spotlight Today in history: Nov. 1 Nov 1, 2019 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1765: The Stamp Act In 1765, the Stamp Act, passed by the British Parliament, went into effect, prompting stiff resistance from American colonists. JOSEPH KACZMAREK 1950: Assassination Attempt of President Truman In 1950, two Puerto Rican nationalists tried to force their way into Blair House in Washington, D.C., in a failed attempt to assassinate President Harry S. Truman. (One of the pair was killed, along with a White House police officer.) John Lent 1952: Ivy Mike In 1952, the United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb, code-named "Ivy Mike," at Enewetak (en-ih-WEE'-tahk) Atoll in the Marshall Islands. uncredited 1973: Leon Jaworski In 1973, following the "Saturday Night Massacre," Acting Attorney General Robert H. Bork appointed Leon Jaworski to be the new Watergate special prosecutor, succeeding Archibald Cox. Anonymous 1991: Clarence Thomas In 1991, Clarence Thomas took his place as the newest justice on the Supreme Court. Dennis Cook 1995: Bosnia Peace Talks In 1995, Bosnia peace talks opened in Dayton, Ohio, with the leaders of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia present. JOE MARQUETTE 2009: Afghanistan Election Ten years ago: Afghan President Hamid Karzai's challenger, former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah, withdrew from an upcoming runoff election, effectively handing Karzai a victory. Musadeq Sadeq 2009: CIT Group Bankrupcy Ten years ago: Lender CIT Group filed one of the biggest Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings in U.S. corporate history. (CIT Group emerged from bankruptcy protection the following month.) Seth Wenig 2009: New York City Marathon Ten years ago: Meb Keflezighi (keh-FLEZ'-gee) became the first U.S. man in 27 years to win the New York City Marathon, in a time of 2:09:15; Ethiopian runner Derartu Tulu won the women's title in 2:28:52. Kathy Willens 2014: Breeders' Cup Classic Five years ago: Bayern won the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic by a nose, surviving a stewards' inquiry prompted by multiple horses bumping near the start. Jae C. Hong 2014: Cheap Gasoline Five years ago: The national average price of gasoline fell to $2.995, according to AAA, marking the first time in four years that gas was cheaper than $3 a gallon. Barbara Woike 2014: U.N. Climate Report Five years ago: The United Nations' expert panel on climate science, meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, finished a report on global warming that the agency said offered "conclusive evidence" that humans were altering Earth's climate system. Jens Dresling 2018: Edmund Zagorski One year ago: Edmund Zagorski became the first man executed in Tennessee's electric chair since 2007; his last words were "Let's rock," before he was executed for shooting two men and slitting their throats during a drug deal. HOGP 2018: Google Walkout One year ago: Thousands of Google employees around the world briefly walked off the job to protest what they said was the company's mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations against executives. Noah Berger 2018: Robert Bowers One year ago: Robert Bowers pleaded not guilty to federal charges in the shooting that left 11 people dead at a Pittsburgh synagogue; funerals for the victims of the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in American history continued for a third day. HOGP Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps History Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Recommended View All Promotions promotion spotlight AP What breed of puppy is perfect for you? promotion spotlight AP How much do you know about Halloween?