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On this day in history ..


1493 - Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico
1582 - Puerto Rico Discovery Day
1620 - Mayflower pgrims reach Cape Cod
1644 - 1st protestant ministry society in New England
1863 - Lincoln delivers Gettysburg address
1895 - Pencil invented
1919 - Treaty of Versailles & League of Nations rejected by US Senate
1959 - Ford cancels Edsel
1970 - Golden Gate Park Conservatory becomes a Cal State Historical Landmark
1971 - Ft Wilderness opens
1977 - Egyptian Pres Anwar Sadat arrives in Israel
1977 - Canuck's Ron Sedlbauer failed on 3rd penalty shot against Islanders
1978 - Rev Jim Jones leads 911 people in suicide in Jonestown Guyana

Famous birthdays for this day ..

1600 - Charles I, king of England (1625-49); executed by Parliament
1752 - George Rogers Clark, frontier military leader in Revolutionary War
1805 - Ferdinand de Lesseps, French diplomat built Suez Canal
1831 - James A Garfield, 20th Pres (March 4-Sept 19 1881)
1888 - Jose Ra£l Capablanca, of Cuba world chess champion (1921-27)
1905 - Tommy Dorsey, band leader
1917 - Indira Gandhi, Indian prime minister (1966-77 1980-84)
1919 - Alan Young, English actor
1921 - Roy Campanella, baseball player
1926 - Jeane Kirkpatrick, US ambassador to UN
1933 - Larry King, radio talk show host
1936 - Dick Cavett, TV talk show host
1938 - Ted Turner, broadcasting mogul
1941 - Dan Haggerty, actor (Grizzly Adams)
1942 - Calvin Klein, clothes designer
1949 - Ahmad Rashad (Bobby Moore), NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
1954 - Kathleen Quinlan, in Mill Valley Cal (Rose Garden Twilight Zone)
1956 - Glynnis O'Connor, in NYC
1962 - Jodie Foster, LA (Bugsy Malone) - Pulls Hinckley's string

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On November 20 in history ..


1780 - Britain declares war against Holland
1789 - NJ became 1st state to ratify Bill of Rights.
1888 - William Bundy invents 1st timecard clock
1894 - US intervenes in Bluefields Nicaragua
1910 - Revolution broke out in Mexico led by Francisco I. Madero.
1914 - US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports
1931 - Commercial teletype service began
1942 - NHL abolishes regular season overtime
1943 - American forces land on Tarawa & Makin Atoll in the Gilbert Is.
1945 - 24 Nazi leaders put on trial at Nuremberg Germany.
1947 - Meet the Press makes network TV debut on NBC.
1947 - UN General assembly looks into printing their own stamps
1947 - Britain's Princess Elizabeth marries Duke Philip Mountbatten
1953 - 1st airplane to exceed 1300 mph - Scott Crossfield
1967 - At 11 AM Census Clock at Dept of Commerce ticks past 200 million.
1975 - Spain's Gen. Francisco Franco dies in Madrid at 82
1977 - Walter Payton of Bears rushes for NFL-record 275 yards
1977 - Egyptian Pres Sadat became 1st Arab leader to address Israel Knesset
1980 - Steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger makes 1st solar-powered flight
1980 - Billy Martin named AL Manager of the Year (Oakland A's)
1980 - UA withdraws $44 million movie `Heaven's Gate' for reediting.
1981 - Anatoly Karpov USSR retains world chess championship
1983 - 100 million watch ABC-TV movie `The Day After'
1985 - Yankee Don Mattingly named AL MVP
1986 - UN's WHO announces 1st global effort to combat AIDS

Famous birthdays on November 20 ..

1602 - Otto von Guericke, invented air pump
1620 - Peregrine White, son of William & Susanna White born aboard Mayflower
1726 - Oliver Wolcott, governor of Conn. signer of Declaration of Indep
1781 - Andres Bello, Venezuelan diplomat author humanist
1841 - Sir Wilfrid Laurier, (L) 7th Canadian prime minister (1896-1911)
1858 - Selma Lagerl”f, Swedish novelist (Tales of a Manor) (Nobel 1909)
1866 - Kenesaw Mountain Landis, judge 1st commissioner of baseball
1886 - Karl von Frisch, zoologist bee expert (Nobel 1973)
1889 - Edwin Hubble, US astronomer discoverer of galaxies red shift
1900 - Chester Gould, cartoonist (gave Dick Tracy a job)
1908 - Alistair Cooke, raconteur (Masterpiece Theatre)
1914 - Emilio Pucci, fashion designer
1916 - Robert A. Bruce, pioneer in exercise cardiology
1916 - Judy Canova, in Fla
1917 - Robert Byrd, (D-Sen-WV) majority leader
1919 - Evelyn Keyes, actress
1920 - Gene Tierney, actress (Laura Razor's Edge)
1921 - Phyllis Thaxter, in Portland Maine
1923 - Nadine Gordimer, South African writer (Lying Days)
1925 - Maya Plisetkaya, prima ballerina
1925 - Robert Kennedy, in Brookline Mass (D-Sen-NY) AG; assassinated
1926 - Kaye Ballard, in Ohio Actress-comedian
1927 - Estelle Parsons, actress (Rachel Rachel Bonnie and Clyde)
1932 - Richard Dawson, (Family Feud Hogan's Heroes)
1939 - Dick Smothers, comedian
1942 - Joseph R. Biden Jr., (D-Sen-Del)
1943 - Veronica Hamill, Phila (Hill Street Blues)
1946 - Judy Woodruff, newscaster
1949 - Ahmad Rashad, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota) sportscaster
1956 - Bo Derek, Long Beach Cal (10 Tarzan Ape Man)

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On November 21 in history ..


