Today is Monday, November 6, 2017.
1771 Aloys Senefelder, inventor of lithography.
1814 Adolphe Sax, Belgian musician, saxophone inventor
1851 Charles Henry Dow, founded Dow Jones & Co.
1854 John Phillip Souza, the undisputed March King
1860 Ignace Jan Paderewski, Polish composer, pianist, patriot
1861 James A. Naismith, inventor of basketball.
1887 Walter Perry Johnson
1931 Mike Nichols
1946 Sally Field
1948 Glenn Frey
1955 Maria Shriver
Sadie Hawkins Day (the ladies take the initiative!)
1844 Spain grants the Dominican Republic independence
1860 Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th president.
1862 1st Direct Telegraphic link between New York and San Francisco
1869 1st intercollegiate football game (Rutgers 6, Princeton 4)
1917 the Russian Bolshevik revolution begins.
1939 WGY-TV (Schenectady NY), 1st commercial-license station begins
1962 Nixon tells press he won't be available to kick around any more
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