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Daily Calendar for Monday, November 8, 2021

Born

  • Edmond Halley (English astronomer)
  • John Dickinson (lawyer)
  • Milton Bradley (manufacturer)
  • Bram Stoker (author)
  • Dorothy Day (reformer)
  • Margaret Mitchell (novelist)
  • Patti Page (singer)
  • Bonnie Raitt (singer)
  • Alfre Woodard (actress)
  • Gordon Ramsay (chef)
  • Courtney Thorne-Smith (actress)
  • Parker Posey (actress)

Died

  • John Milton (poet)
  • Norman Rockwell (artist)
  • Bil Keane (cartoonist; creator of comic strip Family Circus)
  • Alex Trebek (game show host)

Events

  • Abraham Lincoln reelected as U.S. president
  • Montana was admitted to the Union as the 41st state
  • X-rays discovered by German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen
  • William M. Frost’s electric insect destroyer patented
  • John F. Kennedy became the first Catholic to be elected president of the U.S.
  • The Royal Canadian Mint was ordered to change the 12-sided nickel back to a round shape
  • George H. W. Bush was elected president of the U.S.

Weather

  • First storm warning by US Signal Corps weather service issued for Great Lakes area by Prof. Increase Lapham of Milwaukee
  • One million Thanksgiving turkeys were smothered in two feet of snow in a South Dakota storm
  • Tropical Storm Gordon started today and slammed into Florida and Haiti as it was growing into a full-fledged hurricane

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