Today is Saturday, Nov. 5, the 310th day of 2016 with 56 to follow.
The moon is waxing. The morning star is Jupiter. The evening stars are Mercury, Saturn, Venus, Mars, Neptune and Uranus.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Scorpio. They include Socialist presidential candidate Eugene V. Debs in 1855; journalist Ida Tarbell in 1857; author Will Durant in 1885; band leader Jan Garber in 1894; actors Natalie Schafer in 1900 and Joel McCrea in 1905; singing cowboy movie star Roy Rogers in 1911; actors Vivien Leigh and John McGiver, both in 1913; entertainers Ike Turner in 1931 and Art Garfunkel in 1941 (age 75); dramatist/actor Sam Shepard in 1943 (age 73); musician Gram Parsons in 1946; pop singer Peter Noone in 1947 (age 69); singer-songwriter Jimmie Spheeris in 1949; basketball Hall of Fame member Bill Walton in 1952 (age 64); television personality Kris Jenner in 1955 (age 61); actors Elke Sommer in 1940 (age 76), Robert Patrick in 1958 (age 58), Tilda Swinton in 1960 (age 56), Tatum O'Neal and Andrea McArdle, both in 1963 (age 53) and Sam Rockwell in 1968 (age 48); golfer Bubba Watson in 1978 (age 38); and pop singer/songwriter Bryan Adams in 1959 (age 57) and Kevin Jonas in 1987 (age 29); and NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in 1992 (age 24).
On this date in history:
In 1605, Guy Fawkes and fellow conspirators attempted to blow up the English Parliament and failed. (They were captured, tried and beheaded.)
In 1854, combined British-French forces scored a decisive victory over the Russians in the Crimea.
In 1872, suffragist Susan B. Anthony, in defiance of the law, votes for the first time. She is later fined $100.
In 1916, an armed confrontation in Everett, Wash. between members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union and local police resulted in what's become known as the Everett Massacre.
In 1930, the first commercial television broadcast was aired.
In 1940, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected to an unprecedented third term. He won a fourth term in 1944.
In 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini denounced the U.S. Embassy in Tehran as a "center of spying and plotting." Hours earlier Iranian students seized the compound taking 52 American diplomats and citizens hostage sparking a crisis that would last 444 days and bring down the presidency of Jimmy Carter.
In 1991, the body of British media mogul Robert Maxwell was found in the Atlantic Ocean off the Canary Islands.
In 2002, Republicans seized control of the U.S. Senate and retained their hold on the House, giving President George W. Bush a historic victory in mid-term elections.
In 2006, former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death for his role in the 1982 Dujail Massacre which resulted in the deaths of more than 140 Shi'a Muslims.
In 2007, Google unveiled the Android mobile operating system.
In 2009, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, 39, killed 13 people, including 10 military personnel, and wounded 31 others in a shooting frenzy at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas. He was found guilty and sentenced to death in 2013.
A thought for the day: "If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies." -- Moshe Dayan