On this Day in History: November 1

1997 – James Cameron’s film Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, is first screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival. The film goes on to win Best Picture for 1998 and break box office records.
1972 – The first homosexual-themed TV movie, titled That Certain Summer, first airs on ABC. The film was directed by Lamont Johnson and stars Hal Holbrook, Martin Sheen, Joe Don Baker, James McEachin, Marlyn Mason, Hope Lange and Scott Jacoby.
1970 – KGTF TV channel 12 in Agana, GU (PBS) begins broadcasting.
1968 – The Motion Picture Association of America’s film rating system is officially introduced, originating with the ratings G, M, R and X.
1967 – Cool Hand Luke, starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy and Strother Martin, is released into theaters.
1963 – The Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, with the largest radio telescope ever constructed, officially opens.
1962 – KYVE TV channel 47 in Yakima, Washington (PBS) begins broadcasting.
1962 – WNYC TV channel 31 in New York, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting.
1962 – WZZM TV channel 13 in Grand Rapids, Michigan (ABC) begins broadcasting.
1957 – KVII TV channel 7 in Amarillo, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting.
1957 – KXGN TV channel 5 in Glendive, Montana (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting.
1957 – WICZ TV channel 40 in Binghamton, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting.
1954 – KUON TV channel 12 in Lincoln, Nebraska (PBS) begins broadcasting.
1953 – KCEN TV channel 6 in Waco, Texas (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting.
1953 – KMGH TV channel 7 in Denver, Colorado (CBS) begins broadcasting.
1953 – WHEC TV channel 10 in Rochester, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting.
1946 – WABC becomes WCBS radio in New York City.
1946 – WEAF radio changes its call letters to WNBC in New York City.
1945 – The official North Korean newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, is first published under the name Chongro.
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.
1897 – The first Library of Congress building opens its doors to the public. The Library had been housed in the Congressional Reading Room in the U.S. Capitol.
1896 – A picture showing the bare breasts of a woman appears in National Geographic magazine for the first time.
1894 – Thomas Edison films American sharpshooter Annie Oakley, which is instrumental in her hiring by Buffalo Bill for his Wild West Show.
1611 – William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest is performed for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.
1512 – The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, is exhibited to the public for the first time.