Calendar for November 8th, 2012

Died 1674: John Milton (poet)

Born 1732: John Dickinson (lawyer)

Born 1836: Milton Bradley (manufacturer)

Born 1847: Bram Stoker (author)

1864: Abraham Lincoln reelected as U.S. president

1889: Montana was admitted to the Union as the 41st state

1895: X-rays discovered by German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen

Born 1897: Dorothy Day (reformer)

Born 1900: Margaret Mitchell (novelist)

1910: William M. Frost's electric insect destroyer patented

Born 1927: Patti Page (singer)

Born 1949: Bonnie Raitt (singer)

Born 1952: Alfre Woodard (actress)

1960: John F. Kennedy became the first Catholic to be elected president of the U.S.

1962: The Royal Canadian Mint was ordered to change the 12-sided nickel back to a round shape

Born 1967: Courtney Thorne-Smith (actress)

Born 1968: Parker Posey (actress)

Died 1978: Norman Rockwell (artist)

1988: George H. W. Bush was elected president of the U.S.

Died 2011: Bil Keane (cartoonist; creator of comic strip Family Circus)