Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
November 1st

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451*The Council of Chalcedon (located in modern Turkey) adjourned. Begun on Oct 8th, its 17 sessions were attended by over 500 bishops __ more than participated in any other ancient Church council.Ref: 5
731*Pope St Gregory III consecrated the chapel in Saint Peter's to the memory of all saints.Ref: 69
835*The Roman Catholic Church declares the first All Saints Day.Ref: 2
1210*King John of England begins imprisoning Jews.Ref: 5
1503*Pope Julius II (1503-13), patron of Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael, assumes the papacy.Ref: 69
1582 Maurice of Nassau, the son of William of Orange, becomes the governor of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht.Ref: 2
1623*Fire at Plymouth, Massachusetts destroys several buildings.Ref: 5
1641*Fort Amsterdam (now, NY City) conducts its first Hog Fair.Ref: 4
1695*Bank of Scotland founded.Ref: 10
1765*The stamp act goes into effect in the British colonies. Colonists reacted strongly with flags at half mast and burning of stamps.Ref: 70
1776*The Mission at San Juan Capistrano founded in California.Ref: 5
1784*Maryland grants citizenship to Lafayette & his descendants.Ref: 5
1787*First free school in NYC (African Free School) opens.Ref: 5
1800*First President to live in the white house (John Adams).Ref: 5
1802*36 men meet at Chillicothe OH to formulate a state constitution and take necessary steps for Ohio's admission to the Union.Ref: 55
1813*The first pineapples are planted in Hawaii.Ref: 62
1814 Congress of Vienna opened.Ref: 10
1846*Donner Party: With the summit impassable the Party retreats to Truckee Lake to build a winter camp.Ref: 27
1848*The first medical school for women in the United States opens in Boston, Massachusetts, with two professors and an enrollment of twelve pupils. Known as the Boston Female Medical School, the institution was founded through the efforts of Samuel Gregory. It was ultimately incorporated as the New England Female Medical College and merged with the Boston University School of Medicine in 1874.Ref: 3
1863*Fortifications built on Angel Island (San Francisco Bay) by troops.Ref: 5
1864*Money orders were sold by the U.S. Post Office as a safe way to make payments by mail.Ref: 4
1866*Wild woman of the west Myra Maybelle Shirley marries James C. Reed in Collins County, TX.Ref: 2
1869*Louis Riel seizes Fort Garry, Winnipeg, during the Red River Rebellion.Ref: 2
1870*The U.S. Weather Bureau made its first meteorological observations, using reports gathered by telegraph from 24 locations. Up to that time, the observations had been the responsibility of the Signal Corps of the U.S. War Department.Ref: 4
1872*Susan B. Anthony attempts to register to vote in Rochester. To the surprise of many, she is allowed to do so.Ref: 87
1895*The first automobile club in the United States, the American Motor League, holds its preliminary meeting in Chicago, Illinois, with sixty members.Ref: 3
1911*Chevrolet Motor Company of Michigan incorporated by William Durant and Louis Chevrolet.Ref: 10
1918 Austria-Hungary become two seperate nationsRef: 62
1922 The Ottoman Empire is abolished.Ref: 5
1923*Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company buys the rights to manufacture Zeppelin dirigibles.Ref: 2
1927*Ford introduces its Model A to replace the Model T.Ref: 10
1928*First celebration of Author's Day.Ref: 5
1929*Lundy, part of the British Isles, issue their own stamps.Ref: 5
1940*First US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa.Ref: 5
1940*The $40,000 contract from the NDRC finally comes through and work begins at Columbia University to assemble a large sub-critical pile made of graphite and uranium oxide.Ref: 91
1941*Compton issues the final NAS report endorsing the importance of exploring the feasibility of a U-235 bomb. The report is delivered to the president by Bush on November 27.Ref: 91
1944*(Rosenberg) (day unspecified) Julius Rosenberg recruits aid of Greenglasses in obtaining information about the Manhattan Project.Ref: 87
1946 West German state of Niedersachsen formed.Ref: 5
1946*Charles S Johnson becomes first black President of Fisk University.Ref: 5
