Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
November 2nd

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676*Donus begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
1164*Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket, 45, began a six_year self_imposed exile in France. Once a close friend of England's Henry II, Thomas had more recently become an outspoken opponent of the king's royal policies.Ref: 5
1620*The "Mayflower Compact" was signed by the 41 Separatists among the passengers of the "Mayflower," serving as the basis for combining themselves "into a civil body politic." Democratic in form, the Compact comprised the first written American constitution, and remained in force until 1691. ("Who Was Who In America 1607-1896") 
1721*Peter I, the ruler of Russia, abandons the traditional Russian title of czar in favor of the European-influenced title of emperor.Ref: 3
1734*(Zenger) Frustrated in his efforts to prosecute James Alexander, the likely author of the "libels," Governor Cosby (of New York) orders that a bench warrant be issued for the printer of the Journal, John Peter Zenger.Ref: 87
1772*The first Committees of Correspondence are formed in Massachusetts under Samuel Adams.Ref: 2
1783*Gen. George Washington issued his "Farewell Address to the Army" near Princeton, N.J.Ref: 70
1789*During the chaos of the French Revolution, the property of the Church in France was taken over by the state.Ref: 5
1824*Popular presidential vote first recorded; Jackson beats J.Q. Adams.Ref: 5
1830*A general convention of Methodist reformers opposed to the episcopal (i.e., bishop_led) form of church government met in Baltimore, MD, to establish the Protestant Methodist Church.Ref: 5
1859*John Brown was sentenced to death by hanging for his part on the raid of the Federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry.Ref: 3
1869*Sheriff Wild Bill Hickok loses his reelection bid in Ellis County, KS.Ref: 2
1880*Pat Garrett, a Democrat, is elected sheriff of Lincoln County. He vows to bring the current reign of lawlessness to an end. Ref 
1880*James A. Garfield is elected the 20th president of the United States. During the Civil War, Garfield was a commander at the bloody fight at Chickamauga.Ref: 2
1882*Newly elected John Poe replaces Pat Garrett as sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico Territory.Ref: 2
1889*(new state) North and South Dakota were admitted to the Union; the first time that two states simultaneously became a part of the United States. President Benjamin Harrison decided it was easier to mix up the admissions papers so no one would know and just list the states alphabetically. That’s why North Dakota is the 39th and South Dakota is the 40th of the United States of America.Ref: 4
1892*Lawmen surround outlaws Ned Christie and Arch Wolf near Tahlequah, Indian Country (present-day Oklahoma). It will take dynamite and a cannon to dislodge the two from their cabin.Ref: 2
1898 Theodor Herzl arrives in Jerusalem.Ref: 5
1903*London's Daily Mirror newspaper is first published.Ref: 2
1915*First US election by proportional representation, Ashtabula, Ohio.Ref: 5
1917*British foreign secretary Arthur J. Balfour, 69, issued the Balfour Declaration, calling for "establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people." The document's recognition of a Jewish nationalism planted the seed which in 1948 led to an establishment of the modern state of Israel.Ref: 5
1917*Lansing-Ishii Agreement; US recognizes Japan's privileges in China.Ref: 5
1920*Radio station KDKA in Pittsburgh broadcast returns from the Harding-Cox presidential election.Warren G Harding is elected President.Ref: 5
1920*Charlotte Woodward, who signed the 1848 Seneca Falls Declaration calling for female voting rights, casts her ballot in a presidential election. All Men & Women are Created Equal.Ref: 2
1921*Margaret Sanger and Mary Ware Dennett form the American Birth Control League.Ref: 2
