Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
November 4th

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1396*Richard II marries Queen Isabella, daughter of Charles VI (France) in Calais; she is only 7 years old.Ref: 10
1493*Christopher Columbus discovers Guadeloupe during his second expedition.Ref: 2
1646*The Massachusetts Bay Colony passed a law making it a capital offense to deny that the Bible was the Word of God. Any person convicted of the offense was liable to the death penalty.Ref: 5
1677*William III and Mary (daughter of James I) of England wed on William's birthday.Ref: 2
1778*(date approximate) At Simon Kenton's third execution, Pierre Druillard shows up and "rents" Kenton for $100 in goods. Druillard, working for the English, wants to return Kenton to Detroit temporarily to interogate him, with the promise to return him to the Shawnee. The Shawnee agree, in part because they are aware of Kenton's charmed existence and favor his seems to hold with the Great Spirit. Druillard, in splendid red and gold British attire, was sent by Shawnee Chief Logan who was sympathetic to Kenton's situation. Kenton is taken by Druillard to Detroit.Ref: 58
1798*Congress agrees to pay a yearly tribute to Tripoli, considering it the only way to protect U.S. shipping.Ref: 2
1804*George & Margaret Pickett of Richmond VA sell to James Bull of Jefferson County VA 1000 acres to record the first deed in Greene County OH.Ref: 56
1841*The first wagon train reaches California.Ref: 62
1842*Abe Lincoln, 33, marries Mary Todd, 23, in Springfield, IL.Ref: 4
1845*First nationally observed uniform election day in US.Ref: 5
1854*A lighthouse is established on Alcatraz Island.Ref: 5
1861*University of Washington founded in Seattle.Ref: 5
1866 Kingdom of Italy annexes Venetia.Ref: 5
1867*90 kegs of powder used to get rock from Telegraph Hill for seawall.Ref: 5
1884*Democrat Grover Cleveland was elected to his first term as president, defeating Republican James G. Blaine.Ref: 70
1890*Great Britain proclaims Zanzibar as a protectorate.Ref: 5
1890*First American Kennel Club licensed trial for Beagles held in Hyannis, Massachusetts.Ref: 10
1895*Beavercreek Township (in Greene County OH) issues charters for two interurbans. (XDG, p 8A, 2/27/2003)Ref: 83
1898*The first church to bear the Pentecostal Holiness name was organized at Goldsboro, NC, under the leadership of Methodist evangelist Ambrose Blackman Crumpler, 35.Ref: 5
1922*The U.S. Postmaster General orders all homes to get mailboxes or relinquish delivery of mail.Ref: 2
1922 6,000 years of Ottoman rule in Turkey ends;Sultan Mohammed VI ousted.Ref: 10
1924*Nellie Tayloe Ross and Miriam Ferguson are elected first and second women governors (Wyoming and Texas).Ref: 2
1924*Calvin Coolidge is elected 30th president of the United States.Ref: 2
1933*Young Park (1) in the Bronx named in honor of James Young.Ref: 5
1939*Two months after England and France declared war on Nazi Germany, Congress passes the Neutrality Act of 1939, repealing the prohibition of arms exports to belligerent powers as specified in the Neutrality Act of 1937.Ref: 3
1939*The United States modified its neutrality stance in World War II, allowing "cash and carry" purchases of arms by belligerents, a policy favoring Britain and France.Ref: 70
1943*The X-10 pile goes critical at Oak Ridge. This air-cooled experimental pile begins producing the first substantial (gram) amounts of plutonium to assist research into its properties. The world supply of plutonium at this time is 2.5 mg, produced by cyclotrons.Ref: 91
1943*A Manhattan Project Governing Board meeting approves an ambitious implosion research program, intended to develop it to the point of usability in six months.Ref: 91
1943*Quote from Nazi newspaper, Der Stürmer, published by Julius Streicher - "It is actually true that the Jews have, so to speak, disappeared from Europe and that the Jewish 'Reservoir of the East' from which the Jewish pestilence has for centuries beset the peoples of Europe has ceased to exist. But the Führer of the German people at the beginning of the war prophesied what has now come to pass."Ref: 35
1946*The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is established.Ref: 2
1948*T.S. Eliot (Thomas Stearns Eliot) won the Nobel Prize for literature “for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry.”Ref: 4
1952*A 9.0 earthquake hits Kamchatka.Ref: 85