1946*Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, was ordained as a priest.Ref: 70
1947*UN trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, NZ & UK.Ref: 5
1947*First Aloha Week Parade held in Hawaii.Ref: 5
1950*The White House is fired upon by Oscar Collazo & Griselo Torresola, two members of a Puerto Rican nationalist movement attempting to assassinate President Harry S. Truman. Truman was unhurt. Torresola was killed, as was Pvt Leslie Coffilt. Collazo was convicted of the murder of Torresola on March 7, 1951. (TWA, 1986)Ref: 95
1950*Pope Pius XII proclaimed the dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. His Apostolic Constitution "Munificentissimus Deus" taught that, at the end of her earthly life, Jesus' mother was taken, body and soul, into heaven to be united with the risen Christ.Ref: 5
1951*First atomic explosion witnessed by troops, NM.Ref: 5
1952*As part of the Operation Ivy nuclear program, the United States successfully detonates "Mike," the world's first hydrogen bomb, on the Elugelab Atoll in the Eniwetok Proving Grounds in the Pacific Marshall Islands; nuclear fusion occurred for the first time on Earth.Ref: 3
1954 India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements.Ref: 5
1956 Nagy government of Hungary withdraws from Warsaw Pact.Ref: 5
1956 Indian state of Madhya Pradesh formed.Ref: 5
1956 Delhi becomes a territory of the Indian union.Ref: 5
1956 Indian states of Punjab, Patiala & PEPSU merge as Punjab protection.Ref: 5
1959*Britain's first major motorway from London to the North, the M1, opens its first leg.Ref: 10
1960 Benelux treaty goes into effect.Ref: 5
1962 Greece enters the European Common Market.Ref: 5
1964*Russian Orthodox Church canonizes first U.S. Saint-Father John of Cronstadt (d. 1909).Ref: 10
1966 Indian Haryana state created from Punjab; Chandigarh terr created.Ref: 5
1971*The first Eisenhower dollar coins were put into circulation by the U.S. Mint. The coins were minted from 1971 to 1978Ref: 4
1973*Following the "Saturday Night Massacre," Acting Attorney General Robert H. Bork appoints Leon Jaworski to be the new Watergate special prosecutor, succeeding Archibald Cox.Ref: 70
1976*Gilbert Is (Kiribati) obtains internal self-gov't from Britain.Ref: 5
1976*Paul Allen resigns from MITS to join Microsoft full time. 
1978*Microsoft establishes its first international sales office in Japan. Microsoft appoints ASCII Microsoft, located in Tokyo, as its exclusive sales agent for the Far East. Organizing the new operation is Kazuhiko Nishi, founder and publisher of Japan's popular ASCII magazine. 
1978*The first women report for sea duty on US Navy non-combat shipsRef: 62
1979*Tanker Burmah Agate off Galveston Bay, TX, spills 10.7 m gallons of oil, in US's worst oil spill disaster.Ref: 5
1979*US Government loans Chrysler Corporation $1.5 billion after it had lost $460M in 3rd QuarterRef: 5
1981*Antigua & Barbuda gains independence from Britain (National Day).Ref: 5
1981*First Class Mail raised from 18˘ to 20˘.Ref: 5
1983*IBM introduces the IBM PC Jr.Ref: 3
1984*Rajiv Gandhi, son of Indira Gandhi, is sworn in as prime minister of India.Ref: 3
1985*Microsoft released Windows 1.01 (on five 360kb 5.25 inch floppy disks). It ran on MS-DOS v5.0 (called MS-DOS Executive in Windows).Ref: 4
1986*British Airways Concorde flies around the world in 29 hours 59 minutes. (USA Today, p 2B, 4/11/2003)Ref: 13
1988*Staten Island ferry gets first pay phones.Ref: 5
1989 East Germany reopened its border with Czechoslovakia, prompting tens of thousands of refugees to flee to the West.Ref: 6
1989*Scandinavian Airlines System bans smoking on many flights.Ref: 5
1990*Rhetoric escalates as Bush likens Saddam to Hitler.Ref: 5
1990*Last of Margaret Thatcher's original cabinet resigns, Deputy PM Sir Geoffrey Howe.Ref: 5
1991*COMECON dissolvesRef: 89
1991*(US Supreme Court Justice) Clarence Thomas took his place as the newest justice on the Supreme Court.Ref: 70
1993 The European Union comes into existence.Ref: 5
1995*Bosnia peace talks opened in Dayton, Ohio.Ref: 70
1873*Barbed wire was first made allowing the ranges to be fencedRef: 62
1894*A vaccine for diphtheria is announced by Dr Roux of Paris.Ref: 5
1914*19 year-old Mary Jacob invents soft bra.Ref: 10
1928*Graf Zeppelin sets airship distance record of 6384 km.Ref: 5
