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Daily Calendar for Friday, November 4, 2022

Born

  • Guido Reni (artist)
  • Benjamin F. Goodrich (manufacturer)
  • Will Rogers (humorist)
  • Walter Cronkite (newscaster)
  • Art Carney (actor)
  • Doris Roberts (actress)
  • Shakuntala Devi (computational genius)
  • Loretta Swit (actress)
  • Laura Bush (U.S. First Lady)
  • Ralph Macchio (actor)
  • Jeff Probst (host of Survivor)
  • Matthew McConaughey (actor)
  • Sean Diddy Combs (singer, record producer)

Died

  • Felix Mendelssohn (composer)
  • Grover Cleveland Alexander (baseball player)
  • Cy Young (baseball player)
  • Albert Franklin Yeager (horticulturist)
  • Dominique Dunne (actress)
  • Michael Crichton (author)
  • Andy Rooney (news commentator)

Events

  • Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd were married
  • The Royal Montreal Golf Club (oldest golf club in North America) was founded
  • An earthquake rang bells in the Notre Dame basilica in Montreal
  • An earthquake shook New York state, New England, and eastern Canada
  • The first cash register was patented by James and John Ritty of Dayton, Ohio
  • Grover Cleveland elected president of the U.S.
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff’s first piano recital in the U.S., Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
  • T. S. Eliot won the Nobel Prize for literature
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower elected president of the U.S.
  • Ronald Reagan elected president of U.S.
  • The biggest ever solar flare, sunspot 486, saturated X-ray detectors onboard GOES satellites for 11 minutes. It was estimated to be an X40-class solar flare
  • Senator Barack Obama was elected U.S. president. This marked the first time in U.S. history that an African American was elected to the position
  • EPOXI spacecraft flew by comet Hartley 2

Weather

  • Tropical rains flooded the Green Mountain area of Vermont causing the worst flood in the history of the state

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