On This Day..... November 5

 

NOVEMBER 5TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL LOVE YOUR RED HAIR DAY
  • TODAY IS GUY FAWKES DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • STROM THURMOND (1902-2003)
  • ROY ROGERS (1911-1998)
 
  • VIVIEN LEIGH (1913-1967)
  • IKE TURNER (1931-2007)
 
  • ART GARFUNKEL (1941, 77)
  • BILL WALTON (1952, 66)
 
  • KRIS JENNER (1955, 63)
  • BRYAN ADAMS (1959, 59)
 
  • TILDA SWINTON (1960, 58)
  • TATUM O’NEAL (1963, 55)
 
  • FAMKE JANSSEN (1965, 53)
  • SAM ROCKWELL (1968, 50)
 
  • JOHNNY DAMON (1973, 45)
  • ODELL BECKHAM JR (1992, 26)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN  1492, THE NATIVE PEOPLE LIVING ON CUBA SHOW CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS HOW TO GROW AND HARVEST MAIZE
  • IN 1605, GUY FAWKES ATTEMPTS TO BLOW UP THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT AND KING JAMES I WITH GUNPOWDER. HE AND SEVEN OTHERS ARE CAUGHT AND KILLED
  • IN 1639, THE FIRST AMERICAN POST OFFICE OPENS IN MASSACHUSETTS
 
  • IN 1733, JOHN PETER ZENGER PUBLISHES A CRITICISM OF THE GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK IN HIS “WEEKLY JOURNAL” AND IS ARRESTED FOR LIBEL. HE WOULD BE ACQUITTED, AND HIS DEFENSE WOULD FORM THE BASIS OF THE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS TENET OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS
  • IN 1773, JOHN HANCOCK HOLDS A TOWN MEETING IN BOSTON WHICH RESULTS IN THE DECISION THAT ANYONE SUPPORTING THE BRITISH TEA ACT IS AN “ENEMY OF AMERICA”
  • IN 1872, SUSAN B. ANTHONY VOTES FOR PRESIDENT ULYSSES GRANT EVEN THOUGH WOMEN WILL NOT HAVE THE VOTE FOR ALMOST ANOTHER 50 YEARS
 
  • IN 1872, PRESIDENT GRANT IS RE-ELECTED
  • IN 1895, UTAH ALLOWS WOMEN TO VOTE
  • IN 1912, ARIZONA, KANSAS AND WISCONSIN ALLOW WOMEN TO VOTE
  • IN 1912, WOODROW WILSON WINS THE PRESIDENCY BY BEATING BOTH INCUMBENT REPUBLICAN WILLIAM TAFT AND FORMER PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT
 
  • IN 1917, THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT A LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY LAW REQUIRING BLACK & WHITE PEOPLE TO LIVE IN SEPARATE NEIGHBORHOOD IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL
  • IN 1927, MORRIS FRANK TRAVELS TO SWITZERLAND TO LEARN HOW THEY TRAIN DOGS AND COMES HOME WITH BUDDY, THE FIRST EVER SEEING EYE DOG. HE THEN OPENS “THE SEEING EYE” TO TRAIN DOGS FOR OTHERS
  • IN 1935, A STATE APPEALS COURT REQUIRES THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND TO ADMIT A BLACK STUDENT, DONALD MURRAY
  • IN 1935, PARKER BROTHERS RELEASES MONOPOLY
 
  • IN 1937, ADOLF HITLER HOLDS SECRET MEETINGS WITH HIS MILITARY LEADERS TO INFORM THEM OF HIS PLAN TO WAGE WAR
  • IN 1940, PRESIDENT FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT BECOMES THE FIRST PRESIDENT TO WIN ELECTION FOR A THIRD TERM
  • IN 1940, ERNEST HEMINGWAY MARRIES MARTHA GELHORN
  • IN 1943, THE VATICAN IS BOMBED BY AN UNKNOWN ASSAILANT
 
