrichment and called on North Korea to dismantle its weapons program.
    (AP, 11/1/05)

2005        Nov 1, President Bush outlined a $7.1 billion strategy to prepare for the danger of a pandemic influenza outbreak, saying he wanted to stockpile enough vaccine to protect 20 million Americans against the current strain of bird flu.
    (AP, 11/1/05)
2005        Nov 1, Democrats forced the Republican-controlled Senate into an unusual closed session, questioning intelligence President Bush had used in the run-up to the war in Iraq; Republicans derided the move as a political stunt.
    (AP, 11/1/06)
2005        Nov 1, The US Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate another quarter point for the 12th time to 4%.
    (SFC, 11/2/05, p.D1)
2005        Nov 1, The US Postal Rate Commission approved a 2-cent increase effective Jan 2006.
    (SFC, 11/2/05, p.A2)
2005        Nov 1, In SF the $250 million, 41-story Hotel St. Regis, located at 125 3rd St., was expected to open. 2-bedroom condos were asking $1.8-2.5 million. It was designed by architect Craig Hartman of Skidmore Owings Merrill.
    (SFC, 10/27/05, p.C1)(SFC, 12/14/05, p.B1)(SSFC, 10/6/13, p.C5)
2005        Nov 1, Residents of Denver, Colorado, voted to legalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana for adults. Authorities said state possession laws will be applied instead. State residents voted to suspend their Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights and gave up more than $3 billion in tax refunds to help the state deal with a recession.
    (AP, 11/2/05)(SFC, 11/3/05, p.A5)
2005        Nov 1, Skitch Henderson (87), the Grammy-winning conductor who lent his musical expertise to Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby before founding the New York Pops (1983) and becoming the first "Tonight Show" bandleader (1954), died in New Haven, Conn.
    (AP, 11/2/05)
2005        Nov 1, Militants ambushed police on a southern Afghan mountain and killed five officers.
    (AP, 11/2/05)
2005        Nov 1, Albania's armed forces chief said their antiquated air force of Soviet-designed MiG aircraft, which killed 35 Albanian pilots but no enemies, is finally on its way to the museum and the scrapheap.
    (Reuters, 11/1/05)
2005        Nov 1, In Bosnia 2 children in Doribaba died when they were playing with a hand grenade and pulled the security pin.
    (AP, 11/2/05)
2005        Nov 1, Britain's Competition Commission (CC) gave approval to proposed takeovers of the London Stock Exchange by the German Deutsche Boerse or the pan-European market Euronext, but attached conditions.
    (AFP, 11/1/05)
2005        Nov 1, The first Czech online daily without a paper edition, Aktualne.cz, was launched overnight.
    (AFP, 11/1/05)
2005        Nov 1, Two Islamic militants jailed in the 1981 killing of President Anwar Sadat were released after more than two decades behind bars. Nageh Ibrahim and Fouad el-Dawalibi were founding members of al-Gamaa al-Islamiyya, once Egypt's largest Islamic militant group.
    (AP, 11/8/05)
2005        Nov 1, In Ethiopia riot police clashed with dozens of opposition supporters in Addis Ababa, fatally shooting at least five people and wounding some 20 others in renewed protests of the disputed May elections.
    (AP, 11/1/05)
2005        Nov 1, French police fired tear gas and rioters hurled Molotov cocktails as violence hit a poor Paris suburb for the fifth straight night in unrest that officials said had also spread to neighboring towns.
    (AFP, 11/1/05)
2005        Nov 1, In Iraq 500 prisoners walked free from the US military's Abu Ghraib jail, released in a goodwill gesture to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
    (AP, 11/1/05)
2005        Nov 1, Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial opened a Holocaust film library with help from Hollywood director Steven Spielberg.
    (AP, 11/1/05)
2005        Nov 1, An Israeli missile strike on a car killed two Palestinians in the Jebaliya refugee camp, Hassan Madhoun (37), a leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades and Fawzi Abu Kara (32) of Hamas.
    (AP, 11/1/05)(SFC, 11/2/05, p.A12)
2005        Nov 1, Japanese artist Hiro Yamagata announced plans to recreate Afghanistan's destroyed Bamiyan Buddhas using as many as 240 laser beam images, a giant project that could also bring electricity to local people.
    (AFP, 11/1/05)
2005        Nov 1, Gunfire erupted and at least four inmates were killed at two Kyrgyz prisons after riot police entered to restore order following a bloody uprising.
    (AP, 11/1/05)
2005        Nov 1, A trade union said a strike at the Dutch operations of Royal Dutch Shell PLC over pensions will be broadened to include the company's natural-gas production in the north of the Netherlands.
    (AP, 11/1/05)
2005        Nov 1, Officials from North and South Korea agreed to meet next month to work out details on competing as a unified team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
    (AP, 11/1/05)
2005        Nov 1, In the Philippines 6 US Marines took part in a rape at the former US naval base at Subic Bay. The incident soon fueled anti-US demonstrations in Manila and objections to US presence in the Philippines. Prosecutors later contended the victim (22) was attacked in a van at Subic Bay by Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith as Lance Cpl. Keith Silkwood, Lance Cpl. Dominic Duplantis and Staff Sgt. Chad Carpentier cheered on the assault. In Dec, 2006, Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith (21) from St. Louis, was convicted of raping a Filipino woman and sentenced to 40 years in prison. He was the first American soldier convicted of wrongdoing in the Philippines since the country shut down US bases here the early 1990s. In 2009 his accuser submitted a five-page affidavit to an appeals court saying she now doubts her own version of events. In March it was revealed that Smith had paid the victim $2000 in damages and that she had gone to live in America with her American boyfriend. On April 23, 2009, the Philippine Court of Appeals overturned the ruling against Smith, indicating the sexual act was consensual.
    (WSJ, 11/22/05, p.A13)(AP, 6/26/06)(AP, 12/4/06)(AP, 3/18/09)(Econ, 5/2/09, p.43)
2005        Nov 1, Police surrounded opposition headquarters and clashed with protesters on the semiautonomous archipelago of Zanzibar (Tanzania) as the ruling party was declared the winner of presidential and parliamentary elections. 9 people died in related violence and the opposition made allegations of rigging.
    (AP, 11/1/05)(WSJ, 11/2/05, p.A1)
2005        Nov 1, The UN General Assembly adopted a landmark resolution that will create the first international day of commemoration for the six million Jews and other victims of the Nazi Holocaust. The International Day of Commemoration will be held every year on Jan. 27.
    (AP, 11/1/05)
2005        Nov 1, UN Sec. Gen. Kofi Annan said he would name Martti Ahtisaari, a former Finish president, as special envoy to start talks on Kosovo’s future.
    (AP, 11/15/05)(Econ, 1/21/06, p.51)

2006        Nov 1, US President George W. Bush renewed US economic sanctions on Sudan for one year and left open the door to imposing new ones linked to the violence in Darfur.
    (AFP, 11/1/06)
2006        Nov 1, Senator John Kerry, D-Mass., apologized to "any service member, family member or American" offended by his "botched joke" about how young people might get "stuck in Iraq" if they did not study hard and do their homework.
    (AP, 11/1/07)
2006        Nov 1, In Indiana Stephanie Wagner, a missing 16-year-old girl, was found dead in a field. Authorities jailed Danny R. Rouse (51), her restaurant co-worker and a convicted child murderer, who confessed to killing the teen. Rouse was released from prison in March after serving more than 26 years for murdering a 5-year-old Kansas boy in 1979.
    (AP, 11/2/06)
2006        Nov 1, In Lawrenceville, Ga., Khalid Adem (30), an Ethiopian immigrant, was convicted of genital mutilation of his 2-year-old daughter. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
    (SFC, 11/2/06, p.A3)
2006        Nov 1, CVS announced that it would acquire Caremark Rx, a big pharmacy benefits manager, for about $21 billion in stock. This was America’s largest health-services takeover.
