TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT Nov. 1, 1968

The Mo­tion Pic­ture As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica un­veiled its new vol­un­tary film rat­ing sys­tem: G for gen­eral, M for ma­ture (later changed to GP, then PG), R for re­stricted and X (later changed to NC-17) for adults only.

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1604

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

1765

The Stamp Act, passed by the Bri­tish Par­lia­ment, went into ef­fect, prompt­ing stiff re­sis­tance from Amer­i­can colonists.

1950

Two Puerto Ri­can na­tion­al­ists tried to force their way into Blair House in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., in a failed at­tempt to as­sas­si­nate Pres­i­dent Harry S. Tru­man. (One of the pair was killed, along with a White House po­lice of­fi­cer.)

1952

The United States ex­ploded the first hy­dro­gen bomb, code-named “Ivy Mike,” at Enewe­tak Atoll in the Mar­shall Is­lands.

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