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Daily Calendar for Saturday, November 6, 2021

Born

  • Adolphe Sax (inventor & musician)
  • Charles Henry Dow (founder of Dow Jones & Company)
  • John Philip Sousa (composer)
  • James Naismith (invented game of basketball)
  • Henry Knox Sherrill (clergyman)
  • Charles W. Yost (diplomat)
  • Sally Field (actress)
  • Glenn Frey (musician)
  • Maria Shriver (newscaster)
  • Ethan Hawke (actor)
  • Rebecca Romijn (actress)
  • Emma Stone (actress)

Died

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (composer)
  • James Peter Robertson (posthumous Victoria Cross recipient)
  • Clarence Ace" Parker" (professional football player)

Events

  • First recorded sightings of supernova in Cassiopeia
  • Abraham Lincoln was elected president
  • Canada’s second national Thanksgiving Day after confederation
  • Electric shaver patent awarded to Col. Jacob Schick
  • Talking headlight installed on locomotive, Schenectady, New York
  • Meet the Press made its television debut
  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower won reelection
  • President Ronald Reagan won reelection in an electoral landslide
  • 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.

Weather

  • Early season snow in Missouri, St. Louis receives 13.3 inches
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, received eight inches of snow
  • 87 degrees F, Charleston, South Carolina
  • A tornado tore across western Kentucky and Indiana, killing at least 22 people
  • Deadly tornado struck near Evansville, Indiana

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