Today is Friday, Nov. 1, the 305th day of 2019 with 60 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
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 84); Hustler publisher Larry Flynt in 1942 (age 77); musician/politician Kinky Friedman in 1944 (age 75); country singer Lyle Lovett in 1957 (age 62); Apple CEO Tim Cook in 1960 (age 59); rock musician Anthony Kiedis in 1962 (age 57); rock drummer Rick Allen in 1963 (age 56); actor Rachel Ticotin in 1958 (age 61); actor Toni Collette in 1972 (age 47); actor Jenny McCarthy in 1972 (age 47); founder of Feministing Jessica Valenti in 1978 (age 41); actor Natalia Tena in 1984 (age 35); actor Penn Badgley in 1986 (age 33); actor Max Burkholder in 1997 (age 22); actor Alex Wolff in 1997 (age 22); actor Hudson Yang in 2003 (age 16).
On this date in history:
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.
In 1800, U.S. President John Adams and his family moved into the newly built White House after Washington became the U.S. capital.
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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.
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 2011, a U.N. report said the world's population had topped the 7 billion mark, doubling the total of 1968. The U.N. Population Fund predicted 8 billion people by 2025.
In 2013, a U.S. drone strike killed Hakimullah Mehsud, leader of the Pakistani Taliban, and four other militants.
In 2018, hundreds of Google employees across the globe walked off the job to protest the tech giant's handling of sexual harassment cases involving executives.
A thought for the day: Malala Yousafzai, who won the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 17, said, "I raise my voice not so that I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard."
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