Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
November 11th

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1100*Henry I of England marries Matilda, daughter of Malcolm III of Scots, whose coronation, by Anselm at Westminster Abbey, immediately followed.Ref: 16
1215*The Fourth Lateran Council was convened by Pope Innocent III. It was the council which first defined "transubstantiation," the Catholic belief that the bread and wine of the Eucharist change invisibly into the body and blood of Christ. (Encyclopedia of Religion, Vol 4, p. 125, ISBN 0-02-909730-4) 
1630*Day of Dupes-Cardinal Richelieu foils attempt to dismiss him.Ref: 10
1647*Massachusetts passes 1st US compulsory school attendance law.Ref: 39
1648 Dutch & French agree to divide St Maarten, Leeward Islands.Ref: 5
1714*A highway in the Bronx is laid out, later renamed East 233rd Street.Ref: 5
1790*Chrysanthemums are introduced into England from China.Ref: 5
1793*Five months after setting sail for India, English pioneer missionary William Carey, 32, reached Calcutta. (Later, Carey founded the Baptist Missionary Society, the first of the British Protestant missions agencies.).Ref: 5
1811*Cartagena Colombia declares independence from Spain.Ref: 5
1860*First Jewish wedding in Buenos Aires Argentina.Ref: 5
1889*(new state) Washington became the 42nd of the United States of America on this day. Known as the Evergreen State because of its rich stands of Douglas fir, white and ponderosa pine, and spruce trees, Washington calls the willow goldfinch its state bird. The colorful rhododendron is the official flower. Olympia, home of the famous Olympia oyster (from Puget Sound), is the state capital.Ref: 4
1895 Bechuanaland becomes part of the Cape Colony.Ref: 5
1901*Construction begins on the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.Ref: 2
1909*Construction begins on the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.Ref: 2
1919*The first two-minutes' silence is observed in Britain to commemorate those who died in the Great War.Ref: 2
1920*The Unknown Warrior is buried in Westminster Abbey, London. 
1921*President Warren G. Harding dedicated the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.Ref: 70
1922*Canada's Vernon McKenzie urges to fight U.S. propaganda with taxes on U.S. magazines.Ref: 2
1922*Largest US flag displayed (150' X 90') expanded in 1939 (270' X 90').Ref: 5
1924*Palace of Legion of Honor dedicated (San Francisco).Ref: 5
1926*The University of Wisconsin announced that women could get college credit for a dance course offered by the school.Ref: 4
1930*The formal dedication of the Armory in Xenia OH takes place. (XDG, p 4B, 9/30/2003)Ref: 83
1933*"Great Black Blizzard", the 1st great dust storm in the Great Plains, occurs.Ref: 5
1957*Demolition begins on cable car barn at CA & Hyde (San Francisco).Ref: 5
1965*Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia, declared its independence from Britain. It took until April 18, 1980 for independence to actually happen.Ref: 4
1966*The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren voted to merge into one denomination in the U.S., afterward to be called the United Methodist Church. (The "declaration of union" took place officially on April 23,1968.)Ref: 5
1968*Maldives (in Indian Ocean) become a republic.Ref: 5
1973 Israel and Egypt sign a cease-fire.Ref: 2
1975*Angola gains independence from Portugal (National Day).Ref: 5
1975*Australian PM removed by crown (1st elected PM removed in 200 years).Ref: 5
1982*Solidarity leader Lech Walesa is let out of jail in Poland.Ref: 5
1983*President Reagan became first US President to address Japan's legislature.Ref: 5
1985*Yonkers is found guilty of segregating schools & housing.Ref: 5
1986*Sperry Rand and Burroughs merged to form Unisys, becoming the #2 computer company. Changeover costs were estimated at $15 million.Ref: 4
1987*(US Supreme Court Justice) Judge Anthony M Kennedy is nominated to the Supreme Court.Ref: 5
1988*Oldest known insect fossils (390 million years) reported in Science.Ref: 5
1989 In a telephone conversation with West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, East German leader Egon Krenz ruled out any possibility of East-West German re-unification.Ref: 6
1989*Jaguar becomes a subsidiary of Ford.Ref: 3
1992*Microsoft announces that the Microsoft Windows NT beta program is shipping to corporations for system evaluation. 
