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Notable Historical Events for November 5th

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

1873Due to the fallout from the Pacific Scandal, John A. Macdonald resigns as Prime Minister of Canada

1500-6th Nov astronomer Copernicus observes a lunar eclipse in Rome

1982George Harrison releases "Gone Troppo" album

1955Mont Canadien Jean Beliveau scores 2nd fastest hat trick (44 seconds)

1963US VP Lyndon B. Johnson visits Netherlands

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

1940Walter Johnson, won 416 games for Wash Senators, loses Maryland congressional race (R)

1912Woodrow Wilson (D) defeats Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) & President Taft (R)

1872Ulysses S. Grant re-elected US President

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Notable Birthdays on November 5th

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

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

1960Tilda Swinton, London England, actress (Orlando)

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

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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

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Notable Deaths on November 5th

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

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

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