November 1 (November 1) is the 305th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (306th in leap years). There are 60 more days until the end of the year.
79 - Eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
1501 - Portuguese sailors discover All Saints' Bay in Brazil.
1509 - A painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo is presented to the public.
1688 - William of Orange sails for the second time from Helewlsloys to seize the crowns of England, Scotland and Ireland from King James II during the Glorious Revolution.
1755 - An earthquake in Lisbon destroys two-thirds of the city, killing 60,000 people.
1755 - A law is approved by the British Parliament in 1765 for the Thirteen Colonies to force them to pay for British military operations in North America.
1886 - The Serbian Royal Academy is founded in Belgrade, later the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. The first president was Josif Pancic. The first editions she published were Glas i Spomenik, and the biggest undertaking was the creation of the "Dictionary of the Serbian Literary Language", which began in 1893.
The First Serbian Army under the command of Duke Petar Bojović liberated Belgrade in the First World War.
The Italians sank the battleship Viribus Unitis in Pula: more than 200 dead.
1928 - In Turkey, the Arabic alphabet is replaced by Latin, as part of the reforms of the founder of the modern Turkish state, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
1936 - Spanish Civil War: Battle of Madrid begins.
The President of the National Committee for the Liberation of Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito, and the President of the Refugee Government of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Ivan Šubašić, signed an agreement in Belgrade on the formation of a unified Yugoslav government to prepare for the Constituent Assembly.
Sremska Mitrovica liberated in World War II.
1945 - The United Kingdom announces that Nazi Germany's leader Adolf Hitler has most likely committed suicide in his bunker in Berlin.
Karol Wojtyla became chaplain.
The United Nations General Assembly established the United Nations International Fund for Assistance to Children, UNICEF.
1952 - The United States tests the first hydrogen bomb in the Marshall Islands.
1954 - An uprising against French colonial rule begins in Algeria, ending in 1962 with independence.
1956 - At the suggestion of Yugoslavia, the General Assembly