Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
November 10th

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1619 Frenchman René Descartes has vision of Philosophy of Unitary Universal Science.Ref: 10
1647*All Dutch-held areas of New York are returned to English control by the treaty of Westminster.Ref: 2
1674*Dutch formally cede New Netherlands (NY) to English. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1766*In New Brunswick, New Jersey, Queen's College was chartered under the Dutch Reformed Church, to provide education "...especially in divinity, preparing [youth] for the ministry and other good offices." The present name of the school, Rutgers University, was adopted in 1924.Ref: 5
1770 French philosopher Francois Voltaire, 75, uttered his famous remark: 'If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.'Ref: 5
1775*The Continental Congress of the American colonies, in preparation for their revolt against the British (The Revolutionary War), authorized the formation of two battalions of marines. Although this was the true birth of the U.S. Marine Corps, it wasn’t until 1798 that Congress recreated the Marine Corps as a separate military service.Ref: 4
1781*Two women are tarred and feathered in Belfast for dating British soldiers, while in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, a Catholic girl is also tarred and feathered for her intention of marrying a British soldier.Ref: 2
1801*Tennessee becomes the first U.S. state to legislate against dueling.Ref: 3
1806*(day unspecified) Joe Daviess, a Federalist district attorney in Kentucky, asks for a court order to compel Burr to answer questions before a grand jury about his activities. The motion is denied, but to the surprise of Daviess, Burr voluntarily shows up in court and agrees to answer questions.Ref: 87
1808 Osage Treaty signed.Ref: 5
1836*Louis Napoleon banished to America.Ref: 5
1839*(day unspecified) District Court meets and postpones the Amistad case.Ref: 87
1862*(Dakota Conflict) General Pope forwards to the President names of those condemned. Lincoln asks for "a full and complete record of their convictions" and "a careful statement" indicating "the more guilty and influential of the culprits."Ref: 87
1864*Austrian Archduke Maximilian became emperor of Mexico.Ref: 5
1879*Little Bighorn participant Major Marcus Reno is caught window-peeping at the daughter of his commanding officer--an offense for which he will be court-martialed.Ref: 2
1880*Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly, meets with his brothers and sisters for the last time. Later he meets with his mother whose last words to him are: "Mind you die like a Kelly, Ned!". Ref 
1885*Paul Daimler, son of Gottleib Daimler, becomes the first motorcyclist when he rides his father's new invention on a round trip of six miles.Ref: 2
1891*First Woman's Christian Temperance Union meeting held (in Boston).Ref: 5
1899*(Haywood Trial) (day unspecified) After 18 months of occupation, federal troops are withdrawn from northern Idaho.Ref: 87
1906*(Haywood Trial) (day unspecified) William Haywood loses his race as the Socialist Party candidate for Governor of Colorado.Ref: 87
1908*Gideons place first bible in room at Superior Hotel, Iron Mountain, Montana.Ref: 10
1911*President Taft ends a 15,000-mile, 57-day speaking tour.Ref: 2
1911*Andrew Carnegie tops previous educational grants;founds Carnegie Corp. and gives $125 M.Ref: 10
1915*Gilbert & Ellis islands annexed by Britain.Ref: 10
1917*41 women are arrested in suffragette demonstrations near the White House.Ref: 5
1918*Independence of Poland proclaimed by Jozef Pilsudski.Ref: 5
1919*The American Legion held its first national convention, in Minneapolis.Ref: 5
1921*(Sweet) (date give as Fall) Membership in the Ku Klux Klan in Detroit totals 3,000.Ref: 87
1923*(Sweet) (day unspecified) Between 25,000 and 50,000 KKKers attend a rally in Dearborn township.Ref: 87
1924*(Sweet) (date give as Fall) Ossian and Gladys Sweet return to Detroit after an extended stay in Europe.Ref: 87
1925*(day unspecified) Celestino Medeiros, a Portugese convict doing time for murder, allegedly confesses to Sacco that he had been involved in the South Braintree hold-up.Ref: 87
1926*Vincent Massey becomes first Canadian minister to USA.Ref: 5
1928*Showa Tenno Hirohito, the 124th Japanese monarch along an imperial line dating back to 660 B.C., is enthroned as Emperor of Japan, two years after his ascension to the throne.Ref: 3
1932*(Scottsboro Boys) (day unspecified) The Supreme Court, by a vote of 7-2, reverses the convictions of the Scottsboro boys in Powell vs. Alabama. Grounds for reversal are that Alabama failed to provide adequate assistance of counsel as required by the due process clause of the 14th Amendment.Ref: 87
1933*(Scottsboro Boys) (date approximate): Trials begin for Haywood Patterson and Clarence Norris. They are tried for rape, convicted, and sentenced to death. 
