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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Born

  • William Cullen Bryant (poet) –
  • Vincenzo Bellini (composer) –
  • Walker Evans (photographer) –
  • Charles Bronson (actor) –
  • Michael Dukakis (politician) –
  • Larry Holmes (boxer) –
  • Kate Capshaw (actress) –
  • Charles Kiraly (volleyball champion) –
  • Giant panda cub at Zoo Atlanta –

Died

  • Annie Oakley (sharpshooter) –
  • Henri Matisse (artist) –
  • Mary Martin (actress) –
  • Bob Kane (creator of the comic, Batman) –
  • Bob Forsch (baseball pitcher) –
  • Tom Magliozzi (co-host of Car Talk NPR national radio program, run with his brother Ray) –

Events

  • John Adams is elected as the second U.S. president–
  • Canada’s first chartered bank, Bank of Montreal, opened in Quebec–
  • Ulysses S. Grant elected president of the U.S.–
  • 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–
  • 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–
  • William Howard Taft elected as president of the U.S.–
  • Mary Jacob received a patent for a brassiere–
  • Detroit-Windsor tunnel opened–
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt reelected for second term–
  • The U.S.S.R. launched space satellite Sputnik II, carrying a dog–
  • Mariner 10 spacecraft launched, Cape Canaveral, Florida–
  • Good Morning America debuted with co-hosts David Hartman and Nancy Dussault–
  • 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–
  • U.S. Air Force’s uncrewed X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Mission 5 landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The space plane had spent 780 days in orbit, breaking the previous record of 718 days in 2017.–

Weather

  • Los Angeles, California, reached 96 degrees F–
  • A storm dumped more than 8 inches of rain in parts of Vermont, causing floods and claiming 84 lives–

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