November 6

Scott Winters, Realtor

A quick look at Today in History, check out some Celebrity Birthdays, and find out what Days of the Year to celebrate.



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.

2018 – Michigan voters decided to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use by a 56-44 percent margin.



Sally Field – 77 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 – 68 years old (1955) – Journalist

Lori Singer – 66 years old (1957) – Actress (“Footloose”, “The Falcon and the Snowman”, “A League of Their Own”, TV’s “Fame”)

Lance Kerwin – 63 years old (1960) – Actor (TV’s “James at 15”)

Corey Glover – 59 years old (1964) – Vocalist (Living Colour), actor (“Platoon”)

Peter DeLuise – 57 years old (1966) – Actor (TV’s “SeaQuest DSV”, “21 Jump Street”)

Kelly Rutherford – 55 years old (1968) – Actress (TV’s “Gossip Girl”, “Melrose Place”, “Generations”)

Ethan Hawke – 53 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 – 51 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 – 51 years old (1972) – Actress (“X-Men” films, “The Punisher”, “Rollerball”, “Femme Fatale”, TV’s “Ugly Betty”, “Pepper Dennis”)

Zoe McLellan – 49 years old (1974) – Actress (TV’s “JAG”)

Nicole Dubuc – 45 years old (1978) – Writer, actress (TV’s “Major Dad”)

Taryn Manning – 45 years old (1978) – Actress (“Hustle & Flow”, “8 Mile”, “Crossroads”, TV’s “Orange Is the New Black”, “Hawaii Five-O”, “Sons of Anarchy”)

Emma Stone – 35 years old (1988) – Actress (“Birdman”, “Magic in the Moonlight”, “The Amazing Spider-Man” movies, “The Help”, “Crazy Stupid Love”, “Easy A”, “Zombieland”)



Daylight Saving Time Ends

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

National Nachos Day

National Saxophone Day

Orphan Sunday

Zero Tasking Day


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1 Comment

  1. November 8, 2019 - 9:54 pm

    And Also In 1995, Maurice Sendek’s Little bear Debuts On Nickelodeon’s Nick Jr.!


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