Today is Tuesday, Nov. 5, the 309th day of 2018 with 56 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus 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 79); singer/songwriter Art Garfunkel in 1941 (age 78); dramatist/actor Sam Shepard in 1943; musician Gram Parsons in 1946; pop singer Peter Noone in 1947 (age 72); singer/songwriter Jimmie Spheeris in 1949; basketball Hall of Fame member Bill Walton in 1952 (age 67); television personality Kris Jenner in 1955 (age 64); actor Robert Patrick in 1958 (age 61); pop singer/songwriter Bryan Adams in 1959 (age 60); actor Tilda Swinton in 1960 (age 59); actor Tatum O'Neal in 1963 (age 56); actor Andrea McArdle in 1963 (age 56); actor Famke Janssen in 1964 (age 55); actor Sam Rockwell in 1968 (age 51); musician Ryan Adams in 1974 (age 45); golfer Bubba Watson in 1978 (age 41); actor Luke Hemsworth in 1980 (age 39); pop singer Kevin Jonas in 1987 (age 32); actor Zak Henri in 1994 (age 25).
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, voted for the first time. She is later fined $100.
In 1968, Shirley Chisholm became the first African-American woman elected to Congress, representing New York's 12th Congressional District as a Democrat. She served seven terms in office.
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 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.
In 2017, a gunman opened fire at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 people, including an unborn child. A civilian shot the gunman, who escaped and later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
In 2018, Voyager 2 left the heliosphere and entered interstellar space, becoming the second man-made object to do so.
A thought for the day: "Long after they are laid to rest -- when the fighting has finished, and our nation has endured; when today's servicemen and women are veterans, and their children have grown -- it will be said that this generation believed under the most trying of tests; believed in perseverance -- not just when it was easy, but when it was hard; that they paid the price and bore the burden to secure this nation, and stood up for the values that live in the hearts of all free peoples." -- President Barack Obama at the Fort Hood shooting memorial service Nov. 10, 2009
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