This Day in History: Kinky's birthday!

Today is Monday, November 1, the 305th days of 2010. There are 60 days left in the year. This is All Saints Day.

Today's Highlight in History:

On November 1, 1950, 2 Puerto Rican nationalists tried to force their way into Blair House in Washington, D.C. to assassinate President Harry S. Truman. The attempt failed, and one of the pair was killed, along with a White House police officer.

On this date:
In 1512, Michelangelo finished painting the ceiling of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel.
In 1765, the Stamp Act went into effect, prompting stiff resistance from American colonists.
In 1870, the US Weather Bureau made its first meteorological observations.
In 1952, the US exploded the first hydrogen bomb, code-named “Ivy Mike,” at Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

Today's Birthdays: Golfer Gary Player is 75. Magazine publisher Larry Flynt is 68. Country singer-humorist Kinky Friedman is 66. Country singer Lyle Lovett is 53. Rock singer Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 48. Pop singer-musician Mags Furuholmen (a-ha) is 48. Rock musician Rick Allen (Def Leppard) is 47. Actress Jenny McCarthy is 38.


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