1932*Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program.Ref: 5
1939*The first jet plane, Heinkel He 178, is demonstrated to the German Air Ministry.Ref: 5
1939*The first animal conceived by artificial insemination (rabbit) is displayed.Ref: 5
1957*The Mackinac Straits Bridge, between Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas, opened to traffic. At the time, it was the world’s longest suspension bridge -- and is still in the top ten -- at five miles long, with a main span of 3,800 feet/1,158 meters.Ref: 4
1962*USSR launches Mars 1; radio contact lost before it arrives at Mars.Ref: 5
1966*William Dana in X-15 reaches 93 km.Ref: 5
1969*Bolt, Beranek and Newman (BBN), a small consulting firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts, delivered an Interface Message Processor (IMP) to the University of California at Santa Barbara on this day in 1969. The IMP connected UCSB to UCLA, the Stanford Research Institute, and the University of Utah, forming the first links in the fledgling ARPANET, precursor to the Internet.Ref: 3
1992*Microsoft releases Excel 4.0a for Windows 3.1. Ref 
1861*Lieutenant General Winfield Scott, 50 year veteran and leader of the U.S. President Lincoln appoints George McClellan as general-in-chief of all Union forces, telling McClellan, "...the supreme command of the Army will entail a vast labor upon you." McClellan responds, "I can do it all."Ref: 2
1911*First bomb in history dropped by Lt. Giulio Cavotti (of Italy) -a hand grenade from monoplane on a Sahara tribe on the Tanguira oasis in Libya.Ref: 2
1917*Germans abandon position on Chemin des Dames.Ref: 38
1918*Americans breakthrough German defences at Meuse.Ref: 38
1936*Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini announces the Rome-Berlin axis after Count Ciano's visit to Germany, coining the term "Axis".Ref: 2
1942*Japan increases presence on Kiska and Attu in the Aleutian Islands to 4,000 and 1,000 men respectively.Ref: 82
1942*Operation Supercharge (Allies break Axis lines at El Alamein).Ref: 36
1942*Effective today, Civilian Defense wardens are to report enemy attacks to the underground control room at City Hall by calling Ordway 8987 or Yukon 1323.Ref: 37
1943*Dimout ban lifted in San Francisco Bay areaRef: 5
1943*U.S. Marines invade Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.Ref: 2
1944*Canadian Prime Minister replaces Ralston with General McNaughton as Minister of Defence. 
1951*Algerian National Liberation Front begins guerrilla warfare against the French.Ref: 2
1954*The west African nation of Algeria begins its rebellion against French rule. (XDG, p 4A, 11/01/2000)Ref: 83
1963*Revolt against the Diem regime in South Vietnam.Ref: 5
1968*President Lyndon B. Johnson calls a halt to bombing in Vietnam, hoping this will lead to progress at the Paris peace talks.Ref: 2
2003*Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is quoted "The Iraqi forces have gone from zero on May 1st up to over 100,000 today. And our plan calls for in excess of 200,000." (Sequence starts on September 5, 2003) (WSJ, p A4, 11/04/2003)Ref: 33
1913*Knute Rockne and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame beat Army at West Point, 35-7. Notre Dame had been an unknown in college football. What turned it around was the attention of thousands as Rockne handed Army its first loss of the season, thanks to a new secret weapon: the forward pass.Ref: 4
1924*Forest Peters of Montana State U hits 17 of 22 attempted field goals.Ref: 5
1924*1st US NHL franchise, the Boston Bruins is founded.Ref: 5
1936*The Rodeo Cowboy's Association is founded.Ref: 2
1938*Seabiscuit beats War Admiral in a match race at Pimlico.Ref: 5
1946*NY Knicks 1st basketball game beat Toronto Huskies 68-66.Ref: 5
1950*The Boston Celtic's Charles Cooper becomes the first negro player in the NBA.Ref: 5
1951*Dodger backstop Roy Campanella (.325, 33, 108) wins the first of his three NL MVP Awards.Ref: 1
1959*Jacques Plante becomes the 1st NHL goalie to wear a hockey mask.Ref: 5
1964*George Blanda of Houston throws NFL-record 37 passes in 68 attempts.Ref: 5
1964*Kansas City Chief Len Dawson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Denver (49-39).Ref: 5
1966*Sandy Koufax becomes the 1st pitcher to win 3 Cy Young awards. 