1933*Black Blizzard begins in Dakotas;dust storm blows soil to Atlantic.Ref: 10
1938*Fascist Italy enacts anti-Semitic legislation.Ref: 2
1938*(Scottsboro Boys) (day unspecified) Governor Graves denies all pardon applications.Ref: 87
1940*(day unspecified) Dunning and Nobel prize winner Harold Urey begin investigating isotope separation techniques without US government support.Ref: 91
1940*Russell Means activist: Native American rights, is born.Ref: 4
1941*(day unspecified) John Dunning and Eugene Booth at Columbia demonstrate the first measurable U-235 enrichment through gaseous diffusion.Ref: 91
1943*(day unspecified) The top experts in England on fission weapons, many former members of the MAUD committee, depart England for the US to assist the atomic bomb project. Included are Bohr, Frisch, Peierls, Chadwick, William Penney, George Placzek, P.B. Moon, James Tuck, Egon Bretscher, and Klaus Fuchs.Ref: 91
1943*(day unspecified) The Navy approves Abelson's plan to build a liquid thermal diffusion pilot plant for enriching uranium.Ref: 91
1943*(day unspecified) The world's first sample of plutonium in metal form is produced by reducing PuF4 with Ba at the Met Lab.Ref: 91
1944*(day unspecified) Y-12 output has reached 40 grams of highly enriched uranium a day.Ref: 91
1945*General Enver Hoxha becomes leader of Albania.Ref: 5
1950*Jacobo Arbenz Guzmon is elected President of Guatemala.Ref: 5
1952*U.S. Supreme Court upholds the decision barring segregation on interstate railways.Ref: 2
1954*Iwo Jima Memorial (servicemen raising US flag) dedicated in Arlington.Ref: 5
1960*Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill.Ref: 5
1961*Andrew Hatcher is named associate press secretary to President John F. Kennedy.Ref: 2
1970 The Great Wall of China, previously out-of-bounds to tourists, opens to world tourism.Ref: 3
1972*Hijackers divert a jet to Detroit, demanding $10 million and ten parachutes.Ref: 2
1975*The UN General Assembly approves a resolution equating Zionism with racism (however, the world body repealed the resolution in December 1991).Ref: 5
1975*PLO leader Yasser Arafat addresses UN in NYC.Ref: 5
1976*Utah Supreme Court OKs execution of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore.Ref: 5
1977*It was announced that Pope Paul VI had ended the automatic excommunication imposed on divorced American Catholics who remarried. (The excommunication was first imposed by the Plenary Council of American Bishops in 1884.)Ref: 5
1978*Badlands National Park approved by CongressRef: 62
1978 Israel's top negotiators broke away from Middle East peace talks.Ref: 5
1978*Yanks trade Lyle, Rajsich, McCall, Heath & Ramos to Texas for Righetti, Mirabella, Beniquez, Jemison & Griffin.Ref: 5
1980*Dan Rather refuses to pay his cabbie, CBS pays the $12.55 fare.Ref: 5
1982*As part of a four-day national salute to Americans who served in the Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, designed by architect Maya Lin, is dedicated in Washington, D.C. The long-awaited memorial is a simple black granite wall, inscribed with the names of the 58,183 Americans who died in the conflict, arranged in order of death, not rank.Ref: 3
1986*President Ronald Reagan refuses to reveal details of the Iran arms sale.Ref: 2
1986 River Rhine (Germany) polluted by chemical spill.Ref: 5
1988*NY's MTA announces it may replace tokens with credit card type passes.Ref: 5
