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Today is Friday, November 1st,  the 305th day of the year. There are 60

Coco Crisp

Coco Crisp

days remaining until the end of the year and 54 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Aviation History Month,

Child Safety Protection Month, National Adoption Awareness

Month, National Epilepsy Month, Native American Heritage

Month, Peanut Butter Lovers Month, National Sleep Comfort

Month, Chemistry Week, All Saint’s Day

Walter Payton

Walter Payton


Ronald Bell, 68, saxophonist (Kool & The Gang)

Willie D, 53, hip hop artist (The Geto Boys)

Diane Parrish, 50, actress

Coco Crisp, 50, baseball player


John J. Johnson

John J. Johnson


Walter Payton, 1999, Hall of Fame football player (b. 1954)

Mac Dre, 2004, rapper (b. 1970)


1604 – William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello” first presented.

1787 – First free school in New York City, African Free School, opens.

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

1910 – First issue of “Crisis” published by editor W.E.B. DuBois.

1920 – Eugene O’Neill’s “Emperor Jones” premieres in New York City.

1942 – John H. Johnson publishes 1st issue of Negro Digest.

1945 – First issue of Ebony magazine published by John H. Johnson.

1946 – Charles S. Johnson becomes 1st Black president of Fisk University.

1950 – 1st Black player in NBA, Celtic’s Charles Cooper, Ft Wayne, Indiana.

1951 – Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella wins 1st of his 3 NL MVP

Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas


1951 – Jet magazine founded by John H. Johnson.

1968 – Motion Picture Association of America introduces rating system

(G, M, R, X).

1990 – Sandra Miller awarded $100 for Mike Tyson fondling her breasts.

1991 – Judge Clarence Thomas formally seated as 106th associate justice

of the U.S. Supreme Court.


As a Scorpio born on November 1st, you are known for your ambition, passion and outer reserve. You have a passion that defines your inner-self. Your passion materializes as an ambition for success that leaves you unsatisfied being anything but the best. While your friends and family admire your drive, they may be most impressed with your ability to remain calm and collected in any situation. Your outer self is so reserved that others struggle to understand your true intentions at times.

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