1992*For the first time, women were permitted to become priests of the Church of England. One of 28 Anglican state churches throughout the world, the Church of England voted in favor of women on this day.Ref: 4
1993*A bronze statue honoring the more than 11,000 American women who'd served in the Vietnam War was dedicated in Washington DC.Ref: 70
1998*Israel's Cabinet narrowly ratified a land-for-peace agreement with the Palestinians.Ref: 70
2000*Republicans went to court, seeking an order to block manual recounts from continuing in Florida's razor-thin presidential election.Ref: 70
2002 A pilot for Cuban Airlines packed seven relatives in a state-owned plane and flew to the US. Air Force interceptors forced the plane down in Key West, without further incident. (USA Today, p.4A, 11/12/2002)Ref: 13
2002*The US and allies halt oil supplies to North Korea under the 1994 accord. (WSJ, p A4, 7/22/2003)Ref: 33
2003*(I-270 Sniper) A gunshot broke a window at an elementary school in Obetz (south of Columbus OH) at 1:30AM. Three weeks later (on December 2nd) authorities will confirm this shooting is related to the I-270 sniper. (XDG, p 2A, 12/03/2003)Ref: 83
2003*New York real estate heir Robert Durst, 60, who said he accidentally killed a hot-headed neighbor in self-defense and then chopped up the body because he feared no on believed him, is acquitted of murder in Galveston TX. Durst is still under suspicion, but not charged, in the 1982 disappearance of his wife and a 2000 shooting of her friend, Susan Berman. (USA Today, p 6A, 11/12/2003)Ref: 13
1851*The telescope is patented by Alvan Clark of Cambridge, Massachusetts.Ref: 4
1905*Editor William Bok of Ladies’ Home Journal called the Morris chair, which sold for $31.00, “a hideous piece of furniture.” The (very popular) Morris chair was named after William Morris, whose Morris & Company produced home furnishings. The chair had an adjustable back and loose, removable cushions. Editor Bok probably wouldn’t have been so critical had he known that the Morris chair (and others of similar design) would evolve into the big, soft, cushy, recliners we enjoy today.Ref: 4
1925*Robert Millikan announces the discovery of cosmic rays.Ref: 5
1935*Albert Anderson and Orvil Anderson set a new altitude record in South Dakota, when they float to 74,000 feet in a balloon.Ref: 2
1953*The polio virus is identified and photographed for the first time in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Ref: 2
1966*"Gemini 12" blasts off from Cape Kennedy, Florida, with astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Junior aboard. It takes the first solar eclipse photos from space.Ref: 5
1980*Crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37.Ref: 5
1982*5th space shuttle mission-Columbia 5-launched 1st commercial flight.Ref: 5
1985*Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB.Ref: 5
1997*Intel confirmed that its Pentium chips contained a bug that hackers could exploit to crash computers.Ref: 3
1778*Iroquois Indians, led by Loyalist Captain William Butler, massacre the 40 inhabitants of Cherry Valley, N.Y.Ref: 2
1864*Sherman's troops destroy Rome, Georgia.Ref: 5
1865*Mary Edward Walker, the 1st Army female surgeon, is awarded the Medal of HonorRef: 5
1918*At eleven o'clock on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, the war ends as Germany and Allies sign an Armistice.Ref: 2
1940*Britain's Royal Navy attacks the Italian fleet at Taranto.Ref: 2
1942*Germans and Italians invade unoccupied Vichy France.Ref: 36
1942*Spain mobilizes its army along the French border. 
1942*Henry J. Kaiser readied the launch of a Liberty ship in San Francisco Bay. Ship's keel laid in Richmond at midnight November 7 and completed in 4 days, 15 hours, 26 minutes.Ref: 37
1942*Germany completes their occupation of France.Ref: 5
1943*Auschwitz Kommandant Höss is promoted to chief inspector of concentration camps. The new kommandant, Liebehenschel, then divides up the vast Auschwitz complex of over 30 sub-camps into three main sections.Ref: 35
1944*Iwo Jima is bombarded by the U.S. Navy. 
