Here’s a compilation of notable events for November 5th through the years. I remember being around for far too many of them these days, how about you?
147 years ago– In 1872, Susan B. Anthony Voted Illegallyin a presidential election. She was arrested, went to trial and fined $100 . . . which is like $2,000 in today’s dollars/
She voted for Ulysses S. Grant, who won, and she never paid the fine. Women weren’t legally allowed to vote until 1920 when the 19th Amendment passed.
124 years ago– In 1895, George B. Selden of Rochester, New York, received the First U.S. Patent for an Automobile. He later sold the rights . . . for $200,000.
108 years ago– In 1911, Calbraith Rodgers completed The First U.S. Coast-to-Coast Flight in a Wright bi-plane. It took him 49 days, because he crashed repeatedly and kept needing to repair his plane. He had a train follow him with spare parts so when something went wrong, he could patch it up and keep flying.
84 years ago– In 1935, the game Monopoly was introduced by the Parker Brothers Company. Centerpiece of many family game-nights, don’t forget the Jiffy-Pop!
79 years ago– In 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt won an unprecedented Third Term in Office. After his FOURTH term, a Constitutional Amendment was passed limiting presidents to two terms.
Sam Rockwellis 51. George W. Bush in the Dick Cheney movie “Vice“. He also won Best Supporting Actor for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, and was in “The Green Mile”, “Galaxy Quest”, and “Iron Man 2”.
Tatum O’Nealis 56. Former child star. She’s the tomboy pitcher in the original “Bad News Bears”. Shewas also the youngest Oscar winner EVER. She was 10 when she won Best Supporting Actress for “Paper Moon” in 1974.
Tilda Swintonis 59. The White Witch in “The Chronicles of Narnia”, The Ancient One in “Dr. Strange”, the archangel Gabriel in “Constantine”, and two of the main roles in the new “Suspiria“ remake, including a MALE psychotherapist.