1952*The Dwight D. Eisenhower/Richard M. Nixon ticket won a sweeping (55%-44%) victory over Democrat Adlai E. Stevenson and running-mate John J. Sparkman. Eisenhower was the 34th president of the U.S.Ref: 4
1958*Angelo Roncalli became Pope John XXIII. He was expected by many to be a caretaker and transitional pope, but he astonished the church and the world with his energy and reforming spirit. Pope John XXIII’s convening of the Second Vatican Council and his changing of the church’s attitudes toward those who were not Catholic were milestones.Ref: 4
1979*At the American embassy in Teheran, Iran, 90 people, including 63 Americans, are taken hostage by militant student followers of Ayatollah Khomeini. The students demand the return of Shah Mohammad Reza Pablavi, who is undergoing medical treatment in New York City.Ref: 2
1980*Ronald Reagan is elected the 40th president of the United States over President Jimmy Carter by a wide margin.Ref: 2
1984 Nicaragua holds first free elections in 56 years; Sandinistas win 63%.Ref: 5
1986*Democrats gain control over the US Senate.Ref: 5
1987*Death to America day in IranRef: 62
1987*Lisa Steinberg, battered into coma by her adoptive father.Ref: 5
1990*Iraq says it is preparing for a "dangerous war".Ref: 5
1990*Secretary of State James Baker visits US troops in Saudi Arabia.Ref: 5
1991*The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum was dedicated by five American presidents (the first gathering of five U.S. presidents). Reagan, President George Bush, and former presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald R. Ford and Richard M. Nixon attended the ceremonies in Simi Valley, CA.Ref: 4
1991 Mid East peace conference ends in Madrid Spain.Ref: 5
1992*Carol Moseley Braun becomes the first African American woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate.Ref: 2
1993*The White House challenged Ross Perot to a debate on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), with Vice-President Al Gore. Perot, calling it "a desparte move", quickly accepted. (XDG, p 4A, 11/04/2003)Ref: 83
1994*In Union, South Carolina, townspeople jeered as Susan Smith was led into court, a day after the 23-year-old secretary was arrested and charged with murder in the drownings of her sons, three-year-old Michael and 14-month-old Alexander.Ref: 6
1995*Elected PM of Italy 7 times, Giulio Andreotti becomes first world leader to be accused of murder.Ref: 10
1997*Hundreds of thousands of men attended a Promise Keepers rally at the Mall in Washington, D.C.Ref: 70
1999*Aaron McKinney, who beat gay college student Matthew Shepard and left him to die on the Wyoming prairie, avoided the death penalty by agreeing to serve life in prison without parole and promising never to appeal his conviction.Ref: 70
2002*In an average voter turnout, voters in Xenia and Greene County OH turn down levies for Xenia City Schools and an ¼% increase in city income tax, but pass a levy in support of Greene Memorial Hospital. (XDG, p 1A, 11/05/2003)Ref: 83
2003*The most powerful solar flare ever recorded erupts on the sun. This flare was pointed away from the Earth. (USA Today, p 7D, 11/18/2003)Ref: 13
1804*Lewis & Clark: The captains hire Toussaint Charbonneau, a French Canadian fur trader living among the Hidatsas, as an interpreter. His young Shoshone wife, Sacagawea, had been captured by the Hidatsas several years earlier and then sold to Charbonneau (along with another Shoshone girl). Having been told that the Shoshones live at the headwaters of the Missouri and have many horses, the captains believe the two will be helpful when the expedition reaches the mountains.Ref: 65
1846*An artificial leg is patented by B.F. Palmer of Meredith, NH.Ref: 4
1862*The Gatling gun is patented by Richard J Gatling of Indianapolis.Ref: 5
1873*Dr. John B. Beers of San Francisco, CA patents a gold crown for teeth.Ref: 4
1879*James & John Ritty patent first cash register, to combat stealing by bartenders in their Dayton, Ohio saloon.Ref: 5
1880*The first cash register was patented by James and John Ritty of Dayton, Ohio.Ref: 70
1922 British archeologist Howard Carter is elated when his Egyptian workers uncover the top of a stairway cut into bedrock in the Valley of the Kings, which turned out to be King Tutankhamun's tomb.Ref: 2
1939*The 40th National Automobile Show opens in Chicago, Illinois, the first car equipped with air-conditioning is installed in a Packard.Ref: 3
