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Calendar for November 5th, 2012

Born 1779: Washington Allston (painter)

Born 1857: Ida Minerva Tarbell (journalist)

Born 1863: James Ward Packard (manufacturer)

1872: Susan B. Anthony cast her ballot, earning a fine

Born 1885: Will Durant (historian)

1911: Tripoli annexed by Italy

Born 1911: Roy Rogers (actor)

Born 1913: Vivien Leigh (actress)

1935: Edwin Armstrong first demonstrated FM radio transmission

1935: The board game Monopoly was released by the Parker Brothers

1939: Dominion Observatory time signal first broadcast by CBC Radio

1940: President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office by defeating Republican challenger Wendell Willkie

Born 1941: Art Garfunkel (musician)

Died 1942: George M. Cohan (songwriter)

Born 1943: Sam Shepard (actor & playwright)

Born 1959: Bryan Adams (musician)

Born 1963: Tatum O'Neal (actress)

Born 1965: Famke Janssen (actress)

Born 1971: Corin Nemec (actor)

Born 1973: Johnny Damon (baseball player)

Died 1977: Guy Lombardo (big band leader)

Died 1979: Al Capp (cartoonist, created Li'l Abner)

Died 1989: Vladimir Horowitz (pianist)

Died 1991: Fred MacMurray (actor)

Died 2003: Bobby Hatfield (singer, half the singing duo known as the Righteous Brothers)

2011: A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck Lincoln County, Oklahoma. It was the state's strongest earthquake since 1952.