Today is Wednesday, Nov. 6, the 310th day of 2019. There are 55 days left in the year.

Today in history

On Nov. 6, 1984, President Ronald Reagan won re-election by a landslide over former Vice President Walter Mondale, the Democratic challenger.

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In 1814, Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone, was born in Dinant, Belgium.

In 1860, former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln of the Republican Party was elected President of the United States as he defeated John Breckinridge, John Bell and Stephen Douglas.

In 1861, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was elected to a six-year term of office.

In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower won re-election, defeating Democrat Adlai E. Stevenson.

In 1990, about one-fifth of the Universal Studios backlot in southern California was destroyed in an arson fire.

In 1995, funeral services were held in Jerusalem for assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

In 1997, former President George H.W. Bush opened his presidential library at Texas A&M University; among the guests of honor was President Clinton, the man who’d sent him into retirement.

Fun fact

The world’s most expensive perfume is Clive Christian No. 1 Passant Guardant. It costs $143,000 for 30 millileters, and comes in a flask studded with 2,000 diamonds.

That’s punny

My friend couldn’t afford his water bill. So I sent him a “get well soon” card.

Trending words

“Lackadaisical:” adjective; (lak-uh-DAY-zih-kul). Definition: Lacking life, spirit or zest: languid.

— Merriam-Webster

Today’s birthdays

Actress June Squibb is 90. Country singer Stonewall Jackson is 87. Singer P.J. Proby is 81. Actress Sally Field is 73. Singer Rory Block is 70. Jazz musician Arturo Sandoval is 70. TV host Catherine Crier is 65. News correspondent and former California first lady Maria Shriver is 64. Actress Lori Singer is 62. Actor Lance Kerwin is 59. Rock musician Paul Brindley (The Sundays) is 56. Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan is 55. Rock singer Corey Glover is 55. Actor Brad Grunberg is 55. Actor Peter DeLuise is 53. Actress Kelly Rutherford is 51. Actor Ethan Hawke is 49. Chef/TV judge Marcus Samuelsson is 49. Actress Thandie Newton is 47. Model-actress Rebecca Romijn is 47. Actress Zoe McLellan is 45. Actress Nicole Dubuc is 41. Actress Taryn Manning is 41. Retired NBA star Lamar Odom is 40. Actress Patina Miller is 35. Actress Katie Leclere is 33. Singer-songwriter Ben Rector is 33. Singer-songwriter Robert Ellis is 31. Actress Emma Stone is 31. Actress Mercedes Kastner is 30.

The Edge is compiled by Dallas Marshall. She can be contacted at

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