There’s three sides to every story: there’s the history you were taught in school, the history the revisionist dig up and the truth.

Saturday November 1st

1512: Michelangelo finishes painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

1604: William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello is first performed.

1611: William Shakespeare’s The Tempest first is performed.

1762: Spencer Perceval (REP 1762-1812) Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1809-1812) who is the only British Prime Minister to have been assassinated.

1755: Lisbon earthquake.

1765: Stamp Act takes effect.

1831: Choctaw Trail of Tears begins.

1849: William Merritt Chase (PROG 1849-1916) leading American impressionist.

1857: John Joly (PROG 1857-1933) Irish physicist whose early work led to radiocarbon dating.

1871: Susan B. Anthony and a group of women register to vote in Rochester, NY.

1871: Stephen Crane (MISS 1871-1900) author Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (1893), The Red Badge of Courage (1895).

1884: Greenwich Mean Time is adopted.

1887: L. S. Lowry (LOST 1887-1976) English urban primitive artist.

1894: Billboard magazine is founded.

1897: The first Library of Congress building opens.

1920: James J. Kilpatrick (GI 1920-2010) conservative Southern columnist and legal scholar who started out as a segregationist but repented later in life.

1937: Agatha Christie publishes Death on the Nile.

1938: Frida Kahlo’s first solo exhibit at the Julien Levy Gallery, New York (Nov 1-15).

1942: Larry Flynt (1942- ) adult magazine publisher Hustler.

1944: Harvey opens in New York.

1950: Puerto Rican nationalists Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo attempt to assassinate President Harry S. Truman.

1950: Pope Pius XII claims Papal Infallibility when he formally defines the dogma of the Assumption of Mary.

1951: In Operation Buster-Jangle 6,500 American soldiers are exposed to atomic explosions. Participation was not voluntary.

1952: United States explodes the first hydrogen bomb over the Bikini Atolls.

1954: Algerian rebellion (1954-62) begins.

1961: The Women Strike for Peace demonstrated in 60 cities to protest the resumption of atmospheric nuclear tests.

1967: Cool Hand Luke is released.

1968: MPAA’s film rating system is officially introduced.

1983: A senior State Department official reported that Saddam Hussein was using chemical weapons against Iran.