    (Econ, 11/4/06, p.75)
2006        Nov 1, Adrienne Shelly (b.1966), actress and director, was found by her husband hanging by a bed sheet in their Manhattan apartment in an apparent suicide. In 2008 Diego Pillco (20), an illegal immigrant from Ecuador, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrienne_Shelly)(SFC, 3/14/08, p.A4)
2006        Nov 1, William Styron (81), novelist from the American South, died in Massachusetts. His books included “The Confessions of Nat Turner” (1967) and “Sophie’s Choice” (1979). In 1953 he had helped establish the Paris Review.
    (SFC, 11/2/06, p.B7)(Econ, 11/11/06, p.95)
    (AP, 11/24/06)
2006        Nov 1, Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB agent, met with Mario Scaramella, an Italian muckraker, at a Picadilly sushi bar. He also met with 2 or more visiting ex-KGB Russians. On Nov 23 Litvinenko died of poisoning from radioactive element polonium-210. In 2007 British prosecutors requested the extradition of Andrei Lugovoi, one of the former KGB agents present at the meeting, in order to charge him with murder.
    (Econ, 12/16/06, p.22)(WSJ, 5/23/07, p.A14)
2006        Nov 1, An ammonia gas leak in central China killed one person, injured six and forced the evacuation of about 20,000 residents. Ammonia gas leaked out of a broken pipe at a chemical fertilizer factory in the Dawu county of Hubei province.
    (AP, 11/1/06)
2006        Nov 1, In Colombia the peasant-based FARC killed 16 police officers and a civilian at a remote outpost in an attack that appeared to be part of a coordinated national offensive.
    (AP, 11/2/06)(WSJ, 11/2/06, p.A1)
2006        Nov 1, Congo's government welcomed a decision by the US to impose sanctions on seven warlords and businessmen who are accused of fueling instability in this vast country's lawless east.
    (AP, 11/1/06)
2006        Nov 1, Fiji's prime minister insisted that his government would not step down despite pressure from the country's military commander, whose relentless criticism of the administration has raised fears of a possible coup.
    (AP, 11/1/06)
2006        Nov 1, Bangalore, India, changed its name to Bengaluru, the same as its name in Kannada, the local language. Bangalore, according to state historians, got its name from Bendakalooru (the town of boiled beans) after a king strayed into the area during a hunting trip in the late 14th century.
    (SFC, 11/2/06, p.C1)(AFP, 11/2/06)
2006        Nov 1, Ignoring widespread condemnation, Iran awarded the top prize in a Holocaust cartoon contest to a Moroccan artist for his depiction of Israel's security wall with a picture of the Auschwitz concentration camp on it.
    (AP, 11/2/06)
2006        Nov 1, In Iraq unknown gunmen riding in a private car shot dead police officer Izzaddin Abbas in central Baghdad as he rode his motorcycle home. A clerk with the Ministry of Industry was shot and killed in northeastern Baghdad as he was driving to work. Two court officials were killed when their jeep exploded as it crossed a bridge leading over the Tigris. A car bomb and a mortar attack killed two police officers and six civilians. A police officer was among three people shot dead in the northern city of Mosul. Mosul police also discovered the charred body of an apparent murder victim. The bodies of three people who were shot after being blindfolded and bound at the wrists were found dumped in the capital's eastern districts. US military killed Rafa al-Ithawi, also known as Abu Taha, a mid-ranking member of al-Qaida in Iraq and his driver in an air strike in Ramadi. Gunmen abducted a man who coached blind athletes and the head of Iraq's national basketball federation.
    (AP, 11/1/06)(AFP, 11/1/06)(AP, 11/2/06)
2006        Nov 1, Israeli troops, backed by tanks and helicopter gunships, killed at least six Palestinian militants. The raid left 9 Palestinians and a soldier dead.
    (AP, 11/1/06)(WSJ, 11/2/06, p.A1)
2006        Nov 1, In Nigeria a court of appeal in Ibadan, capital of the southwestern Oyo state, declared unconstitutional the removal earlier this year of governor Rasheed Ladoja by local lawmakers. Ladoja was impeached by a faction of the state parliament on January 12 for alleged corruption and abuse of office and was replaced by his deputy, Adebayo Alao-Akala.
    (AFP, 11/4/06)
2006        Nov 1, North Korea said it was returning to nuclear disarmament talks to get access to its frozen overseas bank accounts, a vital source of hard currency.
    (AP, 11/1/06)
2006        Nov 1, A Swedish freighter capsized and sank in a storm on the Baltic Sea, forcing its 14-member crew to jump overboard to save themselves. Rescue officials said helicopters plucked all but one man from the high waves and chilly waters. The 500-foot-long Finnbirch went down between the Swedish islands of Gotland and Oland.
    (AP, 11/1/06)
2006        Nov 1, In Turkey a court acquitted a 92-year-old retired archaeologist who was put on trial for writing in a book that Islamic-style head scarves date back more than 5,000 years, several millennia before the birth of Islam, and were worn by priestesses who initiated young men into sex.
    (AP, 11/1/06)
2006        Nov 1, The UN Security Council voted unanimously to extend Ivory Coast's transitional government for a final year and give new powers to the country's unelected prime minister to implement a peace plan and prepare for long-delayed elections.
    (AP, 11/1/06)
2006        Nov 1, The UN Security Council agreed on a list of banned items that could be used to make nuclear, chemical and biological weapons or ballistic missiles and ordered all countries to prevent North Korea from importing or exporting the items.
    (AP, 11/1/06)
2006        Nov 1, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez handed public workers $3 billion in Christmas bonuses 1 1/2 months early, angering opposition leaders who called it part of a cynical pattern of public handouts ahead of a December presidential election.
    (AP, 11/2/06)
2006        Nov 1, Venezuela and US-backed Guatemala agreed to withdraw from the race and support Panama, a compromise reached after voting in the UN General Assembly dragged through 47 rounds of balloting.
    (AP, 11/2/06)

2007        Nov 1, A defiant Democratic-controlled Congress voted to provide health insurance to an additional 4 million lower-income children; President Bush vowed swiftly to cast his second straight veto on the issue.
    (AP, 11/1/08)
2007        Nov 1, A federal jury convicted Vic Kohring, a former Alaska lawmaker, of corruption charges involving tax protections sought by oil companies as part of plans for a multibillion-dollar natural gas pipeline.
    (AP, 11/1/07)
2007        Nov 1, Florida’s high court ruled that the state’s lethal injection procedures aren’t cruel and unusual, which could clear the way for an execution.
    (WSJ, 11/2/07, p.A1)
2007        Nov 1, Chrysler LLC said it plans to cut up to 12,000 jobs, or up to 15 percent of its workforce, as part of an effort to slash costs and match slowing demand for some vehicles.
    (AP, 11/1/07)
2007        Nov 1, General Mills recalled about 5 million frozen pizzas sold nationwide under the Totino's and Jeno's labels because of possible E. coli contamination.
    (AP, 11/1/07)
2007        Nov 1, An alliance including Google announced a plan to make social networks as open as Netscape’s browser made the web.
    (Econ, 11/3/07, p.78)
2007        Nov 1, A project called “The Deep Carbon Observatory,” a multidisciplinary, international initiative dedicated to achieving a transformational understanding of Earth's deep carbon cycle, received funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
    (Econ, 2/26/11, p.86)(https://dco.gl.ciw.edu/about/history)
2007        Nov 1, Retired Air Force Brigadier Gen. Paul Tibbets (92), who'd piloted the B-29 bomber Enola Gay that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, died in Columbus, Ohio.
    (AP, 11/1/08)
2007        Nov 1, Taliban militants attacked a police checkpoint in Nad Ali district, in the southern Helmand province, killing five officers and wounding three others. In Kandahar province hundreds of Taliban militants fled from Arghandab district following three days of fighting which left more than 50 militants dead and hundreds displaced.