1989 (Berlin Wall) Workers began punching a hole in the Berlin Wall, a day after East Germany abolished its border restrictions.Ref: 5
1989*WordPerfect Corporation shipped WordPerfect 5.1. Full retail price in the U.S. was $500.Ref: 4
1990*Lebanon releases 2 French hostages (Camille Sontag & Marcel Coudari).Ref: 5
1991*Marty Glickman broadcasts his 1,000th football game.Ref: 5
1993*The US House of Representatives passes the so-called "Brady Bill", which calls for a five-day waiting period for the purchase of handguns. (XDG, p 4A, 11/10/2003)Ref: 83
1993*A jury in Manassas VA acquits John Wayne Bobbit of marital sexual assault against his wife, Lorena, who'd sexually mutilated him. Lorena Bobbit was later acquitted of malicious wounding. (XDG, p 4A, 11/10/2003)Ref: 83
1997*A judge in Cambridge, Mass., reduced Louise Woodward's murder conviction to manslaughter and sentenced the English au pair to the 279 days she'd already served in the death of 8-month-old Matthew Eappen.Ref: 70
1997*WorldCom Inc. and MCI Communications Corp. agreed to a $37 billion merger.Ref: 70
1999*Investigators said that the flight recorder form EgyptAir Flight 990 showed things were going normally until the autopilot mysteriously disconnected and the Boeing 707 began what appeared to be a controlled descent. (XDG, p 4A, 11/10/2000)Ref: 83
2001 The World Trade Organization approved China's membership.Ref: 70
2084*Transit of Earth as seen from Mars.Ref: 5
1493*Christopher Columbus discovers Antigua during his second expedition.Ref: 2
1798*Lithographic process invented by Alois Senefelder.Ref: 10
1871*Following seven months of searching, foreign correspondent to the "New York Herald" Henry M. Stanley succeeded at last in locating Scottish missionary David Livingstone in Ujiji, Central Africa. Stanley prefaced his encounter with these words: 'Dr. Livingstone, I presume.'.Ref: 5
1939*The first air-conditioned automobiles went on display at the Auto Show in Chicago.Ref: 4
1951*Direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins as Mayor M. Leslie Denning of Englewood, New Jersey, called his counterpart in Alameda, California.Ref: 5
1954*Lt Col John Strapp travels 632 MPH in a rocket sled.Ref: 5
1968*Launch of Zond 6, 2nd unmanned circumlunar & return flight.Ref: 5
1970*The Luna 17, was launched by the former Soviet Union. The unmanned spacecraft landed and released Lunakhod 1 (eight-wheel, radio-controlled vehicle) on the Moon's Sea of Rains to explore the lunar surface and send data back to Earth. Ref 
1973*NASA launches Mariner 10, the Mercury fly-by.Ref: 3
1980*Voyager I flies past SaturnRef: 62
1983*Microsoft made the announcement that they were going to be releasing a program named Windows. Then came, "the big delay." Finally, 1n November, 1985, Windows 1.01 is introduced to the public. Software that gets delayed far beyond its original release date is known as vaporware, and Windows was the first program to ever earn this distinction. Ref 
1775*The Virginia Gazette prints George III's proclamation declaring the colonies in a state of rebellion. 
1782*In the last battle of the American Revolution, George Rodgers Clark attacks Indians and Loyalists at Chillicothe, in Ohio Territory.Ref: 2
1894*French troops begin conquest of Madagascar.Ref: 10
1911 The Imperial government of China retakes Nanking.Ref: 2
1917*Lenin becomes Premier of Russia, succeeding Kerensky.Ref: 38
1917*The end of the 4-month Third Battles of Ypres, known as Passchendaele, results in minor gains, but still no breakthrough. 
