In 1845, Congress designated that presidential elections would be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell graduated from Geneva Medical College, becoming the first American woman medical doctor. In 1964, the 23rd Amendment to the U.S. constitution was ratified, blocking laws that made voting contingent on payment of poll taxes or other taxes. In 1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted its first class of members, including Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, and Elvis Presley.
Stendhal (1783-1842), novelist; Édouard Manet (1832-83), artist; Django Reinhardt (1910-53), guitarist/composer; Ernie Kovacs (1919-62), comedian; Chita Rivera (1933- ), actress/dancer; Rutger Hauer (1944- ), actor; John Luther Adams (1953- ), composer; Caroline (1957- ), princess of Hanover; Mariska Hargitay (1964- ), actress; Tiffani Thiessen (1974- ), actress; Addison Russell (1994- ), baseball player
In 1944, the Detroit Red Wings set a record for the most one-sided hockey game by beating the New York Rangers 15-0.
Chita Rivera was the first Hispanic woman to receive Kennedy Center Honors.
"I submit to you that if a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live." – Martin Luther King Jr.
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