1944*Private Eddie Slovik is convicted of desertion and sentenced to death for refusing to join his unit in the European Theater of Operations.Ref: 2
1970*U.S. Army Special Forces raid the Son Tay prison camp in North Vietnam but find no prisoners.Ref: 2
1972*The US Army turned over its base at Long Bihn to the South Vietnamese army, symbolizing the end of direct US military involvement in the Vietnam War.Ref: 5
1998*President Clinton orders warships, planes and troops to the Persian Gulf, while making a case for a possible attack on Iraq. Iraq, meanwhile, shows no signs of backing down from its refusal to work with UN weapons inspectors. (XDG, p 4A, 11/11/2003)Ref: 83
2002*Iraqi lawmakers denounced a tough new UN resolution on weapons inspections as dishonest, provacative and worthy of rejection. But the Iraqi parliament said it would ultimately trust the decision of Saddam Hussein. (XDG, p 4A, 11/11/2003)Ref: 83
1868*First American amateur track & field meet (NYC).Ref: 5
1891*The National League rules the pennant still belongs to the Beaneaters despite Chicago's protest that the Eastern teams helped Boston win; the pennant-winners had won 23 of their last 30, including 18 in a row.Ref: 1
1928*It was on this day, after Knute Rockne used the phrase, “Win one for the Gipper,” in his speech to the Irish players at halftime, that Notre Dame upset Army, 12-7.Ref: 4
1934*First penalty shot vs Toronto Maple Leafs, Mondou (Mont) unsuccessful.Ref: 5
1944*The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame got whipped by Army, 59-0. The shutout was the worst margin of defeat for any Notre Dame team.Ref: 4
1944*NY Rangers set NHL record of 25 games without a win (0-21-4).Ref: 5
1946*A crowd of 17,205 showed up at Madison Square Garden to check out the new NBA team in town. The NY Knickerbockers, or Knicks, as they are known, played Chicago -- and lost, 78-68.Ref: 4
1948*The Yankee Clipper, Joe DiMaggio, undergoes surgery to remove bone spurs on his right heel at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.Ref: 1
1958*The American League announces the KS City A's will play a league record 52 night games in the upcoming season.Ref: 1
1959*Seals Stadium in San Francisco, demolished.Ref: 5
1960*Largest NY Knick 49th St MSG crowd-18,499.Ref: 5
1963*Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record.Ref: 5
1967 Clinton Shaw sets the world’s distance record for roller skating. He arrived in St. John’s, Newfoundland from Victoria, British Columbia -- a trip of 4,900 miles! He started his skating venture on April Fool’s Day.Ref: 4
1968*Ron Hill sets record 10-mile run (46:44) at Leicester England.Ref: 5
1970*Oriole first baseman Boog Powell (.297, 35,114) is named American League MVP beating Twins Tony Oliva by a 234-157 margin.Ref: 1
1973*Marking the first major rule change in 80 years, the American League owners vote in favor, 8-4, to begin using a designated hitter in games.Ref: 1
1973*The Soviet Union is kicked out of World Cup soccer for refusing to play Chile.Ref: 2
1980*Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars.Ref: 5
1981*The first rookie baseball player to win the coveted Cy Young Award was honored. The 21-year-old honoree was LA Dodger Fernando Valenzuela.Ref: 4
1982*The Orioles get their first new manager since 1968 as Joe Altobelli succeeds the retiring Baltimore skipper, Earl Weaver.Ref: 1
1982*30th time Islanders shut-out-2-0 vs North Stars.Ref: 5
1984*The Houston Oilers won their first game of the season by defeating the Chiefs, 17-16, in KS City. It was the first Oilers victory on the road since September 1981 (23 consecutive road losses).Ref: 4
1992*Bobby Fischer won his re-match with Boris Spassky in Sveti Stefan, Yugoslavia. The match was organized by banker Jedzimir Vasiljevic. Fischer had 10 wins, 5 losses, and 15 draws. He got $3.65 million for his winnings and Spassky received $1.5 million.Ref: 4
1996*The Phillies trade relievers Toby Borland and Ricardo Jordan to the Mets for first baseman Rico Brogna.Ref: 1
1997*The Tampa Bay Devil Rays acquire outfielder Mike Kelly from the Cincinnati Reds for a player to be named later in the club's first-ever trade involving a Major League player. Kelly becomes the first player added to the Rays' 40-man Major League roster.Ref: 86
1999*Wade Boggs announces his retirement during a press conference at Tropicana Field (home the of Tampa Bay Devil Rays), ending his sure-to-be Hall-of-Fame career.Ref: 86
