Historical Events for 1st November 2021

1865 – Zutphen-Fishing Dutch railway opens
1916 – Broadway theatre owner and producer Harry H. Frazee and Hugh Ward buy MLB club the Boston Red Sox for approximately $700,000 from Joseph Lannin
1918 – Yugoslav battleship Viribus Unitis sunk by Italians
1922 – Mustafa Kemal Ataturk takes Constantinople from Mehmed VI, proclaiming the Republic of Turkey and bringing an end to the Ottoman Empire
1942 – 10th day of battle at El Alamein
1950 – Celtics’ forward Chuck Cooper becomes first African American to play in the NBA in Boston’s 107-84 loss at Fort Wayne Pistons; future Hall of Famer Bob Cousy also debuts for Celtics
1956 – Karnataka (then known as Mysore State) is formed from the merge of Kannada-speaking regions in India
1987 – New Zealand All Blacks create a rugby union international world record score when they beat Japan, 106-4 at the National Stadium in Tokyo
2017 – Boiler explosion at a NTPC government-run coal-fired power plant in Rae Bareli, India, kills 29
2020 – Slovakia completes testing two-thirds of its population for COVID-19 using quick antigen tests, 1.06% test positive out of 3.625 million

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