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Calendar for November 6th, 2013

Born 1814: Adolphe Sax (inventor & musician)

Born 1851: Charles Henry Dow (founder of Dow Jones & Company)

Born 1854: John Philip Sousa (composer)

1860: Abraham Lincoln was elected president

Born 1861: James Naismith (invented game of basketball)

1879: Canada's second national Thanksgiving Day after confederation

Born 1890: Henry Knox Sherrill (clergyman)

Died 1893: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (composer)

Born 1907: Charles W. Yost (diplomat)

1923: Electric shaver patent awarded to Col. Jacob Schick

Born 1946: Sally Field (actress)

1947: Meet the Press made its television debut

Born 1948: Glenn Frey (musician)

Born 1955: Maria Shriver (newscaster)

1956: President Dwight D. Eisenhower won reelection

Born 1970: Ethan Hawke (actor)

Born 1972: Rebecca Romijn (actress)

1984: President Ronald Reagan won reelection in an electoral landslide

2003: National Public Radio announced the largest donation in its history, a cash bequest from the will of the late philanthropist Joan Kroc of about $200 million. The nonprofit organization called the donation the "largest monetary gift ever received by an American cultural institution."

Died 2013: Clarence "Ace" Parker (professional football player)

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