Today in History, English
Today in History, English

124711November 1Event1953 – Andhra Pradesh attains statehood, with Kurnool as its capital.
124712November 1Event1954 – The Front de Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence.
124713November 1Event1955 – The bombing of United Airlines Flight 629 occurs near Longmont, Colorado, killing all 39 passengers and five crew members aboard the Douglas DC-6B airliner.
124714November 1Event1956 – The Indian states Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Mysore State are formally created under the States Reorganisation Act.
124715November 1Event1956 – In India, Kanyakumari district is joined to Tamil Nadu state from Kerala.
124716November 1Event1956 – The Springhill mining disaster in Springhill, Nova Scotia kills 39 miners 88 are rescued.
124717November 1Event1957 – The Mackinac Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge between anchorages at the time, opens to traffic connecting Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas.
124718November 1Event1959 – Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jacques Plante wears a protective mask for the first time in an NHL game.
124719November 1Event1959 – In Rwanda, Hutu politician Dominique Mbonyumutwa is beaten up by Tutsi forces, leading to a period of violence known as the wind of destruction.
124720November 1Event1960 – While campaigning for President of the United States, John F. Kennedy announces his idea of the Peace Corps.
124721November 1Event1961 – Fifty thousand women in 60 cities participate in the inaugural Women Strike for Peace (WSP) against nuclear proliferation.
124722November 1Event1963 – The Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, with the largest radio telescope ever constructed, officially opens.
124723November 1Event1963 – The 1963 South Vietnamese coup begins
124724November 1Event1968 – The Motion Picture Association of America's film rating system is officially introduced, originating with the ratings G, M, R, and X.
124725November 1Event1970 – Club Cinq-Sept fire in Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France kills 146 young people.
124726November 1Event1973 – Watergate scandal: Leon Jaworski is appointed as the new Watergate Special Prosecutor.
124727November 1Event1973 – The Indian state of Mysore is renamed as Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu.
124728November 1Event1979 – In Bolivia, Colonel Alberto Natusch executes a bloody coup d'état against the constitutional government of Dr. Wálter Guevara.
124729November 1Event1981 – Antigua and Barbuda gains independence from the United Kingdom.
124730November 1Event1982 – Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of its factory in Marysville, Ohio. The Honda Accord is the first car produced there.
124731November 1Event1993 – The Maastricht Treaty takes effect, formally establishing the European Union.
124732November 1Event2000 – Serbia and Montenegro joins the United Nations.
124733November 1Event2012 – A fuel tank truck crashes and explodes in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh killing 26 people and injuring 135.
124734November 1Birth846 – Louis the Stammerer, French king (d. 879)
124735November 1Birth1339 – Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria (d. 1365)
124736November 1Birth1351 – Leopold III, Duke of Austria (d. 1386)
124737November 1Birth1526 – Catherine Jagiellon, Polish-Swedish wife of John III of Sweden (d. 1583)
124738November 1Birth1530 – Étienne de La Boétie, French philosopher and judge (d. 1563)
124739November 1Birth1539 – Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (d. 1596)
124740November 1Birth1549 – Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain (d. 1580)

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