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Calendar for November 6th, 2014

1810s

  • Born 1814: Adolphe Sax (inventor & musician)

  • 1850s

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

  • Born 1854: John Philip Sousa (composer)

  • 1860s

  • 1860: Abraham Lincoln was elected president

  • Born 1861: James Naismith (invented game of basketball)

  • 1870s

  • 1879: Canada's second national Thanksgiving Day after confederation

  • 1890s

  • Born 1890: Henry Knox Sherrill (clergyman)

  • Died 1893: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (composer)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1907: Charles W. Yost (diplomat)

  • 1920s

  • 1923: Electric shaver patent awarded to Col. Jacob Schick

  • 1940s

  • Born 1946: Sally Field (actress)

  • 1947: Meet the Press made its television debut

  • Born 1948: Glenn Frey (musician)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1955: Maria Shriver (newscaster)

  • 1956: President Dwight D. Eisenhower won reelection

  • 1970s

  • Born 1970: Ethan Hawke (actor)

  • Born 1972: Rebecca Romijn (actress)

  • 1980s

  • 1984: President Ronald Reagan won reelection in an electoral landslide

  • 2000s

  • 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."

  • 2010s

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


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