    (AP, 11/1/07)
2007        Nov 1, Bosnian PM Nikola Spiric resigned in protest at an international envoy's decision to impose EU-backed reforms, deepening the country's worst post-war political crisis.
    (AFP, 11/1/07)
2007        Nov 1, London's Metropolitan Police force was convicted of breaching health and safety laws in the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, a Brazilian, who officers mistook for a suicide bomber on July 22, 2005.
    (AP, 11/1/07)
2007        Nov 1, China’s government for the first time in 17 months allowed an increase of about 10% in the retail prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene. The government also said more than 700 toy factories in southern China have been banned from exporting what they produce as part of a crackdown on shoddy products.
    (Econ, 11/24/07, p.46)(AP, 11/1/07)
2007        Nov 1, Floodwaters and mudslides spawned by Tropical Storm Noel killed at least 143 people including 84 in the Dominican Republic and 57 in Haiti. By this evening Noel was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane and rains continued to pound the area.
    (AP, 11/1/07)(AP, 11/4/07)
2007        Nov 1, The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) went into effect across 30 countries in Europe. Approved in 2004 it drops traditional rules that required banks and brokers to use national exchanges for reporting and trading equities, opening Europe's exchanges to the threat of new competition.
    (www.efinancialnews.com/homepage/specialfeatures/2449084355)(Econ, 10/27/07, p.83)(Econ, 4/26/14, p.67)
2007        Nov 1, A top UN official said South American traffickers are moving billions of dollars worth of cocaine through Guinea-Bissau, amid growing demand in Europe, an amount so large it dwarfs all other economic sectors combined and could destabilize the coup-prone country.
    (AP, 11/3/07)
2007        Nov 1, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former French finance minister, took over as head of the IMF. By convention the IMF chief is European.
    (Econ, 11/3/07, p.88)
2007        Nov 1, The Indian government proposed to recruit retired soldiers to patrol tiger sanctuaries in the hopes of saving the last of the cats after an official report confirmed a drastic drop in wild tiger numbers.
    (AP, 11/2/07)
2007        Nov 1, Bombs and shootings killed at least 21 people in attacks across Baghdad and its northern suburbs. US and Iraqi troops arrested 85 suspected insurgents in operations around the country. Two US airmen and an Air Force civilian were killed by an explosive near Balad Air Base.
    (AP, 11/1/07)(WSJ, 11/2/07, p.A1)(AP, 11/2/07)
2007        Nov 1, The Israel’ military announced that its forces operating in the Gaza Strip this week had uncovered and destroyed seven tunnels used by Palestinian militants to smuggle arms and people.
    (AP, 11/2/07)
2007        Nov 1, Italy's president signed a decree allowing the expulsion of EU citizens "for reasons of public safety" to fight "episodes of heavy violence and ferocious crime." This followed the Oct 30 attack on a 47-year-old woman as she walked along a road after dark toward barracks where she lived. She was beaten, dragged through mud and left half naked in a ditch. The woman died 2 days later. Police arrested Nicolae Mailat a Romanian in his 20s, who lives in a shack in one of several sprawling settlements on the outskirts of Rome.
    (AP, 11/2/07)
2007        Nov 1, In Italy Meredith Kercher (21), a British university student, was killed [see Nov 2].
    (AP, 12/5/09)
2007        Nov 1, Japan's defense minister ordered ships supporting US-led forces in Afghanistan to return home after opposition lawmakers refused to support an extension of the mission, saying it violated the country's pacifist constitution.
    (AP, 11/1/07)
2007        Nov 1, Pakistani security forces in the Swat region killed at least 60 militant supporters of a pro-Taliban cleric, hours after a suicide attack on a Pakistan Air Force bus killed eight and wounded 40. Militants said they had captured 44 members of the Frontier Corps and were holding them hostage.
    (AP, 11/1/07)(SFC, 11/2/07, p.A21)
2007        Nov 1, The UN said nearly 90,000 people have fled Mogadishu in recent days following the heaviest fighting to shake the war-battered city in months. About 40 people, mostly Somalis, drowned while crossing the Gulf of Aden on their way to Yemen in a desperate attempt to escape gunbattles back home. About 90 others survived and managed to reach the Yemeni southern shores of Shokara after their rickety vessels capsized.
    (AP, 11/1/07)(AP, 11/3/07)
2007        Nov 1, State media reported that Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe signed a law giving him more power to choose his successor. The new law also provides for simultaneous presidential and parliamentary polls next year.
    (AP, 11/1/07)
2007        Nov 1, The UN General Assembly's disarmament committee approved a resolution calling for all nuclear weapons to be taken off high alert, despite objections from the United States, Britain and France.
    (AP, 11/1/07)
2007        Nov 1, Soldiers used tear gas, plastic bullets and water cannons to scatter tens of thousands who massed to protest constitutional reforms that would permit Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to run for re-election indefinitely.
    (AP, 11/2/07)

2008        Nov 1, Members of the Machinists Union, representing some 27,000 workers in Washington, Oregon, and Kansas, ratified a new contract with the Boeing Co. ending an 8-week strike.
    (SSFC, 11/2/08, p.A4)
2008        Nov 1, A gunman fatally shot Cincinnati minister Rev. Donald Fairbanks Sr. and wounded a church deacon just after the two men arrived at a northern Kentucky church to attend a funeral. Frederick L. Davis, of Covington, quickly surrendered to police and was charged with murder, first degree assault, criminal mischief and violating an emergency protection order.
    (AP, 11/2/08)
2008        Nov 1, Yma Sumac (b.1922), Peruvian-born singer known as the “Nightingale of the Andes,” died in LA. Her voice was said to range over 4½ octaves. Her first album, “Voice of the Xtabay” (1950) soared to the top of the LP charts.
    (SFC, 11/4/08, p.B4)
2008        Nov 1, In southern Afghanistan Dutch Major General Mart de Kruif replaced Canadian Major General Marc Lessard as head of 19,000 mostly British, Canadian, Dutch and US NATO-led soldiers of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
    (AP, 11/1/08)
2008        Nov 1, In Australia the badly decomposed body of Chen Liu (27) was found in Sydney, about two weeks after a friend reported him missing. 34 nails were found during a post-mortem examination of Liu's body, and were located mainly in his skull. They were fired from an 85 mm nail gun at close range.
    (AP, 4/24/09)
2008        Nov 1, Bolivian President Evo Morales suspended US anti-drug operations as Washington's relations with his leftist government spiraled downward.
    (AP, 11/2/08)
2008        Nov 1, It was reported that British Major Sebastian Morley, commander of SAS (Special Air Service) troops in Afghanistan, has resigned, reportedly in disgust at equipment failures that he believes led to the death of four of his troops.
    (AFP, 11/1/08)
2008        Nov 1, Britain’s PM Gordon Brown left for a tour of oil-rich Gulf states, hoping to persuade them to give extra funds to help countries hit by the world economic turmoil.
    (AP, 11/1/08)
2008        Nov 1, Five migrants were rescued after 15 days lost at sea. One died the next day. A total of 33 Dominican migrants were trying to reach Puerto Rico by boat when they were reported missing by relatives in mid-October. Survivors said they lost their way after the captain abandoned the ship. The survivors ate their dead comrades to stay alive. Four Dominicans were later charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly helping to organize the illegal boat trip to Puerto Rico that ended in the deaths of 29 migrants.
    (AP, 11/2/08)(AP, 11/11/08)
2008        Nov 1, Three Tunisian men accused of terrorism links by Italian prosecutors arrived in Milan under heavy security after being extradited from Britain. Habib Ignaoua, Mohamed Khemiri and Ali Chehidi were arrested in the London and Manchester areas last year as part of coordinated raids across Europe against an alleged Italian-based network recruiting fighters for Iraq and Afghanistan.
