Wow, November 1st's been an eventful day:
1512 - The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, is exhibited to the public for the first time.
1938 - Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral in an upset victory during a match race deemed "the match of the century" in horse racing.
1941 - American photographer Ansel Adams takes a picture of a moonrise over the town of Hernandez, New Mexico that would become one of the most famous images in the history of photography.
1951 - American soldiers are exposed to an atomic explosion for training purposes in Desert Rock, Nevada. Participation was not voluntary.
1871 - Stephen Crane, American writer (d. 1900)
1947 - Jim Steinman, American songwriter
1958 - Charlie Kaufman, American screenwriter
1700 - Charles II of Spain (b. 1661)
1955 - Dale Carnegie, American writer (b. 1888)
United States - Start of National Novel Writing Month