  • IN 1946, MASSACHUSETTS ELECTS JOHN KENNEDY TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
  • IN 1946, CHUCK CONNORS, WHO WOULD GO ON TO STAR ON TV AS “THE RIFLEMAN”, IS THE FIRST PLAYER TO EVER SHATTER AN NBA BACKBOARD IN A PRE-GAME WARMUP FOR THE BOSTON CELTICS
  • IN 1955, MARTY MCFLY RETURNS TO HELP HIS PARENTS MEET AND FALL IN LOVE IN THE ORIGINAL “BACK TO THE FUTURE”
 
  • IN 1956, NBV DEBUTS “THE NAT KING COLE SHOW”
  • IN 1959, THE AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE ANNOUNCES IT WILL BEGIN PLAY WITH EIGHT ORIGINAL TEAMS
  • IN 1966, THE MONKEES HIT #1 WITH “LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE”
 
  • IN 1967, THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS WIN THEIR FIRST EVER GAME, BEATING THE EAGLES
  • IN 1967, THE HITHER GREEN RAIL LINE CRASHES IN ENGLAND KILLING 49 PEOPLE. ROBIN GIBB OF THE BEE GEES IS ON BOARD BUT SURVIVES
  • IN 1968, RICHARD NIXON WINS THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OVER HUBERT HUMPHREY
 
  • IN 1973, ARAB COUNTRIES ANNOUNCE THEY WILL DECREASE OIL PRODUCTION BY 25%
  • IN 1974, ELLE GRASSO ON CONNECTICUT BECOMES THE FIRST WOMAN TO BE GOVERNOR OF A STATE THAT WAS NOT PREVIOUSLY GOVERNED BY HER HUSBAND
  • IN 1974, WALTER WASHINGTON IS ELECTED AS THE FIRST MAYOR OF WASHINGTON DC
  • IN 1977, GEORGE W. BUSH MARRIES LAURA WELCH AT 31
 
  • IN 1981, MIAMI DOLPHINS PLAYER MERCURY MORRIS IS SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
  • IN 1982, GEORGE HARRISON RELEASES “GONE TROPPO”
  • IN 1983, BILLY JOEL HITS #1 WITH “UPTOWN GIRL”
 
  • IN 1987, “INTO THE WOODS” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1987, AN ICEBERG TWICE THE SIZE OF RHODE ISLAND BREAKS AWAY FROM ANTARCTICA
  • IN 1987, SUPREME COURT NOMINEE DOUGLAS GINSBURG ADMITS THAT HE HAS SMOKED MARIJUANA
  • IN 1988, THE BEACH BOYS HIT #1 WITH “KOKOMO”
 
  • IN 1991, FRED MACMURRAY DIES OF PNEUMONIA AT 83
  • IN 1992, BOBBY FISHER DEFEATS BORIS SPASSKY IN THE CHESS TITLE MATCH KNOWN AS “THE REVENGE MATCH OF THE 20TH CENTURY”
  • IN 1994, GEORGE FOREMAN KNOCKS OUT MICHAEL MOORER FOR THE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP AND BECOMES THE OLDEST CHAMP EVER AT 45
 
  • IN 1996, PRESIDENT CLINTON IS RE-ELECTED OVER SENATOR BOB DOLE
  • IN 1996, DEREK JETER IS UNANIMOUSLY VOTED AL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
  • IN 2000, CREED HITS #1 WITH “WITH ARMS WIDE OPEN”
 
  • IN 2006, FORMER PRESIDENT SADDAM HUSSEIN IS SENTENCED TO DEATH IN IRAQ
  • IN 2010, NOBEL PRIZE WINNING ARTIST AI WEIWEI IS PLACED UNDER HOUSE ARREST IN CHINA
  • IN 2013, BILL DE BLASIO IS ELECTED MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 2017, SHALANE FLANAGAN BECOMES THE FIRST AMERICAN WOMAN TO WIN THE NEW YORK MARATHON IN OVER 40 YEARS
 
  • IN 2017, PRESIDENT TRUMP BEGINS A 12 DAY ASIAN TRIP IN TOKYO
  • IN 2017, 13.4 MILLION DOCUMENTS KNOWN AS THE “PARADISE PAPERS” ARE LEAKED DETAILING OFFSHORE INVESTMENTS BY THE RICH AND POWERFUL
 

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