Thursday, November 01, 2007

Remember November 5!

Figure it out..... ;)

3 Comments:

Anonymous mb said...

NY Marathon?
Lance?

8:20 PM  
Anonymous j & m said...

ooh, i know! how about:

* 1499 - Publication of the Catholicon in Treguier (Brittany). This Breton-French-Latin dictionary had been written in 1464 by Jehan Lagadeuc. It's the first Breton dictionary as well as the first French dictionary in world History.
* 1530 - St. Felix's Flood destroys the city of Reimerswaal in the Netherlands
* 1556 - Second Battle of Panipat: Fifty miles north of Delhi, a Mughal Army defeats Hindu forces of General Hemu to ensure Akbar the throne of India. In the battle, Hemu became unconscious when an arrow stuck into his right eye. He was brought as captive to Akbar and was hanged.
* 1605 - Gunpowder Plot: A plot led by Robert Catesby to blow up the English Houses of Parliament is thwarted when Sir Thomas Knyvet, a justice of the peace, finds Guy Fawkes in a cellar below the Parliament building.
* 1688 - Glorious Revolution begins: William of Orange lands at Brixham.
* 1757 - Seven Years' War: Frederick the Great defeated the allied armies of France and the Holy Roman Empire in the Battle of Rossbach.
* 1768 - Treaty of Fort Stanwix - The purpose of the conference was to adjust the boundary line between Indian lands and white settlements set forth in the Proclamation of 1763 in the Thirteen Colonies.
* 1780 - French-American force under Colonel LaBalme is defeated by Miami Chief Little Turtle.
* 1831 - Nat Turner, American slave leader, is tried, convicted, and sentenced to death.
* 1838 - The United States of Central America began to disintegrate when Nicaragua separated from the federation.
* 1854 - The Battle of Inkerman was fought during the Crimean War.
* 1862 - American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln removes George B. McClellan as commander of the Union Army for the second and final time.
* 1862 - Indian Wars: In Minnesota, more than 300 Santee Sioux are found guilty of rape and murder of white settlers and are sentenced to hang.
* 1872 - Women's suffrage: In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time, and is later fined $100.
* 1895 - George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile.
* 1911 - After declaring war on the Ottoman Empire on September 29, 1911, Italy annexes Tripoli and Cyrenaica.
* 1913 - The insane king Otto of Bavaria is deposed by his cousin, Prince Regent Ludwig, who assumed the title Ludwig III.
* 1913 - United Kingdom annexes Cyprus, and together with France declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
* 1916 - The Kingdom of Poland proclaimed by the Act of November 5th of the emperors of Germany and Austria-Hungary.
* 1916 - The Everett Massacre takes place as political differences lead to a shoot-out between IWW organizers and local police
* 1917 - October Revolution: In Tallinn, Esthonia, Communist leader Jaan Anwelt lead revolutionaries in overthrowing the Provisional Government (As Esthonia and Russia are still using the Julian Calendar, subsequent period references show an October 23 date).
* 1917 - St. Tikhon of Moscow was elected the Patriarch of Moscow and of the Russian Orthodox Church.
* 1937 - World War II: Adolf Hitler holds a secret meeting and states his plans for acquiring "living space" for the German people.
* 1942 - The World War II Second Battle of El Alamein is won by the British in El Alamein, Egypt.
* 1945 - Colombia joins the United Nations.
* 1962 - A mining accident kills 21 miners at the government-owned Kings Bay Coal Company on Svalbard, leading the Norwegian government to close the mine.
* 1965 - State of Emergency declared in Rhodesia after collapse of negotiations with Great Britain over Rhodesian independence (UDI would follow six days later)
* 1967 - The Hither Green rail crash in the United Kingdom kills 49 people. The survivors include Bee Gee Robin Gibb.
* 1970 - Vietnam War: The United States Military Assistance Command in Vietnam reports the lowest weekly American soldier death toll in five years (24).
* 1979 - Ayatollah Khomeini declares the USA to be "the great Satan".
* 1983 - Byford Dolphin diving bell accident kills five and leaves one severely injured.
* 1986 - USS Rentz (FFG-46), USS Reeves (DLG-24) and USS Oldendorf (DD-972) visit Qingdao (Tsing Tao) China—the first US Naval visit to China since 1949.
* 1987 - Apartheid: In South Africa, Govan Mbeki is released from custody after serving 24 years in the Robben Island prison. He had been sentenced to life for treason against the white minority South Africa government.
* 1990 - Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the far-right Kach movement, is shot dead after a speech at a New York City hotel.
* 1994 - Forty-five year old George Foreman becomes boxing's oldest heavyweight champion when he knocks out Michael Moorer.
* 1995 - André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Jean Chrétien; he is thwarted when the Prime Minister's wife locks the door.
* 1996 - President of Pakistan Farooq Ahmed Khan Leghari dismissed the government of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and dissolved National Assembly of Pakistan.
* 2000 - Emperor Haile Selassie I given an Imperial funeral by the Ethiopian Orthodox church