2001*The St. Louis first baseman Mark McGwire tells ESPN he will retire ending his 16-year career. The prolific home run hitter, who ranks fifth all-time with 583 career homers, has decided not to sign the two-year, $30 million extension the team had offered.Ref: 1
2002*Barry Bonds becomes the first player in major league history to win the Most Valuable Player Award five times. The 38-year old Giant left fielder, who also won the award as a Pirate in 1990 and '92 and with San Francisco in 1993 and last season, was National League's batting champion with a .370 average and broke 1941 Ted Williams' on-base percentage record with an amazing .582.OBP.Ref: 1
2003*Toronto Blue Jays' Roy Halladay is named the American League Cy Young Award Winner by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. (USA Today, p C1, 11/12/2003)Ref: 13
1817*Senaa Samma appeared at St. John’s Hall in NY City in a lovely exhibition of juggling and sword swallowing. Admission to see the performance was $1 for adults.Ref: 4
1862*The opera "La Forza Del Destino" is produced (St Petersburg Russia).Ref: 5
1925*Louis Armstrong records first of Hot Five & Hot Seven recordings.Ref: 5
1929*Andy Kirk and His Twelve Clouds of Joy recorded Froggy Bottom -- in Kansas City.Ref: 4
1932 The National Broadcasting Company opened its new studios at Radio City in NY City. They celebrated with a gala program at Radio City Music Hall.Ref: 4
1938*Kate Smith sang God Bless America for the very first time. It would later become her signature song. Irving Berlin penned the tune in 1917 but never released it until Miss Smith sang it for the first time on her radio broadcast.Ref: 4
1939*Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" first performed by Kate Smith on her network radio show.Ref: 5
1940 The chant, “invovo legem magicarum,” was heard for the first time when Mandrake the Magician debuted on WOR radio in NY City.Ref: 4
1944*Frank Sinatra began a long and successful career with Columbia Records.Ref: 4
1959*The 1st episode of "Rocky & His Friends" airs.Ref: 5
1963*Brian Epstein & Ed Sullivan sign a 3 show contract for the Beatles.Ref: 5
1968*John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album.Ref: 5
1969*Jim Morrison is arrested on an airplane by the FBI for drunkenness.Ref: 5
1969*Beatles with Billy Preston release "Get Back" in the UK.Ref: 5
1977*Wings release "Mull of Kintyre" & "Girl's School".Ref: 5
1980 Michael Cimino's $44M fiasco "Heaven's Gate" opened. The film has become a synonym for Hollywood failure.Ref: 73
1984*13-year-old TV star Gary Coleman (of Diff’rent Strokes) undergoes a kidney transplant in Los Angeles. He had undergone his first transplant operation at age 5.Ref: 4
1987*An unidentified buyer buys Vincent Van Gogh's painting "Irises" from the estate of Joan Whitney Payson for $53.9 million at Sotheby's in NY.Ref: 2
1992 Matisse's 1927-28 "Harmony in Yellow"sells for record $14.5 million at Christies, New York.Ref: 10
1995*Smashing Pumpkins' album Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness hit #1 on the U.S. album chart. The Smashing Pumpkins (Billy Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy and Jimmy Chamberlin) band was formed in 1988.Ref: 4
1050*Henry IV, Holy Roman emperor (1036-1106), is born.Ref: 17
1493*Paracelsus, German-Swiss physician, is born.Ref: 70
1633*George Savile Halifax, British statesman, is born.Ref: 70
1636*Yen Jo-chu Chinese scholar of Ch'ing dynasty, is born.Ref: 5
1668*Johann Albert Fabricius, German bibliographer, is born.Ref: 70
1733*Philip John Schuyler, American soldier and politician, is born.Ref: 70
1744*Abigail Smith Adams, wife of the 2nd US president and mother of the 6th US president, is born in Weymouth MA.Ref: 68
1748*Charles IV king of Spain (1788-1808), is born.Ref: 5
1771*Ephraim McDowell surgeon (pioneered abdominal surgery), is born.Ref: 68
1821*Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist and political revolutionary (The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment), is born.Ref: 68
1830*Hawaiian King Kamehameha V is born.Ref: 68
1833*Aleksandr Borodin, Russia, composer (Robert LeDiable), is born. (Cross, Milton, "Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music", Doubleday & Co, 1953) 
