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Notable Historical Events for November 5th

1872Ulysses S. Grant re-elected US President

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

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

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

1898Gerhart Hauptmann's "Fuhrmann Henschel" premieres in Berlin

1994George Foreman (45) KOs Michael Moorer to win boxing HW championship

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

1936French writer Andre Gide criticizes Soviet regime

1932Benito Mussolini frees 16,000 convicts

1982George Harrison releases "Gone Troppo" album

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Notable Birthdays on November 5th

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

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

1960Tilda Swinton, London England, actress (Orlando)

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

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Notable Weddings on November 5th

1940American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway marries journalist Martha Gellhorn

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

November 5th Weddings
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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)

November 5th Deaths
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