1966*NFL awards New Orleans its 16th franchise (All Saints Day).Ref: 5
1968*US pro soccer 14 teams merged into 1 all star team.Ref: 5
1970*First regular season Giants-Jets game, Giants win 22-10 at Shea.Ref: 5
1975*(day unspecified) Garry Kasparov makes a new acquaintance at the Komsololskaya Pravda Grandmatsers/Young Pioneers event in Leningrad: Anatoly Karpov, who had just inherited the world title when Bobby Fischer refused to defend it. Kasparov was 12, Karpov 24.Ref:78
1977*Islander Goran Hogosta's only shut-out Flames 9-0-Trottier 4 goals.Ref: 5
1978*After dominating the American League, Yankee lefty Ron Guidry (25-3,1.74) wins the league's Cy Young Award unanimously.Ref: 1
1979*Edward Bennett Williams buys the Orioles for a reported $12.3 million from Jerold Hoffberger.Ref: 1
1980*(day unspecified) At the 24th World Olympiad in Malta, Garry Kasparov is the highest scorer for his team, just ahead of Karpov.Ref:78
1981*3rd meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets up 2-1 with 26-7 win.Ref: 5
1982*National League owners block the re-election of Bowie Kuhn thus ending his fourteen year rein as commissioner.Ref: 1
1982*Doug Rader becomes the twelfth manager in the Rangers' twelve-year history. The 38-year old managed the Padres' Triple A club for the past three years.Ref: 1
1984*Despite Mike Bossy 4 goals Islanders lose 5-6 to Canadians making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-77-3-4.Ref: 5
1987*The New York Jets retire Don Maynards uniform number 13.Ref: 5
1987*Tom Watson won the first Nabisco Championship (later named the Tour Championship) of Golf by two strokes over Chip Beck. Watson scooped up $384,000 in prize money -- the biggest payoff in golf to that day.Ref: 4
1987*22,000 run in NYC Marathon (won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya 2h11m1s).Ref: 5
1987*New Orleans Saints shutout Atlanta Falcons 38-0.Ref: 5
1990*A New York City civil jury finds boxer Mike Tyson committed battery in the Sandra Miller case, but Miller is awarded just $100 in damages because the jury decides Tyson's behavior was "not outrageous."Ref: 98
1994*The Chicago Bulls retired Michael Jordan’s uniform (No. 23) and put it on display at the United Center. A sculpture was later commissioned and placed outside the arena with the inscription, “The Best There Ever Was. The Best There Ever Will Be.”Ref: 4
1998*Steve Young and Jerry Rice connected for their 80th career touchdown. That TD broke an NFL record, previously held by the Miami duo of Dan Marino and Mark Clayton.Ref: 4
2000*Succeeding Davey Johnson, Jim Tracy, the team's bench coach, is hired as the Dodgers' manager.Ref: 1
2000*Larry Bowa is hired as the Phillies manager replacing the recently released Terry Franconia. The former Phillies shortstop had managed the Padres in 1987-88 to a record of 81-127.Ref: 1
2001*The first major league game ever started in the month of November is a memorable one as the Yankees, for the second consecutive night, make a dramatic comeback in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game and go on to victory in extra innings. Tonight's heroes are Scot Brosius, who hits a game-tying two out two-run homer to knot the game at 2-2, and Alfonso Soriano, who singles in Chuck Knoblach in the 12th giving the Yankees a 3-2 victory and 3-2 lead in the Series over the Diamondbacks.Ref: 1
2001*The Astros name Jimy Williams, 58, as the franchise's thirteenth skipper. The 35-year veteran, who also managed the Blue Jays and Red Sox, replaces Larry Dierker, who despite of reaching the post-season four times in five seasons was unable to win a playoff series.Ref: 1
2001*General manager steps down John Hart's 10-year reign of Indians GM comes to an end. Largely responsible for the winningest era in Tribe baseball, Hart brought six postseason appearances and two World Series berths to Cleveland. Assistant general manager Mark Shapiro will take over as general manager.Ref: 86