1918*A German republic is founded. 
1940*(and 11th) A Britain's Royal Navy torpedo bomber raid cripples the Italian fleet at Taranto, Italy.Ref: 36
1941*British Prime Minister Winston Churchill promises to join the United States "within the hour" in the event of war with Japan.Ref: 2
1942*Admiral Jean Darlan orders French forces in North Africa to cease resistance to the Anglo-American forces.Ref: 2
1942*Winston Churchill delivers a speech in London in which he said, "I have not become the King's First Minister to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire." (XDG, p 4A, 11/10/2003)Ref: 83
1964*Australia begins a draft to fulfill its commitment in Vietnam.Ref: 2
1971*Two women are tarred and feathered in Belfast for dating British soldiers, while in Londonderry, Northern Ireland a Catholic girl is also tarred and feathered for her intention of marrying a British soldier.Ref: 2
1989 Guerrillas battle with government forces in El Salvador.Ref: 5
1998*The Pentagon steps up the movement of warships to the Persian Gulf as the Clinton Administration sweeps aside the idea of negotiations with Iraq over UN weapons inspections rejected by the Iraqis. (XDG, p 4A, 11/10/2003)Ref: 83
2002*Bush administration officials promise a "zero-tolerance" if Saddam Hussein refuses to comply with international calls to disarm. (XDG, p 4A, 11/10/2003)Ref: 83
1919*Clark Griffith becomes a club owner, along with William Richardson, and president when he buys a controlling interest in the Washington Senators; unable to get financial help from the AL, he mortgages his ranch in Montana to secure the needed cash.Ref: 1
1919*The American League holds its first national convention in Minneapolis MN. (XDG, p 4A, 11/10/2003)Ref: 83
1928*It was on this day, after Knute Rockne delivered his ‘Win One for the Gipper’ pregame speech to the Irish players, that Notre Dame upset Army, 12-6. Rockne’s speech: “The day before he died, George Gipp asked me to wait until the situation seemed hopeless, then ask a Notre Dame team to go out and beat Army for him. This is the day, and you are the team.”Ref: 4
1940*Pittsburgh & Philadelphia play a penalty free NFL game.Ref: 5
1945*College football's #1 Army beats #2 Notre Dame 48-0.Ref: 5
1950*Amidst much public protest, the Indians fire their popular player-manager Lou Boudreau. The Harvey, Illinois native compiled a modest .529 winning percentage during his nine year tenure in the dugout.Ref: 1
1957*An NFL-record crowd of 102,368 saw the 49ers-Rams game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Ref 
1963*Gordie Howe takes over NHL career goal lead at 545.Ref: 5
1964*The Braves sign a twenty-five year lease to play in the newly constructed Atlanta Stadium.Ref: 1
1971*US table tennis team arrived in China.Ref: 5
1973*Heisman Trophy winner running back John Cappelletti of Penn State tallies 41 rushes for 220 yards, 3 TDs (including the game-winner) in a 35-29 win against North Carolina State. (Sports Illustrated, 11/12/2001) 
1974*2nd meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets even series at 1 with 26-20 OT win.Ref: 5
1974*Montreal Candiens shutout Washington Capitals 11-0.Ref: 5
1977*Major Indoor Soccer League officially organized (NYC).Ref: 5
1984*The Maryland Terrapins set an NCAA football record. They came from a 31-0 halftime deficit to defeat Miami’s Hurricanes, 42-40. The game broke the record (set on October 20, 1984), when Washington State came back from 28 points behind to defeat Stanford, 49-42.Ref: 4
1987*Braves' Steve Bedrosian narrowly edges Cub Rick Sutcliffe by two points (57-55) to win the Cy Young Award. 'Bedrock' is the third reliever to win the award in the National League.Ref: 1
1988*Dodger Orel Hershiser becomes the ninth pitcher in NL history to win the Cy Young award unanimously as he receives all twenty-four first place votes from the sportswriters.Ref: 1