1926*Air Commerce Act is passed, providing federal aid for airlines and airports.Ref: 2
1930*Ras Tafari crowns Haile Selassie I, 225th emperor of Solmonic Dynasty.Ref: 5
1948*The Chicago Daily Tribune prints on the front-page "Dewey Defeats Truman" articles before the final results were in. In fact, Truman defeated Dewey by 2.2 million popular votes and 114 electoral votes.Ref: 2
1950*Britain's longest motorway, the M1, opens.Ref: 10
1954*Charles C Diggs Jr elected Michigan's first black congressman.Ref: 5
1954*JS Thurmond first senator elected by write-in vote (SC).Ref: 5
1956*Hungary appeals for UN assistance against a Soviet invasion.Ref: 5
1957 First titanium mill opened, Toronto Ohio.Ref: 5
1962*JFK announces Cuban missile bases were being dismantled.Ref: 5
1976*Former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter defeated Republican incumbent Gerald R. Ford, becoming the first U.S. president from the Deep South since the Civil War.Ref: 70
1978*John J. Riccardo, Chairman of Chrysler Corporation, hired Lee A. Iacocca as Chrysler President. Ten months later, Riccardo resigned and Iacocca was elected Chairman (September 20, 1979).Ref: 4
1979*Black militant Joanne Chesimard escaped from a New Jersey prison, where she'd been serving a life sentence for the 1973 slaying of a New Jersey state trooper. (Chesimard, who has since taken the name Assata Shakur, now lives in Cuba.)Ref: 6
1983*President Reagan signed a bill establishing a federal holiday on the third Monday of January in honor of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.Ref: 70
1983*Archbishop Hickey conducts papal investigation of Archbishop Hunthausen, Seattle.Ref: 5
1987*William Steele Sessions took the oath of office as Director of the FBI.Ref: 14
1988*Shamir Likud wins election in Israel.Ref: 5
1994*A jury in Pensacola FL convicts Paul Hill of murder for the shotgun slayings of an abortion provider and his bodyguard; Hill is sentenced to death. (XDG, p 4A, 11/02/2000)Ref: 83
1998*(OJ Simpson) Brown and Goldman families split proceeds from an auction of O. J. Simpson's belongings.Ref: 87
2001*Eleven firefighters were arrested and five police officers injured in a clash at the site of the World Trade Center during a protest over a reduction in the number of cleanup workers.Ref: 70
1783*Two Frenchmen make the first free hot air balloon flight.Ref: 62
1804*Lewis and Clark make winter camp at Fort Mandan, ND. They will stay there until April 6th, 1805. (Time, p 44, 7/08/2002) 
1923*US Navy aviator, H.J. Brown, sets new world speed record of 259 mph in a Curtiss racer.Ref: 2
1931*The DuPont Company of Wilmington, DE announces the first synthetic rubber. It was known as DuPrene.Ref: 4
1947*The world’s largest and widest plane ever built, Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose -- with a wingspan of 319' 11", made its only flight over Long Beach Harbor, California at an altitude of 70 feet. The flight lasted just one minute.Ref: 4
1978*Crew of Soyuz 29 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 31.Ref: 5
1988*A computer virus races across networks and shut down computers at NASA, the University of California at Berkeley, MIT, and other sites. In 1989, a federal grand jury indicted Cornell University student Robert Morris, age twenty-four, for releasing the computer virus.Ref: 3
1776*During the Revolutionary War, William Demont, an adjutant to American Colonel Robert Magraw, deserts from the Fifth Pennsylvania Battalion and offers the British intelligence information concerning the Patriot defense of New York. Demont, the first traitor to the American cause in the War for Independence, reveals to the British the location of Fort Washington in New York, thus enabling Lieutenant General Wilhelm von Knyphausen to conquer the fort with a force of 3,000 Hessians.Ref: 3
1835*2nd Seminole War begins in Osceola.Ref: 5
1841 Akbar Khan successfully revolts against Shah Shuja in the second Afghan War.Ref: 5
1914*Russia declares war with Turkey.Ref: 2