2003*Several large grocery chains (Safeway, King Soopers, City Market) in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming remove the tabloid (Globe) carrying the name and photograph of Kobe Bryant's alleged rape victim. (XDG, p 3B, 11/01/2003)Ref: 83
2003*(or 2nd?) Martin Lel of Kenya wins the New York Marathon in 2:10:30. Margaret Okayo, also of Kenya, wins the women's marathon in 2:22:31, a course record. (WSJ, p A1, 11/03/2003)Ref: 33
1512 Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo, 37, unveiled his 5,808_square_foot masterpiece, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. He had been commissioned in 1508 by Pope Julius II to do a work depicting the whole story of the Bible.Ref: 5
1604*William Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello" was first presented at Whitehall Palace in London.Ref: 5
1611*Shakespeare's romantic comedy "The Tempest" is first presented.Ref: 5
1834 First published reference to poker (as Mississippi riverboat game).Ref: 5
1850 World's first photography magazine published in New York-the Daguerreian Journal.Ref: 10
1894 The publication, Billboard Advertising, made it to desks for the first time. The periodical cost 10 cents. A subscription to the weekly magazine currently costs about $250 a year and is known as Billboard, the longtime bible of the radio and music industry.Ref: 4
1895 Emil and Max Skladowsky set up a Bioscope Projector in Berlin's Wintergarden. The birth of German Cinema.Ref: 73
1895*1st magazine devoted to the motor vehicle ("The Horseless Age") was published.Ref: 51
1910 First issue of "The Crisis" published by editor W E B Du Bois.Ref: 5
1920 The first issue of American Cinematographer.Ref: 73
1937 The first broadcast of Hilltop House was aired on CBS radio; while on NBC radio, the comic strip character Terry and the Pirates debuted.Ref: 4
1940 "A Night in the Tropics", the first movie for (Bud) Abbott and (Lou) Costello, is released.Ref: 4
1942*John H Johnson publishes first issue of Negro Digest.Ref: 5
1944*The whimsical tale about an invisible rabbit named Harvey opened in NY City. One year later, the play by Mary Chase won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Movie fans remember the classic film, starring Jimmy Stewart in one of his most famous roles.Ref: 4
1945*John H. Johnson publishes the first issue of Ebony magazine.Ref: 2
1947*Eddy Arnold began a 21-week run at #1 on U.S. country music charts with I’ll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms). It was the biggest hit of Arnold’s illustrious career.Ref: 4
1951*Jet magazine founded by John H Johnson.Ref: 5
1959*WOV-AM in NY City changes call letters to WADO.Ref: 5
1965*First concert at Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco.Ref: 5
1967 The first issue of Rolling Stone hits the streets.Ref: 2
1968 The current movie rating system of G, M, R, X followed by PG-13 and now NC-17, went into effect. The Production Code Administration hands out the ratings.Ref: 4
1968*George Harrison’s soundtrack LP, Wonderwall, was released. It was the first solo album by one of The Beatles. The album was also the first on the new Apple label.Ref: 4
1969*Abbey Road, by The Beatles, was #1 on U.S. album charts. Although Let It Be was the last Beatles album of new material to be released, Abbey Road was, in fact, the last album The Beatles recorded.Ref: 4
1969*Elvis Presley hit number one in the U.S. with Suspicious Minds. It was his first #1 pop single since Good Luck Charm in 1962 and his last #1 pop single.Ref: 4
1975*Elton John’s Island Girl hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song parked itself at the top of the hit heap for 3 weeks.Ref: 4
1982 Andrew "Dice" Clay & George Wendt appear in "Trick or Treatment".Ref: 5
1985*National Coalition against violence on TV says the average U.S. child will see 50000 attempted murders on TV by age 16.Ref: 62
1985*Nostalgia Television begins on cable.Ref: 5