1988*MLB All-Star team beats Japan 3-1 in Tokyo (Game 5 of 7).Ref: 5
1996*Dan Marino was first NFL quarterback to throw for 50,000 yards in his career. He reached that mark as he completed a pass to O.J. McDuffie in a game against the Indpls Colts this day. Marino went on to a run up a career record of 61,361 yards passing.Ref: 4
1997*Toronto Blue Jay Roger Clemens named as the American League Cy Young Award winner, his fourth and the second straight by a Blue Jay.Ref: 86
2003*Suspended Ohio State football player Maurice Clarett asks a new judge to dismiss misdemeanor charges that he lied on a police report. (XDG, p 2B, 11/11/2003)Ref: 83
2003*Kansas City Royals (AL) shortstop Angel Berroa and Florida Marlins (NL) pitcher Dontrelle Willis with Rookie of the Year in their respective leagues. (XDG, p 2B, 11/11/2003)Ref: 83
1888*Fritz Kreisler, a 13-year-old violinist from Vienna, made his American debut in NY City.Ref: 4
1900*Floradora opened in NY City this day. The play was received by cheering audiences.Ref: 4
1931*For the second year in a row, Conrad Nagel hosted the Academy Awards. This year’s gala celebration, the Academy’s fourth, was at the Sala D’Oro Room at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. The runaway winner was Cimarron (Outstanding Production RKO Radio; Art Direction - Max Ree; Writing/Adaptation - Howard Estabrook). Best Actor honors went to Lionel Barrymore for his stellar performance in A Free Soul; ditto for Best Actress Marie Dressler in Min and Bill. The Best Directing Award for Skippy went to Norman Taurog, and Best Cinematography accolades were earned by Floyd Crosby for his work on Tabu. The Academy Award for Best Writing/Original Story was presented to John Monk Saunders for his script, The Dawn Patrol. Several Scientific and Technical Awards were also presented for the first time.Ref: 4
1939*Muggsy Spanier and his band recorded Dipper Mouth Blues on Bluebird Records.Ref: 4
1950*Monty Woolley starred as The Magnificent Montague, which debuted on NBC radio.Ref: 4
1956*Billie Holiday returned to the NY City stage at Carnegie Hall after a three-year absence. The concert was called a high point in jazz history.Ref: 4
1956 Billboard published its annual DJ music poll. Kaye Starr’s Rock and Roll Waltz was voted the year’s top record.Ref: 4
1969*On this day, twenty years after the first release of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Gene Autry received a gold record for the single.Ref: 4
1969*“Can you tell me how to get ... how to get to Sesame Street?” The classic, Sesame Street debuted on 170 Public Broadcasting stations and 20 commercial outlets. Created by the Children’s Television Workshop, the show starred endearing characters including Gordon, Susan, Bob, Bert, Ernie, the Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch and, of course, Big Bird!Ref: 4
1986*Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Live/1975-85, the long-anticipated album by "The Boss", hit record stores this day. Fans made the LP a one-day sellout, buying over a million copies and generating more first-day dollars than any record in 30 years. It's a five-disc, 40-song set.Ref: 4
1988*"False Start,"a painting by Jasper Johns, sold for record $17.05 million by Sotheby's, New York.Ref: 10
1992*”Asia" by Matisse sold at Sotheby's NY to Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth for $11 million.Ref: 10
1994*The Codex Leicester, the only Leonardo da Vinci manuscript owned in the United States and the only one in the world still in private hands, was sold at auction. Microsoft chairman Bill Gates paid $30.8 million for it. It has been since been exhibited in Venice, Milan, Rome, Paris and NY.Ref: 4
