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On This Day in History - 1st November

Birthdays

1757Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor
1864Stefan Zeromski, Polish novelist ('The Homeless')
1871Stephen Crane, American novelist
1887L.S Lowry, English artist; famous for his matchstick figures
1935Gary Player, South African golfer
1941Nigel Dempster, Newspaper columnist
1962Sharon Davis, Swimmer and TV personality

Events

1848The first W.H Smith bookstall opened at Euston station, London
1911The first Woman's Weekly magazine was published in Britain
1940A prehistoric cave painting was discovered in Lascaux, France
1959The first section of the M1 motorway was opened
1962The first ever spacecraft to Mars, Mars 1, was launched
1982Phil Silvers, televisions 'Sgt Bilko' & film actor, died
1982Channel 4 television began broadcasting