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November 12

Happy Birthday RIP François-Auguste-René Rodin(1840–1917) Grace Kelly(1929–1982) ; Neil Young–75 Megan Mullally–62 Nadia Comăneci–59 Sammy Sosa–52 Craig Parker–50 Harvey Stephens–50 Ryan Gosling–40 Anne Hathaway–38 ; 1936 – In California, the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic. ; 1954 – Ellis Island closed after processing more than 20 million immigrants since opening in New York Harbor in 1892

November 11

Happy Birthday RIP Jonathan Winters Jr(1925–2013) Vincent Schiavelli(1948–2005) ; Barbara Levy Boxer–80 Stanley Tucci Jr–60 “Demi Moore”(Demetria Guynes)–58 Calista Flockhart–56 Philip McKeon–56 Carson Kressley–51 Leonardo DiCaprio–46 John “Scoot” McNairy–43 ; 1919 – Woodrow Wilson commemorates the first Armistice Day (Later to be called Veteran’s Day) “Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory” ; 1926 – The United States Numbered Highway System is established

November 10

Happy Birthday RIP Richard Burton(Jenkins 1925–1984) Roy Scheider(1932–2008) Russell Johnson(1924–2014) ; “Jack Scalia”(Giacomo Tedesco)–70 “Sinbad”(David Adkins)–64 Laura Mackenzie Phillips–61 Thomas Davidson–57 Jonas Åkerlund–55 Tracy Morgan–52 Ellen Pompeo–51 Walton Goggins Jr–49 Heather Matarazzo–38 ; 1775 – The United States Marine Corps is founded at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia by Samuel Nicholas under authority of the Continental Congress. ; 1983 – Bill Gates introduces Windows 1.0

November 9

Happy Birthday RIP Carl Sagan(1934–1996) “Hedy Lamarr”(Hedwig Kiesler 1913–2000) ; Dorrel “Whitey” Herzog–89 Louis Ferrigno–69 Robert Duncan McNeill–56 Eric Dane–48 Nicholas Lachey–47 ; 1906 – Theodore Roosevelt is the first sitting President of the United States to make an official trip outside the country. He did so to inspect progress on the Panama Canal ; 1967 – First issue of Rolling Stone Magazine is published

November 8

Happy Birthday RIP Abraham Stoker(1847–1912) Esther Rolle(1920–1998) Morley Safer(1931–2016) ; Norman Lloyd(Perlmutter)–106 Bonnie Raitt–71 Mary Hart(Harum)–70 Christie Hefner–68 Alfre Woodard–68 “Chi Chi LaRue”(Larry Paciotti)–61 Leif Garrett(Per Nervik)–59 Gordon Ramsay–54 Parker Posey–52 Gretchen Mol–48 Tara Reid–45 ; 1895 – While experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray

November 7

Happy Birthday RIP Dana “Plato” Strain(1964–1999) William Booth(1949–2006) ; “Joni Mitchell”(Roberta Anderson)–77 Earl Boen–75 Lawrence O’Donnell–69 Judy Tenuta–64 Christopher Knight–63 Pierre David Guetta–53 Michelle Clunie–51 Jason and Jeremy London–48 ; 1910 – The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

November 6

Happy Birthday RIP Charles Henry Dow(1851–1902) Jonathan Charasuchin(“Harris” 1914 –2002) Glenn Frey(1948–2016) ; Sally Field–74 Maria Shriver–65 Lance Kerwin60 Ethan Hawke–50 Rebecca Romijn–48 Emily “Emma” Stone–32 ; 1947 – “Meet The Press” makes its television debut

November 5

Happy Birthday RIP “Roy Rogers”(Leonard Slye 1911–1998) Vivien Leigh Hartley(1913–1967) Natalie Schafer(1900–1991) Herbert Edelman(1933–1996) ; Elke Sommer(von Schletz)–80 Arthur Garfunkel–79 Samuel Shepard Rogers–77 Armin Shimerman–71 Bryan Adams–61 Katherine Matilda Swinton–60 Tatum O’Neal–57 Famke Janssen–56 Samuel Rockwell–52 Samuel “Page” Elliot–44 Paul Kevin Jonas Jr–33 ; 1935 – Parker Brothers began marketing the board game “Monopoly”

November 4

Happy Birthday RIP William “Will” Rogers(1879–1935) Arthur Carney(1918–2003) Walter Cronkite Jr(1916–2009) Doris Roberts(Green 1925–2016) ; Loretta Swit–83 Laura Bush(Welch)–74 Berlinda Tolbert–71 Marjorie “Markie” Post–70 Kathleen Griffin–60 Ralph Macchio–59 Jeffrey Probst–59 Matthew McConaughey–51 Sean Combs–51 Travis Van Winkle–38 ; 1952 – The United States government establishes the National Security Agency, or NSA. ; 2008 – Barack Obama becomes the first man of African-American descent to be elected President of the United States

November 2

Happy Birthday RIP Burton Lancaster(1913–1994) ; “Stefanie Powers”(Stefania Paul)–78 Kate Linder–73 Kathryn Dawn “k.d.” Lang–59 David Schwimmer–54 Sean Kanan(Perelman)–54 Cornell “Nelly” Haynes Jr–46 Randolph “Randy” Harrison–43 ; 1920 – In the United States, KDKA of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania starts broadcasting as the first commercial radio station. The first broadcast is the result of the United States presidential election, 1920