2001*(or 11th) Beatle George Harrison is released from Staten Island University Hospital in NY where he has been undergoing radiation treatment. His condition is uncertain. It is believed he is staying at the home of his physician, Gil Lederman, who lives in the ritzy Todt Hill section of Staten Island. There have also been published, but unconfirmed reports that Ringo Starr has also visited the same hospital. Ref 
1341*Henry Percy Northumberland, English statesman, is born.Ref: 70
1483*(Protestant Reformation) Martin Luther religious leader: founder of Protestantism: wrote 95 theses: On the Power of Indulgences, calling for reformation of the Roman Catholic Church; is born in Eisleben, Germany.Ref: 4
1567*Robert Devereux Essex, English soldier, is born.Ref: 70
1668*Francois Couperin Paris France, composer/organist (Concerts Royaux), is born.Ref: 5
1683*George II king of England (1727-60), is born.Ref: 5
1697*William Hogarth painter, engraver: Four Stages of Cruelty, A Rake’s Progress, A Harlot’s Progress; is born.Ref: 4
1728*Oliver Goldsmith playwright: She Stoops to Conquer, The Vicar of Wakefield; is born.Ref: 68
1759*Frederich von Schiller Germany, poet/lyricist (Ode to Joy), is born.Ref: 5
1793*Jared P. (Potter) Kirtland physician; naturalist: found first Kirtland’s Warbler [now, a rare bird]; is born.Ref: 4
1801*Samuel Gridley Howe, educator of the blind, is born.Ref: 2
1819*Cyrus West Field financier/success of first transatlantic cable, is born.Ref: 5
1844*Sir John SD Thompson (C), 4th PM of Canada (1892-94), is born.Ref: 5
1851*Waldemar Bregger Norway, geologist/mineralogist (Metamict State), is born.Ref: 5
1851*Francis Maitland Balfour, British zoologist and embryologist, is born.Ref: 70
1861*Robert TA Innes Edinburgh Scotland, astronomer (Proxima Centauri), is born.Ref: 5
1873*Henri Rabaud Paris France, composer (Le Premer Glaire), is born.Ref: 5
1879*Irish nationalist Padraic Pearse is born.Ref: 68
1879*Nicholas Vachel Lindsay US, poet (Gen William Booth enters Heaven, Johnny Appleseed), is born in Springfield IL.Ref: 5
1880*Sir Jacob Epstein sculptor (Adam, Jacob & the Angel), is born.Ref: 5
1882*Frances Perkins, first woman cabinet member--Secretary of Labor, is born.Ref: 2
1890*El Lissitzky, American artist, is born.Ref: 70
1893*John Phillips Marquand, American novelist, is born.Ref: 70
1895*John Knudsen Northrop aircraft designer (Northrop Air), is born.Ref: 5
1897 Mabel Normand is born.Ref: 10
1905*Tommy DorseyRef: 10
1907*(Ellen) Jane Froman singer: I Only Have Eyes for You, I’ll Walk Alone, I Believe; is born in St Louis MO.Ref: 4
1911*Harry Andrews Kent England, actor (Equus, Man of La Mancha), is born.Ref: 5
1912*(George Robert) Birdie Tebbetts baseball: catcher: Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians; manager: Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians; is born.Ref: 4
1916*Billy May composer, bandleader: many of Sinatra’s Capitol hits, is born in Pittsburgh PA.Ref: 4
1916*Guido Turchi Rome Italy, composer (Invettiva), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Jack McCoy Akron Ohio, TV host (Live Like a Millionaire), is born.Ref: 5
1919*George Fenneman announcer: radio/TV: You Bet Your Life [w/Groucho Marx]; TV host: Your Funny, Funny Films, Anybody Can Play, is born in Peking China.Ref: 68
1919*Clyde (Bulldog) Turner NFL center (Chicago Bears), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Moise Tshombe President of Katanga, then premier of the Congo (Zaire), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Richard Burton (Richard Walter Jenkins Jr.) actor: Camelot, Hamlet, Anne of the Thousand Days, Becket, The Desert Rats, The Longest Day, Look Back in Anger, The Night of the Iguana, The Robe, The Sandpiper, The Taming of the Shrew, Who?s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; TV narrator: Winston Churchill-The Valiant Years, Ellis Island; one of Elizabeth Taylor?s ex-husbands; is born in South Wales.Ref: 4
