On This Day..... November 6

 

NOVEMBER 6TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL NACHOS DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SAXOPHONE DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • JOHN PHILIP SOUSA (1854-1932)
  • MIKE NICHOLS (1931-2014)
 
  • SALLY FIELD (1946, 72)
  • GLENN FREY (1948-2016)
 
  • MARIA SHRIVER (1955, 63)
  • REBECCA SCHAEFFER (1967-1989)
 
  • ETHAN HAWKE (1970, 48)
  • THANDIE NEWTON (1972, 46)
 
  • PAT TILLMAN (1976-2004)
  • LAMAR ODOM (1979, 39)
 
  • EMMA STONE (1988, 30)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN  1789, POPE PIUS VI APPOINTS THE FIRST CATHOLIC BISHOP FOR THE UNITED STATES, FATHER JOHN CARROLL
  • IN 1860, ABRAHAM LINCOLN IS ELECTED THE 16TH U.S. PRESIDENT
  • IN 1861, JEFFERSON DAVIS IS ELECTED THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE CONFEDERACY
  • IN 1865, THE CSS SHENANDOAH, A CONFEDERATE SHIP TASKED WITH CIRCLING THE WORLD ATTACKING AND SINKING 37 UNION SHIPPING VESSELS, IS THE LAST COMBAT UNIT OF THE CONFEDERACY TO SURRENDER
 
  • IN 1869, RUTGERS BEATS PRINCETON 6-4 IN THE FIRST COLLEGE SOCCER GAME
  • IN 1879, CANADA CELEBRATES ITS FIRST THANKSGIVING
  • IN 1888, PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND WINS THE POPULAR VOTE BUT LOSES THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE AND BENJAMIN HARRISON BECOMES THE 23RD U.S. PRESIDENT
  • IN 1893, PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY DIES OF CHOLERA AT 53
 
  • IN 1900, WILLIAM MCKINLEY DEFEATS WILLIAMS JENNINGS BRYANT TO WIN RE-ELECTION. THEODORE ROOSEVELT BECOMES HIS VICE PRESIDENT AND WOULD TAKE OVER WHEN HE IS ASSASSINATED A YEAR LATER
  • IN 1908, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID ARE KILLED IN A SHOOT OUT WITH THE BOLIVIAN GOVERNMENT
  • IN 1913, MAHATMA GANDHI IS ARRESTED WHILE LEADING A STRIKE OF INDIAN MINERS IN SOUTH AFRICA
 
  • IN 1917, THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION BEGINS WHEN THE WINTER PALACE IS ATTACKED IN PETROGRAD
  • IN 1917, NEW YORK STATE AMENDS ITS CONSTITUTION TO GIVE WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE IN STATE ELECTIONS
  • IN 1918, POLAND BECOMES AN INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC
  • IN 1919, RUDOLF VALENTINO MARRIES JEAN ACKER
 
  • IN 1923, THE U.S.S.R. TEMPORARILY CHANGES ITS CALENDAR TO AN EXPERIMENTAL FIVE DAY “WEEK”
  • IN 1923, COLONEL JACOB SCHICK PATENTS THE ELECTRIC RAZOR
  • IN 1928, HERBERT HOOVER IS ELECTED THE 31ST PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.
  • IN 1929, THE FIRST NIGHT GAME IS PLAYED IN THE NFL BETWEEN THE PROVIDENCE STEAM ROLLERS AND THE CHICAGO CARDINALS IN PROVIDENCE
 
  • IN 1939, THE NAZIS BEGIN THE SONDERAKTION KRAKAU OPERATION WHICH ARRESTS AND DEPORTS 184 ACADEMICS AND INTELLECTUALS IN POLAND
  • IN 1940, FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT IS RE-ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.
  • IN 1941, EINSATZ GRUPPE KILLS 15,000 UKRANIAN JEWS
  • IN 1941, THE UNITED STATES LENDS THE U.S.S.R. A MILLION DOLLARS
 
  • IN 1942, THE NAZIS KILL 12,000 JEWS IN MINSK
  • IN 1943, JOSEPH STALIN PRONOUNCES THAT “THE ISSUE OF GERMAN FASCISM IS LOST”
  • IN 1945, SENATOR JOSEPH MCCARTHY AND HIS HOUSE COMMITTEE ON UN-AMERICAN ACTIVITIES BEGINS INVESTIGATING SEVEN RADIO ANNOUNCERS
  • IN 1947, NBC DEBUTS “MEET THE PRESS”
 
  • IN 1956, DWIGHT EISENHOWER IS RE-ELECTED U.S. PRESIDENT
  • IN 1961, JIMMY DEAN STARTS A FIVE WEEK RUN AT #1 WITH “BIG BAD JOHN”
  • IN 1962, TED KENNEDY IS ELECTED TO THE SENATE FROM MASSACHUSETTS, WHILE EDWARD BROOKE IS ELECTED ATTORNEY GENERAL OF MASSACHUSETTS
 