1916*Fort Vaux evacuated by Germans.Ref: 38
1917*Corporal James Gresham and privates Thomas Enright and Merle Hay of the Sixteenth Infantry become the first American soldiers to die in World War I when Germans raided their trenches near Bathelemont, France.Ref: 3
1940*Luftwaffe completes 57 consecutive nights of bombing of LondonRef: 62
1942*Lt. General Dwight D. Eisenhower arrives in Gibraltar to set up an American command post for the invasion of North Africa.Ref: 2
1942*British 8th Army under Gen. Bernard Montgomery defeats Germans at El Alamein.Ref: 5
1943*The Battle of Empress Augusta Bay in Bougainville ends in U.S. Navy victory over Japan.Ref: 2
1956 Israel captures Gaza and Sheham.Ref: 5
2003*Sixteen US soldiers are killed when an Iraqi missle downs a helicopter in central Iraq. (WSJ, p A3, 11/03/2003)Ref: 33
1879 In a 6-day footrace a Mr Weston loses to a horse, 900 to 885 km.Ref: 5
1934*Babe Ruth tours Tokyo Japan.Ref: 5
1935*Notre Dame upsets the Buckeyes of Ohio State, 18-13. It was their first meeting. A forward pass by Bill Shakespeare helped the Fighting Irish down Ohio State as some 81,000 fans looked on. Sports scribes called it, "The greatest game ever played."Ref: 4
1938*Babe Ruth applies for the job of St Louis Browns' manager.Ref: 5
1964*CBS becomes first corporate owner in MLB by buying eighty percent of Yankees for $11,200,000.Ref: 1
1969*NFL record of 12 passing touchdowns, New Orleans Billy Kramer & St L Charlie Johnson pass for 6 touchdowns each.Ref: 5
1970*Cleveland Cavaliers lose by biggest margin-54 pts (Philadelphia 141-87).Ref: 5
1972 Construction begins on the Kingdome, Seattle.Ref: 5
1972*Steve Carlton wins the NL CY Young Award; Lefty's 27 victories nearly accounted for half of the last-place Phillies wins.Ref: 1
1974*The Braves trade Hank Aaron to the Brewers for Dave May and Roger Alexander; the move allows Aaron to finish his career in Milwaukee, the city in which he started in the majors.Ref: 1
1975*Ed Giacomin as a Red Wing returns to Madison Square Garden beats Rangers 6-4.Ref: 5
1976*After winning 22 games, Randy Jones captures the NL's Cy Young Award. Two years ago the Padre hurler had lost 22 games.Ref: 1
1983*John Denny wins the NL's Cy Young Award. The Prescott, Arizona native posted a 19-6 record with a 2.37 era for NL Champion Phillies.Ref: 1
1988*Walt Weiss wins AL rookie of the year (3rd straight for Oakland A's).Ref: 5
1993*The club and the Denver Metropolitan Stadium District agree to expand Coors Field to approximately 50,200.Ref: 86
1994*The Colorado Rockies announce they will be a major sponsor of the 1995 National Beep Ball Association World Series, which will come to Denver in August 1995.Ref: 86
1995*The Tampa Bay Devil Rays unveil their official 1998 game uniforms during a special "fashion show" at the Florida Aquarium.Ref: 86
1997*Denver QB John Elway reached two milestones this day. (1)He accounted for 276 total yards (in a 30-27 victory over the Seattle Seahawks) for 50,273 yards in his career. He was the third player in NFL history -- after Dan Marino and Fran Tarkenton -- to reach the 50,000 plateau. (2)And with 252 yards passing, Elway moved past Tarkenton into second place in career passing yardage with 47,019, trailing only Marino at that point. (All this during a 30-27 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.)Ref: 4
2000*Wrigley Field has been granted preliminary landmark status by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks. Any plans to refurbish or tear down Cubs' home since 1916 will have to be reviewed by this panel.Ref: 1
2000*After a 15-year big league career, first baseman Will Clark announces his retirement. 'The Thrill' ends his playing days with the McGwire-less Cardinals supplying the Redbirds with much needed offense (.345,12 HRs and 42 RBIs) in a two-month span after being traded from the Orioles.Ref: 1
