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Daily Calendar for Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Born

  • Benjamin Banneker (mathematician & astronomer)
  • Robert Dale Owen (social reformer)
  • Elijah Parish Lovejoy (abolitionist)
  • Ivan Turgenev (author)
  • Sally Tompkins (philanthropist, Civil War hospital founder and operator)
  • Stanford White (architect)
  • Marie Dressler (actress)
  • Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. (politician)
  • Spiro Agnew (U.S. vice president)
  • Florence Chadwick (swimmer)
  • Anne Sexton (poet)
  • Carl Sagan (astronomer)
  • Lou Ferrigno (actor)
  • Chris Jericho (professional wrestler)
  • Eric Dane (actor)
  • Nick Lachey (singer)
  • Nikki Blonsky (actress)

Died

  • Dylan Thomas (poet)
  • Charlie de Gaulle (politician)
  • John N. Mitchell (former U.S. attorney general)
  • Art Carney (actor)
  • Ed Bradley (broadcast journalist)

Events

  • First documented Canadian gridiron football game played, University of Toronto, Ontario
  • The Great Boston Fire raged for two days
  • Theodore Roosevelt became the first president to travel outside the U.S. while in office
  • Jim Thorpe’s Carlisle Indians beat Dwight Eisenhower’s Army Cadets in football, 27 to 6
  • Twelve Soviet-made MIG-15s attacked four U.S. aircrafts over North Korea in the first dogfight involving jet fighter planes
  • Major Robert White flew X-15 rocket plane at Mach 6.04
  • First issue of Rolling Stone magazine came out
  • Canada’s first domestic communications satellite, Anik A1, launched
  • The fall of the Berlin Wall
  • Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens was honored with his seventh Cy Young award and became the oldest pitcher, at age 42, to receive the award

Weather

  • Worst day of storm that caused 12 major shipwrecks on the Great Lakes (United States and Canada)
  • Record cold hit New York and Boston, with low temperatures of 24 degrees F
  • A record high temperature of 70 degrees F recorded in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • A 29th subtropical storm (Theta) formed in the Atlantic, setting a new record for the most named storms in a single season. The previous record of 28 named storms occurred in 2005.

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