  • IN 1963, LAURA WELCH (BUSH), 17 YEARS OLD, RUNS A STOP SIGN AND HITS A CAR DRIVEN BY HER CLASSMATE MICHAEL DOUGLASS, ALSO 17, WHO DIES IN THE ACCIDENT
  • IN 1965, THE ROLLING STONES HIT #1 WITH “GET OFF MY CLOUD”
  • IN 1966, NBC PRESENTS THE FIRST EVER PRIME TIME LINEUP ALL IN COLOR
 
  • IN 1967, “DONAHUE” DEBUTS ON LOCAL DAYTIME TV IN DAYTON, OHIO
  • IN 1968, RICHARD NIXON IS ELECTED THE 37TH U.S. PRESIDENT
  • IN 1968, JOE COCKER HITS #1 WITH “A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS”
 
  • IN 1968, THE MONKEES RELEASE THEIR FEATURE FILM “HEAD”, ABOUT MANIPULATION AND THE ATROCITIES OF THE VIETNAM WAR. THEIR TEEN POP AUDIENCE ABANDONED IT AND THE FILM WAS A DISASTER
  • IN 1970, AEROSMITH PERFORMED THEIR FIRST SHOW AT NIPMUC REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN MENDON
  • IN 1971, CHER HITS #1 WITH “GYPSIES, TRAMPS AND THIEVES”
 
  • IN 1975, THE SEX PISTOLS PERFORM TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1976, THE STEVE MILLER BAND HITS #1 WITH “ROCK N ME”
  • IN 1978, THE SHAH PLACES IRAN UNDER MILITARY CONTROL
 
  • IN 1979, THE AYATOLLAH KHOMEINI TAKES OVER CONTROL OF IRAN
  • IN 1982, JOE COCKER AND JENNIFER WARNES HIT #1 WITH “UP WHERE WE BELONG”
  • IN 1984, RONALD REAGAN IS RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT IN THE LARGEST LANDSLIDE IN MODERN HISTORY, CARRYING 49 STATES
 
  • IN 1986, PRESIDENT REAGAN SIGNS HIS IMMIGRATION BILL INTO LAW
  • IN 1986, FREDDIE JACKSON RELEASES “JUST LIKE THE FIRST TIME”
  • IN 1987, PEOPLE ARE SHOCKED WHEN SINGER RUBEN BLADES DEMONSTRATES HOW TO PUT A CONDOM ON A BANANA DURING A PBS SPECIAL
 
  • IN 1990, WHITNEY HOUSTON RELEASES ‘I’M YOUR BABY TONIGHT”
  • IN 1991, ROBERT GATES BECOMES DIRECTOR OF THE C.I.A.
  • IN 1991, BORIS YELTSIN OUTLAWS COMMUNISM IN RUSSIA
 
  • IN 1991, THE LAST OIL FIRE IS EXTINGUISHED IN KUWAIT AFTER THE IRAQ WAR
  • IN 1993, EVANDER HOLYFIELD DEFEATS RIDDICK BOWE FOR THE HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
  • IN 1993, MEAT LOAF HITS #1 WITH “I’D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE (BUT I WON’T DO THAT)” ON THE SINGLES CHART AND PEARL JAM HAS THE #1 ALBUM WITH “VS”
 
  • IN 1995, LONG TIME OWNER ART MODELL ANNOUNCES HE IS MOVING THE CLEVELAND BROWNS TO BALTIMORE AND RE-NAMING THEM THE RAVENS
  • IN 1995, YITZHAL RABIN IS BURIED AFTER BEING ASSASSINATED IN ISRAEL
  • IN 1996, ANTHONY MINGHELLA RELEASES “THE ENGLISH PATIENT”
 
  • IN 2005, A TORNADO IN EVANSVILLE, KENTUCKY KILLS 25 PEOPLE
  • IN 2005, J.K. ROWLING RELEASES THE 4TH HARRY POTTER FILM, “ HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE”
 
  • IN 2005, MADONNA TIES ELVIS PRESLEY’S RECORD OF 36 TOP 10 SINGLES WHEN “HUNG UP” GOES TO #10
  • IN 2012, BARACK OBAMA IS RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.
  • IN 2012, ELIZABETH WARREN IS ELECTED SENATOR FROM MASSACHUSETTS
 
  • IN 2012, TAMMY DUCKWORTH OF ILLINOIS BECOMES THE FIRST DISABLED WOMAN TO BE ELECTED TO CONGRESS
  • IN 2014, TAYLOR SWIFT DEBUTS AT #1 ON THE ALBUM CHART WITH “1989”
 

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