1952*UNIVAC, the world's first commercially-available electronic computer, predicts a landslide for Eisenhower in his presidential race against Adlai Stevenson.Ref: 3
1957*2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched.Ref: 5
1962*Mars 1962B - USSR Mars Lander. Fails to leave Earth orbit.Ref: 40
1981*Columbia shuttle launch scrubbed with 31 secs remaining.Ref: 5
1996*A federal judge rules that Cyber Promotions, a direct marketing Internet company known for spamming America Online users, did not have a First Amendment right to e-mail unsolicited messages.Ref: 3
1576 Spanish defeat Walloons & take Antwerp Belgium.Ref: 5
1760*Following the Russian capture of Berlin, Frederick II of Prussia defeats the Austrians at the Battle of Torgau.Ref: 2
1791*General Arthur St. Clair, governor of Northwest Territory, is badly defeated by a large Indian army of Shawnee, Delaware and Iroquois, near Fort Wayne.Ref: 2
1854*Florence Nightingale and 38 nurses arrived at the Barrack Hospital in Scutari in the Crimea.Ref: 2
1863*From the main Confederate Army at Chattanooga, Tenn., Lt. Gen. James Longstreet's troops are sent northeast to besiege Knoxville.Ref: 2
1918*Austria signs an armistice with the Allies.Ref: 2
1918 German revolution begins.Ref: 10
1942*During World War II, Axis forces retreated from El Alamein in North Africa in a major victory for British forces commanded by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery.Ref: 70
1944*Axis forces in Greece surrender. 
1956*Israel captures Straits of Tiran from Egypt.Ref: 5
1956*Israeli troops reach Suez Canal.Ref: 5
1956*200,000 Soviet troops moved in to crush the Hungarian Revolution.Ref: 70
1978 Iranian troops fire on anti-Shah student protesters by Tehran U.Ref: 5
1889*Players League begins, declaring independence from baseball's NL.Ref: 5
1904*First stadium built specifically for football (Harvard Stadium).Ref: 5
1924*California legalizes pro boxing (illegal since 1914).Ref: 5
1934*Pittsburgh ends Detroit Lions' shutout streak at 7 games but loses 40-7.Ref: 5
1935*Former Green Bay Packers pro football tackle Cal Hubbard becomes an American League umpire.Ref: 1
1939*1940 Olympics awarded to Helsinki, Finland.Ref: 5
1951*NY Giants & NY Yanks score back-to-back TDs on kickoff returns.Ref: 5
1954*Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City.Ref: 5
1956*The average salary of football coaches at state universities was $11,005, according to a survey released on this day.Ref: 4
1957*With a new balk rule, the hitter has a option after the call is made; if he gets a hit, the batter can accept the result of the pitch, instead of being only limited to the advance of the base runner(s).Ref: 1
1959*Cubs' Ernie Banks wins his second consecutive MVP award. Braves' third baseman Eddie Mathews is the runner-up.Ref: 1
1963*The Cardinals trade outfielder George Altman and pitcher Bill Wakefield to the Mets for veteran hurler Roger Craig .Ref: 1
1965*Lee Ann Roberts Breedlove, wife of land speed record-holder Craig Breedlove, becomes the first female driver to exceed 300 mph when she sped to 308.50 mph in the Spirit of America - Sonic 1 vehicle over the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.Ref: 3
1965*Chicago manager Al Lopez resigns as the field boss of the White Sox.Ref: 1
1972*Kings score 3 goals within 45 seconds against Islanders.Ref: 5
1973*The Chicago Bears set a National Football League record by holding the Green Bay Packers to a minus 12 yards passing.Ref: 4
1973*Golfing great Ben Crenshaw won his first tournament on the pro tour by capturing the TX Open.Ref: 4
1973*New Orleans Saints first shutout victory, 13-0 vs Buffalo Bills.Ref: 5
1978*Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3).Ref: 5
1980*Sadaharu Oh of the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants retires from professional baseball. The first baseman hit a record 868 home runs in his 22-year playing career.Ref: 4
1980*Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2).Ref: 5
1983*Washington Capitals first NHL overtime victory beating Vancouver 5-4.Ref: 5
1987*NBA announces 4 new franchises; Charlotte & Miami for 1988 & Minneapolis & Orlando for 1989.Ref: 5
1988*The Charlotte Hornets lose their first regular season game 133-93 to Cleveland. (USA Today, p 3C, 2/02/2004)Ref: 13
1989*Orlando Magic's 1st NBA game, loses to Nets, 111-106.Ref: 5