2000*Former Blue Jay catcher (1981-86) and the team's present TV color analyst, Buck Martinez, is hired as the Toronto manager. Replacing Jim Fregosi, the 51-year ESPN commentator joins Astros' Larry Dierker and Diamondbacks' Bob Brenly as first-time major league skippers hired from the broadcast booth.Ref: 1
2000*Vladimir Kramnik wins world chess title from Garry Kasparov in London.Ref: 10
1772*The Morning Post of London first issued.Ref: 10
1867*Harper and Bros. in New York publishes first fashion weekly-Harper's Bazaar.Ref: 10
1903*England's first women's paper, The Daily Mail, first published; not the Northcliffe paper.Ref: 10
1904*British newspaper, "The Daily Mirror," begins publishing.Ref: 5
1920*KDKA, Pittsburgh, the first commercial radio station, begins broadcasting.Ref: 4
1921*Pulitzer prize winning "Anna Christie" starts 177 performance run in NY.Ref: 10
1924*Britain's first crossword puzzle published in Sunday Express.Ref: 10
1929*Newsreel Theatre opened. The newsreel films were shown at the Embassy Theatre, 1560 Broadway, between 46th and 47th Streets in NY City. This first all-newsreel theatre in the United States also holds the distinction of being the first, and we might add, only movie theater in the U.S. to have had an all-female management and staff (1925). In 1987, the Embassy Theatre was designated as a city landmark, and in 1998 it became Times Square’s Visitor Center.Ref: 4
1931 Myrt and Marge was heard for the first time -- on CBS radio. The program centered on two chorus girls who competed for the same parts and the same men. The creator and writer (Cliff Thomas wrote some) of the series, Myrtle Vail, also played the role of Myrt; and the original Marge was performed by Vail’s daughter, Donna Fick. Three other performers played the part when Donna died giving birth. Myrt and Marge continued for 11 years.Ref: 4
1936*The first high-definition public television transmissions begin from Alexandra Palace in north London by the BBC.Ref: 2
1937*I’d Rather Be Right opened in NY City. The humorous play about the U.S. presidency satirized the high office as it related to Franklin Roosevelt.Ref: 4
1955*The first pop song by Julie London appeared on the charts. London’s smoky and sultry rendition of Cry Me a River stayed on the pop chart for five months, reaching as high as #9. Julie was Mrs. Jack Webb (Dragnet) and Mrs. Bobby Troup (songwriter, trumpeter).Ref: 4
1958*Billboard magazine introduced a new chart. It ranked the top singles in order, from number 1 to 100. Previously, only 30 records had been on the weekly hit list. It would take Casey Kasem to count ’em down backwards from #40 to #1 years later.Ref: 4
1959*Charles Van Doren admitted to a House subcommittee that he had the questions and answers in advance of his appearances on the NBC-TV game show "Twenty-One."Ref: 70
1960 A British jury determines that Lady Chatterly's Lover by D.H. Lawrence is not obscene.Ref: 2
1963*After giving benefit performances for years, singer Kate Smith presented her first full concert performance to a paying crowd -- at Carnegie Hall in NY City.Ref: 4
1968*Another biggie for Stevie Wonder went on sale. For Once in My Life reached #2 on the pop charts on December 28, 1968.Ref: 4
1973*"Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments" airs on CBS TV.Ref: 5
1974*The first of the former Beatles to try a nationwide concert tour was in Los Angeles, appearing at the Forum. Unfortunately, only half the house was filled to see George Harrison. He stopped touring soon thereafter.Ref: 4
1974*So Far, the album by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, rose to #1 in the U.S. The tracks: Deja Vu, Helplessly Hoping, Wooden Ships, Teach Your Children, Ohio, Find the Cost of Freedom, Woodstock, Our House, Helpless, Guinnevere and Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.Ref: 4
1985*For only the second time, a TV soundtrack LP topped the album charts. Miami Vice (title track by Jan Hammer) enjoyed a run of eleven weeks. The only other TV soundtrack LP to chart at #1 was Henry Mancini’s Peter Gunn in 1959. The remainder of the top-five albums of the week: 2)-Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits; 3)-Whitney Houston by Whitney Houston; 4)-Scarecrow by John Cougar Mellencamp; 5)-Songs from the Big Chair by Tears For Fears.Ref: 4
