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It happened on a… November 1

2021

COVID-19’s global death toll tops 5 million in under 2 years

2012

Google’s Gmail becomes the world’s most popular email service

2007

5-time Grand Slam tennis winner Martina Hingis admits testing positive for cocaine during Wimbledon; maintains innocence; retires from tennis; no desire for fight with anti-doping authorities

1997

“Titanic” directed by James Cameron, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet premieres at the Tokyo International Film Festival (Academy Awards Best Picture 1998)

1994

Chicago Bulls retire basketball superstar Michael Jordan’s jersey #23 in a 2-hour ceremony at the United Center.

1987

René Lévesque dies in Montreal; leader of the separatist Parti Québécois and former Premier of Quebec (1976-1985).

1970

Quebec brings in universal health insurance plan.

1969

The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album goes #1 in US & stays #1 for 11 weeks.

1924

Boston Bruins officially join the NHL, becoming the first United States based team to enter the League.

1922

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk takes Constantinople from Mehmed VI, proclaiming the Republic of Turkey and bringing an end to the Ottoman Empire.

1897

Italian football club Juventus F.C. is founded by students in Turin as Sport-Club Juventus.

1800

John Adams becomes the first US President to live in the White House.

1611

William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “Tempest” first presented

1604

“Othello,” the tragedy by William Shakespeare, was first presented at Whitehall Palace in London.

1512

Michelangelo’s paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were first exhibited to the public.

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