2001*Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling are named co-MVPs of the World Series. The Diamondback hurlers are the first multiple winners since a trio of Dodgers( Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager) shared the award in 1981.Ref: 1
2001*In one of the most exciting editions of the World Series, the Diamondbacks beat the Yankees in seven games. Luis Gonzalez lined a Series-winning single off Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning of Game 7.Ref: 86
2002*Eric Hinske (.279, 24, 84 ) wins American League Rookie of the Year. The 25-year-old Blue Jays third baseman receives 19 of 28 first-place votes cast by the Baseball Writers Association of America with Oriole starter Rodrigo Lopez getting the other nine first-place votes.Ref: 1
2002*Colorado Rockies right-hander Jason Jennings (16-6, 4.52 ) becomes first member of the Rockies to be selected by the BBWAA as the National League Rookie of the Year. The 24-year old right-hander receives 27 first-place votes from the 32 writers participating in the balloting.Ref: 1
2003*Lawyers for suspended Ohio State tailback Maurice Clarett have dropped a motion seeking $2M from Ohio State for allegedly releasing Clarett's educational records to police and prosecutors. Clarett is accused of exaggerating the value of items stolen last spring from a car he was driving. (AP, 11/04/2003 3:22 PM) 
1843*Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square 170 feet high - unveiled.Ref: 10
1909*The opera "Il Segreto di Susanna" is produced (Munich).Ref: 5
1935*Tennis star Frances Shields signed a 7-year acting contract with Samuel Goldwyn at MGM. She was on the set a lot and she netted a considerable amount of fame by serving up great characters.Ref: 4
1936*Future U.S. Senate Chaplain Rev. Peter Marshall, 34, married Catherine Wood, 22. Following Peter's premature death at age 46, Catherine immortalized his name through her 1951 best selling biography, "A Man Called Peter."Ref: 5
1938*You’re a Sweet Little Headache, from the movie Paris Honeymoon, was recorded by Bing Crosby -- on Decca.Ref: 4
1949*One Man’s Family debuted on NBC-TV. The show continued for three seasons. It also enjoyed one of the longest runs of any program on radio (1933-1959).Ref: 4
1954*Florence Henderson, who was all of 20 years old, joined with Ezio Pinza and Walter Slezak in Fanny. The show lit up Broadway 888 times.Ref: 4
1962*Bob Dylan gave his first major concert outside of Greenwich Village. The Carnegie Hall solo appearance was not well attended.Ref: 4
1963*The Beatles played a Royal Command Performance as part of an evening of entertainment for Queen Elizabeth at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London. David Frost was the emcee. John Lennon utters his infamous "Rattle your jewelry" line.Ref: 4
1966*London's "Evening Standard" newspaper published John Lennon's controversial remark stating that the Beatles were "more popular than Jesus." The quote touched off a storm of controversy and international protest, resulting in a worldwide boycott of Beatles music.Ref: 5
1966 Flooding of Arno River (Italy) destroys countless art works.Ref: 5
1984*The Artist Formerly Known as Prince kicked off his fall tour in Detroit. He broke the record for sold-out performances at the 20,000-seat Joe Louis Arena. The previous record-holder was The Artist Still Known as Neil Diamond (in 1983).Ref: 4
1575*Guido Reni, Italian painter, is born.Ref: 70
1650*William III, Prince of Orange and King of England (1689-1702), Scotland and Ireland is born.Ref: 2
1732*(US Supreme Court Justice) Thomas Johnson, American Revolutionary War leader; governor of Maryland (1777-9); associate justice (1792-93) of U.S. Supreme Court, is born.Ref: 70
1740*Birth of Anglican clergyman Augustus M. Toplady. A highly respected evangelical leader, Toplady authored the hymn "Rock of Ages" two years before his premature death at 38 in 1778.Ref: 5
1751 Richard Brindsley Sheridan (baptised)Ref: 10
1783*Gaspard Gourgaud, French historian, is born.Ref: 70
1810*John Allen, dentist and inventor of porcelain false teeth with a platinum base, is born.Ref: 15
1837*James Douglas, Canadian industrialist, is born.Ref: 70
1862*Eden Phillpotts England, novelist/poet/playwright (Red Madymaynes), is born.Ref: 5
1873*George Edward Moore, British philosopher, is born.Ref: 70