1986*Boston’s Third Stage album hit the big time this day as it became the number one album in the U.S. Memorable (and not so memorable) tracks on the album: Amanda, We’re Ready, The Launch, Cool the Engines, My Destination, A New World, To Be a Man, I Think I Like It, Can’tcha Say, Still in Love, Hollyann.Ref: 4
1988*Actor Jeff Goldblum & actress Geena Davis wed in Las Vegas.Ref: 5
846 King Louis II France is born.Ref: 10
1500*Benvunuto Cellini, Italian goldsmith and sculptor, is born.Ref: 68
1607*Georg Philipp Harsdorfer Nurenberg Germany, poet (Poetischer Trichter), is born.Ref: 5
1609*Sir Matthew Hale, English legal scholar, is born.Ref: 70
1636*Nicholas Boileaus, French poet and historian, is born.Ref: 2
1711*Mikhail Lomonosov born.Ref: 89
1762*Spencer Perceval (Tory), the only British prime minister to be assassinated, British PM (1809-12), is born.Ref: 5
1778 King Gustavus IV Sweden is born.Ref: 10
1782*Viscount Goderich (Tory), British PM (1827-28), is born.Ref: 5
1798*Sir Benjamin Lee Baronet Guinness, Irish brewer/Dublin mayor, is born.Ref: 5
1801 Vincenzo Bellini is born.Ref: 10
1815*Crawford Williamson Long surgeon/pioneer (use of ether), is born.Ref: 5
1818*Jems Renwick, architect, is born.Ref: 2
1828*Balfour Steward, Scottish physicist and meteorologist, is born.Ref: 2
1849*William Merritt Chase, American painter, is born.Ref: 70
1853*Jose Santos Zelaya (L), ruler of Nicaragua (1893-1910), is born.Ref: 5
1859*Charles Brantley Aycock (Gov-NC), is born.Ref: 5
1871*Stephen Crane, author of "The Red Badge of Courage", is born.Ref: 2
1878*Carlos Saavedra Lamas Argentina, jurist (Nobel Peace Prize 1936), is born.Ref: 5
1880*Sholem Asch, Polish-born American novelist and playwright (The Nazarene, The Mother), is born.Ref: 2
1880*Alfred Wegener, German meteorologist and geophysicist, is born.Ref: 70
1880*Grantland Rice sportswriter (NY Herald Tribune 1914-30, Colliers 1925-37), is born.Ref: 5
1885*Anton Flettner, German inventor, is born.Ref: 70
1886*Hermann Broch Austria, novelist (Sleepwalkers, Bewitchment), is born.Ref: 5
1886*Sakutaro Hagiwara, Japanese poet, is born.Ref: 70
1889*Philip John Noel-Baker statesman, disarmament advocate (Nobel '59), is born.Ref: 5
1890*James Barton NJ, Broadway actor (Tobacco Road, Iceman Cometh), is born.Ref: 5
1892*Alexander Alekhine Russia, world chess champion (1927-46), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Edmund Blunden English poet/critic (Undertones of War), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Sir Gavin de Beer, British zoologist, is born.Ref: 70
1902*Nordahl Brun Greig, Norwegian writer and wartime hero during WWII, is born.Ref: 2
1902*Eugen Jochum Babenhausen Bavaria, German conductor (Hamburg Orchestra), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Michael Denison York England, actor (Importance of Being Earnest), is born.Ref: 5
1919*John Secondari Rome Italy, newscaster (Open Hearing), is born.Ref: 5
1920*James J. Kilpatrick, journalist, TV: 60 Minutes: Point-Counterpoint, is born.Ref: 3
1922*Jeff Richards Portland Oregon, actor (Don't Go Near the Water), is born.Ref: 5
1922*George S Irving Springfield MA, singer/actor (Dumplings), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Victoria de Los Angeles, Spanish opera soprano, is born.Ref: 2
1924*Victoria de los Angeles Spain, soprano (Mimi-La Boheme), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Lou Donaldson musician: alto saxophone: LPs: New Faces New Sounds, The Time is Right, Midnight Sun, Here ’Tis, The Natural Soul, Sweet Lou, Sassy Soul Strut; singer: Whiskey Drinkin’ Woman, is born.Ref: 4
1929*Betsy Palmer (Patricia Bromek) TV panelist, actress, columnist: Chicago Tribune, is born in Chicago IL.Ref: 4
1930*A.R. Gurney, American playwright (Love Letters, The Dining Room).Ref: 2
1935*Gary Player South Africa, PGA golfer (US 1965, British 1959,68,74), is born.Ref: 5