    (AP, 11/2/08)
2008        Nov 1, Tutsi-led rebels tightened their hold on newly seized swaths of eastern Congo, forcing tens of thousands of frightened, rain-soaked civilians out of makeshift refugee camps and stopping some from fleeing to government-held territory. Congolese soldiers killed nine fighters from Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) after 30-50 rebels attacked a village in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo.
    (AP, 11/2/08)(AFP, 11/2/08)
2008        Nov 1, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak promised to push ahead with economic reform and step up efforts to combat poverty, despite the impact of the international financial crisis on Egypt's economy.
    (AP, 11/2/08)
2008        Nov 1, In Iraq a police quick reaction force for Anbar province moved to the border town of Qaim, about 200 miles northwest of Baghdad, to prevent al-Qaida from moving into the area from Syria. Unknown assailants gunned down a policeman on a foot patrol along Palestine Street in Shiite eastern Baghdad.
    (AP, 11/1/08)
2008        Nov 1, Malaysia defended its recognition of Kosovo as an independent state, a move that caused Serbia to expel the Southeast Asian nation's ambassador.
    (AP, 11/1/08)
2008        Nov 1, The top officer of Mexico's federal police force quit amid allegations that drug gangs have infiltrated senior levels of crime-fighting agencies. Acting federal police Commissioner Gerardo Garay said he was stepping aside "to place myself at the orders of legal judicial authorities to clear up any accusation against me."
    (AP, 11/1/08)
2008        Nov 1, In South Africa thousands of dissidents in the African National Congress met to pave the way for a new South African party, the Congress of the People (COPE) in a bitter split from the movement that led the anti-apartheid struggle.
    (AFP, 11/1/08)(Econ, 12/13/08, p.58)
2008        Nov 1, Sri Lanka's defense ministry said its warships sank at least four rebel boats and killed at least 14 guerrillas while the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) said they destroyed a navy fast attack craft and a hovercraft. Security forces took control of a two-kilometer (1.25-mile) rebel bunker line north of Kilinochchi amidst heavy fire.
    (AFP, 11/1/08)
2008        Nov 1, Jacques Piccard (b.1922), a scientist and underwater explorer who plunged deeper beneath the ocean than any other man, died in Geneva, Switzerland.
    (AP, 11/1/08)
2008        Nov 1, Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai called for a truth commission to examine atrocities in the country dating back to the massacres of ethnic minorities in the 1980s.
    (AFP, 11/1/08)

2009        Nov 1, CIT Group Inc., a lender to small businesses, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with the backing of most bondholders in a so-called “prepackaged” filing.
    (Econ, 11/7/09, p.70)
2009        Nov 1, Meb Keflezighi (27), an Eritrean born American citizen, won the New York City Marathon (2:09:15). Derartu Tulu of Ethiopia was the women's winner (2:28:52).
    (AP, 11/2/09)
2009        Nov 1, Sister Marguerite Bartz (64) was found dead on the Indian reservation of Navaho, NM. On Nov 6 Reehahlio Carroll (18) was charged with premeditated killing in the slaying Bartz. On April 5, 2013 Carroll pleaded guilty to 2nd-degree murder and faced 40 years in prison.
    (http://cbs5.com/national/nun.found.dead.2.1288177.html)(SFC, 11/7/09, p.A4)(SFC, 4/6/13, p.A4)
2009        Nov 1, Afghanistan Challenger Abdullah Abdullah pulled out of the nation’s run-off election, plunging the country into fresh political chaos as international pressure grew for the race to be scrapped. After Karzai snubbed a series of demands promoted by his rival as a chance to avoid a repeat of massive first-round fraud, Abdullah said he saw no point in standing, but stopped short of calling for a boycott.
    (AFP, 11/1/09)
2009        Nov 1, A boat carrying 39 apparent asylum seekers sank in the Indian Ocean far from shore. A Taiwanese fishing trawler and the merchant ship LNG Pioneer arrived in the area and deployed life rafts and began plucking people from the water. The stricken ship was in Australia's maritime search and rescue zone when it sent out distress calls. Up to 11 were still missing, and one person was confirmed dead.
    (AFP, 11/2/09)
2009        Nov 1, PTTEP Australasia attempted to plug a leaking well of the West Atlas drilling rig when a fire then broke out on the rig. The operation to stem the leak has involved the Thai-based operator towing the West Triton rig from Singapore, which took five weeks, to drill down some 2.6km under the seabed to the source of the emissions. The leak has dumped thousands of barrels of oil into the Timor Sea since it began on August 21. The blaze was brought under control on Nov 3 when experts managed to plug the leak that has spewed tons of crude over the past 10 weeks.
    (AP, 11/1/09)(AFP, 11/2/09)(AP, 11/3/09)
2009        Nov 1, In China a ship carrying 100 tons of hydrochloric acid sank in the Yangtze river after colliding with another vessel.
    (AFP, 11/1/09)
2009        Nov 1, It was reported that hundreds of former Chilean military draftees were making a provocative offer to Chile's government: They would reveal details of crimes committed by Gen. Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship, but only if their safety is guaranteed.
    (AP, 11/1/09)
2009        Nov 1, In Honduras the US secretary of labor, Hilda Solis, and a former Chilean president, Ricardo Lagos, were named to a commission tasked with monitoring the creation of a power-sharing government, under a US-brokered agreement to end the nation's 4-month-old political crisis.
    (AP, 11/2/09)
2009        Nov 1, In southern Iraq a bomb attached to a bicycle near Hillah killed five people and wounded 37. In the western city of Ramadi, two people — including a policeman — were killed when twin car bombs exploded minutes apart in the visitors' parking lot of the city's Traffic Police Directorate. 3 people were killed when a bomb that was detonated remotely exploded on a bus as the vehicle approached a police checkpoint in the southern city of Karbala.
    (AP, 11/1/09)
2009        Nov 1, Israeli security officials said authorities have arrested Jack Teitel (37), a Jewish-American extremist suspected of carrying out a series of high-profile hate crimes.
    (AP, 11/1/09)
2009        Nov 1, In Kosovo thousands of ethnic Albanians braved low temperatures and a cold wind in the capital Pristina to welcome former President Bill Clinton as he attended the unveiling of an 11-foot (3.5-meter) statue of himself on a key boulevard that also bears his name.
    (AP, 11/1/09)
2009        Nov 1, Mexican soldiers in the border city of Tijuana detained a group of 13 suspects after a shootout that wounded a soldier and a gunman. Soldiers raided and destroyed three methamphetamine labs in the western state of Michoacan. The raids netted five suspects and more than two metric tons of apparent methamphetamine.
    (AP, 11/2/09)
2009        Nov 1, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in Morocco for a series of meetings with Arab leaders to discuss Middle East peace and other issues.
    (AP, 11/1/09)
2009        Nov 1, Mohamud Said Omar (43) was arrested at the request of US authorities in an asylum seeker's center in Dronten, Netherlands. US authorities suspected Omar of bankrolling the purchase of weapons for Islamic extremists and helping other Somalis travel to Somalia in 2007 and 2008. He had a US green card and was also suspected of recruiting youth in Minneapolis for Islamic terrorism in Somalia.
    (AP, 11/13/09)
2009        Nov 1, In Pakistan military jets and helicopter gunships pounded militant positions in and around Makeen. Government forces have laid siege to Sararogha, captured all the important features and ridges overlooking the town and cleared half of Kaniguram, a hub of Uzbek militants. 9 militants and two soldiers were killed in fighting, taking the militants' death toll to 331 in 16 days of fighting.
    (Reuters, 11/1/09)
2009        Nov 1, In Palau 6 Chinese Muslims, ethnic Uighers, newly released from Guantanamo Bay, traded life behind bars for rooms with ocean view in the tiny Pacific nation, which agreed to a US request to resettle them.
    (AP, 11/1/09)
2009        Nov 1, The Palestinians accused US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton of undermining progress toward Mideast peace talks after she praised Israel for offering to curb some Jewish settlement construction.
