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Notable Historical Events for November 5th

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

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

1872Ulysses S. Grant re-elected US President

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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)

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

1960Tilda Swinton, London England, actress (Orlando)

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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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