1836*Thomas Bailey Aldrich, author: The Story of a Bad Boy, Cruise of the Dolphin, The Sisters' Tragedy, The Wyndham Towers, is born.Ref: 4
1863*Paul Signac, French painter, is born.Ref: 70
1864*Alfred Hermann Fried, Germany, pacifist (Nobel 1911), is born.Ref: 68
1869*Victor Emmanuel III king of Italy (1900-46)/Ethiopia, is born.Ref: 68
1872*Frederick A Stock Julich, Germany, conductor (Theodore Thomas Orchestra), is born.Ref: 5
1872*Maude Adams, American actress, is born.Ref: 70
1882 King Gustav XI Sweden is born.Ref: 10
1883*Ernest Ansermet Vevey Switzerland, conductor (Ruilles de Printemps), is born.Ref: 5
1885*General George S. (Smith) Patton Jr., ‘Old Blood and Guts’: U.S. Army General: commander of Third Army during drive across France in WWII, tank strategist, is born in San Gabriel, California.Ref: 68
1889*Clifton Webb (Webb Parmalee Hollenbeck) actor: Laura, Razor’s Edge, Satan Never Sleeps, Titanic, Three Coins in the Fountain, Sitting Pretty, Mr. Belvedere series; is born.Ref: 4
1891*Rabbit Maranville, American professional baseball player, is born.Ref: 70
1896*Charles "Lucky" Luciano Sicily, NYC Mafia gangster, is born.Ref: 5
1898*Rene Clair director (I Married a Witch), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Pie (Harold Joseph) Traynor Baseball Hall of Famer: Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman: [World Series: 1925, 1927/all-star: 1933, 1934]; playing manager, Pirates' Scout, radio announcer; is born.Ref: 4
1899*Pat (William Joseph Patrick) O’Brien, actor: Knute Rockne, All American, Ragtime, Fighting Father Dunne, Some like It Hot, Harrigan and Son, is born in Milwaukee WI.Ref: 68
1900*Helena Konopacka Poland, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1928), is born.Ref: 5
1900*Hugh Scott (Sen-R-PA), minority whip, is born.Ref: 5
1900*John Longden West Indies, actor (Man From Interpol), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Sam Spiegel producer (On the Waterfront, Bridge over River Kwai), is born.Ref: 5
1903*82 Sam Spiegel 11/11/1903 12/31/1985 Austrian-born American film producerRef: 70
1904*Alger Hiss, State Department official and spy, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Robert Ryan actor: Bad Day at Black Rock, Battle of the Bulge, The Dirty Dozen, Flying Leathernecks, The Longest Day, On Dangerous Ground; TV narrator: World War I; is born in Chicago IL.Ref: 4
1910*Franz Kemser Germany, 4 man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1952), is born.Ref: 5
1911*King Hussein of Jordan is born.Ref: 5
1911*Patric (Reginald Lawrence) Knowles actor: Chisum, The Devil?s Brigade, Auntie Mame, Three Came Home, Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman, The Wolfman, How Green was My Valley, The Adventures of Robin Hood [1938], The Charge of the Light Brigade; is born.Ref: 5
1913 Albert Camus is born.Ref: 10
1914*Howard Fast screenwriter (Rachel & the Stranger, Spartacus), is born.Ref: 5
1914*-Perry Bass, is born.Ref: 5
1915*William Proxmire (Sen-D-WI), originator of the Golden Fleece Awards, is born.Ref: 68
1918*Stubby Kaye actor: Cat Ballou, Guys and Dolls, Li'l Abner, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, My Sister Eileen, Love & Marriage; TV panelist: Pantomime Quiz; is born in New York City.Ref: 68
1922*Kurt Vonnegut Jr., writer: Slaughterhouse Five, Cat’s Cradle, Breakfast of Champions, is born in Indianapolis IN.Ref: 4
1925*Jonathan (Harshman) Winters III Emmy Award-winning actor, comedian: Davis Rules [1990-91]; The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters, NBC Comedy Hour, The Jonathan Winters Show, Mork & Mindy, Hee Haw, And Here?s the Show, The Andy Williams Show, The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh, It?s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Shadow, The Flintstones; character: Maude Frickert; TV panelist: Masquerade Party; commercials: Hefty trash bags, is born in Dayton OH.Ref: 4
1927*Mose Allison MS, jazz artist (Black Country Suite), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Carlos Fuentes, Mexican novelist, is born.Ref: 2
1929*-LaVern Baker, singer: Tweedle-Dee, I Cried a Tear, Jim Dandy; second woman [Aretha Franklin was first] inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame [1991], is born in Chicago IL.Ref: 4