    (AP, 11/1/09)
2009        Nov 1, A Russian heavy-lift military cargo plane crashed on takeoff in Siberia, killing all 11 crew members on board.
    (AP, 11/1/09)
2009        Nov 1, A Saudi Arabia Interior Ministry spokesman said authorities have discovered large quantities of weapons in the capital Riyadh belonging to al-Qaida terror network. The discovery included 281 assault rifles and 51 ammunition boxes.
    (AP, 11/1/09)
2009        Nov 1, Somali pirates hijacked a Panamanian-flagged cargo ship with 18 crew off the east coast of Africa, the latest in an increasing number of attacks. The hijacking of the al-Mizan was not reported until Nov 10 when the bandits demanded a $3 million ransom. The ship was reported released on Nov 23. The pirates asked for and received $15,000 for "expenses." A self-proclaimed pirate named Abdi Nor said that pirates did not demand a ransom since the ship was bound for Mogadishu and carried goods owned by Somalis.
    (AP, 11/10/09)(AP, 11/23/09)
2009        Nov 1, Somaliland defense minister Saleban Warsame Guled said a roadside bomb in the country's semiautonomous northern region has killed two people, including Osman Yusuf, an infantry division commander.
    (AP, 11/1/09)

2010        Nov 1, The US White House said President Obama is extending economic sanctions on Sudan for at least one year, ahead of the country's January referendum on independence for the south. Sudan rejected the decision.
    (AFP, 11/2/10)
2010        Nov 1, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said welfare recipients can no longer use state-issued debit cards at medical marijuana shops, psychics and other businesses whose services have been deemed "inconsistent with the intent" of the program. In June Schwarzenegger barred welfare cards at casino ATMs.
    (AP, 11/2/10)
2010        Nov 1, The SF Giants won the Baseball World Series beating the Texas Rangers 3-1 in Game 5 in San Francisco. Edgar Renteria blasted his second home run of the 2010 Fall Classic, a three-run shot, to win the championship. Renteria had the game-winning hit in the 11th inning of Game 7 in the 1997 World Series for the Florida Marlins.
    (AP, 11/2/10)(http://tinyurl.com/29joxc3)
2010        Nov 1, Salesforce.com announced the purchase of 14 acres in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco and planned a new corporate campus to be built over the next 10 years.
    (SFC, 11/2/10, p.D1)
2010        Nov 1, McKesson corp., the biggest US drug distributor, announced an agreement to buy closely held US Oncology Inc. for $560 million.
    (SFC, 11/2/10, p.D2)
2010        Nov 1, In eastern Afghanistan the Taliban briefly overran a district seat and torched government buildings there. Government forces who regained control of Ghazni province's Khogyani district headquarters a few hours later discovered that the 16 Afghan policemen stationed there were missing. (The bodies of four of the policemen were found a few days later in Ghazni city. 5 more bodies were found on Nov 6. Seven remained missing) 2 Afghan women were found shot to death in Helmand province. They had been running a small organization helping other women set up businesses before their bodies were found in Naway-e-Barakzayi district.  A bomb that killed two coalition service members. A suicide attack aimed at NATO troops in Zhari district killed one civilian.
    (AP, 11/1/10)(AP, 11/2/10)(AP, 11/7/10)
2010        Nov 1, Australian police said a mother (55) and son (28), along with a 33-year-old Hong Kong man, have been charged over one of the country's biggest heroin hauls after drugs with a potential street value of 405 million US dollars were found in a shipment of doors.
    (AFP, 11/1/10)
2010        Nov 1, Britain's BG Group announced it will spend 15 billion US dollars on a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia, an investment Canberra hailed as a boost for the national economy.
    (AFP, 11/1/10)
2010        Nov 1, The UN said flooding in Benin has affected more than half a million people, destroyed more than 300,000 acres of crops and killed 81,000 livestock.
    (AP, 11/2/10)
2010        Nov 1, British scientists said alcohol is a more dangerous drug than both crack and heroin when the combined harms to the user and to others are assessed.
    (Reuters, 11/1/10)
2010        Nov 1, China kicked off a once-a-decade census. Some 6 million people were mobilized to conduct a 10-day survey.
    (AP, 11/1/10)(Econ, 11/6/10, p.56)
2010        Nov 1, In Cuba Roman Catholic officials announced the names of three more Cuban prisoners who have accepted exile in Spain in return for freedom.
    (AP, 11/1/10)
2010        Nov 1, Egypt’s Information Minister Annas el-Fiqi ordered all companies providing the service or television networks with uplinks to reapply for permits. The measure will affect about a dozen uplink providers and TV stations. Providers have complained it is aimed at controlling live TV broadcasts such as political talk-shows.
    (AP, 11/1/10)
2010        Nov 1, Police in Greece arrested two terrorism suspects carrying letter bombs addressed to French President Nicolas Sarkozy and western embassies in Athens. The two Greek men, aged 22 and 24, were arrested in central Athens after a parcel bomb addressed to the Mexican embassy in Athens exploded at a mail delivery service.
    (AP, 11/1/10)
2010        Nov 1, In northern Honduras 5 armed men broke into a military base at the major international airport and made off with a small airplane that authorities seized last year in an anti-drug operation.
    (AP, 11/1/10)
2010        Nov 1, Icelandic Meteorological Office geophysicist Gunnar Gudmundsson said that floodwater is coming from the subglacial Grimsvotn volcano, but there are no signs of the underground tremors that would signal an eruption.
    (AP, 11/1/10)
2010        Nov 1, Indonesia's most volatile volcano, Mount Merapi, one of 22 that have been increasingly active, spewed searing clouds of gas and debris for hours in its most powerful eruption in a deadly week that has left 38 dead.
    (AP, 11/1/10)
2010        Nov 1, Ireland's health minister, Mary Harney, was pelted with red paint as tempers flared over government plans to slash euro1 billion ($1.4 billion) from the costs of running an overloaded hospital network.
    (AP, 11/1/10)
2010        Nov 1, In Morocco IMF director general Dominique Strauss-Kahn said world leaders gathering at the Group of 20 summit must take action to fix the financial sector.
    (AFP, 11/2/10)
2010        Nov 1, ExxonMobil in Nigeria announced the discovery of rich gas condensate off the West African country's coast as the government seeks to boost gas supply to help solve electricity shortages.
    (AFP, 11/1/10)
2010        Nov 1, In northwest Pakistan a US drone attack killed five people. 4 militants stormed a police complex in Swabi, killing two officers. Gunmen near Peshawar attacked tankers carrying fuel for NATO and US troops, wounding a driver and his assistant.
    (AP, 11/1/10)
2010        Nov 1, Philippine investigators arrested Rolando Fajardo, one of the country's most elusive fugitives. He was wanted over the 1986 kidnapping of a Japanese executive.
    (AFP, 11/1/10)
2010        Nov 1, In Romania a MiG-21 Lancer fighter jet crashed during a training exercise, killing two experienced pilots.
    (AP, 11/1/10)
2010        Nov 1, Russia's Pres. Medvedev visited Kunashiri Island in the Pacific Ocean claimed by both Russia and Japan, triggering immediate protests from Tokyo, which is already involved in a heated dispute with China over islands to the south.
    (AP, 11/1/10)
2010        Nov 1, In Tanzania Gasper Kanyarukiga, a former Rwandan businessman, was found guilty of ordering bulldozers in 1994 to demolish the Nyange Church where 2,000 Tutsis had sought shelter. Judge Taghrid Hikmet said he intentionally participated in the genocidal act and sentenced him to 30 years in prison.
    (AP, 11/1/10)
2010        Nov 1, Turkey's main Kurdish rebel group extended a truce until elections next summer, denying responsibility for a suicide attack in Istanbul thought to have been the work of its own hardliners.
