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Holidays and observances

  • Guy Fawkes Night in England (In Britain, Bonfire Night is associated with the tradition of celebrating Guy Fawkes’ failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament on 5th November 1605)

Events

  • 2008 – Barack Obama becomes the first person of biracial or African-American descent to be elected President of the United States.
  • 1980 – Ronald Reagan is elected the 40th President of The United States, defeating incumbent Jimmy Carter.
  • 1979 – Iran hostage crisis: A mob of Iranians, mostly students, overruns the US embassy in Tehran and takes 90 hostages (53 of whom are American).
  • 1973 – The Netherlands experiences the first Car-Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways are used only by cyclists and roller skaters.
  • 1970 – Salvador Allende takes office as President of Chile, the first Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through open elections.
  • 1970 – Vietnam War: Vietnamization: The United States turns control of the air base at Bình Thủy in the Mekong Delta over to South Vietnam.
  • 1962 – The United States concludes Operation Fishbowl, its final above-ground nuclear weapons testing series, in anticipation of the 1963 Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
  • 1960 – At the Kasakela Chimpanzee Community in Tanzania, Dr Jane Goodall observes chimpanzees creating tools, the first-ever observation in non-human animals.
  • 1952 – Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected the 34th President of the United States.
  • 1952 – The United States government establishes the National Security Agency, or NSA.
  • 1939 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the United States Customs Service to implement the Neutrality Act of 1939, allowing cash-and-carry purchases of weapons by belligerents.
  • 1924 – Calvin Coolidge wins a full term as President of the United States.
  • 1924 – Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected the first female governor in the United States.
  • 1912 – First Balkan War: The First Battle of Çatalca begins - an attempt by Bulgaria to break through the last defensive line before the Turkish capital Constantinople.
  • 1890 – City and South London Railway: London's first deep-level tube railway opens between King William Street and Stockwell.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Johnsonville: Confederate troops bombard a Union supply base and destroy millions of dollars in material.
  • 1847 – Sir James Young Simpson, a Scottish physician, discovers the anaesthetic properties of chloroform.
  • 1791 – The Western Confederacy of American Indians wins a major victory over the United States in the Battle of the Wabash.
  • 1783 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 36 is performed for the first time in Linz, Austria.
  • 1501 – Catherine of Aragon (later Henry VIII's first wife) meets Arthur Tudor, Henry VIII's older brother – they would later marry.

