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Algeria: Revolution Day
(Commemorates 11/01/1954 revolt against French rule)
Algeria France Algerian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Antigua & Barbuda: Independence Day
(Commemorates independence from Great Britain 11/1/1981)
Great Britain Antigua & Barbuda AntiguaNice
Virgin Islands: David Hamilton Jackson Day/Liberty Day
(Honors David Hamilton Jackson who published the first newspaper in the Virgin Islands)
Virgin Islands Source
1609 Matthew Hale (English Legal Scholar) English Political and Social Leaders Law and Legal Resources
1889 Philip Noel-Baker (English Statesman) English Political and Social Leaders
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1788 Samuel Elbert (Namesake of Elbert County, Georgia) Georgia Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia
1894 Alexander III (Russian Emperor) Russian Political and Social Leaders
1979 Mamie Eisenhower (Iowa-born First Lady, Wife of President Dwight Eisenhower) Mamie Eisenhower President Eisenhower The American Presidency
2006 William Styron (Virginia-born Author: 1968 Pulitzer Prize for The Confessions of Nat Turner William Styron 1968 Pulitzer Prize for The Confessions of Nat Turner
1512 Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Ceiling First Opens to Public Michelangleo The Sistine Chapel Concordia History Channel
1582 Maurice of Nassau Becomes Governor of Holland The Netherlands
1679 Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Founds Ft. Miami, the First European Settlement in Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle Michigan Forts Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1732 British Trustees Decide to Locate the Georgia Colony's First Settlement on the Savannah River Great Britain Colonial Georgia University of Georgia
1765 The British Parliament Enacts the Stamp Act to Support Military Operations in America The Stamp Act of 1765 Taxes History Channel
1776 California's Mission San Juan Capistrano Is Founded by Father Junipero Serra Father Junipero Serra California Missions Hispanic Heritage Mission San Juan Capistrano
1800 John Adams Is the First President to Move Into the White House John Adams The American Presidency The White House Library of Congress
1808 Russian Ship Saint Nicolas Wrecks Near the Mouth of Washington's Quillayute River Russia Washington Naval History HistoryLink
1854 President Pierce Formally Appoints George Law Curry as Governor of the Oregon Territory Oregon Political and Social Leaders President Franklin Pierce
1861 President Lincoln Names George McClellan Commander of Union Army Abraham Lincoln George McClellan The American Civil War History Channel
1862 Union Positions 18 Ships Off the Florida Gulf Coast to Disrupt Confederate Blockade-runners Florida The American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1946 Karol Wojtyla, Future Pope John Paul II, Is Ordained as a Priest Polish Political and Social Leaders Pope John Paul II Catholicism New York Times
1950 An Attempted Assassination of U.S. President Harry Truman Fails President Harry S. Truman U.S. History History Channel
1952 U.S. Explodes First Hydrogen Bomb at Elugelab Atoll in Pacific Nuclear Weapons Cold War World  History Historic First History Channel New York Times
1954 Indigenous Algerians Revolt for Rights Denied by French Colonial Rule Algeria France New York Times
1966 Eight Die As Viet Cong Bomb Saigon Vietnam War Death BBC
1970 French Nightclub Fire Kills 142: Most Teenagers France Fire Safety Death BBC
1981 Antigua and Barbuda Gain Independence from Britain Great Britain Antigua & Barbuda AntiguaNice
1984 Rioting Breaks in India Following Assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi Indira Gandhi BBC
1987 Deng Xiaoping Steps Down from China's Central Committee History of China UCLA
1993 European Union Is Established in Compliance with the Treaty of Maastricht European Union European Union History Channel
1995 Bosnian Peace Talks Open in Dayton, Ohio Ohio Yugoslavia Bosnia War CNN

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