1930*Clarence M Pendleton Jr chairman of US comm on Civil Rights (1981-88), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Paul Bley pianist, composer: LP: Open to Love, Fragments, My Standard; founding member: Jazz Composers Guild, is born.Ref: 4
1934*Norm Cash, Eldorado Texas, 1st baseman for the Detroit Tigers, is born.Ref: 5
1935*Roy Scheider actor: All that Jazz, Blue Thunder, Marathon Man, The French Connection, Jaws series, 2010, 52 Pickup, seaQuest DSV, is born in Orange NJ. (TWA, 1986)Ref: 95
1935*Pippa Scott Los Angeles CA, actress (Virginian, Mr Lucky), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Ronald E Evans St Francis KS, Captain USN/astronaut (Apollo 17), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Albert Hall Boothton Alabama, actor (Trouble in Mind, Ryan's 4), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Russell Means activist: Native American rights, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Tim Rice lyricist: with Andrew Lloyd Weber: Jesus Christ, Superstar, Evita, Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; film scores: Gumshoe, Odessa File, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Dave Loggins singer (Please come to Boston), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Donna Fargo (Yvonne Vaughn) Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter: The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A. [1972]; Funny Face, is born in Mt Airy NC. (TWA, 1998)Ref: 95
1946*Alaina Reed Springfield Ohio, actress (Rose Lee Holloway-227), is born.Ref: 5
1946*David Stockman, President Reagan's ex-budget director, is born.Ref: 5
1947*Dave Loggins singer: Please Come to Boston; cousin of singer Kenny Loggins, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Greg Lake musician: bass, singer: group: Emerson, Lake and Palmer: From the Beginning, Lucky Man; solo: I Believe in Father Christmas, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Ann Reinking dancer, actress: Pippin, All that Jazz, Annie, Mickey and Maude, is born in Seattle WA.Ref: 4
1950*Ronnie Hammond singer: group: Atlanta Rhythm Section: So in to You, Imaginary Lover, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Jack Scalia actor: Pointman, The Devlin Connection, Dallas, High Performance, Berrenger’s, Hollywood Beat, Storybook, Shattered Image, Wolf, Tequila & Bonetti; TV host: Stuntmasters, is born.Ref: 4
1953*Rusty Chambers football: Miami Dolphins LB, is born.Ref: 4
1954*Fernando Allende Mexico, actor (El Lobo Negro, The Phoenix), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Jack (Anthony) Clark baseball: SF Giants [all-star: 1978, 1979], SL Cardinals [World Series: 1985/all-star: 1985, 1986], NY Yankees, SD Padres, Boston Red Sox, is born.Ref: 4
1956*Actor, comedian Sinbad (David Adkins) is born.Ref: 68
1959*Actress, daughter of John Phillips (of The Mamas and the Papas), MacKenzie Phillip is born.Ref: 4
1961*Junior [Norman Giscombe], R&B singer (Mama used to Say), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Khiry Abdulsamad Los Angeles CA, rocker (Boys-Dial My Heart, Lucky Charm)Ref: 5
1977*Brittany Murphy actress: Clueless, Freeway, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Girl, Interrupted, Cherry Falls, Riding in Cars with Boys, is born.Ref: 4
461*St Leo I ends his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
1241*Pope Celestine IV dies.Ref: 69
1549*Pope Paul III (Alessandro Farnese), 221st pope of the Roman Catholic Church [1534-1549]: last of Renaissance popes and first pope of Counter Reformation; dies at age 81.Ref: 4