1986*A record price for a poison apple was paid in NY City. The 12-by-16-inch celluloid, from Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, was purchased for $30,800.Ref: 4
1987*Harrison releases "Cloud 9" & McCartney releases "All the Best".Ref: 5
1987*Entertainer Lola Falona is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.Ref: 5
1988*Mexican radio station erroneously reports Mike Tyson dies in car crash.Ref: 5
1990 The Prince film, Graffiti Bridge opened. Prince starred in the flick, wrote and directed it.Ref: 4
1991*Jermaine Jackson releases "Word to the Badd!!" anti Michael song.Ref: 5
1991*Karyn White’s Romantic hit #1 for one week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.Ref: 4
1999* TV, a 24-hour TV network, was launched by the National Basketball Association. Commissioner David J. Stern said, “" TV represents the convergence of the Internet, television and basketball. By combining the immediacy and depth of information from with current and historical television programming from the NBA, TV will offer our fans complete, round-the-clock coverage of the league."Ref: 4
1470*King Edward V of England (1483); deposed, murdered? by Richard III, is born.Ref: 5
1699*Jean-Baptiste Chardin, French painter, is born.Ref: 70
1734*Frontiersman Daniel Boone is born near Reading, PA.Ref: 4
1739*Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, German composer, is born.Ref: 70
1755*Marie Antoinette, Queen of France who was beheaded during the French Revolution, is born.Ref: 2
1795*James Knox, Polk NC, 11th President (D) (1845-1849), is born in Mecklenburg County, N.C.Ref: 5
1815*George Boole mathematician (Boolean algebra), is born.Ref: 5
1847*George Sorel French Socialist thinker, writer (violent revolutions), is born.Ref: 5
1861*Maurice Blondel, French philosopher, is born.Ref: 70
1865*Warren Gamaliel Harding, 29th president of the United States (1921-23), is born near Corsica, Ohio.Ref: 2
1885*Harlow Shapley, astronomer who discovered the Sun is not at the center of the galaxy, is born.Ref: 2
1901*Actor Paul Ford (The Colonel on "The Phil Silvers Show") is born in Baltimore MD.Ref: 5
1901*James Dunn NYC, actor (Uncle Earl-It's a Great Life), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Luchino Visconti, film director (Obsession, Death in Venice), is born in Milan Italy.Ref: 2
1911*Odysseus Elytis Greece, poet (Nobel 1979), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Burt Lancaster Academy Award-winning actor: Elmer Gantry, [1960]; Trapeze, From Here to Eternity, The Bird Man of Alcatraz, The Unforgiven, Atlantic City, Local Hero, Field of Dreams, The Phantom of the Opera, The Rainmaker, The Rose Tattoo, Scorpio, Tough Guys, Airport, Come Back Little Sheba, Gunfight at the OK Corral, Judgment at Nuremberg; circus acrobat; is born in New York City.Ref: 68
1914*Pitcher Johnny (John Samuel) Vander Meer is born. Vander Meer is the only pitcher to pitch two consecutive no-hitters.Ref: 4
1917*Durward Knowles England, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1968-Bahamas), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Warren Stevens Clark's Summit PA, actor (Richard Boone Show), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Ann Rutherford actress: Andy Hardy series, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Gone with the Wind; TV panelist: Leave It to the Girls, is born in Toronto Canada.Ref: 4
1920*Lewis Charles NYC, actor (Feather & Father Gang), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Willaim D Schaefer Maryland, (Gov-D-MD), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Charlie Walker singer: Pick Me Up on Your Way Down, Don’t Squeeze My Sharmon, is born.Ref: 4
1929*Richard Taylor, Nobel Prize-winning physicist who proved the existence of quarks, is born.Ref: 2