1620 - Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims in Providencetown MA harbor
1624 - Jakob B”hme German philosophical mystic dies (birth date unknown)
1783 - Pilƒtre de Rozier & Marquis d'Arlandes make 1st free balloon flight
1789 - NC becomes 12th state
1794 - Honolulu Harbor discovered
1847 - Phoenix is lost on Lake Michigan
1933 - 1st US ambassador to USSR - WC Bullitt
1934 - Yanks buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals
1952 - 1st US postage stamp in 2 colors (rotary process) introduced
1959 - Jack Benny (Violin) & Richard Nixon (Piano) play their famed duet
1964 - World's longest suspension bridge Verrazano Narrows Bridge opened
1980 - Gene Michaels replaces Dick Howser as Yankee's 25th manager
1980 - Who Shot JR episode of Dallas

Famous birthdays on November 21 ..

1694 - Voltaire of France, thinker
1785 - William Beaumont, surgeon studied digestion
1787 - Sir Samuel Cunard, founded 1st regular Atlantic steamship line
1854 - Benedict XV, 258th Roman Catholic pope (1914-22)
1898 - Rene Magritte, painter (This is Not a Pipe)
1904 - Coleman Hawkins, virtually created tenor saxophone for jazz
1907 - Jim Bishop, author
1912 - Eleanor Powell, in Springfield Mass
1916 - Sid Luckman, NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears)
1920 - Ralph Meeker, actor (Anderson Tapes Night Stalker)
1920 - Stan Musial, baseball player
1923 - Vivian Blaine, actress (Guys and Dolls)
1932 - Jim Ringo, NFL center (Green Bay Philadelphia)
1933 - Henry W. (Hank) Hartsfield, U.S. astronaut (STS-4 41D 61A)
1937 - Marlo Thomas, in Detroit Michigan aka Mrs Phil Donahue
1940 - Natalia Maskarova, in Lenningrad ballerina
1941 - Juliet Mills, in London England
1943 - Marlo Thomas, actress (That Girl! Jenny)
1943 - Larry Mahan, rodeo champ
1945 - Goldie Hawn, Wash DC (Butterflies Are Free Foul Play)
1958 - Jamie Lee Curtis, actress (Halloween Trading Places)

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On this day in history .. November 22, 2005.


1906 - Intl Radio Telegraphic Convention adopts "SOS" as new call for help
1925 - Red Grange signs with Chicago Bears directly out of college
1943 - Lebanon gains independence from France (Natl Day)
1944 - Arthur S Eddington dies
1945 - end Jim Benton of Cleveland gains 303 yards (NFL record)
1957 - Mickey Mantle beats Ted Williams by 1 vote for MVP
1963 - JFK assasinated in Dallas
1967 - UN Security council passes resol 242 - Israel must give back land
1968 - Beatles release "The Beatles" there only double album
1972 - Flyers start Islanders on 15 game winless streak
1974 - Lake Buena Vista Club opens

Famous birthdays for this day ..

1710 - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, composer son of J.S. Bach
1819 - George Eliot, in England novelist (Silas Marner)
1868 - John Nance Garner, (D) 32nd VP (1933-41)
1869 - Andr‚ Gide, French novelist (Lafcadio's Adventures) (Nobel 1947)
1890 - Charles de Gaulle, pres of France (1958-69)
1898 - Wiley Post, American aviator parachutist
1899 - Hoagie Carmichael, American actor songwriter (Stardust Lazybones)
1913 - Benjamin Britten, English composer
1924 - Geraldine Page, Kirksville Mo (Interiors Trip to Bountiful)
1930 - Owen K. Garriott, astronaut (Skylab 3 STS-9)
1932 - Robert Vaughn, actor (Napoleon Solo of I Spy)
1943 - Billie Jean King, tennis pro Cal
1958 - Jamie Lee Curtis, in LA Cal - Tony Curtis & Janet Leigh's daughter
1961 - Mariel Hemingway, in Ketchum Idaho (Manhattan Personal Best)

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Today In History search for November 23.




1852 - just past midnight a sharp jolt causes Lake Merced to drop 30 feet
1863 - Patent granted for a process of making color photographs
1911 - Post Hospital at Presidio SF renamed Letterman General Hospital
1948 - Lens to provide zoom effects patented - FG Back
1979 - Merle Oberon dies at 68
1980 - Mae West dies at 88

Famous birthdays on November 23 ..

