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Notable Historical Events for November 1st

1904George Bernard Shaw's "John Bull's Other Island" premieres in London

1977US President Jimmy Carter raises the minimum wage from $2.30 to $3.35 an hour, effective from 1st Jan 1981

1954General Fulgencio Batista elected President of Cuba

1894Nicholas II becomes the new Tsar of Russia after his father, Alexander III, dies.

1959Jacques Plante becomes the first goaltender to wear a mask during a game

1861General George McClellan made general in chief of Union armies

1914Connie Mack asks waivers on Jack Coombs, Eddie Plank & Chief Colby

1967"Cool Hand Luke", starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, and Strother Martin, is released

1611Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Tempest" 1st presented

1913Less than a week after the US nonintervention promose, President Woodrow Wilson demands that Mexican dictator Huerta resigns

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Notable Birthdays on November 1st

1935Gary Player, Johannesburg, South African PGA golfer (Brit Open-1959, 68, 74)

1880Alfred L Wegener, German meteorologist (continental shift)

1878Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Buenos Aires, jurist (Nobel Peace Prize 1936), (d. 1959)

1942Larry Flynt, Lakeville, Kentucky, magazine publisher (Hustler)

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Notable Weddings on November 1st

1940Theoretical physicist Robert Oppenheimer (36) weds biologist Katherine Harrison Puening

1986MLB player Kirby Puckett (24) weds Tonya Hudson (20)

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Notable Divorces on November 1st

1954Actor John Wayne (47) divorces actress Esperanza Baur due to drunken violence after 7 years of marriage

1982Director Martin Scorsese (39) divorces Isabella Rossellini (30) after 3 years of marriage

2010Film actor Charlie Sheen (45) divorces socialite Brooke Mueller (33) due to irreconcilable differences after two-and-a-half years of marriage

1947Film director D. W. Griffith (72) divorces actress Evelyn Baldwin (37) after 11 years of marriage

November 1st Divorces
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Notable Deaths on November 1st

1999Walter Payton, American Football Hall of Fame Running Back, dies at 45

1972Ezra Loomis Pound, US poet (Throne), dies at 87

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