November 5

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1844 – In California, a grizzly bear underwent a successful cataract operation at the Zoological Garden.

1872 – Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the Presidential election. She never paid the fine.

1895 – George B. Selden received the first U.S. patent for an automobile. Four years later he sold the rights for $200,000.

1912 – Woodrow Wilson was elected President, defeating incumbent William Howard Taft.

1935 – Parker Brothers Company introduced the board game “Monopoly”.

1940 – President Franklin Roosevelt was the first and only President to be elected to a third term in office.

1946 – At the age of 29, John F. Kennedy was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

1968 – Richard M. Nixon was elected President, defeating Vice President Hubert Humphry.

1977 – George W. Bush married Laura Welch in Midland, TX.

1984 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the NFL had exceeded antitrust limits in attempting to stop the Oakland Raiders from moving to Los Angeles.

1992 – Malice Green, a black motorist, was beaten to death in Detroit during a struggle with police. Two officers were later convicted in his death and sentenced to prison for the crime.

1994 – Former President Ronald Reagan announced that he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

1994 – George Foreman, age 45, knocked out Michael Moorer, age 26, in the 10th round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas, NV. With the victory, Foreman became boxing’s oldest heavyweight champion.

1998 – Chairman Henry Hyde of the Judiciary Committee asked President Bill Clinton to answer 81 questions for the House impeachment inquiry.

1999 – U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ruled that Microsoft Corp. was a monopoly.

2002 – Democrat Jennifer Granholm was elected as the first female Governor of Michigan.

2004 – The Disney/Pixar movie “The Incredibles” premiered in theaters.

2007 – Members of the Writers Guild of America went on strike shutting down production of more than 60 TV shows.

2007 – The Android mobile operating system was unveiled by Google.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Chris Robinson 1938 – Actor (TV’s “General Hospital”, “Another World”, “The Bold and the Beautiful”)

Elke Sommer 1940 – Actress, singer

Art Garfunkel 1941 – Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Simon & Garfunkel)

Peter Noone 1947 – Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Herman’s Hermits)

Armin Shimermin 1949 – Actor (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “BioShock”)

Kris Jenner 1955 – TV personality (TV’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”)

Mo Gaffney 1958 – Actress, comedian (TV’s “The Kathy and Mo Show”, “Mad About You”, “That ’70s Show”)

Bryan Adams 1959 – Singer, guitarist

Tilda Swinton 1960 – Actress (“Michael Clayton”, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, “Thumbsucker”, “Constantine”, “We Need to Talk About Kevin”, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, “The Beach”, “Orlando”)

Andrea McArdle 1963 – Actor (TV’s “Search for Tomorrow,” Broadway’s “Annie”)

Tatum O’Neal 1963 – Actress (“Paper Moon”, “The Bad News Bears”, “Nickelodeon”, “International Velvet”, “Little Darlings”)

Famke Janssen 1964 – Actress (“The X-Men” movies, the “Taken” movies, “GoldenEye”, TV’s “Nip/Tuck”, “Hemlock Grove”)

Judy Reyes 1967 – Actress (TV’s “Scrubs”)

Sam Rockwell 1968 – Actor (“Lawn Dogs”, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”, “Moon”, “Iron Man 2”, “Cowboys and Aliens”, “Seven Psychopaths”, “The Way Way Back”)

Corin Nemec 1971 – Actor, producer, screenwriter (TV’s “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose”, “Stargate SG-1”, “The Stand”)

Kevin Jonas 1987 – American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor (Jonas Brothers)

 

TODAY IS:

Gunpowder Day

Love Your Red Hair Day

Orphan Sunday

Zero Tasking Day

 

For additional information check out websites like: www.on-this-day.comwww.born-today.com, www.famousbirthdays.com, and www.daysoftheyear.com.

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1 Comment

  1. Barbara Schmidt
    November 7, 2017 - 1:01 am

    Thank you Scott, I learned many new things very interesting.

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