November 01

This Day in History

1963

World’s Largest Radio Telescope Opens

"On this day in 1963, the Arecibo Observatory, the world's largest single-aperture telescope, opened in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Also called the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, the Arecibo … (more...)

1952

U.S. Detonates Hydrogen Bomb

On a remote atoll in the Pacific Ocean, the United States successfully detonates "Mike," the world's first hydrogen bomb. The 10.4-megaton thermonuclear device, built upon the Teller-Ulam principles … (more...)

1930

Pharlap Wins the Melbourne Cup

Pharlap was a great legend in Australian horse racing history. Born in Timaru, New Zealand, Pharlap was an awkward, gangly colt bought for a mere 160 guineas by American born David J Davis. Pharlap … (more...)

1604

Shakespeare’s "Othello" Debuts

"On this day in 1604, the court of King James I gathered in London's Whitehall Palace to watch the first performance of Shakespeare's Othello. The play was performed six years later at The Globe and … (more...)