10:20 PM  
Anonymous m & j said...

ooh, is it someone's birthday?
What about:

* 1271 - Mahmud Ghazan, Mongol ruler (d. 1304)
* 1494 - Hans Sachs, German mastersinger (d. 1576)
* 1549 - Philippe de Mornay, French writer (d. 1623)
* 1592 - Charles Chauncy, English-born president of Harvard College (d. 1672)
* 1613 - Isaac de Benserade, French poet (d. 1691)
* 1615 - Ibrahim I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1648)
* 1667 - Christoph Ludwig Agricola, German painter (d. 1719)
* 1701 - Pietro Longhi, Venetian painter (d. 1785)
* 1715 - John Brown, English writer (d. 1766)
* 1722 - William Byron, 5th Baron Byron, English duelist (d. 1798)
* 1742 - Richard Cosway, English artist (d. 1821)
* 1835 - Moritz Szeps, Austrian journalist (d. 1902)
* 1846 - Duncan Gordon Boyes, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1869)
* 1850 - Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (d. 1919)
* 1851 - Charles Dupuy, French prime minister (d. 1923)
* 1854 - Paul Sabatier, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)
* 1854 - Alphonse Desjardins, Québécois founder of the Caisses populaires Desjardins (d. 1920)
* 1855 - Léon Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist (d. 1913)
* 1855 - Eugene V. Debs, American socialist leader (d. 1926)
* 1857 - Ida Tarbell, American journalist (d. 1944)
* 1873 - Teddy Flack, Australian athlete, double Olympic gold medallist in 1896. (d. 1935)
* 1885 - Will Durant, American historian (d. 1981)
* 1890 - Jan Zrzavý, Czech painter (d. 1977)
* 1892 - J. B. S. Haldane, Scottish geneticist (d. 1964)
* 1895 - Walter Gieseking, French pianist (d. 1956)
* 1895 - Charles MacArthur, American author (d. 1956)
* 1900 - Martin Dies, Jr., American politician (d. 1972)
* 1900 - Natalie Schafer, American actress (d. 1991)
* 1904 - Cooney Weiland, Canadian hockey player (d. 1985)
* 1905 - Joel McCrea, American actor (d. 1990)
* 1906 - Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer (d. 2004)
* 1906 - Endre Kabos, Hungarian Olympic champion fencer (d. 1944))
* 1911 - Roy Rogers, American actor (d. 1998)
* 1913 - Vivien Leigh, English actress (d. 1967)
* 1914 - Alton Tobey, American artist (d. 2005)
* 1917 - Jacqueline Auriol, French aviatrix (d. 2000)
* 1917 - Banarsi Das Gupta, Indian former Chief Minister of Haryana (d. 2007)
* 1919 - Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher (d. 1978)
* 1919 - Myron Floren, American accordianist The Lawrence Welk Show (d. 2005)
* 1920 - Douglass North, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate
* 1921 - Georges Cziffra, Hungarian pianist (d. 1994)
* 1921 - Fawzia of Egypt, Queen of Iran
* 1931 - Ike Turner, American musician
* 1934 - Victor Argo, American actor (d. 2004)
* 1935 - Lester Piggott, British jockey
* 1936 - Michael Dertouzos, Greek internet pioneer, Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Director of the M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science (d. 2001)