1929*Harold Farberman NYC, conductor/composer (Medea), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Rachel Ames Portland Oregon, actress (Line Up, Audrey-Gen Hospital), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Henri Namphy Cap Haitien Haiti, President of Haiti (1986- ), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Melvin Schwartz, physicist who won the Nobel Prize for work on neutrinos, is born.Ref: 2
1934*Ken Rosewall Sydney Australia, tennis star (US 1956), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Rose Bird California Supreme Court Judge, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Earl ‘Speedoo’ Carroll singer: groups: Carnations; Cadillacs: Speedoo, Peek-A-Boo; Coasters: Let’s Go Get Stoned, is born.Ref: 4
1938*Pat Buchanan (Patrick Joseph Buchanan) outspoken conservative, speechwriter, political advisorRef: 4
1938*Jay Black (David Blatt) singer: group: Jay and The Americans: Only in America, Come a Little Bit Closer, This Magic Moment, is born.Ref: 4
1938*Patrick Buchanan conservative political columnist, is born.Ref: 5
1940*Jim Bakken (football: St. Louis Cardinals kicker: holds NFL Individual record: field goals kicked in a game [7 9/24/67]), is born.Ref: 4
1941*Bruce Welch (Cripps) musician: guitar: group: The Shadows: Apache, Kon Tiki, Wonderful Land, Dance On, Foot Tapper, is born.Ref: 4
1941*Dave Stockton (golf: PGA Champion: [1970]) is born.Ref: 4
1942*Shere Hite (Shirley Gregory) author: The Hite Report, Women and Love, Sexual Honesty: By Women for Women, A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality, is born in St Joseph MO.Ref: 4
1942*Stefanie Powers, actress, is born in Los Angeles CA.Ref: 95
1944*Jeffrey A Hoffman Brooklyn NY, PhD/astronaut (STS 51-D, 35, sk:46), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Keith Emerson, musician: keyboards: groups: Emerson, Lake & Powell; Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Lucky Man, From the Beginning; solo Tonk Train Blues; film scores: The Inferno, Nighthawks, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Giuseppe Sinopoli Venice Italy, conductor (Sunnyata), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Kathy Hammond US, 400m runner (Olympics-bronze-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Maxine Nightingale singer: Lead Me On; actress: Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell; Right Back Where We Started From, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Kate Linder actress (Esther-Young & Restless), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Alfre Woodard Tulsa OK, actress (St Elsewhere), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Bobby Dall rocker (Poison-Every Rose Has a Thorn), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Willie McGee St Louis Card (1985 NL MVP), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Mardi Jacquet Chateauroux CA, playmate (October, 1980), is born.Ref: 5
1961*k.d. (Kathryn Dawn) Lang singer: LPs: Angel with a Lariat, Shadowland, Absolute Torch and Twang, Ingenue, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, All You Can Eat, Drag, Invincible Summer, Live by Request, is born.Ref: 4
1961*Bobby Dall (musician: bass: group: Poison, is born.Ref: 4
1963*Ines Diers German DR, 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Susie Scott San Diego Ca, playmate (May, 1983), is born.Ref: 5
1966*David Schwimmer (actor: Friends, The Wonder Years, Breast Men, Band of Brothers), is born.Ref: 4
1966*Rosalyn Fairbank South Africa, tennis player, is born.Ref: 5
1967*Charlie ‘Steele’ Pennachio (singer: group: Linear:) is born.Ref: 4
1967*Darla Michele Pruett Canton Georgia, Miss Georgia-America (1991), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Brandi Brandt Santa Clara CA, playmate (October, 1987), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Helle Michaelsen Alborg Denmark, playmate (Aug, 1988), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Melissa Evridge Lexington KY, playmate (Aug, 1990), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Danny Cooksey Moore OK, actor (Sam-Diff'rent Strokes), is born.Ref: 5
