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November 6

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2001 US Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan reduces the federal lending rate to two percent -- the lowest such rate in 40 years.
 
1997 Former US president George Bush opens his presidential library at Texas A&M University.
 
1995 Art Modell, owner of the Cleveland Browns, reveals plans to move the NFL team to Baltimore, MD (where they will be renamed the Ravens).
 
1977 An earthen dam breaks, with the resulting flash flood killing 39 students and staff at Toccoa Falls Bible College in Georgia.
 


1956
Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953 - 1961: (The American Presidents Series)
US president Dwight D. Eisenhower wins his bid for re-election, defeating Democrat challenger Adlai Stevenson.
(photo credit: Times Books)


 
1947 The TV current events show, Meet the Press, has its network debut on NBC.
 
1928 Herbert Hoover is elected US president over Alfred E. Smith.
 
1913 Mohandas Gandhi is arrested in South Africa as he leads a protest march for the rights of Indian miners.
 
1900 US president William McKinley is re-elected, beating Democrat challenger William Jennings Bryan.
 
1893 Composer Peter Tchaikovsky dies in St. Petersburg, Russia, at age 53.
 
1888 Benjamin Harrison is elected US president, based on electoral votes, even though incumbent Grover Cleveland has more popular votes.
 
1869 Football is played as an intercollegiate sport for the first time, as Rutgers beats Princeton, 6-4.
 
1861 Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederacy.
 
1860   Abraham Lincoln, a former Congressman from Illinois, is elected US president.
 

Born today:

1978  Nicole Dubuc - actress

1972  Rebecca Romijn-Stamos - actress, model, wife of actor John Stamos

1970  Ethan Hawke - actor

1964  Corey Glover - rock singer (Living Colour)

1966  Peter DeLuise - actor

1961  Lori Singer - actress

1960  Lance Kerwin - actor

1955  Maria Shriver - TV journalist, wife of California governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger

1949  Nigel Havers - actor

1948  Glenn Frey - singer, guitarist (The Eagles)

1947  George Young - guitarist (The Easybeats)

1946  Sally Field - actress (Oscar® winner: 1979, 1984)

1938  P.J. Proby - singer, actor

1932  Stonewall Jackson - country singer

1931  Mike Nichols - film director (Oscar® winner, 1967)

1921  James Jones - author

1916  Ray Conniff - choral director, bandleader, composer

1861  James Naismith - basketball inventor

1860  Ignace Jan Paderewski - pianist, composer, Polish premier

1854  John Philip Sousa - march composer, bandleader

1814  Adolphe Sax - saxophone inventor

 

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

(The Scorpion)

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