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?
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.
49 years ago– In 1970, Led Zeppelin released “Immigrant Song“.
42 years ago– In 1977, George W. Bush married Laura Welch. Today is their 42nd Wedding Anniversary.
25 years ago – In 1994, atage 45, George Foreman became boxing’s Oldest Heavyweight Champ . . . by knocking out Michael Moorer in the 10th round of their WBA fight.
20 years ago– In 1999, Van Halen fired Gary Cherone.
16 years ago– In 2003, the third and final movie in “The Matrix” trilogy was released. It was called “The Matrix Revolutions“.
15 years ago– In 2004, “The Incredibles“ was released.
13 years ago– In 2006, Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death for crimes against humanity by a special Iraqi tribunal. He was executed a month later.
12 years ago– In 2007, “Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare“ was released.
Odell Beckham Jr. is 27. He could go down in history as one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history.
Kevin Jonas is 32. Oldest of The Jonas Brothers.
Ryan Adams is 45.
Sam Rockwell is 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’Neal is 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 Swinton is 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.
Kris Jenner is 64. Overlord of the Kardashian empire.
Bill Walton is 67. Brilliant basketball announcer.
Roy Rogers (1911 – 1998)