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November 1


1968   The movie ratings system is first implemented by Hollywood.

1512   The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, is shown for the first time.

1520   The Strait of Magellan is first navigated by Ferdinand Magellan

1604   William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello is presented for the first time

1800   John Adams becomes the first US President to live in the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House).

1959   After being struck in the face with a puck, hockey goalkeeper Jacques Plante wears a protective mask for the first time in professional play.

Famous Birthdays:

1871   Steven Crane (Author of Red Badge of Courage)

1957   Lyle Lovett (Singer)

1960   Fernando Valenzuela (Baseball Pitcher)

1962   Anthony Keides (Singer - Red Hot Chili Peppers)

1972   Jenny McCarthy (Actress)

1972   Toni Collette (Actress)

1979   Coco Crisp (Baseball Player)

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