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Calendar for November 3rd, 2014

1790s

  • Born 1794: William Cullen Bryant (poet)

  • 1800s

  • Born 1801: Vincenzo Bellini (composer)

  • 1810s

  • 1817: Canada's first chartered bank, Bank of Montreal, opened

  • 1860s

  • 1868: Ulysses S. Grant elected president of the U.S.

  • 1880s

  • 1883: In California, the poet and outlaw calling himself "Black Bart" made his last robbery when he stole a Wells Fargo strongbox from a stagecoach. A handkerchief left at the scene led to his arrest

  • 1900s

  • 1900: The first automobile show in the United States opened at New York's Madison Square Garden under the auspices of the Automobile Club of America

  • Born 1903: Walker Evans (photographer)

  • 1908: William Howard Taft elected as president of the U.S.

  • 1910s

  • 1914: Mary Jacob received a patent for a brassiere

  • 1914: Mary Jacobs granted patent for first modern bra design

  • 1920s

  • Born 1921: Charles Bronson (actor)

  • Died 1926: Annie Oakley (sharpshooter)

  • 1930s

  • 1930: Detroit-Windsor tunnel opened

  • Born 1933: Michael Dukakis (politician)

  • 1936: President Franklin D. Roosevelt reelected for second term

  • 1940s

  • Born 1949: Larry Holmes (boxer)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1953: Kate Capshaw (actress)

  • Died 1954: Henri Matisse (artist)

  • 1957: The U.S.S.R. launched space satellite Sputnik II, carrying a dog

  • 1960s

  • Born 1960: Charles Kiraly (volleyball champion)

  • 1970s

  • 1975: Good Morning America debuted with co-hosts David Hartman and Nancy Dussault

  • 1990s

  • Died 1990: Mary Martin (actress)

  • 1992: Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton was elected 42nd President of the US. Five women won Senate seats, including Democrat Carol Moseley-Braun, who became the first African-American woman senator

  • Died 1998: Bob Kane (creator of the comic, Batman)

  • 2010s

  • Born 2010: Giant panda cub at Zoo Atlanta

  • Died 2011: Bob Forsch (baseball pitcher)

  • 2013: Total eclipse of the Sun.

  • Died 2014: Tom Magliozzi (co-host of Car Talk NPR national radio program, run with his brother Ray)


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