History Blog

November 1

Happy Birthday RIP Marcia Wallace(1942–2013) ; Barbara Bosson–75 Larry Claxton Flynt Jr.–72 Lyle Lovett–57 Peter Ostrum–57 Rachel Ticotin–56 Timothy Cook–54 Antonia “Toni” Collette–42 Jennifer “Jenny” McCarthy–42 Penn Badgley–28 ; 1512 – Michelangelo’s paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were first exhibited to the public ; 1604 – William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello is presented for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London. ; 1897 – The first Library of Congress building opens its doors to the public. The Library had been housed in the Congressional Reading Room in the U.S. Capitol.