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 Illegally in 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.

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.


Ike Turner  (1931 – 2007)  Biggest hit:  Proud Mary.

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.

Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead is 48.  Biggest hit:  Creep.

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”.

Seth Gilliam is 51.  Father Gabriel Stokes on “The Walking Dead”.  You might also remember him from “The Wire”“Oz”, and “Teen Wolf”.

Judy Reyes is 52.  Carla on “Scrubs”, and Zoila on “Devious Maids”.  These days she’s Annalisa on TNT’s “Claws”.

Famke Janssen is 55.  Lenny in the “Taken” movies, Jean Grey in the original “X-Men” trilogy, and Olivia Godfrey on Netflix’s horror series “Hemlock Grove”.

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.

Bryan Adams is 60.  Cuts Like a KnifeSummer of ’69, and All For Love.

Robert Patrick is 61.  Agent Gallo on “Scorpion”Agent Doggett on “The X-Files”, and the T-1000 in “Terminator 2”.

Kris Jenner is 64.  Overlord of the Kardashian empire.

Bill Walton is 67.  Brilliant basketball announcer.

Armin Shimerman is 70.  Quark the Ferengi bartender on “Deep Space Nine” and Principal Snyder on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”.

Peter Noone is 72.  Lead singer of Herman’s Hermits.  There’s a Kind of Hush, and I’m Into Something Good.

Art Garfunkel is 78.  Mrs. RobinsonThe Sound of SilenceBridge Over Troubled Water, and an exceptional head of hair.

Roy Rogers  (1911 – 1998)




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