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Tuesday 6 November 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Election Day in United States (held on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November)
  • Malaria Day in the Americas

Events

  • 2012 – Barack Obama is reelected President of the United States; Tammy Baldwin becomes the first openly gay politician to be elected to the United States Senate.
  • 1995 – Cleveland Browns relocation controversy: Art Modell announces that he signed a deal that would relocate the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore to become the Baltimore Ravens, the first time the city had a football team since 1983 when they were the Baltimore Colts.
  • 1984 – Ronald Reagan is reelected President of the United States.
  • 1971 – The United States Atomic Energy Commission tests the largest U.S. underground hydrogen bomb, code-named Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians.
  • 1965 – Cuba and the United States formally agree to begin an airlift for Cubans who want to go to the United States. By 1971, 250,000 Cubans had made use of this program.
  • 1956 – Dwight D. Eisenhower is reelected President of the United States.
  • 1944 – Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility and subsequently used in the Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.
  • 1942 – World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219.
  • 1934 – Memphis, Tennessee becomes the first major city to join the Tennessee Valley Authority.
  • 1928 – Herbert Hoover is elected the 31st President of the United States.
  • 1869 – In New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers College defeats Princeton University (then known as the College of New Jersey), 6–4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game.
  • 1865 – American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on a cruise on which it sank or captured 37 unarmed merchant vessels.
  • 1861 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.
  • 1860 – Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th president of United States.
  • 1856 – Scenes of Clerical Life, the first work of fiction by the author later known as George Eliot, is submitted for publication.
  • 1844 – The first Constitution of the Dominican Republic is adopted.
  • 1789 – Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States.
  • 1528 – Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in the area that would become Texas.

Births

  • 1989 – Aaron Hernandez, American football player (d. 2017)
  • 1989 – Jozy Altidore, American soccer player
  • 1988 – Emma Stone, American actress
  • 1986 – Katie Leclerc, American actress and producer
  • 1984 – Ricky Romero, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Steve Millar, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1979 – Adam LaRoche, American baseball player
  • 1979 – Lamar Odom, American basketball player and actor
  • 1978 – Erik Cole, American ice hockey player
  • 1976 – Mike Herrera, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1976 – Pat Tillman, American football player and soldier (d. 2004)
  • 1972 – Rebecca Romijn, American model and actress
  • 1970 – Ethan Hawke, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1968 – Caesar Meadows, American cartoonist
  • 1968 – Jerry Yang, Taiwanese-American engineer and businessman, co-founded Yahoo!
  • 1968 – Kelly Rutherford, American actress
  • 1966 – Paul Gilbert, American guitarist and singer
  • 1966 – Peter DeLuise, American actor and director
  • 1964 – Arne Duncan, American educator and politician, 9th United States Secretary of Education
  • 1964 – Corey Glover, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1964 – Greg Graffin, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1962 – Annette Zilinskas, American singer and bass player
  • 1961 – Craig Goldy, American guitarist
  • 1960 – Michael Cerveris, American actor, singer, and guitarist
  • 1958 – Trace Beaulieu, American actor, puppeteer, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1957 – Cam Clarke, American voice actor and singer
  • 1957 – Klaus Kleinfeld, German-American businessman
  • 1957 – Lori Singer, American actress
  • 1955 – Maria Shriver, American journalist and author
  • 1955 – William H. McRaven, American admiral
  • 1954 – Catherine Crier, American journalist and judge
  • 1952 – Michael Cunningham, American novelist and screenwriter
  • 1951 – John Falsey, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1950 – Amir Aczel, Israeli-American mathematician, historian, and academic (d. 2015)
  • 1949 – Brad Davis, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1949 – Joseph C. Wilson, American diplomat, United States Ambassador to Gabon
  • 1948 – Glenn Frey, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2016)
  • 1948 – Sidney Blumenthal, American journalist and activist
  • 1947 – Edward Yang, Taiwanese-American director and screenwriter (d. 2007)
  • 1946 – Sally Field, American actress
  • 1941 – Doug Sahm, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1999)
  • 1941 – Guy Clark, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2016)
  • 1940 – Dieter F. Uchtdorf, German-American pilot and religious leader
  • 1940 – Ruth Messinger, American politician and activist
  • 1939 – Michael Schwerner, American activist (d. 1964)
  • 1938 – Mack Jones, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1938 – P. J. Proby, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1937 – Garry Gross, American photographer (d. 2010)
  • 1937 – Joe Warfield, American actor, director, and educator
  • 1937 – Leo Goeke, American tenor and actor (d. 2012)
  • 1937 – Marco Vassi, American author (d. 1989)
  • 1932 – Stonewall Jackson, American singer-songwriter
  • 1931 – Mike Nichols, German-born American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
  • 1930 – Derrick Bell, American scholar, author and critical race theorist (d. 2011)
  • 1930 – Tom Hornbein, American anesthesiologist and mountaineer
  • 1929 – June Squibb, American actress
  • 1926 – Zig Ziglar, American soldier, businessman, and author (d. 2012)
  • 1923 – Ray B. Sitton, American pilot and general (d. 2013)
  • 1922 – Frank J. Lynch, American lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1987)
  • 1921 – James Jones, American novelist (d. 1977)
  • 1916 – Ray Conniff, American composer and conductor (d. 2002)
  • 1914 – Jonathan Harris, American actor (d. 2002)
  • 1908 – Tony Canzoneri, American boxer (d. 1959)
  • 1906 – James D. Norris, American lieutenant and businessman (d. 1966)
  • 1900 – Ida Lou Anderson, American orator and professor, pioneer in the field of radio broadcasting (d. 1941)
  • 1894 – Opal Kunz, American pilot and activist (d. 1967)
  • 1893 – Edsel Ford, American lieutenant and businessman (d. 1943)
  • 1892 – Harold Ross, American journalist and publisher, co-founded The New Yorker (d. 1951)
  • 1887 – Walter Johnson, American baseball player and manager (d. 1946)
  • 1886 – Ida Barney, American astronomer, mathematician, and academic (d. 1982)
  • 1882 – Thomas H. Ince, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1924)
  • 1880 – Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American author and educator (d. 1959)
  • 1880 – George Poage, American sprinter and hurdler (d. 1962)
  • 1880 – Yoshisuke Aikawa, Japanese businessman and politician, founded Nissan Motor Company (d. 1967)
  • 1876 – Everett Shinn, American painter and illustrator (d. 1953)
  • 1861 – Dennis Miller Bunker, American painter (d. 1890)
  • 1861 – James Naismith, Canadian-American physician and educator, invented basketball (d. 1939)
  • 1855 – E. S. Gosney, American philanthropist and eugenicist, founded the Human Betterment Foundation (d. 1942)
  • 1854 – John Philip Sousa, American commander, composer, and conductor (d. 1932)
  • 1851 – Charles Dow, American journalist and economist (d. 1902)
  • 1841 – Nelson W. Aldrich, American businessman and politician (d. 1915)
  • 1835 – Cesare Lombroso, Italian criminologist and physician, founded the Italian school of criminology (d. 1909)
  • 1814 – Adolphe Sax, Belgian-French instrument designer, invented the saxophone (d. 1894)