1934*Paula Myers-Pope US, platform diver, 2 silver, 1 bronze (Oly 1952-60), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Bibi Andersson Sweden, actress (Scenes From a Marriage), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Bibi (Birgitta) Andersson actress: Duel at Diablo, Story of a Woman, The Concorde: Airport ’79, is born.Ref: 68
1936*Susan Kohner actress (Imitation of Life, Gene Krupa Story), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Warner Wolf Wash DC, sportscaster (WABC-TV, WCBS-TV), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Roger Lavern (Jackson) musician: keyboards: group: The Tornados, is born.Ref: 4
1938*John Reilly Chicago, actor (Sean-General Hospital, Dallas, Hamptons), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Josef Odozil Czech, 1500m (Olympic-silver-1964), is born.Ref: 5
1939*-Singer Pete Moore (Smokey Robinson and the Miracles) is born.Ref: 99
1939*Denise Alexander actress: General Hospital, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Claudia Boyarskikh USSR, 5K/10K cross country (Olympic-gold-1964), is born.Ref: 5
1940 Barbara Boxer is born.Ref: 10
1943*Jan Adamski Poland, International Chess Master (1976), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Jesse Colin Young (Perry Miller), NY, rocker (The Youngbloods-Soul of a City Boy), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Daniel Ortega Saavedra President of Nicaragua (1984- ), is born.Ref: 68
1945*Vince Martell musician: guitar, singer: group: Vanilla Fudge: You Keep Me Hanging On, Take Me for a Little While, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Denise Alexander NYC, actress (General Hospital, Another World), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Chris Dreja musician: guitar: group: Yardbirds, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Pat Daugherty musician: bass: group: Black Oak Arkansas: Jim Dandy to the Rescue, Memories at the Window, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Jim Peterik musician: keyboard: group: Survivor: Eye of the Tiger, Burning Heart; singer: group: Ides of March: Vehicle, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Fuzzy (Frank) Zoeller, golf champion: Masters [1979], U.S. Open [1984], is born in New Albany IN.Ref: 4
1951*Paul Cowsill, singer: group: The Cowsills: Hair, Indian Lake, is born.Ref: 4
1953*Andy Partridge guitars/vocal (XTC-Oranges & Lemons), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Gail Marquis WBL forward (NY Stars, Olympic-silver-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Jigme Singye Wangchuk king of Bhutan (1972- ), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Ian Craig Marsh musician: keyboards: group: Heaven 17: We Don't Need This Fascist Groove Thang, Ball of Confusion, Temptation, Crushed by the Wheels of Industry, Soul Deep, The Foolish Thing to Do, Steel City; Human League: LP: Reproduction, is born.Ref: 5
1959*Vincent Irizarry Queens NY, actor (Guiding Light, Santa Barbara), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Lisa Welch Semler Aberdeen MD, playmate (Sep, 1980), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Demi Moore (Demetria Guynes), actress (7th Sign, Blame it on Rio), is born in Roswell NM.Ref: 4
1962*Mic Michaeli musician: keyboard: group: Europe, is born.Ref: 4
1963*Vinnie Testaverde NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Buckineers), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Calista Flockhart actress: Ally McBeal, The Guiding Light, Pictures of Baby Jane Doe, Telling Lies in America, is born.Ref: 4
1964*Philip McKeon Westbury NY, actor (Tommy-Alice, Return to Horror High), is born.Ref: 5
1964*(Long Island) Philip McKeon Westbury NY, actor (Tommy-Alice, Return to Horror High), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Brian Wilson NYC, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Ronnie Devoe singer: group: New Edition, is born.Ref: 4
1968*Jo Kittsee Germany, rocker (Fuzzbox-Into Rescue), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Wyatt Pauley Ecuador, rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Lee Parkin Starsky daughter of Ringo, is born.Ref: 5
1970*Derry Brownson rock keyboardist (EMF-Unbelievable), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Paula Price, actress: X-rated films, is born.Ref: 4
1974*Leonardo (Wilhelm) DiCaprio actor: Titanic, Parenthood, Growing Pains, Critters 3, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, The Man in the Iron Mask, is born.Ref: 4
