Daily Calendar for November 9th, 2019

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1730s

  • Born 1731: Benjamin Banneker (mathematician & astronomer)

1800s

  • Born 1801: Robert Dale Owen (social reformer)

  • Born 1802: Elijah Parish Lovejoy (abolitionist)

1810s

  • Born 1818: Ivan Turgenev (author)

1830s

  • Born 1833: Sally Tompkins (philanthropist, Civil War hospital founder and operator)

1850s

  • Born 1853: Stanford White (architect)

1860s

  • 1861: First documented Canadian gridiron football game played, University of Toronto, Ontario

  • Born 1869: Marie Dressler (actress)

1870s

  • 1872: The Great Boston Fire raged for two days

1900s

  • 1906: Theodore Roosevelt became the first president to travel outside the U.S. while in office

1910s

  • 1912: Jim Thorpe's Carlisle Indians beat Dwight Eisenhower's Army Cadets in football, 27 to 6

  • Born 1915: Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. (politician)

  • Born 1918: Florence Chadwick (swimmer)

  • Born 1918: Spiro Agnew (U.S. vice president)

1920s

  • Born 1928: Anne Sexton (poet)

1930s

  • Born 1934: Carl Sagan (astronomer)

1950s

  • 1950: Twelve Soviet-made MIG-15s attacked four U.S. aircrafts over North Korea in the first dogfight involving jet fighter planes

  • Born 1951: Lou Ferrigno (actor)

  • Died 1953: Dylan Thomas (poet)

1960s

  • 1961: Major Robert White flew X-15 rocket plane at Mach 6.04

  • 1967: First issue of Rolling Stone magazine came out

1970s

  • Died 1970: Charlie de Gaulle (politician)

  • Born 1970: Chris Jericho (professional wrestler)

  • Born 1972: Eric Dane (actor)

  • 1972: Canada's first domestic communications satellite, Anik A1, launched

  • Born 1973: Nick Lachey (singer)

1980s

  • Died 1988: John N. Mitchell (former U.S. attorney general)

  • Born 1988: Nikki Blonsky (actress)

  • 1989: The fall of the Berlin Wall

2000s

  • Died 2003: Art Carney (actor)

  • 2004: Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens was honored with his seventh Cy Young award and became the oldest pitcher, at age 42, to receive the award

  • Died 2006: Ed Bradley (broadcast journalist)

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