Deaths

  • 2014 – Rick Rosas, American bass player (b. 1949)
  • 2013 – Ace Parker, American football and baseball player (b. 1912)
  • 2013 – Burl Noggle, American historian, author, and academic (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Frank J. Prial, American journalist and author (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – Joel Connable, American journalist and actor (b. 1973)
  • 2010 – Robert Lipshutz, American soldier and lawyer, 17th White House Counsel (b. 1921)
  • 2009 – Ron Sproat, American screenwriter and playwright (b. 1932)
  • 2007 – Hank Thompson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)
  • 2006 – Nelson S. Bond, American author (b. 1908)
  • 2002 – Sid Sackson, American game designer (b. 1920)
  • 2000 – David Brower, American environmentalist, founded the Sierra Club Foundation (b. 1912)
  • 2000 – L. Sprague de Camp, American historian and author (b. 1907)
  • 1995 – Aneta Corsaut, American actress (b. 1933)
  • 1991 – Gene Tierney, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 1989 – Dickie Goodman, American songwriter and producer (b. 1934)
  • 1987 – Ross Barnett, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 52nd Governor of Mississippi (b. 1898)
  • 1978 – Harry Bertoia, Italian-American sculptor and furniture designer (b. 1915)
  • 1968 – Charles B. McVay III, American admiral (b. 1898)
  • 1965 – Clarence Williams, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1898)
  • 1965 – Edgard Varèse, French-American composer and educator (b. 1883)
  • 1955 – Jack McGrath, American racing driver (b. 1919)
  • 1949 – Lester Allen, American screen, stage, vaudeville, circus actor, and film director (b. 1891)
  • 1937 – Colin Campbell Cooper, American painter and academic (b. 1856)
  • 1936 – Henry Bourne Joy, American businessman (b. 1864)
  • 1928 – Arnold Rothstein, American mob boss (b. 1882)
  • 1873 – William J. Hardee, American general (b. 1815)
  • 1816 – Gouverneur Morris, American scholar, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to France (b. 1752)
  • 1790 – James Bowdoin, American banker and politician, 2nd Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1726)
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