The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was exhibited for the first time in 1512. Shakespeare's Othello was performed publicly for the first time in 1604. Early reviews called the play misogynist, racist and offensive. Lisbon (the one in Portugal, not the one in Iowa) was destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in 1755. Between 60,000 and 90,000 people were killed. Mehmet VI, the last sultan of the Ottoman Empire, abdicated in 1922 and the Maastricht Treaty went into effect in 1993.
Born today: Edna Krabappel/Marcia Wallace (1942), Lyle Lovett (1957), Anthony Kiedis (1962), Magne Furuholmen (1962), and Aishwarya Rai (1973).
It is All Saints' Day. Día de los Muertos celebrations begin in Mexico.