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Calendar for November 5th, 2014

1770s

  • Born 1779: Washington Allston (painter)

  • 1850s

  • Born 1857: Ida Minerva Tarbell (journalist)

  • 1860s

  • Born 1863: James Ward Packard (manufacturer)

  • 1870s

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

  • 1880s

  • Born 1885: Will Durant (historian)

  • 1910s

  • 1911: Tripoli annexed by Italy

  • Born 1911: Roy Rogers (actor)

  • Born 1913: Vivien Leigh (actress)

  • 1930s

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

  • 1935: Edwin Armstrong first demonstrated FM radio transmission

  • 1939: Dominion Observatory time signal first broadcast by CBC Radio

  • 1940s

  • 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)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1959: Bryan Adams (musician)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1963: Tatum O'Neal (actress)

  • Born 1965: Famke Janssen (actress)

  • 1970s

  • 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)

  • 1980s

  • Died 1989: Vladimir Horowitz (pianist)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1991: Fred MacMurray (actor)

  • 2000s

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

  • 2010s

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


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