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November 5 Birthdays

Eugene V. Debs
1855–1926, American Socialist Leader

Ida Tarbell
author, biographer (1857)

William Durant
historian and essayist (1885)

J. B. S. Haldane
scientist (1892)

Fred Lawrence Whipple
astronomer (1906)

Roy Rogers
film star (1911)

Vivien Leigh
actress (1913)

Art Garfunkel
songwriter (1941)

Sam Shephard
playwright (1943)

November 5 in History


The Gunpowder Plot to blow up the English Parliament failed.


Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for trying to vote in the presidential election (she was trying to vote for President Grant).


George B. Selden of Rochester, N.Y., received the first U.S. patent for an automobile.


President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office when he defeated Wendell L. Willkie.


The first black woman representative to serve in Congress, Shirley Chisholm, was elected.


Ella T. Grasso became the first woman to win a gubernatorial office without succeeding her husband.


Pianist Vladimir Horowitz died in New York at age 85.


At 45, George Foreman, became the oldest heavyweight champion when he knocked out Michael Moorer in the 10th round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas.


Former Penn State defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, is arrested on charges of 40 counts of sexual abuse over a 15-year period.

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