1 November 2021: This day in history

1755: Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000 in Portugal

1814: Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars

1894: Vaccine for diphtheria announced by Dr Roux of Paris

1916: Paul Miliukov delivers in the Russian State Duma the famous “stupidity or treason” speech, precipitating the downfall of the Boris Stürmer government

1952: “Ivy Mike”, the first thermonuclear weapon to utilize the H-bomb design of Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam, is detonated in the Marshall Islands, Pacific Ocean

2012: Scientists detect evidence of light from the universe’s first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang


Source: Onthisday.com

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