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This Day in History for November 8 — JFK Elected, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1793: After more than two centuries as a royal palace, the Louvre is opened as a public museum in Paris by the French revolutionary government (more info)

1895: While experimenting with electricity, German scientist Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray (more info)

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Bonnie Raitt
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Celebrity Birthdays for November 8 — Bonnie Raitt and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Bonnie Raitt
Age: 63
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Known For: Combining blues, rock, folk and country on songs such as 'Nick of Time,' 'Something to Talk About,' 'Love Sneakin' Up on You,' and the beautiful ballad 'I Can't Make You Love Me,' her prowess as a slide-guitar player, and being a nine-time Grammy winner and antiwar activist

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Magic Johnson
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This Day in History for November 7 — Magic Johnson’s HIV Announcement, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1908: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are reportedly killed in San Vicente, Bolivia (more info)

1916: Jeannette Rankin becomes the first woman elected to the United States Congress (more info)

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Joni Mitchell
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Celebrity Birthdays for November 7 — Joni Mitchell and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Joni Mitchell
Age: 69
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Known For: Defining an era with iconic songs such as 'Big Yellow Taxi' and the gorgeous 'Woodstock,' having later success with jazz recordings, being called one of greatest songwriters ever by Rolling Stone, and having a strong influence on modern artists ranging from Stevie Nicks to Gwen Stefani

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Abraham Lincoln
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This Day in History for November 6 — Abraham Lincoln Elected, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1860: Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th president of the United States (more info)

1913: Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa (more info)

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Sally Field
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Celebrity Birthdays for November 6 — Sally Field and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Sally Field
Age: 66
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Television roles on shows like 'Gidget,' 'The Flying Nun' and 'Brothers & Sisters'; roles in films such as 'Smoky and the Bandit' and 'Steel Magnolias'; and winning Academy Awards for her work in 'Norma Rae' and 'Places in the Heart'

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Bryan Adams
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Celebrity Birthdays for November 5 — Bryan Adams and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Bryan Adams
Age: 53
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician
Known For: Hits such as 'Cuts Like a Knife,' 'Run to You' and 'Summer of '69,' winning numerous awards in the both the U.S. and his native Canada, and founding the Bryan Adams Foundation, which advocates for education worldwide

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This Day in History for November 5 — Susan B. Anthony Becomes First Female Voter, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1872: In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time and is later fined $100 (more info)

1895: George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for a gas-powered automobile (more info)

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This Day in History for November 3 — ‘Thriller’ Released, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1981: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapons reductions in Europe (more info)

1982: Michael Jackson's 'Thriller,' the best-selling album of all time, is released (more info)

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Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr
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Celebrity Birthdays for November 3 — Roseanne Barr and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Roseanne Barr
Age: 60
Occupation: Actress, Writer, and Comedienne
Known For: Starring in the hit sitcom 'Roseanne' for nine years, giving an infamously bad performance of 'The Star Spangled Banner,' and a former marriage to actor Tom Arnold

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