1937*‘Whispering’ Bill (James) Anderson songwriter: City Lights, I Missed Me, Happy Birthday to Me; singer: Three Times a Lady, Still, My Life, 8x10; [w/Jan Howard]: For Loving You, If It’s All the Same to You, Someday We’ll be Together; member of Grand Ole Opry, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Barbara Bosson Belle Vernon PA, actress (Fay-Hill St Blues, Hooperman), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Balladeer Barry Sadler ("The Ballad of the Green Berets") is born.Ref: 4
1941*Robert Foxworth Houston TX, actor (Chase-Falcon Crest, Frankenstein), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Marcia Wallace Creston IA, actress (Carol-Bob Newhart Show), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Larry Flynt magazine publisher (Hustler), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Singer Keith Emerson England of Emerson, Lake & Palmer is born.Ref: 5
1944*Chris Morris musician: guitar: group: Paper Lace: The Night Chicago Died, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Rick Grech musician: bassist, violinist: groups: Family; Blind Faith; Traffic; Crickets, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Ted Hendricks Football Hall of Famer: Baltimore Colts, Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders: played 215 consecutive games in 15 seasons, is born.Ref: 4
1948 Keith Emerson is born.Ref: 10
1949*Jeannie Berlin Los Angeles CA, actress (Heartbreak Kid, Portnoy's Complaint), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Dan Peek musician: guitar, singer: group: America, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Ronald (Kool) Bell musician: saxophone: group: Kool & The Gang, is born.Ref: 4
1953*N Jan Davis Cocoa Beach Florida, PhD/astronaut (sk:STS-47), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Jackie Zeman actress (Bobbie Spencer-General Hospital), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Michael Zaslow actor (One Life to Live, Guiding Light), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Ruben Guerrero Mexico, relay swimmer (Olympic-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Lyle Lovett Grammy Award-winning singer: Best Male Country Vocal [1989]; Cowboy Man, songwriter: This Old Porch [w/Robert Earl Keen], You Can’t Resist It, Closing Time, If I Had a Boat; actor: Ready to Wear, Short Cuts, The Player, is born.Ref: 4
1958*Rachel Ticotin NYC, actress (Grace-For Love & Honor), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Eddie MacDonald musician: bass: group: The Alarm; Guns, Where Were You Hiding When the Storm Broke, The Bells of Rhymney, is born.Ref: 4
1960*Fernando (Anguamea) Valenzuela baseball: pitcher: LA Dodgers [Rookie of the Year: 1981/Cy Young Award: 1981/World Series: 1981/all-star: 1981-1986]], California Angels, Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies, SD Padres, is born.Ref: 4
1960*Lyle Lovett country singer (Desert Rose Band, Give Back My Heart), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Elizabeth Dennehy actress (Guiding Light), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Mags Furuholmen Norway, rocker (Aha-Take on Me), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Rick Allen musician: drums: group: Def Leppard, is born.Ref: 4
1962*Mags Furuholmen musician: keyboards, singer: group: a-ha, is born.Ref: 4
1963*Rick Allen rocker (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Joe Leste San Diego Cal, rock vocalist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Sophie B. Hawkins musician, singer: LPs [hit singles]: Tongues and Tails [Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover], Whaler [As I Lay Me Down], Timbre [Walking In My Blue Jeans], is born.Ref: 4
1972*Toni Collette actress: The Sixth Sense, Muriel’s Wedding, Clockwatchers, Diana & Me, 8˝ Women, Shaft [2000]; Broadway: The Wild Party, is born.Ref: 4
1972*Jenny McCarthy model: Playboy's Playmate of the Year [1994], is born.Ref: 4
1676*Sir Matthew Hale, English legal scholar, dies at age 67.Ref: 70
