November 5th and You

Guy Fawkes or Doc Brown?Blowin’ stuff up or inventing time travel? We all can’t be Guy Fawkes, English conspirator, or Doc Brown, mad scientist. So today I decided to find out what else happened on this epic day of November (other that National Novel Writing Month and “No Shaving”).

  • In 1831, Nat Turner, preacher and slave leader, is convicted in Virginia.
  • In 1879, James Maxwell, physicist and creator of electromagnetic theory (Maxwell’s equations), died.
  • In 1895, George B. Selden gets the first patent for the automobile.
  • In 1911, Roy Rogers, actor (My Pal Trigger, Bells of San Angelo), is born.
  • In 1913, Vivien Leigh, actress (Gone with the Wind), is born.
  • In 1938, Jim Steranko, comic book God (Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.) is born.
  • In 1941, Art Garfunkel, like you don’t know him, is born.
  • In 1995, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien is almost assassinated.
  • In 2006, Saddam Hussein is sentenced to death for his crimes against humanity (and for being a major asshole?).

AND for a special added bonus: Did you know that both Bryan Adams and Ryan Adams were born on November 5th? Someone somewhere just imploded from that fact.



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