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Thursday, Nov 8 2012 by

November 5, 1855 – Eugene Victor “Gene” Debs, an American union leader, one of the founding members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or the Wobblies), and several times the candidate of the Socialist Party of America for President of the United States.

Eugene V. Debs (StreetView)
Eugene V. Debs

November 6, 1841 – Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich, a prominent American politician and a leader of the Republican Party in the Senate, where he served from 1881 to 1911.

Nelson Aldrich (StreetView)
Nelson Aldrich

November 7, 1988 – Elsa Anna Sofie Hosk, a Swedish fashion model who has worked for a number of leading brands including Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Ungaro and Guess.

Elsa Hosk by Ellen von Unwerth (StreetView)
Elsa Hosk by Ellen von Unwerth

November 8, 1971 – Aaron Dontez Yates, better known by his stage name Tech N9ne (pronounced “Tech Nine”), an American rapper from Kansas City, Missouri.

Tech N9ne (StreetView)
Tech N9ne

November 9, 1877 – Sir Muhammad Iqbal, also known as Allama Iqbal, was a philosopher, poet and politician in British India who is widely regarded as having inspired the Pakistan Movement.

Sir Muhammad Iqbal (StreetView)
Sir Muhammad Iqbal

November 10, 1730 – Oliver Goldsmith, an Anglo-Irish writer, poet and physician.

Oliver Goldsmith statue (StreetView)
Oliver Goldsmith statue

November 11, 1885 – George Smith Patton, Jr., an officer in the United States Army best known for his leadership as a general during World War II.

George S. Patton (StreetView)
George S. Patton