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The Almanac for Nov. 5, the 309th day of 2017


UPI News Service, 11/05/2017 

Today is Sunday, Nov. 5, the 309th day of 2017 with 56 to follow.

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The moon is waning. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Venus.

Those born on this date are under the sign of Scorpio. They include singing cowboy movie star Roy Rogers in 1911; actor Vivien Leigh in 1913; entertainer Ike Turner in 1931; actor Elke Sommer in 1940 (age 77); singer/songwriter Art Garfunkel in 1941 (age 76); dramatist/actor Sam Shepard in 1943; musician Gram Parsons in 1946; pop singer Peter Noone in 1947 (age 70); singer-songwriter Jimmie Spheeris in 1949; basketball Hall of Fame member Bill Walton in 1952 (age 65); television personality Kris Jenner in 1955 (age 62); actor Robert Patrick in 1958 (age 59); pop singer/songwriter Bryan Adams in 1959 (age 58); actor Tilda Swinton in 1960 (age 57); actor Tatum O'Neal in 1963 (age 54); actor Andrea McArdle in 1963 (age 54); actor Famke Janssen in 1964 (age 53); actor Sam Rockwell in 1968 (age 49); musician Ryan Adams in 1974 (age 43); golfer Bubba Watson in 1978 (age 39); actor Luke Hemsworth in 1980 (age 37); pop singer Kevin Jonas in 1987 (age 30); NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in 1992 (age 25); actor Zak Henri in 1994 (age 23).

 

On this date in history:

In 1605, Guy Fawkes and fellow conspirators attempted to blow up the English Parliament and failed. (They were captured, tried and beheaded.)

In 1854, combined British-French forces scored a decisive victory over the Russians in the Crimea.

In 1872, suffragist Susan B. Anthony, in defiance of the law, votes for the first time. She is later fined $100.

In 1912, Democrat Woodrow Wilson was elected 28th president of the United States, defeating incumbent William Howard Taft and former President Theodore Roosevelt.

In 1916, an armed confrontation in Everett, Wash., between members of the Industrial Workers of the World union and local police resulted in what's become known as the Everett Massacre.

In 1930, the first commercial television broadcast was aired.

In 1940, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected to an unprecedented third term. He won a fourth term in 1944.

In 1968, Republican Richard Nixon was elected 37th president of the United States, defeating Democrat Hubert Humphrey.

In 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini denounced the U.S. Embassy in Tehran as a "center of spying and plotting." Hours earlier Iranian students seized the compound taking 52 American diplomats and citizens hostage sparking a crisis that would last 444 days and bring down the presidency of Jimmy Carter.

In 1990, an Egyptian-born gunman, apparently acting alone, assassinated Meir Kahane, the U.S. native who founded the militant Jewish Defense League.

In 1991, the body of British media mogul Robert Maxwell was found in the Atlantic Ocean off the Canary Islands.

In 1996, U.S. President Bill Clinton was re-elected, defeating Republican challenger Bob Dole.

In 2002, Republicans seized control of the U.S. Senate and retained their hold on the House, giving President George W. Bush a historic victory in mid-term elections.

In 2006, former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death for his role in the 1982 Dujail Massacre which resulted in the deaths of more than 140 Shitte Muslims.

In 2007, Google unveiled the beta version of the Android mobile operating system. The first commercial version of the software was released in September 2008.

In 2009, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, 39, killed 13 people, including 10 military personnel, and injured 31 others in a shooting frenzy at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas. He was found guilty and sentenced to death in 2013.

A thought for the day: "If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies." -- Moshe Dayan



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