* 1937 - Harris Yulin, American actor
* 1938 - César Luis Menotti, Argentine footballer
* 1938 - Joe Dassin, French-speaking American singer (d. 1980)
* 1940 - Elke Sommer, German actress
* 1941 - Art Garfunkel, American musician
* 1943 - Sam Shepard, American playwright and actor
* 1945 - Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
* 1946 - Herman Brood, Dutch musician and artist
* 1946 - Gram Parsons, American musician (d. 1973)
* 1947 - Peter Noone, English musician (Herman's Hermits)
* 1948 - Hridayananda dasa Goswami, ISKCON guru
* 1948 - Mel Ab-Owain, Welsh politician
* 1948 - Bernard-Henri Lévy, French public intellectual
* 1948 - Peter Hammill, British musician
* 1948 - William Daniel Phillips, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
* 1949 - Armin Shimerman, American actor
* 1949 - Jimmie Spheeris, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)
* 1950 - Thorbjørn Jagland, former Norwegian prime minister
* 1952 - Bill Walton, American basketball player and commentator
* 1952 - Oleg Blokhin, Ukrainian footballer
* 1953 - Joyce Maynard, American writer
* 1955 - Karan Thapar, Foremost Indian Journalist, Political Analyst & Commentator
* 1955 - Bernard Chazelle, French computer scientist
* 1955 - Nestor Serrano, American actor
* 1957 - Jon-Erik Hexum, American actor (d. 1984)
* 1958 - Robert Patrick, American actor
* 1959 - Bryan Adams, Canadian musician
* 1960 - Tilda Swinton, English actress
* 1961 - Gina Mastrogiacomo, American actress (d. 2001)
* 1961 - David Bryson, American guitarist and vocalist (Counting Crows)
* 1962 - Abédi Pelé, Ghanaian footballer
* 1963 - Andrea McArdle, American actress
* 1963 - Tatum O'Neal, American actress
* 1965 - Famke Janssen, Dutch model and actress
* 1965 - Kubrat, Prince of Panagiurishte, titular Bulgarian royal family
* 1968 - Sam Rockwell, American film actor
* 1968 - Judy Reyes, Dominican American actress
* 1968 - Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Spanish actress
* 1970 - Javy Lopez, baseball player
* 1971 - Dana Jacobson, ESPN's First Take hostess
* 1971 - Corin Nemec, American actor
* 1971 - Jonny Greenwood, guitarist (Radiohead)
* 1971 - Sergei Berezin, National Hockey League player
* 1971 - Edmond Leung, Hong Kong singer
* 1973 - Johnny Damon, American baseball player
* 1973 - Alexei Yashin, Russian ice hockey player
* 1974 - Angela Gossow, German vocalist (Arch Enemy)
* 1974 - Dado Pršo, Croatian footballer
* 1974 - Jerry Stackhouse, American basketball player
* 1974 - Ryan Adams, American musician
* 1977 - Brittney Skye, American porn star
* 1977 - Richard Wright, English footballer
* 1980 - Christoph Metzelder, German footballer
* 1980 - Jaime Camara, Brazilian racing driver
* 1983 - Mike Hanke, German footballer
* 1985 - Kate DeAraugo, Australian Idol 2005
* 1985 - Tanaka Koki, Japanese idol (member of KAT-TUN)
* 1986 - BoA, Korean singer

7:26 PM  

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