On November 1:
1512 The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, was exhibited to the public for the first time
Creation of Adam by Michelangelo
1611 William Shakespeare
‘s romantic comedy The Tempest
was staged for the first time, at Whitehall Palace.
1848 The first medical school for women, The Boston Female Medical School (which later merged with the Boston University School of Medicine), opened.
1876 New Zealand‘s provincial government system was dissolved.
1887 – L. S. Lowry, British painter of industrial scenes, was born.
1896 A picture showing the bare breasts of a woman appears in National Geographic magazine for the first time.
1898 The New Zealand parliament passed the Old-Age Pensions Act.
1911 The first dropping of a bomb from an airplane in combat, during the Italo-Turkish War.
1918 Western Ukraine gained its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
1938 Seabiscuit defeated War Admiral in an upset victory during a match race deemed “the match of the century” in horse racing.
Seabiscuit statue, Santa Anita Park
1939 The first rabbit born after artificial insemination was exhibited to the world.
1981 Antigua and Barbuda gain independence from the United Kingdom.
1993 The Maastricht Treaty takes effect, formally establishing the European Union.
The signing of the Treaty
Sourced from NZ History Online and Wikipedia.