updated 11/1/2005 12:04:49 AM ET 2005-11-01T05:04:49

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 1, the 305th day of 2005. There are 60 days left in the year. This is All Saints Day.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On Nov. 1, 1765, the Stamp Act went into effect, prompting stiff resistance from American colonists.

On this date:
In 1512, Michelangelo’s paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were first exhibited to the public.

In 1604, William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello” was first presented at Whitehall Palace in London.

In 1861, Gen. George B. McClellan was made General-in-Chief of the Union armies.

In 1870, the United States Weather Bureau made its first meteorological observations.

In 1944, “Harvey,” a comedy by Mary Chase about a man and his friend, an invisible 6-foot-tall rabbit, opened on Broadway.

In 1950, two Puerto Rican nationalists tried to force their way into Blair House in Washington to assassinate President Truman. The attempt failed, and one of the pair was killed.

In 1952, the United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb at Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands.

In 1954, Algerian nationalists began their successful eight-year rebellion against French rule.

In 1973, following the “Saturday Night Massacre,” Acting Attorney General Robert H. Bork appointed Leon Jaworski to be the new Watergate special prosecutor, succeeding Archibald Cox.

In 1979, former first lady Mamie Eisenhower died in Washington, D.C., at age 82.

Ten years ago: Bosnia peace talks opened in Dayton, Ohio, with the leaders of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia present. The House voted to ban so-called “partial birth” abortions by a vote of 288-139.

Five years ago: Yugoslavia’s new democratic government joined the United Nations after eight years of U.N. ostracism under former strongman Slobodan Milosevic.

One year ago: American contract worker Roy Hallums was one of several people kidnapped during an armed assault on the Baghdad compound where he lived; Hallums was rescued by coalition forces on Sept. 7, 2005. A 16-year-old Palestinian laden with explosives blew himself up in an outdoor market in Tel Aviv, killing three Israelis. U.N. nuclear agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei urged Iran to suspend uranium enrichment and called on North Korea to dismantle its weapons program.

Today’s Birthdays: Newspaper columnist James J. Kilpatrick is 85. Golfer Gary Player is 70. Country singer Bill Anderson is 68. Actress Barbara Bosson is 66. Actor Robert Foxworth is 64. Actress Marcia Wallace is 63. Magazine publisher Larry Flynt is 63. Actress Jeannie Berlin is 56. Pop singer-musician Dan Peek is 55. Rhythm-and-blues musician Khalis Bayyan (aka Ronald Bell) (Kool and the Gang) is 54. Country singer-songwriter-producer Keith Stegall is 51. Country singer Lyle Lovett is 48. Actress Rachel Ticotin is 47. Rock musician Eddie MacDonald (The Alarm) is 46. Rock singer Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 43. Pop singer-musician Mags Furuholmen (a-ha) is 43. Rock musician Rick Allen (Def Leppard) is 42. Country singer “Big Kenny” Alphin (Big and Rich) is 42. Rapper Willie D (Geto Boys) is 39. Singer Sophie B. Hawkins is 38. Country musician Dale Wallace (Emerson Drive) is 36. Actress Toni Collette is 33. Actress Jenny McCarthy is 33. Rock musician Andrew Gonzales is 33. Actress Aishwarya Rai is 32. Actor Penn Badgley is 19.

Thought for Today: “God give me strength to face a fact though it slay me.” — Thomas Huxley, English biologist (1825-1895).

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