    (AP, 11/1/10)
2010        Nov 1, In Uganda a controversial newspaper in Kampala published photos, names and home addresses of gay Ugandans, the second time the paper has done so, prompting a rights group to seek a legal injunction against the publication.
    (AP, 11/1/10)
2010        Nov 1, Uruguay's Supreme Court said an amnesty given for any crimes committed by the country's 12-year dictatorship (1973-1985) is unconstitutional. The ruling meant that about 20 murders in a case against former dictator Juan Maria Bordaberry can be investigated.
    (AP, 11/1/10)

2011        Nov 1, US federal authorities arrested four Georgia men, Frederick Thomas (73), Dan Roberts (67), Ray H. Adams (65) and Samuel J. Crump (68), accused of plotting to buy explosives and produce a deadly biological toxin to attack fellow citizens and government officials. They planned to follow a script in the 2008 radical online underground novel “Absolved,” by Mike Vanderboegh.
    (Reuters, 11/1/11)(www.thepriceofliberty.org/08/07/28/absolved.htm)
2011        Nov 1, The US federal government sued Houston-based Allied Home Mortgage Corp., one of the nation's largest privately held mortgage brokers, saying its decade-long fraudulent lending practices cost the government hundreds of millions of dollars and forced thousands of American homeowners to lose their homes. The suit named as defendants founder Jim Hodge and Jeanne Stell, the company's executive vice president and director of compliance.
    (AP, 11/1/11)
2011        Nov 1, It was reported that US federal regulators have discovered that hundreds of millions of dollars in customer money has gone missing from MF Global, a New York brokerage firm run by Jon Corzine. MF Global filed for bankruptcy on Oct 31.
    (SFC, 11/2/11, p.A4)
2011        Nov 1, In London former Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt (27) and fast bowler Mohammad Asif (28) were found guilty of involvement in a "spot-fixing" betting scam during a match against England in August, 2010.
    (AP, 11/1/11)
2011        Nov 1, China’s government announced a punitive $2.4 million tax bill on artist and government critic Ai Weiwei. He was given 15 days to come with the money. Donations began to come in from people and over $550,000 was donated by Nov 6.
    (SFC, 11/7/11, p.A3)
2011        Nov 1, A survey by the Bank of China and the Hurun Report said nearly half of China's wealthiest citizens are considering emigrating, with the United States and Canada the most popular destinations.
    (AFP, 11/1/11)
2011        Nov 1, China’s state media reported that police in Henan province have arrested 114 people in a crackdown on a counterfeit drugs ring, seizing $30 million worth of fake medications and more than 65 million medicine bottles.
    (AP, 11/1/11)
2011        Nov 1, China launched an unmanned Shenzhou 8 spacecraft, the latest step in its efforts to place a permanent space station in orbit. The Shenzhou 8 docked with the Tiangong 1 module on Nov 3.
    (SFC, 11/1/11, p.A2)(SFC, 11/4/11, p.A3)
2011        Nov 1, In China a massive explosion near an expressway ramp in Fuquan, Guizhou province, killed at least seven people and injured about 200 while also destroying several homes. The blast was caused by three explosives-laden vehicles that caught fire.
    (AP, 11/1/11)
2011        Nov 1, Equatorial Guinea authorities arrested Marcial Abaga Barril, an opposition member. A day later he was told he was being held into the alleged killing last month of a cook working for Pres. Obiang’s family. He  planned to campaign against this month's referendum on a constitutional change that would all but ensure that Africa's longest-serving dictator could extend his rule. Barril was released on Nov 4.
    (AP, 11/4/11)(AP, 11/4/11)
2011        Nov 1, Mario Draghi succeeded Jean Claude Trichet as president of the European Central Bank.
    (Econ, 10/22/11, p.16)
2011        Nov 1, Guinean President Alpha Conde announced the retirement of over 4,000 soldiers and paramilitary officers, many of whom are long past the legal age at which they should have stepped down.
    (AFP, 11/1/11)
2011        Nov 1, Israeli troops in Ramallah rearrested Hassan Yusef, a senior Hamas official overnight, along with his son. Yusef was freed on August 4 as part of a mass release of Israeli and Palestinian prisoners due to overcrowding. He had six weeks left of his sentence.
    (AFP, 11/1/11)
2011        Nov 1, Japan approved a plan to send a unit of ground troops to South Sudan as part of a UN nation-building force, where they are expected to help construct infrastructure for the fledgling nation.
    (AFP, 11/1/11)
2011        Nov 1, Kenya's military said it had reliable information that two aircraft landed in the Somali town of Baidoa with weapons on board intended for al-Shabab militants.
    (AP, 11/2/11)
2011        Nov 1, Mexican authorities found eight dead people in a mangrove swamp near the city of Boca del Rio, Veracruz state, that has seen a recent surge in the large-scale dumping of bodies during an outbreak of violence among rival drug cartels. The Mexican navy over the last 24 hours recovered two metric tons of marijuana floating in the Pacific Ocean near the resort town of Cabo San Lucas.
    (AP, 11/2/11)
2011        Nov 1, It was reported that bloggers and tweeters claiming to belong to the hacker movement "Anonymous" say they plan to expose collaborators of Mexico's bloody Zetas drug cartel, even if some of them seem to have backed away from the plan out of fear.
    (AP, 11/1/11)
2011        Nov 1, The leaders of Nepal’s four main parties agreed to integrate one-third of the former Maoist rebels into the army and give money to the remainder. Under the agreement, 6,500 of the 19,000 former Maoist rebels who had been demobilized and living in camps for five years will be integrated into the national army, but only in noncombat roles.
    (AP, 11/2/11)
2011        Nov 1, Nepalese police detained more than 100 Tibetan exiles who had gathered to pray for nine Tibetans who set themselves on fire to protest against Chinese rule.
    (AP, 11/1/11)
2011        Nov 1, Hackers from around the world attacked Palestinian servers, cutting Internet service across the West Bank and Gaza, one day after the Palestinians won full membership of UNESCO.
    (AFP, 11/6/11)
2011        Nov 1, Senegal shut its airspace to all planes coming or going to Guinea after a Senegal Airlines flight was blocked in Conakry due to a spat over payments.
    (AFP, 11/1/11)
2011        Nov 1, Somali government spokesman Abdirahman Omar Osman said the district commissioner of Mogadishu's Hamar Jajab neighborhood has been fired over missing aid. The district commissioner in Karan was suspended following looting incidents and assaults on women collecting food.
    (AP, 11/1/11)
2011        Nov 1, A South Korean court sentenced US soldier Pfc. Kevin Flippin to 10 years in prison for raping a teenage girl, the second harshest punishment handed down to a convicted American soldier here in nearly 20 years.
    (AP, 11/1/11)
2011        Nov 1, Swazi police fired teargas outside a courthouse in the capital Mbabane to disperse protesters demanding the Supreme Court stop its work amid a strike by lawyers.
    (AFP, 11/1/11)
2011        Nov 1, Officials and witnesses said Syria is planting landmines along parts of the country's border with Lebanon as refugees streamed out of the country to escape the crackdown on anti-government protests.
    (AP, 11/1/11)
2011        Nov 1, Turkey hosted the presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan for a trilateral summit designed to reduce tensions and promote cooperation between the two neighbors amid stepped-up Taliban attacks.
    (AFP, 11/1/11)
2011        Nov 1, Amnesty International reported that Uganda's government and public officials are placing illegitimate restrictions on freedom of expression. Amnesty said that journalists, opposition politicians and activists face arbitrary arrest, intimidation and politically motivated criminal charges.
    (AP, 11/1/11)
2011        Nov 1, In Yemen intermittent clashes erupted late in the day in Hasaba district between government troops and gunmen loyal to influential tribal chief Sheikh Sadeq al-Ahmar, killed two tribesmen and a policemen.