0912 - Otto I (the Great), German king Holy Roman emperor (962-73)
1221 - Alfonso X (the Wise), king of Castile and Leon (1252)
1749 - Gov. Edward Rutledge, of S.C. signer of Declaration of Independence
1804 - Franklin Pierce, 14th Pres (1853-1857)
1859 - Billy the Kid (William H. Bonney), criminal
1860 - Karl Branting, Swedish statesman diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize 1921)
1887 - Boris Karloff, bogeyman (Frankenstein Isle of the Dead)
1930 - William Brock, Sen
1930 - Vera Miles, in Okla
1933 - Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish composer (Hiroshima Threnody)
1935 - Vladislav N. Volkov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 7 11)
1952 - Francie Larrieu, Track runner

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On November 24 in history ..


1759 - Destructive eruption of Vesuvius
1832 - SC passes Ordinance of Nullification
1874 - Patent granted to Joseph Glidden for barbed wire
1954 - 1st US Presial airplane christened
1960 - Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)
1963 - 1st live murder on TV - Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald
1969 - Apollo 12 returns to Earth
1971 - D B Cooper parachutes from a Northwest AL 727 with $200, 000
1979 - Kings' Charley Simmer failed on 8th penalty shot against Islanders

Famous birthdays on November 24 ..

1632 - Baruch Spinoza, philosopher
1700 - Benjamin Spinoza,
1713 - Father Junipero Serra, who had a mission in Cal
1713 - Laurence Sterne, Irish novelist satirist (Tristram Shandy)
1784 - Zachary Taylor, (Whig) 12th Pres (Mar 5 1849-July 9 1850)
1864 - Henre de Toulouse-Lautrec, in France painter
1868 - Scott Joplin, American musician composer
1877 - Alben W. Barkley, (D) 35th U.S. vice-president (1949-53)
1888 - Dale Carnegie, author (How to Win Friends and Influence People)
1912 - Eric Severide,
1921 - John V. Lindsay, (R-NY-mayor)
1925 - William F. Buckley Jr., right-wing curmudgeon
1930 - Dante Lavelli, AAFC NFL end (Cleveland Browns)
1938 - Oscar Robertson (Big O), basketball player

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On November 25 in history ..


1867 - Alfred Nobel invents dynamite
1758 - Britain captures Ft Duquesne (Pittsburgh)
1783 - Britain evacuated NY their last military position in US
1884 - John B Meyenberg of St Louis patented evaporated milk
1885 - VP Thomas A Hendricks died at 66 8 months after taking office
1920 - WTAW of College Station Tx broadcast 1st football play-by-play
1933 - 1st Soviet liquid rocket attains altitude of 261 ft
1948 - Ft Funston's 16-inch coastal guns removed
1952 - Agatha Christie's "Mouse Trap" opens in London
1957 - Pres Eisenhower suffered a slight stroke
1960 - 1st atomic reactor for research & development Richland Wa
1973 - Greek Pres George Papadopoulos ousted in a bloodless military coup
1974 - UN Secretary-General U Thant dies in NY of cancer at 65
1975 - Netherlands grants Surinam independence (Natl Day)
1976 - O.J. Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs. Det
1980 - Sugar Ray Leonard regains WBC welterweight championship
1983 - Soyuz T-9 returns to Earth 149 days after take-off
1984 - William Schroeder becomes 2nd to receive Jarvik-7 artificial heart

Famous birthdays on November 25 ..

1835 - Andrew Carnegie, steel industrialist library builder
1846 - Carry Nation, scourge of barkeepers and drinkers
1881 - John XXIII, 261st pope (1958-63) (Angelo Roncalli) near Bergamo It
1896 - Virgil Thomson, Composer and music critic
1914 - Joe DiMaggio, Yankee Clipper
1920 - Ricardo Montalban, Welcome to Fantasy Island Khan
1933 - Lenny Moore, NFL back (Baltimore Colts)
1933 - Kathryn Grant Crosby, in Houston
1937 - John Larroquette,
1939 - Martin Feldstein, economist
1940 - Tina Turner, in Brownsville Tx
1960 - John F. Kennedy Jr,
1966 - Stacy Lattislaw,

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On November 26 in history ..


1716 - 1st lion to be exhibited in America (Boston)
1778 - Capt Cook discovers Maui (Sandwich Islands)
1789 - 1st natl celebration of Thanksgiving
1793 - Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France
1825 - 1st fraternity Kappa Alpha formed at Union College (Schenectady)
1832 - 1st horse drawn American street car -NYC- fare: 12›
1865 - Alice in Wonderland published
1868 - 1st baseball game played in enclosed field in SF at 25th & Folsom
1883 - Sojourner Truth abolitionist women's rights advocate dies
1885 - 1st Meteor photograph
1895 - Hawaiian Sugar Planters Assn formed
1940 - Nazis force 4.5 mil Warsaw Jews to live in walled ghetto
1949 - India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic
1950 - China enters Korean conflict
1962 - 1st recording session under the name Beatles
1965 - France launches 1st satellite a 92-pound A1 capsule
1966 - 1st major tidal power plant opened at Rance estuary France
1973 - