Today in History
Today in History: Saturday, November  01, 2014
AP Highlight in History:
On Nov. 1, 1952, the United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb in a test at Eniwetok atoll in the Marshall Islands.
 
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1512Michelangelo's paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were first exhibited to the public.
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1604William Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello" was first performed, at Whitehall Palace in London.
1765The Stamp Act went into effect, prompting stiff resistance from American colonists.
1861Gen. George B. McClellan was made general-in-chief of the Union armies.
1936In a speech in Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini described the alliance between his country and Nazi Germany as an "axis" running between Rome and Berlin.
1946Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, was ordained as a priest in Poland.
1950Two Puerto Rican nationalists tried to force their way into Blair House in Washington to assassinate President Harry S. Truman. One of the assailants was killed.
1954Algeria began a successful rebellion against French rule.
1979Former first lady Mamie Eisenhower died in Washington, D.C., at age 82.
1991Clarence Thomas took his place as a justice on the Supreme Court.
1995Bosnia peace talks opened in Dayton, Ohio.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actress Toni Collette turns 42 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Gary PlayerGolfer79
Barbara BossonActress ("Hill Street Blues")75
Larry FlyntMagazine publisher72
Kinky FriedmanCounty singer70
Lyle LovettCountry musician57
Anthony KiedisRock singer (Red Hot Chili Peppers)52
Big KennyCountry musician (Big and Rich)51
Sophie B. HawkinsSinger50
Bo BiceRock singer ("American Idol")39
Penn BadgleyActor ("Gossip Girl")28
Actress-talk show host ("The View") Jenny McCarthy turns 42 years old today.
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