November 6

Scott Winters, Realtor

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1860 – Abraham Lincoln was elected to be the 16nth President of the United States by defeating three other candidates.

1861 – Jefferson Davis was elected as the President of the Confederacy in the U.S.

1894 – William C. Hooker received a patent for the mousetrap.

1923 – Jacob Schick was granted a patent for the electric shaver.

1923 – The Ottawa Beach Hotel, which was the largest resort on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, burned to the ground. The land became Holland State Park.

1928 – Herbert Hoover was elected as the 31st President of the United States.

1935 – Edwin H. Armstrong announced his development of FM broadcasting.

1947 – TV’s “Meet the Press” debuted on NBC.

1956 – Dwight D. Eisenhower was re-elected President.

1961 – In the Saraha Desert of Algeria, a natural gas well ignited when a pipe ruptured. The flames rose between 450 feet and 800 feet. The fire burned until April 28, 1962 when a team, led by Red Adair, used explosives to deprived the fire of oxygen.

1965 – The state of Michigan brought back turkey hunting. Four hundred hunters in Allegan County were able to try their luck.

1967 – Phil Donahue began a TV talk show in Dayton, OH. The show continued for 29 years.

1973 – NASA’s Pioneer 10 spacecraft began photographing the planet Jupiter.

1984 – Ronald Reagan was re-elected President.

1984 – For the first time in 193 years, the New York Stock Exchange remained open during a Presidential election day.

1990 – An arson fire destroyed about 20% of the Universal Studios backlot in southern California.

1995 – Art Modell, the owner of the Cleveland Browns, announced that he signed a deal what would relocate the team to Baltimore, MD to become the Baltimore Ravens. It would be the first time the city of Baltimore had a football team since 1983 when they were the Baltimore Colts.

2001 – The TV series “24” debuted on Fox. It ran for 9 seasons.

2005 – The movie “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” debuted in theaters.

2006 – Having shed 75 pounds, Kirstie Alley appeared on Oprah in a bikini.

2006 – Guy Fieri began taking us on tours of restaurants when the TV show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” premiered.

2007 – For the first time in his Presidency, George W. Bush had one of his vetoes overturned. The House of Representatives voted 361-50 to override his veto of a $23 billion bill that would fund nearly 900 water projects across the nation. Up to this time, Bush had broken out his veto pen only five times.

2012 – President Barack Obama was re-elected, narrowly defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Stonewall Jackson – 86 years old (1932) – Country singer

Sally Field – 72 years old (1946) – Actress (“Lincoln”, “Norma Rae”, “Places in the Heart”, “Forrest Gump”, “Mrs. Doubtfire”, “Steel Magnolias”, “Smokey and the Bandit”, TV’s “The Flying Nun”, “Gidget”)

Maria Shriver – 63 years old (1955) – Journalist

Lori Singer – 61 years old (1957) – Actress (“Footloose”, “The Falcon and the Snowman”, “A League of Their Own”, TV’s “Fame”)

Lance Kerwin – 58 years old (1960) – Actor (TV’s “James at 15”)

Corey Glover – 54 years old (1964) – Vocalist (Living Colour), actor (“Platoon”)

Peter DeLuise – 52 years old (1966) – Actor (TV’s “SeaQuest DSV”, “21 Jump Street”)

Kelly Rutherford – 50 years old (1968) – Actress (TV’s “Gossip Girl”, “Melrose Place”, “Generations”)

Ethan Hawke – 48 years old (1970) – Actor (“Training Day”, “Boyhood”, “Before Sunrise”, “Before Sunset”, “Before Midnight”, “The Purge”, “Brooklyn’s Finest”, “Assault on Precinct 13”, “Hamlet”, “Gattaca”, “Reality Bites”, “Dead Poets’ Society”)

Thandie Newton – 46 years old (1972) – Actress (“2012”, “W”, “Norbit”, “The Pursuit of Happyness”, “Crash”, “The Chronicles of Riddick”, “Mission: Impossible II”, “Beloved”, TV’s “Rogue”)

Rebecca Romijn – 46 years old (1972) – Actress (“X-Men” films, “The Punisher”, “Rollerball”, “Femme Fatale”, TV’s “Ugly Betty”, “Pepper Dennis”)

Zoe McLellan – 44 years old (1974) – Actress (TV’s “JAG”)

Nicole Dubuc – 40 years old (1978) – Writer, actress (TV’s “Major Dad”)

Taryn Manning – 40 years old (1978) – Actress (“Hustle & Flow”, “8 Mile”, “Crossroads”, TV’s “Orange Is the New Black”, “Hawaii Five-O”, “Sons of Anarchy”)

Emma Stone – 30 years old (1988) – Actress (“Birdman”, “Magic in the Moonlight”, “The Amazing Spider-Man” movies, “The Help”, “Crazy Stupid Love”, “Easy A”, “Zombieland”)

 

TODAY IS:

Nachos Day

Saxophone 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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