History Blog

November 7

Happy Birthday RIP Dana “Plato” Strain(1964–1999) William Booth(1949–2006) Judy Tenuta(1949–2022) ;“Joni Mitchell”(Roberta Anderson)–80 Lawrence O’Donnell–72 Christopher Knight–66 Pierre David Guetta–56 Michelle Clunie–54 Jason and Jeremy London–51 ; 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) Lance Kerwin(1960–2023) ; Sally Field–77 Maria Shriver–68 Ethan Hawke–53 Rebecca Romijn–51 Emily “Emma” Stone–35 ; 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) Samuel Shepard Rogers(1943–2017) ; Elke Sommer(von Schletz)–83 Arthur Garfunkel–81 Armin Shimerman–74 Bryan Adams–64 Katherine Matilda Swinton–63 Tatum O’Neal–60 Famke Janssen–59 Samuel Rockwell–55 Samuel “Page” Elliot–47 Paul Kevin Jonas Jr–36 ; 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) Marjorie “Markie” Post(1950–2021) ; Loretta Swit–86 Laura Bush(Welch)–77 Berlinda Tolbert–74 Kathleen Griffin–63 Ralph Macchio–62 Jeffrey Probst–62 Matthew McConaughey–54 Sean Combs–54 Travis Van Winkle–41 ; 1952 – The United States government establishes the National Security Agency, or NSA. Today it collects all sorts of US citizens information including GPS, Personal, and social media information both from smartphones and computers. This was all exposed by Edward Snowden when he was forced to flee the country after being a whistleblower for information kept at NSA as of the 90s ; 2008 – Barack Obama becomes the first man of African-American descent to be elected President of the United States

November 3

Happy Birthday RIP Walker Evans(1903–1975) Charles Bronson(Buchinsky 1921–2003) Michael Evans(1949–2006) Kenneth Berry(1933–2018) ; Michael Dukakis–90 Thomas Savini–77 Kate Capshaw(Kathleen Nail)–70 Dennis Miller–70 “Adam Ant”(Stuart Goddard)–69 Kathy Kinney–69 Hans “Dolph” Lundgren–66 ; 1911 – The Chevrolet Motor Car Co. was founded in Detroit by Louis Chevrolet and William C. Durant to compete with the Ford Model T ; 1954 – The first Godzilla film is released and marks the first appearance of the character of the same name.

November 2

Happy Birthday RIP Burton Lancaster(1913–1994) ; “Stefanie Powers”(Stefania Paul)–81 Kate Linder–76 Kathryn Dawn “k.d.” Lang–62 David Schwimmer–57 Sean Kanan(Perelman)–57 Cornell “Nelly” Haynes Jr–49 Randolph “Randy” Harrison–46 ; 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

November 1

Happy Birthday RIP Marcia Wallace(1942–2013) Larry Claxton Flynt Jr.(1942–2021) Barbara Bosson(1939–2023) ; Lyle Lovett–66 Peter Ostrum–66 Rachel Ticotin–65 Timothy Cook–63 Antonia “Toni” Collette–51 Jennifer “Jenny” McCarthy–51 Penn Badgley–37 Anthony Ramos Martinez –32 ; 1604 – William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello is presented for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London ; 1800 – John Adams becomes the first President of the United States to live in the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House)

October 31

Happy Birthday RIP “Michael Landon”(Eugene Orowitz 1936–1991) John Candy (1950–1994) David Ogden Stiers(1942–2018) ; Lyova Rosenthal(“Lee Grant”)–96 Daniel Rather Jr–92 Saul “Ron” Rifkin–84 Sally Kirkland–82 Graham “Stephen” Rea–77 Dierdre Hall–76 Margaret Jane Pauley–73 Peter Jackson–62 Dermot Mulroney–60 Robert Schneider–60 Robert Van Winkle(“Vanilla Ice”)–56 Sean Lockhart–37 Willow Smith–23 ; 1913 – Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the first automobile highway across the United States ; 1941 – After 14 years of work, Mount Rushmore is completed

October 30

Happy Birthday RIP Ruth Gordon Jones(1896–1985) Jane Randolph(Roermer 1915–2009) Edward Lauter II(1938–2013) Dick Gautier (1931–2017) ; Grace Slick(Wing)–84 Henry Winkler–78 Harry Hamlin–72 Juliet Stevenson–67 Kevin Pollak–66 Jack Plotnick–55 Nitara “Nia” Long–53 Matthew Morrison–45 Shaun Sipos–42 ; 1925 – John Logie Baird creates Britain’s first television transmitter

October 29

Happy Birthday RIP Baby Peggy Montgomery(1918–2020) ; Melba Moore(Beatrice Hill)–78 Richard Dreyfuss–76 Lucy Kate Jackson–75 Daniel Castellaneta–66 Joely Fisher–56 Rufus Sewell–56 Christopher Wiehl–53 Winona Ryder(Horowitz)–52 Brendan Fehr–46 Benjamin Foster–43 ; 1929 – The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of ’29 or “Black Tuesday”, ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. Thousands of investors were wiped out financially.