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Franklin bifocals Thursday, November 5, 2009

Painting of Guy Fawkes with House of Lords in background
[1605 - Gunpowder Plot; Guy Fawkes tries to blow up the English Parliament]
(Remember, remember, the 5th of November)

Labor Pioneer Eugene V. Debs
[1855 - Eugene V. Debs, labor organizer, born in Terre Haute, Indiana]

Writer & Historian Will Durant
[1885 - Will (William J.) Durant, writer, historian, born in North Adams, Massachusetts]

[1893 - Raymond Loewy, inventor, engineer, born in Paris]

Actor Joel McCrea
[1905 - Joel (Albert) McCrea, actor, born in South Pasadena, California]

Singing Cowboy Roy Rogers
[1911 - Roy Rogers, singing cowboy, born in Cincinnati, Ohio]

Actress Vivien Liegh
[1913 - Vivien Leigh (Vivian Hartley), actress, born in Darjeeling, India]

Actor John McGiver
[1913 - John McGiver, actor, born in New York City]

Sinclair Lewis Sinclair Lewis - typing
[1930 - Sinclair Lewis wins Nobel Prize for Literature]
(First American to win the prize)

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