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Notable Historical Events for November 5th

1927Walter Hagen beats Joe Turnesa for 4th consecutive PGA title

1556Akbar (14) succeeds his father Humajun as Sultan of Delhi

1956The Nat King Cole Show debuts on NBC, the first variety program to be hosted by an African-American

1605Gunpowder Plot; attempt to blow up King James I while he opened Parliament. Plot discovered and Guy Fawkes caught and tortured. He and seven others were later executed

1967The Hither Green rail crash in the United Kingdom kills 49 people. The survivors include Bee Gee Robin Gibb.

1982George Harrison releases "Gone Troppo" album

1940Pres FDR (D) wins unprecedented 3rd term beating Wendell Willkie (R)

1996Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice as AL Rookie of

1937Hitler informs his military leaders in a secret meeting of his intentions of going to war

1492Christopher Columbus learns of maize (corn) from Indians of Cuba

November 5th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 5th

1959Bryan Adams, Kingston Ontario, Canadian singer (Heaven)

1952Bill Walton, La Mesa California, NBA center (Portland Trailblazers, Boston Celtics)

1960Tilda Swinton, London England, actress (Orlando)

1873Teddy Flack [Edwin], London, Australian athlete, double Olympic gold medallist in 1896, (d. 1935)

November 5th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 5th

1941Writer and veterinary surgeon James Herriot (25) weds Joan Catherine Danbury

197743rd US President George W. Bush (31) weds Laura Welch (31) at The First United Methodist Church in Midland, Texas

November 5th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 5th

1930Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1858)

1942George M Cohan, father of musical comedy, dies of cancer at 64

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