Almanac: Monday, November 4, 2013
by Bill Edwards (Compiled)
Assistant Metro Editor
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On November 4 in

1862 Inventor Richard J. Gatling received a U.S. patent for his rapid-fire Gatling gun.

1884 Democrat Grover Cleveland was elected to his first term as president, defeating Republican James G. Blaine.

1922 The entrance to King Tutankhamen's tomb was discovered in Egypt.

1924 Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming was elected the nation's first female governor to serve out the remaining term of her late husband, William B. Ross.

1939 The United States modified its neutrality stance in World War II, allowing "cash and carry" purchases of arms by belligerents, a policy favoring Britain and France.

1952 The highly secretive National Security Agency came into existence.

1979 The Iran hostage crisis began as militants stormed the United States Embassy in Tehran, seizing its occupants; for some, it was the start of 444 days of captivity.

1980 Ronald Reagan won the White House as he defeated President Jimmy Carter by a strong margin.

1991 Ronald Reagan opened his presidential library in Simi Valley, Calif.; in attendance were President George H.W. Bush and former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald R. Ford and Richard Nixon — the first-ever gathering of five past and present U.S. chief executives.

In The Star

Nov. 4, 1938, in The Star: Bouquets of flowers, numerous speeches and “The Star-Spangled Banner” were all part of the festivity last night surrounding the official sign-on of radio station WHMA in Anniston. “I congratulate you upon your progressive spirit,” began a letter from President Roosevelt that was read to the crowd. Also this date: A popularity contest will be conducted tonight at Cobb Avenue School to raise money for the school’s athletic program. The contest will be between Ilon Funderburg and Charles McCarroll. The football team from Cobb will play the team from Barber Seminary Monday night at 7:30 at Johnston Field.

Nov. 4, 1988, in The Star: Anniston Community Theater officials got a $10,000 shot in the arm this week from a foot-care specialist's foundation. The grant from the Dr. Scholl Foundation of Chicago will be used to sponsor the theater's musical feature next summer and to expand other offerings, said ACT Vice President Chuck Kunz said officials hope the grant — which they say is the largest award the theater has ever received — will increase overall support of local arts. Also this date: A Page One wire story tells how a nationwide Department of Defense data network, called Arpanet, has been disrupted by a rapidly spreading “virus” in its software. Computer security experts were calling the virus the largest assault ever on the nation’s computers. The viral coding was introduced into the DoD network intentionally by a computer science graduate student, but not with malicious intent; according to an associate, the student thought it was a slow-moving “harmless” virus that wouldn’t even be detectable. The disruption began night before last.

Birthdays for November 4

Actress Doris Roberts is 83. Actress Loretta Swit is 76. Rhythm-and-blues singer Harry Elston (Friends of Distinction) is 75. Blues singer Delbert McClinton is 73. Former first lady Laura Bush is 67. Country singer Kim Forester (The Forester Sisters) is 53. Actress-comedian Kathy Griffin is 53. Actor Ralph Macchio is 52. Actor Matthew McConaughey is 44. Rapper-producer Sean "Puffy" Combs is 44.

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