1755*There had been no warning for the people of Lisbon, Portugal when the walls of their beautiful, tall buildings came tumbling down. A powerful ... we don’t know where it stood on the Richter scale ’cause Richter wasn’t born yet ... earthquake, felt across the European continent, rocked the city three times causing destruction of property, fires and a tsunami. Over 60,000 died, most drowning in the enormous tidal wave.Ref: 4
1823*Heinrich Wilheim von Gerstenberg, German theorist of Sturm & Drang literary movement, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1867*John Strachan, Scottish-born Canadian educator and first Anglican bishop of Toronto, dies at age 89.Ref: 70
1894*Alexander III, Russian tsar (1881-84), dies at age 49.Ref: 70
1914*Adna R. Chaffee, American army officer; chief of staff (1904-06), dies at age 72.Ref: 70
1918*97 die in New York City subway's worst accident.Ref: 5
1924*Legendary Oklahoma marshal Bill Tilghman, 71, is gunned down by a drunk in Cromwell, Oklahoma.Ref: 2
1927*Florence Mills dancer/singer, dies at 32 in NYC.Ref: 5
1947*The famous racehorse, Man o’ War, died. His funeral was attended by over 2,500 people. Man o’ War was so famous that, while a stud in retirement, his guest book listed over 2,000,000 names!Ref: 4
1949*Helen Hokinson, American cartoonist, dies at age 56.Ref: 70
1955*A time bomb aboard a United DC-6 kills 44 above Longmont Colorado.Ref: 5
1955*Dale Carnegie, the author of "How to Win Friends and Influence People", dies.Ref: 70
1956*Lajos Asztalos International Chess Master (1950), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1959 Gershon Agron mayor of Jerusalem, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1961*Joan McCracken actress (Claudie The Story of a Marriage), dies at 38.Ref: 5
1962*Ricardo Rodriguez auto racer is killed in the Mexican Grand Prix at age 20.Ref: 4
1963*Elsa Maxwell gossip columnist, actress: Our Betters, Elsa Maxwell’s Hotel for Women, The Lady and the Lug; dies at age 80.Ref: 4
1965*Trackless trolley plunged into Nile River drowning 74 (Cairo Egypt).Ref: 5
1967*Benita Hume actress (Vicky-Thew Halls of Ivy), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1968*Georgios Papandreou, Greek Prime Minister three times, dies at age 80.Ref: 70
1970*Discotheque in Grenoble France burns, all exits are padlocked and 142 die.Ref: 5
1972*Ezra Pound poet: Hugh Selwyn Mauberly, The Pisan Cantos; dies at age 87Ref: 4
1973*Catherine Bowen, American writer, dies at age 76.Ref: 70
1974*Fire kills 189 in less than 25 min (Sao Paulo Brazil).Ref: 5
1975*Doro Merande actress (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1979*Mamie Doud Eisenhower, First Lady: wife of 34th U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, dies in Washington DC at age 82.Ref: 4
1982*King Vidor, American film director, dies at age 88 of a heart ailment.Ref: 70
1982*James Broderick actor (Doug-Family), dies of cancer at 55.Ref: 68
1983*(Green River Killer) Kimberly Nelson, 26, is last seen. She is the 37th of 48 women Gary Ridgway admits killing. (USA Today, p 3A, 11/06/2003)Ref: 13
1984*Norman Krasna writer/director, dies of a heart attack at 74.Ref: 5
1985*Phil Silvers (Philip Silversmith), Brooklyn NY, comedian (Sergeant Bilko-Phil Silvers Show), dies at age 73, in his sleep.Ref: 68
1986*Paul Frees animation voice (Bullwinkle), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1987*Rene Levesque, Canadian pro-independence premier of Quebec (1976-85), dies at age 65.Ref: 5
1990*(Elsie) Lisa Kirk singer, actress: The Producers, Gypsy; dies.Ref: 4
1993*Severo Ochoa, Spanish Nobel Prize-winning biochemist and molecular biologist (1959), dies at age 88.Ref: 70
1994*Noah Beery Jr in CA, actor (Rockford Files, Quest, Doc Elliot), dies at 81Ref: 5
1999*Former Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton, the NFL's all-time leading rusher, died of bile duct cancer at age 45.Ref: 70

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