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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 1, 2021

On Nov. 1, 1512, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo's most famous works, was exhibited to the public for the first time.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 1, 2021
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tour the Sistine Chapel following their meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis on May 24 in Vatican City. On November 1, 1512, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo's most famous works, was exhibited to the public for the first time. File Photo by Andrea Hanks/UPI | License Photo

Today is Monday, Nov. 1, the 305th day of 2021 with 60 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

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Those born on this date are under the sign of Scorpio. They include journalist/novelist Stephen Crane in 1871; journalist James Kilpatrick in 1920; actor Betsy Palmer in 1926; hockey Hall of Fame member Al Arbour in 1932; golf Hall of Fame member Gary Player in 1935 (age 86); Hustler publisher Larry Flynt in 1942; musician/politician Kinky Friedman in 1944 (age 77); country singer Lyle Lovett in 1957 (age 64); actor Rachel Ticotin in 1958 (age 63); Apple CEO Tim Cook in 1960 (age 61); rock musician Anthony Kiedis in 1962 (age 59); rock drummer Rick Allen in 1963 (age 58); actor Toni Collette in 1972 (age 49); actor Jenny McCarthy in 1972 (age 49); founder of Feministing Jessica Valenti in 1978 (age 43); actor Matt Jones in 1981 (age 40); actor Natalia Tena in 1984 (age 37); actor Penn Badgley in 1986 (age 35); actor Anthony Ramos in 1991 (age 30); actor Max Burkholder in 1997 (age 24); actor Alex Wolff in 1997 (age 24); actor Hudson Yang in 2003 (age 18).

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On this date in history:

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In 1512, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo's most famous works, was exhibited to the public for the first time.

In 1604, William Shakespeare's Othello made its debut.

In 1755, an earthquake in Lisbon, Portugal, killed 60,000 people.

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In 1800, U.S. President John Adams and his family moved into the newly built White House after Washington became the U.S. capital.

In 1915, Parris Island was officially designated a Marine Corps Recruit Depot used for the training of enlisted Marines.

In 1938, Seabiscuit beat War Admiral in horse racing's "match of the century."

In 1945, Ebony magazine, founded by John H. Johnson, published its first issue.

In 1950, two Puerto Rican nationalists tried to force their way into the Blair House in Washington in an attempt to assassinate U.S. President Harry Truman.

In 1952, the United States tested the world's first hydrogen bomb, code named Ivy Mike, on Eniwetok atoll in the Pacific Ocean.

In 1990, McDonald's, under pressure from environmental groups, said it would replace plastic food containers with paper.

In 1993, the Maastricht Treaty took effect, formally establishing the European Union and leading to the creation of the Union's single currency, the euro.

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In 2008, Maj. Sebastian Morley, the top British Special Forces commander in Afghanistan, resigned to protest what he called lack of proper equipment for combat troops. He blamed "chronic underinvestment."

In 2013, a U.S. drone strike killed Hakimullah Mehsud, leader of the Pakistani Taliban, and four other militants.

In 2020, Typhoon Goni (known locally as Rolly) made landfall on Catanduanes Island in the Philippines. The storm would go on to cause 32 fatalities and $415 million in damage in the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.


A thought for the day: "The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt." -- British writer Bertrand Russell

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