1874*Charles Despiau, French sculptor, is born.Ref: 70
1876*James Fraser, designer of the buffalo nickel, is born.Ref: 5
1879*Will (William Penn Adair) Rogers entertainer: The Wall Street Girl, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court; humorist: “I never met a man I didn’t like.”; mayor: Beverly Hills; cowboy; subject of Broadway show: Will Rogers Follies; is born.Ref: 4
1884*Harry George Ferguson, British designer, is born.Ref: 70
1886*Ian Wolfe Canton IL, actor (Diary of a Madman, Wizards & Warriors)Ref: 5
1896*Carlos Garcia, Philippine president (1957-61), is born.Ref: 70
1900*Luigi Lucioni Italian, landscape painter (opera stars), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Bob Considine sports columnist (Bob Feller Story), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Ciro Alegria Peru, novelist (Golden Serpent), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Pauline Trigere fashion designer: produced first reversible coat; Costume Designer: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, is born.Ref: 4
1913*Gig Young (Byron Elsworth Barr), Academy Award-winning actor: They Shoot Horses Don’t They? [1969]; Teacher’s Pet, Young at Heart, Desperate Hours, The Rogues; TV host/narrator: Warner Brothers Presents; is born in St Cloud MN.Ref: 68
1916*Walter Cronkite St Joseph MO, news anchor (CBS Evening News 1962-81), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Virginia (Margaret Cynthia) Field actress: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Dance, Girl, Dance, Waterloo Bridge; is born.Ref: 4
1918*Academy Award-winning actor for Harry and Tonto [1974] Art (William Matthew) Carney, Mount Vernon NY, (Ed Norton-Honeymooners), is born in Mount Vernon NY.Ref: 5
1918*Cameron Mitchell (Mitzell) actor: Trapped Alive, Hollywood Cop, Swift Justice, Blood and Black Lace, How to Marry a Millionaire, Desiree, The Tall Men, Carousel, Homecoming, The High Chaparral, Swiss Family Robinson; is born in Dallastown PA.Ref: 4
1919*Martin (Henry) Balsam Academy Award-winning actor: A Thousand Clowns [1965]; All the President’s Men, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Carpetbaggers, Death Wish 3, Delta Force, The Goodbye People, Harlow, Little Big Man, Marjorie Morningstar, Murder on the Orient Express, Psycho, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Twelve Angry Men, All in the Family; is born in New York City.Ref: 4
1923*Alfred Heineken beer mogul: Heineken Brewery, is born.Ref: 4
1929*Doris Roberts, Emmy Award-winning actress: St. Elsewhere [1983], Everybody Loves Raymond [2001, 2002]; Remington Steele, Maggie, Angie, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Ordinary Heroes, Used People, is born in St Louis MO. (TWA, 1998)Ref: 95
1929*Jimmy Piersall baseball player (Red Sox, Senators, Indians), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Dick (Richard Morrow) Groat baseball: shortstop: Pittsburgh Pirates: [all-star: 1959, 1960, 1962/NL Batting Champ, Baseball Writers’ Award, is born.Ref: 4
1930*Kate Reid actress: Death of a Salesman, The Andromeda Strain, Atlantic City, Death Ship, Gavilan, Dallas; is born in London England.Ref: 5
1931*Darla Hood Leedey OK, singer/actress (Little Rascals), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Noam Pitlik Philadelphia PA, actor/director (Sanford & Son, Bob Newhart), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Tito (John Patsy) Francona baseball: Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians [all-star: 1961], SL Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, is born.Ref: 4
1937*Loretta Swit Emmy Award-winning actress: Hotlips Houlihan-M*A*S*H [1979-80, 1981-82]; TV host/narrator: Those Incredible Animals, is born in Passaic NJ.Ref: 4
1938*Harry Elston musician: group: Friends of Distinction, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Delbert McClinton songwriter, singer: I Received a Letter [w/Glen Clark], Sandy Beaches; musician: harmonica: Hey Baby [w/singer, Bruce Channel]; solo: Giving It Up for Your Love, is born.Ref: 4
1941*Walter Rock football: Washington Redskins tackle: Super Bowl VII, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Robert Mapplethorpe photographer: known for photographs of sadomasochistic rituals, nudes, portraits, still lifes; is born.Ref: 4
