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Daily Calendar for Friday, November 5, 2021

Born

  • Washington Allston (painter)
  • Ida Minerva Tarbell (journalist)
  • James Ward Packard (manufacturer)
  • Will Durant (historian)
  • Roy Rogers (actor)
  • Vivien Leigh (actress)
  • Art Garfunkel (musician)
  • Sam Shepard (actor & playwright)
  • Bryan Adams (musician)
  • Tatum O'Neal (actress)
  • Famke Janssen (actress)
  • Corin Nemec (actor)
  • Johnny Damon (baseball player)

Died

  • George M. Cohan (songwriter)
  • Guy Lombardo (big band leader)
  • Al Capp (cartoonist, created Li’l Abner)
  • Vladimir Horowitz (pianist)
  • Fred MacMurray (actor)
  • Bobby Hatfield (singer, half the singing duo known as the Righteous Brothers)

Events

  • Susan B. Anthony cast her ballot, earning a fine
  • Tripoli annexed by Italy
  • The board game Monopoly was released by the Parker Brothers
  • Edwin Armstrong first demonstrated FM radio transmission
  • Dominion Observatory time signal first broadcast by CBC Radio
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office by defeating Republican challenger Wendell Willkie
  • A Global Positioning System (GPS) was patented
  • Bronze Fred Rogers memorial statue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was dedicated
  • A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck Lincoln County, Oklahoma. It was the state’s strongest earthquake since 1952.
  • Voyager-2 probe crossed the heliopause and left our solar system to enter interstellar space

Weather

  • An Election Day storm brought 10 to 12 inches of snow to Connecticut and 78 mph winds to Block Island, Rhode Island
  • Thunderstorms brought dime-size hail to Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2 inches of snow fell in Salisbury, Missouri
  • First snow of the season fell in Dublin, New Hampshire

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