537*St Silverius ends his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 69
1499*Pretender to the English throne Perkin Warbeck is executed.Ref: 2
1831*Nat Turner, a slave who led a revolt against slave owners, is hanged in Jerusalem, Virginia at age 31, as are 19 associates. (Schneider, Dorothy, "Slavery in America", (c) 2000, ISBN 0-8160-3863-5) 
1855*Søren Kierkegaard, Denmark, philosopher (founded Existentialism), dies at age 42.Ref: 70
1861 Pedro V Portugal dies.Ref: 10
1872*Anne Kelly, sister of Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly, dies. Ref 
1872*Hawaiian King Kamehameha V dies.Ref: 68
1880*Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward 'Ned' Kelly, Australia's most notorious bushranger, was hanged at the Melbourne Jail. The last words he uttered were "Such is life." The bandit was just twenty five years of age. Ref 
1880*Lucretia Mott women’s rights activist: one of the founders of the movement; teacher, minister, antislavery leader; dies.Ref: 5
1887*Four labor activists accused of murdering eight Chicago police officers at the Haymarket Square Riot are executed by hanging in Illinois.Ref: 3
1917*Lydia Kamekeha Liliuokalani, the last sovereign before annexation of Hawaii by the United States, dies.Ref: 93
1919*IWW (International Waterfront Workers) organizer Wesley Everest was lynched after a Centralia, Washington IWW hall was attacked by Legionnaires.Ref: 59
1923*William Pinkerton, son of Allan Pinkerton of the famous detective agency, dies. Ref 
1938 Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon) dies.Ref: 10
1939 Norman Bethune dies.Ref: 10
1940*Blizzard strikes midwestern US killing over 100.Ref: 5
1945*Jerome Kern the father of the American musical: composer: Show Boat, Ol’ Man River, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Lovely to Look At, The Way You Look Tonight, The Last Time I Saw Paris; dies.Ref: 4
1956*Victor Young orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 56.Ref: 5
1962*Rene Coty President of France, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1971*Sir A. P. Herbert, English novelist, playwright, poet and politician, dies at age 81.Ref: 70
1972*Berry Oakley musician: bass: group: The Allman Brothers Band: Ramblin’ Man; dies.Ref: 4
1973*Arturi Virtanen, Finnish biochemist, dies at age 78.Ref: 70
1973*Stringbean (David Akeman), 58, country comedian: Grand Old Opry, Ozark Jubilee, Hee-Haw; Akeman and wife, Estelle, are murdered in their home by burglars.Ref: 4
1974*Jane Ace comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1975*Marty May (Fireball Fun For All), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1976*Alexander (Stirling) Calder, sculptor: wood, bronze, mobiles; dies at age 78.Ref: 4
1979*Dimitri Tiomkin conductor, composer: film scores: The Alamo, Dial ‘M’ for Murder, Friendly Persuasion, High Noon, It’s a Wonderful Life, Lost Horizon, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington; dies.Ref: 2
1984*Rev Martin Luther King Sr dies in Atlanta at 84.Ref: 68
1986*Roger C Carmel actor (Mudd-Star Trek, Mothers-in-Law), dies at 54.Ref: 68
1987*L T Coggeshall medical scientist (Secretary of HEW 1956-58), dies at 86Ref: 5
1990*Stormie Jones, the world's first heart-liver transplant recipient, dies at a Pittsburgh hospital at age 13. (XDG, p 4A, 11/11/2000)Ref: 83
1990*(Elsie) Lisa Kirk singer, actress: The Producers, Gypsy; dies.Ref: 5
1992*Erskine Hawkins, ‘20th Century Gabriel’: musician: trumpet: bandleader: Dolemite, No Soap, Uptown Shuffle; composer: Tuxedo Junction [w/Julian Dash, Bill Johnson]; dies.Ref: 4
1993*79 Erskine Hawkins 7/26/1914 11/11/1993 Jazz trumpeterRef: 70
1995*Charles Scribner, Jr., American book publisher, dies at age 74.Ref: 70
1998*‘Pappy’ Wade Ray country entertainer/musician: Grand Ol’ Opry; dies.Ref: 4
1999*An apartment building in Foggia Italy collapses killing 29 people.Ref: 9
2000*A cable car crammed with skiers and snowboarders caught fire while being pulled through an Alpine tunnel in Austria, killing 155 people.Ref: 70
2002*More than 70 tornados killed at least 35 people from Pennsylvania to Louisiana in the largest series of tornados in 10 years. (USA Today, p.1A, 11/12/2002)Ref: 13
2002*A Fokker 27 commuter plane crashes shortly after takeoff in Manilla Bay in the Philippines. 14 are dead, 4 missing. (USA Today, p.19A, 11/12/2002)Ref: 13

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