1556*The Englishman Richard Chancellor is drowned off Aberdeenshire on his return from a second voyage to Russia.Ref: 2
1653*Montdory, French actor, dies at age 59.Ref: 70
1763*Joseph Dupleix, Governor-General of French possessions in India (1742-54), dies.Ref: 17
1779*(Declaration of Independence) Joseph Hewes, US merchant, signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1796 Catherine II (the Great) of Russia dies.Ref: 10
1843*John Trumbull artist: painter of the Revolution: The Battle of Bunker Hill, The Surrender of Cornwallis, The Declaration of Independence; son of colonial Connecticut’s governor; dies at age 87.Ref: 4
1865*Henry Wirz, Confederate prison at Andersonville superintendent is executed for excessive cruelty.Ref: 5
1891*Arthur Rimbaud, French poet, dies at age 37.Ref: 70
1898*Race riot in Wilmington NC (8 blacks killed).Ref: 5
1938*Kemal Ataturk, first President of Turkey, dies.Ref: 5
1939*Bob Marshall, Alaskan explorer, dies,.Ref: 62
1962*Eleanor Roosevelt is buried, she had died three days earlier.Ref: 2
1966*Steve Nagy ABC & PBA Hall of Famer: bowler of the year [1952, 1955]; first bowler to roll a perfect 300 game on TV; PBA’s Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award named for him; dies.Ref: 4
1968*Gerald Mohr actor (Christopher-Foreign Intrigue), dies at 54.Ref: 5
1972*Mickey (Arthur) McBride died on this day. McBride owned the Cleveland Browns in the 1940s and 1950s -- and also owned a taxicab company. Browns’ coach Paul Brown kept five non-roster players on a special squad. They could practice with the team in case a regular player was hurt, but the squad’s salaries were paid by McBride’s taxi company. Thus, the term, ‘taxi squad’. According to Terry Pluto, in his When All the World was Browns Town, taxi squad members never drove cars, they were just driven in practice by Paul Brown -- and supported by Mickey McBride.Ref: 4
1975*The ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald and its crew of 29 vanish during a storm (called a "November Witch") on Lake Superior, 17 miles from a port.Ref: 5
1978*Linda Scott dies at 28.Ref: 5
1981*Abel Gance French movie director, dies at 92.Ref: 5
1982*Leonid Brezhnev, the Soviet statesman who was the leader of the Soviet Union for 18 years, dies of a heart attack at 75.Ref: 70
1984*Sudie Bond actress, dies at 56 of a respiratory ailment.Ref: 5
1985*Pelle Lindbergh, Philadelphia Flyer's goalie, dies in a drunk driving accident.Ref: 5
1986*Sir Gordon Richards, English jockey and racehorse trainer, dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1988*China confirms the earthquake death toll of two days ago will rise above current 938.Ref: 5
1992*Chuck (Kevin Joseph) Connors actor: The Rifleman, Roots, The Yellow Rose, Werewolf, Cowboy in Africa, Branded; host: Thrill Seekers; dies.Ref: 4
1994*Prominent attorney Louis Nizer died in New York at age 92. (TWA, 1996)Ref: 95
1994*Carmen McRae jazz singer: The Next Time It Happens, Skyliner; dies at age 74.Ref: 4
1995*Defying international appeals for clemency, Nigeria's military rulers hanged playwright Ken Saro-Wiwa along with 8 other anti-government activists. (XDG, p 4A, 11/10/2000)Ref: 83
1995*Searchers in Katmandu, Nepal rescue 549 hikers after a massive avalanche struck the Himalayan foothils, killing 24 tourists and 32 Nepalese. (XDG, p 4A, 11/10/2000)Ref: 83
1998*Svetlana Beriosova, Lithuanian-born prima ballerina, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
2001*Author Ken Kesey ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest") died in Eugene, Ore., at age 66.Ref: 70
2002*Approximately 30 tornados strike the southeast from Alabama to Pennsylvania, killing at least 35 people and doing massive damage. (USA Today, p 3A, 11/12/2002)Ref: 13

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