TODAY IN HISTORY
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.
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William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello” was presented at Whitehall Palace in London.
The Stamp Act, passed by the British Parliament, went into effect, prompting stiff resistance from American colonists.
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.)
The United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb, code-named “Ivy Mike,” at Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands.