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Calendar for November 9th, 2014

1730s

  • Born 1731: Benjamin Banneker (mathematician & astronomer)

  • 1800s

  • Born 1801: Robert Dale Owen (social reformer)

  • Born 1802: Elijah Parish Lovejoy (abolitionist)

  • 1810s

  • Born 1818: Ivan Turgenev (author)

  • 1830s

  • Born 1833: Sally Tompkins (philanthropist, Civil War hospital founder and operator)

  • 1850s

  • Born 1853: Stanford White (architect)

  • 1860s

  • Born 1869: Marie Dressler (actress)

  • 1870s

  • 1872: The Great Boston Fire raged for two days

  • 1900s

  • 1906: Theodore Roosevelt became the first president to travel outside the U.S. while in office

  • 1910s

  • 1912: Jim Thorpe's Carlisle Indians beat Dwight Eisenhower's Army Cadets in football, 27 to 6

  • Born 1915: Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. (politician)

  • Born 1918: Spiro Agnew (U.S. vice president)

  • Born 1918: Florence Chadwick (swimmer)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1928: Anne Sexton (poet)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1934: Carl Sagan (astronomer)

  • 1950s

  • 1950: Twelve Soviet-made MIG-15s attacked four U.S. aircrafts over North Korea in the first dogfight involving jet fighter planes

  • Born 1951: Lou Ferrigno (actor)

  • Died 1953: Dylan Thomas (poet)

  • 1970s

  • Died 1970: Charlie de Gaulle (politician)

  • Born 1970: Chris Jericho (professional wrestler)

  • Born 1972: Eric Dane (actor)

  • 1972: Canada's first domestic communications satellite, Anik A1, launched

  • Born 1973: Nick Lachey (singer)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1988: Nikki Blonsky (actress)

  • Died 1988: John N. Mitchell (former U.S. attorney general)

  • 1989: The fall of the Berlin Wall

  • 2000s

  • Died 2003: Art Carney (actor)

  • 2004: Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens was honored with his seventh Cy Young award and became the oldest pitcher, at age 42, to receive the award

  • Died 2006: Ed Bradley (broadcast journalist)


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