This Day in History

Today is Thursday, November 1st, the 305th day of the year.  There are 60 days until the end of the year.

On this day:

In 1800, John Adams became the first President to live in the White House in Washington D.C..

In 1911, the Chevrolet Motor Company was incorporated.

In 1924, the Boston Bruins NHL franchise was founded. 

In 1939, New York's Rockefeller Center opened.

In 1945, the first issue of "Ebony" magazine was published.

In 1964, Jim Brown of the Cleveland Browns became the first running back to rush for ten-thousand career yards.

In 1979, Lee Iacocca became CEO of the Chrysler Corporation.

In 1985, actor, comedian Phil Silvers died at the age of 73.  He is best remembered for his role as "Sergeant Bilko."

In 1991, Clarence Thomas took his seat on the United States Supreme Court.

In 1999, former Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton died of bile duct cancer.  The NFL great was 45-years-old. 

In 2005, voters in Denver, Colorado voted to allow residents over the age of 21 to legally possess up to an ounce of marijuana. 

In 2006, after almost 50 years on the Las Vegas Strip, the Stardust Hotel closed its doors for good. 

In 2015, the Kansas City Royals won the World Series for the first time in 30-years.  They beat the New York Mets in five games.  The Royals last won the World Series in 1985 and lost the Fall Classic the year before. 

In 2015, Michael Bruce Curry was installed as the Episcopal Church's first African-American leader.  He was installed as the Presiding Bishop.

In 2015, Chipotle [[ chih-POHT-lay ]] closed dozens of their restaurants amid an E. coli scare in the northwest. 

In 2017, The Houston Astros became World Series champions for the first time in their history.


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