Cheshiresoft CDAY Almanac

Today is Thursday, November 9, 2017.

Birthdays

1818 Ivan Turgenev, Russian novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons)
1821 Charles Baudelaire, Poet
1830 Eadweard Muybridge, pioneer photographer
1841 Edward VII, king of England (1901-10)
1850 Lewis Lewin, German toxicologist, father of psychopharmacology
1885 H. Weyl --1955
1898 Paul Robeson, actor and singer (Show Boat, Song of Freedom)
1903 Gregory Pincus, inventor of the birth control pill
1915 Hedy Lamarr, sexy actress (Algiers, Ecstasy)
1918 Spiro Agnew
1926 Hugh Hefner, publisher (but oh what a publisher!)
1934 Carl Sagan, cosmology spokesman
1934 Carl Sagan
1936 Mary Travers
1941 Tom Fogerty
1951 Lou Ferrigno

Events

1799 Napoleon becomes dictator (1st consul) of France
1865 Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomattox, ending the US Civil War.
1953 Cambodia (now Kampuchea) gains independence within French Union
1965 at 5:16pm, a massive power failure blacks out New Engl. & Ontario
1967 first unmanned Saturn V flight to test Apollo 4 reentry module

That's all for today.

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