    (AFP, 11/2/11)
2011        Nov 1, Zimbabwe police fired tear gas into PM Morgan Tsvangirai's party headquarters in Harare and blocked off the building while beating up nearby street vendors. MDC spokesman Douglas Mwonzora said the attempts to arrest the street vendors was a ploy to raid Tsvangirai's party offices.
    (AFP, 11/1/11)
2011        Nov 1, In Zimbabwe a decision by the Kimberley Process (KP) allows two firms, state-owned Marange Resources and state joint venture Mbada Diamonds, to sell gems from the Marange region, one of Africa's biggest diamond finds in decades and the site of gross human rights violations. The deal came after negotiations involving Zimbabwe, the European Union, South Africa, the United States and the World Diamond Council.
    (AFP, 11/1/11)

2012        Nov 1, Michela Wooldridge (24), a homeless woman, was stabbed to death in Santa Rosa, Ca. On Aug 19, 2014, police arrested Jessy Zetino (22) after DNA evidence tied him to the murder.
    (SFC, 8/21/14, p.D2)
2012        Nov 1, In southern Afghanistan a US service member was killed in an insurgent attack.
    (AP, 11/2/12)
2012        Nov 1, Lawyers for Amazonian Indians said they are seeking the seizure of $2 billion of Chevron Corp.'s assets in Argentina as they tried to collect an $18.7 billion environmental judgment won in Ecuador last year.
    (AP, 11/1/12)
2012        Nov 1, British police arrested comedian Freddie Starr as part of an investigation triggered by allegations that the late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile sexually abused hundreds of children.
    (Reuters, 11/2/12)
2012        Nov 1, Iranian warplanes shot multiple rounds at a US Predator surveillance drone flying in int’l. airspace. The aircraft was not hit.
    (SFC, 11/9/12, p.A4)
2012        Nov 1, An Iraqi court unexpectedly convicted the country's fugitive Sunni vice president Tariq al-Hashem on charges of instigating bodyguards to assassinate a senior government official and sentenced him to death for a 2nd time. The criminal court in Baghdad also sentenced al-Hashemi's son-in-law, Ahmed Qahtan, to death on the same charges.
    (AP, 11/1/12)
2012        Nov 1, In Libya some 200 mostly armed protesters and militiamen occupied an area near the parliament building for a 3rd day, blocking nearby roads and beating up journalists in protest of the country's new Cabinet.
    (AP, 11/1/12)
2012        Nov 1, In Nigeria an alleged member of the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram set conditions for peace talks with the government, asking that negotiations to end its fight be held in Saudi Arabia and that former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari be involved. In the northeast soldiers shot dead more than 40 people, likely civilians, during an operation in Maiduguri, a city long under attack by the Boko Haram radical Islamist sect.
    (AP, 11/1/12)(AP, 11/2/12)
2012        Nov 1, A veteran Northern Ireland prison officer was killed in a gun ambush as he was driving to work, the first slaying of a security-force member in the British territory in 18 months. David Black (52) worked at Maghaberry Prison, where more than 40 IRA inmates have been waging protests for more than a year. The next day Northern Ireland police arrested 3 suspected Irish Republican Army militants. One was identified as Colin Duffy (44), the most prominent Irish republican in Lurgan. Duffy and another suspect were released on Nov 4.
    (AP, 11/1/12)(AP, 11/2/12)(AP, 11/5/12)
2012        Nov 1, In Romania prosecutors interviewed 100 people and raided some 50 homes and offices in Bucharest, Giurgiu and Calarasi. 33 bankers and government officials were detained on suspicion of money laundering and fraud that cost the state €22 million ($28.5 million).
    (AP, 11/2/12)
2012        Nov 1, In Saudi Arabia a fuel truck exploded after hitting portions of a bridge in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, engulfing buildings and cars in flames and killing at least 22 people and injuring more than 110.
    (AP, 11/1/12)
2012        Nov 1, In Spain an early morning stampede at Madrid Arena, where thousands of people were attending a Halloween party, killed 3 women and critically injured 2. Someone had set off a flare or a firework, causing the stampede.
    (AP, 11/1/12)
2012        Nov 1, Syrian rebels killed 28 soldiers in attacks on military checkpoints in northern Idlib province, just hours after a wave of bombings hit Damascus and its outskirts. 5 rebels died in gun battles following the attacks. Rebels killed a group of captured soldiers during an assault by rebels on the northern town of Saraqeb. A video of the killings was made public and human rights groups the next day warned that the gunmen may have committed a war crime. The Observatory said 83 soldiers were killed in attacks by rebels and clashes.
    (AP, 11/1/12)(AP, 11/2/12)

2013        Nov 1, The US Federal Aviation Administration said it is relaxing restrictions on the use of smartphones and other electronics inside flights by American carriers.
    (AP, 11/1/13)
2013        Nov 1, In California Paul Ciancia (23) walked into LAX’s terminal 3 near the security checkpoint and began shooting, sending thousands of passengers scattering onto tarmacs other parts of the airport. TSA agent Gerardo Hernandez (39) was killed. Ciancia was hospitalized after being shot 4 times.
    (Reuters, 11/2/13)(SFC, 11/4/13, p.A6)
2013        Nov 1, In Nevada Lee Hosey Jr. (25) was sentenced to 24-80 years in prison for a drunken driving crash in Las Vegas on Sep 13, 2012, that left 4 people dead and several injured.
    (SFC, 11/2/13, p.A6)
2013        Nov 1, In Rhode Island Ralph Mariano (55), was sentenced to 10 years in prison as the mastermind of a kickback scheme that cost the Navy $18 million.
    (SFC, 11/2/13, p.A6) 
2013        Nov 1, Genentech won federal approval for its Gazyva drug for patients with leukemia.
    (SFC, 11/2/13, p.D2)
2013        Nov 1, US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is ready to talk with German prosecutors in Russia, his lawyer said, after the fugitive met a German lawmaker over his evidence that Washington spied on Chancellor Angela Merkel.
    (AP, 11/1/13)
2013        Nov 1, Bulgaria's ruling alliance asked the country's top court to quash a widely criticized ban on arable land acquisitions by foreigners to avert infringement action by the EU.
    (Reuters, 11/1/13)
2013        Nov 1, China jailed for life Tian Xueren, a former vice governor of the northeastern province of Jilin and former banker, for taking more than $3 million in bribes, in the government's latest move to crack down on deep-rooted corruption.
    (Reuters, 11/1/13)
2013        Nov 1, In China 11 people died and 17 were injured by an explosion in a fireworks factory in Guangxi province. Police detained two people.
    (AFP, 11/2/13)
2013        Nov 1, In Egypt controversial satirist Bassem Youssef's television channel suspended his program, a week after he returned from a four-month break and fired barbs at the country's military. Thousands supporting ousted Pres. Morsi marched in street protests across the country, ramping up pressure on the military-backed interim government ahead of his coming trial next week.
    (AFP, 11/1/13)(AP, 11/1/13)
2013        Nov 1, In Greece two members of the far-right Golden Dawn party were killed and a third wounding. The gun used in the attack had not been used in previous terrorist attacks.
    (AP, 11/2/13)
2013        Nov 1, In Indonesia tens of thousands of workers went on strike across the country for a second straight day, calling for huge salary hikes as Southeast Asia's top economy enjoys a prolonged boom.
    (AFP, 11/1/13)
2013        Nov 1, Iran said it has launched its first submarine for tourists in the Persian Gulf waters, an all-Iranian-made undersea vehicle. The submarine, dubbed Morvarid (Pearl in Farsi), will serve tourists in Kish Island, Iran's prime tourist spot in the Gulf.
    (AP, 11/1/13)
2013        Nov 1, An Israeli air strike killed 3 militants in the Gaza Strip after an overnight clash that killed a fourth Palestinian gunman and wounded five Israeli soldiers. The Israeli military said its aircraft targeted a tunnel used by militants to facilitate attacks on Israelis.