1947*Mike Smith musician: saxophone: groups: Judas Jump; Amen Corner: Gin House Blues, Bend Me Shape Me, [If Paradise Is] Half as Nice, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Aleksandr Tkachev USSR, parallel bars gymnast (Olympic-gold-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Alexei Ulanov USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-gold-1972, 76), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Berlinda Tolbert Charlotte NC, actor (Jenny-Jeffersons), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Markie Post [Marjorie], Palo Alto Cal, actress (Christine-Night Court), is born., is born.Ref: 5
1954*Chris Difford guitarist/vocalist (Squeeze-Tempted), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Peter Boynton Maine, actor (Tonio-As the World Turns), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Ralph Macchio actor: Eight is Enough, Karate Kid series, Distant Thunder, My Cousin Vinny, is born.Ref: 4
1962*(Long Island) Ralph Macchio Huntington NY, actor (Karate Kid, 8 is Enough), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Kool Rock [Damon Wimbley], rapper (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Petra Verkaik Los Angeles CA, playmate (Dec, 1989), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Matthew McConaughey actor: Angels in the Outfield, Amistad, The Newton Boys, U-571, is born.Ref: 4
1975*Heather Tom actress (Victoria-Young & Restless), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Daisy Eagan Brooklyn NY, actress (Secret Garden), is born.Ref: 5
644*Umar of Arabia is assassinated at Medina and is succeeded as caliph by Uthman.Ref: 2
1698*Erasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician and physicist, dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1791*Chief Blue Jacket (Marmaduke Van Swearingen) kills his brother Captain Charles ("Charley") Van Swearingen near the Wabash River in northwest Ohio when 1500 confederated Indians surprise an encamped army of 1300 at what has been called St. Clair's Defeat, the greatest disaster of the Indian Wars in the Ohio Valley.Ref: 57
1856 Paul Delaroche dies.Ref: 10
1869*George Peabody, philanthropist and namesake of the Peabody awards for excellence in broadcasting, dies. ("Who Was Who in America, 1607-1896") 
1875*"Pacific" collides with "Orpheus" off Cape Flattery Wash, 236 die.Ref: 5
1918*Andrew White, American educator and diplomat; founder and first president of Cornell University, dies at age 85.Ref: 70
1918*Margaret Olivia Sage, American philanthropist, dies at age 90.Ref: 2
1924*Gabriel Faure, composer, dies in Paris, France at age 79. (Also: Cross, Milton, "Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music", Doubleday & Co, 1953)Ref: 70
1933*John Jay Chapman, American poet, dramatist, and critic, dies at age 71.Ref: 70
1950*Baseball pitcher, hall of famer, Grover Cleveland Alexander dies at age 63.Ref: 15
1955*Cy Young, American professional baseball player, dies.Ref: 70
1956 Art Tatum dies.Ref: 10
1959*(Black Sox) Claude Williams dies at age 66 in Laguna Beach CA. Former occupation – gardener and nursery owner.Ref: 87
1970*King Peter II of Yugoslavia dies in a hospital in Denver, Colorado and is buried in the Liberty Easter Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Liberty, Illinois, becoming the first European king or queen to die and be buried in the United States.Ref: 3
1982*Jacques Tati (Tatischeff) Academy Award-winning director: Mon Oncle [1958]; dies.Ref: 4
1984*Merie Earle actress (Maude-Waltons), dies of uremic poisoning at 95.Ref: 5
1985*Cus D'Amato, Mike Tyson's legal guardian and the man who directed Floyd Patterson to the title, dies of pneumonia.Ref: 98
1987*Raphael Soyer artist (Depression scenes in NYC), dies at 87.Ref: 5
1987*Six-year old Elizabeth (Lisa) Steinberg is pronounced dead at a New York City hospital in a child-abuse case that sparked national outrage. Her illegal adoptive father, Joel Steinberg was later sentenced to prison for manslaughter. (XDG, p 4A, 11/04/2003)Ref: 83
1995*Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, 73, was gunned down as he was about to enter his car after speaking at a pro-peace rally in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israeli law student Yigal Amir, confessed to killing Rabin because he opposed Rabin’s ongoing efforts to achieve a peaceful settlement with the Palestinians, saying Rabin wanted to “to give our country to the Arabs.”Ref: 68

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