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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- November 5


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Interesting things that happened November 5th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1855 Eugene V. Debs, labor organizer, Socialist presidential candidate
  In 1857 Ida Tarbell, muckraker (Standard Oil was VERY unhappy), writer
  In 1876 Raymond Duchamp-Villon, cubist sculptor
  In 1885 Will Durant, writer, historian (Story of Civilization), poet
  In 1891 Earle (Greasy) Neale, NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles)
  In 1905 Joel McCrea, actor
  In 1912 Roy Rogers, cowboy (Happy Trails to you, Roy and Trigger)
  In 1913 Vivien Leigh, actor (Gone With The Wind)
  In 1931 Ike Turner, singer
  In 1941 Art Garfunkel, singer, songwriter
        + Patricia Hardy
  In 1942 Elke Sommer (in Berlin, Germany), actor
  In 1943 Sam Shepard, American playwright
  In 1946 Patricia K. Kuhl, speech and hearing scientist
  In 1952 Bill Walton, NBA star (Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics)
  In 1963 Andrea McArdle (in Philadelphia, PA), actor (Annie)
        + Tatum O'Neal (in Los Angeles, CA), actor  (Paper Moon), wife of John
          MacEnroe

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of Holy Relics
        + Guy Fawkes Day, celebrated in England
  In 1605 Plot to blow up British parliment fails - first Guy Fawkes day.
  In 1781 John Hanson elected first 'President of the United States in
          Congress assembled' (8 years before Washington was elected).
  In 1875 Susan B. Anthony arrested for attempting to vote.
  In 1895 First US patent granted for the automobile, to George B Selden.
  In 1911 First coast-to-coast airplane flight (NY-Pasadena, with many stops).
  In 1935 The Parker Brothers launch the game of Monopoly.
  In 1967 ATS-3 launched by US to take first pictures of full Earth disc.
  In 1968 Richard M. Nixon is elected 37th President of the United States,
          defeating Hubert Humphrey.
  In 1973 BART starts San Francisco-Daly City train shuttle service.
  In 1974 Ella Grasso, (Ct) elected first woman US governor not related to a
          previous governor.
  In 1979 National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" premiers.
  In 1982 Cleve Cavs lose 24th consecutive game (NBA record).

And remember ...
  International Drum Month
  National Adoption Month
  National Diabetes Month
  National Impotency Month
  National Raisin Bread Month
  National Novel Writing Month

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