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Calendar for November 8th, 2013

1670s

  • Died 1674: John Milton (poet)

  • 1730s

  • Born 1732: John Dickinson (lawyer)

  • 1830s

  • Born 1836: Milton Bradley (manufacturer)

  • 1840s

  • Born 1847: Bram Stoker (author)

  • 1860s

  • 1864: Abraham Lincoln reelected as U.S. president

  • 1880s

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

  • 1890s

  • 1895: X-rays discovered by German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen

  • Born 1897: Dorothy Day (reformer)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1900: Margaret Mitchell (novelist)

  • 1910s

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

  • 1920s

  • Born 1927: Patti Page (singer)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1949: Bonnie Raitt (singer)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1952: Alfre Woodard (actress)

  • 1960s

  • 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)

  • 1970s

  • Died 1978: Norman Rockwell (artist)

  • 1980s

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

  • 2010s

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


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