Births

  • 1996 – Kaitlin Hawayek, American ice dancer
  • 1984 – Dustin Brown, American ice hockey player
  • 1982 – Devin Hester, American football player
  • 1981 – Vince Wilfork, American football player
  • 1980 – Richard Owens, American football player and coach
  • 1978 – John Grabow, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Larry Bigbie, American baseball player
  • 1976 – James Dale Ritchie, American serial killer (d. 2016)
  • 1975 – Lorenzen Wright, American basketball player (d. 2010)
  • 1975 – Mikki Moore, American basketball player
  • 1975 – Orlando Pace, American football player
  • 1970 – Tim DeBoom, American triathlete
  • 1970 – Tony Sly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)
  • 1969 – Matthew McConaughey, American actor and producer
  • 1969 – Sean Combs, American rapper, producer, and actor
  • 1968 – Carlos Baerga, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
  • 1968 – Matthew Tobin Anderson, American author, critic, and educator
  • 1967 – Eric Karros, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1965 – Wayne Static, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
  • 1964 – Kurt Krakowian, American actor
  • 1961 – Daron Hagen, American pianist, composer, and conductor
  • 1961 – Edward Knight, American composer and academic
  • 1961 – Jeff Probst, American television host and producer
  • 1961 – Ralph Macchio, American actor
  • 1960 – Kathy Griffin, American comedian and actress
  • 1960 – Marc Awodey, American painter and poet
  • 1958 – Anne Sweeney, American businesswoman
  • 1956 – Jordan Rudess, American keyboard player and songwriter
  • 1953 – Carlos Gutierrez, Cuban-American businessman and politician, 35th United States Secretary of Commerce
  • 1953 – P. J. Carey, American baseball player and manager (d. 2012)
  • 1953 – Peter Lord, English animator, director, and producer, co-founded Aardman Animations
  • 1953 – Van Stephenson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001)
  • 1950 – Charles Frazier, American novelist
  • 1950 – Markie Post, American actress
  • 1950 – Nik Powell, English businessman, co-founded Virgin Group
  • 1947 – Bob Jenkins, American sportscaster
  • 1947 – Jerry Fleck, American actor, director, and production manager (d. 2003)
  • 1946 – Frederick Elmes, American cinematographer
  • 1946 – Laura Bush, American educator and librarian, 45th First Lady of the United States
  • 1946 – Robert Mapplethorpe, American photographer (d. 1989)
  • 1943 – Clark Graebner, American tennis player
  • 1942 – Patricia Bath, American ophthalmologist and academic
  • 1940 – Delbert McClinton, American singer-songwriter
  • 1939 – Gail E. Haley, American author and illustrator
  • 1937 – Loretta Swit, American actress and singer
  • 1936 – C. K. Williams, American poet, critic, and translator (d. 2015)
  • 1933 – Tito Francona, American baseball player
  • 1931 – Bernard Francis Law, Mexican-American cardinal
  • 1930 – Dick Groat, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1930 – Frank J. Prial, American journalist and author (d. 2012)
  • 1930 – James E. Brewton, American painter (d. 1967)
  • 1928 – Hannah Weiner, American poet and author (d. 1997)
  • 1928 – Larry Bunker, American drummer and vibraphone player (d. 2005)
  • 1926 – Carlos "Patato" Valdes, Cuban-American conga player and composer (d. 2007)
  • 1925 – Doris Roberts, American actress (d. 2016)
  • 1923 – Eugene Sledge, American soldier, author, and academic (d. 2001)
  • 1921 – Mary Sherman Morgan, American scientist and engineer (d. 2004)
  • 1919 – Martin Balsam, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1918 – Art Carney, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1918 – Cameron Mitchell, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1916 – John Basilone, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1945)
  • 1916 – Ruth Handler, American businesswoman, created Barbie (d. 2002)
  • 1916 – Walter Cronkite, American journalist, voice actor, and producer (d. 2009)
  • 1913 – Gig Young, American actor (d. 1978)
  • 1911 – Dixie Lee, American actress and singer (d. 1952)
  • 1909 – Bert Patenaude, American soccer player (d. 1974)
  • 1909 – Evelyn Bryan Johnson, American colonel and pilot (d. 2012)
  • 1909 – Skeeter Webb, American baseball player and manager (d. 1986)
  • 1908 – Stanley Cortez, American cinematographer and photographer (d. 1997)
  • 1906 – Sterling North, American author and critic (d. 1974)
  • 1897 – Dolly Stark, American baseball player and umpire (d. 1968)
  • 1887 – Alfred Lee Loomis, American physicist and philanthropist (d. 1975)
  • 1884 – Harry Ferguson, Irish engineer, invented the tractor (d. 1960)
  • 1879 – Will Rogers, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1935)
  • 1836 – Henry J. Lutcher, American businessman (d. 1912)
  • 1816 – Stephen Johnson Field, American lawyer and jurist 5th Chief Justice of California (d. 1899)
  • 1809 – Benjamin Robbins Curtis, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1874)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Lee Robinson, American lawyer and politician (b. 1943)
  • 2015 – Piotr Domaradzki, Polish-American historian and journalist (b. 1946)
  • 2015 – René Girard, French-American historian, philosopher, and critic (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – George Edgar Slusser, American author and academic (b. 1939)
  • 2014 – S. Donald Stookey, American physicist and chemist, invented CorningWare (b. 1915)
  • 2013 – John D. Hawk, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Ray Willsey, Canadian-American football player and coach (b. 1928)
  • 2012 – David Resnick, Brazilian-Israeli architect, designed Yad Kennedy (b. 1924)
  • 2011 – Andy Rooney, American author, critic, journalist, and television personality (b. 1919)
  • 2010 – Sparky Anderson, American baseball player and manager (b. 1934)
  • 2008 – Michael Crichton, American physician, author, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1942)
  • 2008 – Rosella Hightower, American ballerina (b. 1920)
  • 2007 – Peter Viertel, German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2006 – Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American author (b. 1908)
  • 2005 – Sheree North, American actress and dancer (b. 1932)
  • 1997 – Richard Hooker, American novelist (b. 1924)
  • 1995 – Morrie Schwartz, American sociologist, author, and academic (b. 1916)
  • 1994 – Sam Francis, American soldier and painter (b. 1923)
  • 1992 – George Klein, Canadian engineer, invented the motorized wheelchair (b. 1904)
  • 1982 – Gil Whitney, American journalist (b. 1940)
  • 1980 – Elsie MacGill, Canadian-American engineer and author (b. 1905)
  • 1977 – Tom Reamy, American author and illustrator (b. 1935)
  • 1974 – Bert Patenaude, American soccer player (b. 1909)
  • 1955 – Cy Young, American baseball player and manager (b. 1867)
  • 1955 – Robert E. Sherwood, American playwright and screenwriter (b. 1896)
  • 1950 – Grover Cleveland Alexander, American baseball player and coach (b. 1887)
  • 1930 – Buddy Bolden, American cornet player and bandleader (b. 1877)
  • 1924 – Richard Conner, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1843)
  • 1906 – John H. Ketcham, American general and politician (b. 1832)
  • 1895 – Eugene Field, American journalist, author, and poet (b. 1850)
  • 1801 – William Shippen, American physician and anatomist (b. 1712)
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