BRT CRASHED IN FLATBUSH
On November 1, 1918: Over ninety people died in a Brooklyn Rapid Transit elevated train derailment at Malbone Street in Flatbush, Brooklyn. The accident, the worst in U.S. history, became known as the Malbone Street Wreck and the street was renamed Empire Boulevard in the wake of the tragedy.
On November 1, 1978: Blogger, feminist writer, and founder of Feministing, Jessica Valenti was born in New York City. She is called the “poster-girl for third-wave feminism,” and penned various books, including Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters.
JETS’ LUCKY NUMBER 13
On November 1, 1987: New York Jets retired Don Maynard’s #13 jersey. Maynard played wide receiver for the team from 1960-1972. He was a four-time NFL All-Star and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987.