    (Reuters, 11/1/13)
2013        Nov 1, Kenya's media reacted with shock and outrage after parliament voted through a bill that could see journalists and outlets slapped with huge fines for violating a code of conduct.
    (AFP, 11/1/13)
2013        Nov 1, Dutch PM Mark Rutte said the Netherlands will send 380 soldiers and four Apache attack helicopters to war-torn Mali following an appeal for more UN peacekeepers.
    (AFP, 11/1/13)
2013        Nov 1, Nigeria formally scrapped its inefficient and graft-ridden electricity firm and handed its assets to private investors in a bid expected to improve power supplies.
    (AFP, 11/1/13)
2013        Nov 1, In northwest Pakistan Taliban commander Hakimullah Mehsud was killed by a US drone aircraft in Miranshah. He had a $5 million US bounty on his head. 3 others were also killed.
    (Reuters, 11/2/13)
2013        Nov 1, Hamas said a shortage of fuel halted the production of electricity across the Gaza Strip.
    (AFP, 11/1/13)
2013        Nov 1, In Russia a man facing an assault charge detonated a grenade in a courthouse, killing himself and a court officer and wounding two other people in the Ural Mountains city of Kurgan.
    (Reuters, 11/1/13)
2013        Nov 1, Tanzania’s parliament suspended an anti-poaching campaign, amid a surge of killings of elephant and rhino, to allow investigation of reported seizure of property, torture and killing of suspects.
    (AFP, 11/4/13)
2013        Nov 1, In Tasmania int’l. negotiations ended after China, Russia and Ukraine scuttled plans to create the world's largest ocean sanctuary in Antarctica. The sanctuary plans were led by the Antarctic Ocean Alliance which campaigns for protecting the Antarctic seas. For the sanctuary proposals to pass, they needed backing from all 200 delegates from 25 member countries, many of which have conflicting interests.
    (Reuters, 11/1/13)(SFC, 11/2/13, p.A2)
2013        Nov 1, State-rescued Royal Bank of Scotland announced plans to create an internal 'bad bank' to run down £38 billion of high-risk assets and accelerate its return to the private sector.
    (AFP, 11/1/13)
2013        Nov 1, A South African court sentenced Johannes Kana, a man convicted of raping and murdering Anene Booysen (17) in a gruesome case that shocked the country, has been sentenced to two life terms in jail.
    (AFP, 11/1/13)
2013        Nov 1, Syrian troops heavily shelled rebel-held areas of southern Damascus as part of a bid to completely cut them off from rear bases in the countryside. State media said government forces have captured Safira, a northern town located near a chemical weapons site after days of heavy fighting.
    (AFP, 11/1/13)(Reuters, 11/1/13)
2013        Nov 1, Tanzania’s parliament suspended an anti-poaching campaign, amid a surge of killings of elephant and rhino, to allow investigation of reported seizure of property, torture and killing of suspects.
    (AFP, 11/4/13)
2013        Nov 1, Thailand's Parliament moved a step closer to granting amnesty to people involved in a wrenching political conflict that has divided the country for almost a decade, prompting thousands to protest in the streets and renewing fears of violence. The bill was aimed to bring back Thaksin Shinawatra, the elder brother of PM Yingluck Thinawatra. 
    (AP, 11/1/13)(Econ, 11/9/13, p.44)
2013        Nov 1, Tunisia's party leaders met to choose a new premier to be tasked with replacing an Islamist-led government and steering the country out of a months-long political crisis.
    (AFP, 11/1/13)
2013        Nov 1, In Yemen Shi'ite Muslim Houthi rebels backed by tanks launched a fresh attack Damaj, a town held by their Sunni Muslim Salafi rivals, bringing the total death toll in three days of sectarian clashes to 40.
    (Reuters, 11/1/13)
2013        Nov 1, Dozens of Zambian separatists appeared in court on charges of treason for trying to create a new state called Barotseland in the west of the country. A total of 84 defendants, mostly from the Lozi tribe, were rounded up in a recent crackdown on those protesting for Barotseland.
    (AFP, 11/1/13)

2014        Nov 1, In Maine a fire swept through an apartment at 20 Noyes St. in Portland killing 5 people following a Halloween party the night before.
    (www.centralmaine.com/2014/11/01/four-dead-in-portland-house-fire/)
2014        Nov 1, Brittany Maynard (29), a SF Bay Area newlywed diagnosed with a deadly brain tumor, died in Portland Oregon. She had moved to Oregon to access a lethal drug for terminal illness and selected this day to end her life.
    (SFC, 11/3/14, p.A1)
2014        Nov 1, Afghan Pres. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai vowed to crack down on corruption and ensure security in his nation. Violence killed at least 12 members of the country's security forces in eastern Logar province.
    (AP, 11/1/14)
2014        Nov 1, The Bahamas government introduced new immigration rules.
    (AP, 11/27/14)
2014        Nov 1, Bangladesh was hit by a nationwide blackout after a transmission line bringing electricity from neighboring India failed.
    (AP, 11/1/14)
2014        Nov 1, In Burkina Faso two different military officials had declared themselves in charge before the army confirmed that Lt. Col. Isaac Yacouba Zida was the transitional leader.
    (AP, 11/2/14)
2014        Nov 1, It was reported that China's legislature has designated Dec. 4 as Constitution Day amid a drive to strengthen the authority of the country's legal system.
    (AP, 11/1/14)
2014        Nov 1, China successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The eight-day trip marked the first time in almost four decades that a spacecraft has returned to Earth after traveling around the moon.
    (AP, 11/1/14)
2014        Nov 1, The EU’s “Operation Triton” replaced Italy’s “Mare Nostrum” search and rescue operation. Triton was run by Frontex, the EU’s border control agency, but remained under Italian control.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Triton)(Econ., 4/25/15, p.22)
2014        Nov 1, In Ireland some 100,000 people marched against a new tax on water, imposed on Oct 1 as part of the country’s successful exit from an int’l. bailout. Charges were espected to cost a typical household $350/year.
    (SSFC, 11/2/14, p.A3)
2014        Nov 1, Some 150 Iraqi Kurdish forces arrived in the Syrian town of Kobani with heavy weapons to help Syrian Kurds fend off attempts by Islamic State insurgents to seize the town. Around 200 fighters from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) have also arrived in Kobani to help defend the town. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 100 Islamic State fighters were killed in the past three days.
    (Reuters, 11/1/14)
2014        Nov 1, In northern Kenya raiders ambushed and killed 22 police. Regional powerbrokers later said the attackers mistook the police for an invading tribe.
    (AP, 11/2/14)
2014        Nov 1, In Libya rocket fire forced the closure of Labraq airport, the main gateway into the government-held east.
    (Reuters, 11/1/14)
2014        Nov 1, In northern Mexico General Ricardo Cesar Nino Villarreal and his wife were shot dead as they drove in Vallecillo, Nuevo Leon state. Villarreal was one of four military officers who were deployed by the federal government in May to stem a surge of violence in Tamaulipas.
    (AFP, 11/3/14)
2014        Nov 1, In Nepal two passenger buses collided head-on on a key highway, killing 10 people and injuring 30 others.
    (AP, 11/1/14)
2014        Nov 1, Pakistan said 5 security forces personnel have been killed and four others injured in two separate militant attacks in the northwest.
    (AFP, 11/1/14)
2014        Nov 1, In Syria Islamist militants affiliated to al Qaeda seized the last remaining stronghold of Western-backed rebels in the northwest province of Idlib after days of fighting.
    (Reuters, 11/1/14)
2014        Nov 1, Ukraine said 6 government soldiers were killed in the past 24 hours, as a fragile ceasefire in the east was tested by heavy mortar fire in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk.
    (Reuters, 11/1/14)
2014        Nov 1, All Yemeni parties and political groups agreed to form an apolitical technocrat cabinet ending a deadlock of over two weeks.
    (AP, 11/2/14)

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