Grand Cinematograph was the first cinema at Beach Road, opened on 31 August 1907. At that time a cinema was known as a cinematograph. On 12 October 1907 "The Grand Cinematograph" changed to "Alhambra Grand Cinematograph", and on 1 November 1907, "The Alhambra" completely replaced "Grand Cinematograph".



The modern history of Singapore General Hospital began with 800 beds in the Bowyer, Stanley and Norris Blocks on 29 March 1926. Initially known as Upper Block and was renamed Bowyer Block after 1946. Named after Dr John Herbert Bowyer, the Chief Medical Officer in the then Outram Road General Hospital. He died at Sime Road Interment Camp during the Japanese Occupation on 1 November 1944.



Registration for Singapore citizenship opened for the first time on 1 November 1957, and MPD Nair, who was Assistant Minister to the Chief Secretary at that time, became the first citizen of Singapore among the 1,300 who turned up at the Citizen Registration Centre at Fort Canning.



Fong Kim Heng was appointed as the first chairman of the Public Utilities Board and he was subsequently replaced by George Oehlers on 1 November 1963.



The National Youth Council (NYC), a division of the People's Association, was set up by the Singapore Government on 1 November 1989 as the national co-ordinating body for youth affairs in Singapore. It supports the development of youth and youth organisations through awards, grants, national and international programmes, research and publications, and various other support activities.



The New Singapore Shares is a scheme announced by Goh Chok Tong, the then Prime Minister of Singapore, during the National Day Rally 2001 on 19 August 2001. It is part of a new social compact the government is trying to forge with Singaporeans. Under the scheme, New Singapore Shares, worth S$1 each, were given to qualifying Singaporeans from 1 November 2001. These shares will earn annual tax-free dividends in the form of bonus shares at a guaranteed minimum of three per cent a year for five years starting from 1 March 2002. Bonus dividends will be declared annually in the form of bonus shares equal to the real GDP growth rate of the preceding year, provided it is a positive growth. These shares are neither transferable nor tradable. Singaporeans may cash in up to half their shares in the first 12 months before 1 November 2002. Thereafter, they can cash in their shares anytime without limits. The government will redeem all outstanding shares at S$1 each on 1 March 2007.




The Marina Barrage is a dam in Singapore built at the confluence of five rivers, across the Marina Channel between Marina East and Marina South. It was officially opened on 1 November 2008. It was Singapore's fifteenth reservoir. It provides water storage, flood control and recreation.