1990*Natasha Smirnoff daughter of Yakov Smirnoff, is born.Ref: 5
1148 St. Malachy dies.Ref: 10
1570*A tidal wave in the North Sea destroys the sea walls from Holland to Jutland. Over a thousand people are killed.Ref: 2
1600*Staunch Anglican theologian Richard Hooker died at 46. His last words were: 'God hath my daily petitions, for I am at peace with all men, and He is at peace with me... and this witness makes the thoughts of death joyful.'.Ref: 5
1648*12,000 Jews are massacred by Chmielnicki hordes in Narol, Podlia.Ref: 5
1887*Jenny (Johanna) Lind ‘The Swedish Nightingale’: singer; dies.Ref: 4
1917*Leon Bloy, French writer, dies at age 71.Ref: 70
1932 William Morris dies.Ref: 10
1939*John Roy Lynch, American politician; served in Mississippi legislature and U.S. Congress during Reconstruction, dies at age 92.Ref: 70
1941*Simon Guggenheim philanthropist dies; established the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation providing grants to scientists, scholars, artists.Ref: 70
1941*Simon Guggenheim philanthropist: established the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation providing grants to scientists, scholars, artists; died Nov 2, 1941Ref: 4
1941*Simon Guggenheim philanthropist (died aboard the Titanic), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Japan, where baseball has been banned as an undesirable enemy influence, mourns the death of Eiji Sawamura. The Japanese pitcher, who is killed in action in the Pacific, became a national hero by striking out Babe Ruth in an exhibition game.Ref: 1
1950*George Bernard Shaw playwright: (Pygmalion-Nobel 1925); dies at age 94.Ref: 4
1956*Leo Baeck, rabbi/president (World Union for Progressive Judaism), dies at age 83.Ref: 70
1960 Dimitri Mitropoulous dies.Ref: 10
1961*James Thurber, humorist (The Male Animal), writer: New Yorker magazine; author: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, My World and Welcome to It, The Last Flower, Is Sex Necessary?; dies at age 66.Ref: 4
1970*Richard Cushing, the director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, dies.Ref: 68
1973*Earle ‘Greasy’ Neale Football Hall of Famer: West Virginia Wesleyan, Canton Bulldogs; coach: Philadelphia Eagles [1941-1950], three straight eastern division crowns and NFL championships [1948, 1949]; created the 5-man defensive line; dies.Ref: 4
1980*Fiction: Edith Bunker (fiction) dies on "All in the Family".Ref: 5
1980*Willie Sutton, American bank robber and prison escapee, dies at age 79.Ref: 70
1984*In North Carolina, Margie Velma Barfield, a convicted murderer, becomes the first woman to be executed in the modern era of the death penalty. The fifty-two-year-old private nurse and former Sunday school teacher, who became known as "Death Row Granny" while in prison, was convicted of lacing her fiancée's food with rat poison, and later admitted to poisoning three others, including her mother.Ref: 3
1991*Irwin Allen producer, director: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Towering Inferno, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure; dies.Ref: 4
1992*Hal Roach producer: Hal Roach Studios; director: One Million B.C., Road Show, The Devil’s Brother; dies at age 100.Ref: 4
1995*A man claiming to have a bomb hijacked a school bus with 13 learning-disabled children aboard, leading authorities around Miami-area highway for 90 minutes before being fatally shot by police. (XDG, p 4A, 11/02/2000)Ref: 83
1997 Baron Edmond de Rothschild dies.Ref: 10
1999*Copier repairman Byran Uyesugi is accused of going on a shooting spree at a Xerox Corp. parts warehouse in Honolulu killing seven male co-workers with a 9 mm handgun.Ref: 9
2003*Jimmy Quillen, Tennessee congressman (1963-97) dies in Kingsport TN at age 87. (WSJ, p A1, 11/03/2003)Ref: 33

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