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November 5

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2004The Disney/Pixar animated feature Shrek 2 is released on home DVD and video.
 
2003Gary Ridgway, the so-called Green River Killer, pleads guilty to 48 counts of aggravated murder in a King County, Washington court.
 
2003The last British Air Concorde supersonic jetliner sets a new New York-to-Seattle speed record of 3 hours, 55 minutes and 12 seconds. The Concorde will become a permanent part of the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field in Seattle.
 
1999A US District Court judge finds Microsoft guilty of antitrust business practices.
 

1994
Ronald Reagan
 Former US president Ronald Reagan announces that he is suffering from Alzheimer's
 disease.
 (photo credit: NARA)


 
1991Actor Fred MacMurray (My Three Sons) dies of pneumonia at age 83.
 
1989Pianist Vladimir Horowitz dies in New York at age 85.
 

1968
Richard M. Nixon
 Richard Nixon is elected US president over incumbent vice president Hubert
 Humphrey and Alabama governor George Wallace.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 


1946
John F. Kennedy
 At age 29, future US president John F. Kennedy is elected by Massachusetts voters to
 the US House of Representatives.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1945Colombia joins the United Nations.
 
1942Theatrical agent George M. Cohan dies.
 
1914Britain declares war on Turkey after annexing Cyprus.
 
1913Louis III becomes King of Bavaria.
 

1912
Woodrow Wilson
 Woodrow Wilsonis elected US president, beating challenger Theodore Roosevelt and
 incumbent William Howard Taft.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1911The first transcontinental airplane flight arrives at Pasadena, California, from New York, taking 82 hours, 4 minutes.
 
1895Inventor George B. Selden receives a patent on a "road engine," the first gas-powered automobile.
 
1889Idaho's state constitution is adopted.
 
1872Suffragist Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote.
 
1852The American Society of Civil Engineers is organized.
 
1492  Corn is discovered by Spanish explorers in Cuba.
 

Born today:

1971  Jonny Greenwood - guitarist (Radiohead)

1963  Tatum O'Neal - actress (Oscar® winner, 1973)

1962  Brian Wheat - bassist (Tesla)

1959  Bryan Adams - singer, guitarist

1957  Mike Score - singer, keyboardist (Flock Of Seagulls)

1952  Bill Walton - basketball player, sportscaster

1947  Peter Noone - singer, guitarist (Herman's Hermits)

1946  The Byrds: Turn! Turn! Turn! (Sony)  


Gram Parsons - singer (The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers)
(photo credit: Sony)
 

1943  Sam Shepard - actor

1942  Elke Sommer - actress

1941  Art Garfunkel - singer (Simon and Garfunkel)

1931  Ike Turner - singer, pianist (Ike and Tina Turner)

1924  Ivan Rezak - composer

1913  Vivien Leigh - actress (Gone with the Wind)

1913  John McGiver - actor

1912  Natalie Schafer - actress (Gilligan's Island)

1912  Roy Rogers - cowboy singer, actor

1905  Joel McCrea - actor

1891  Earle Neale - football coach

1885  Will Durant - author

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Scorpio (The Scorpion)   Scorpio    

(The Scorpion)

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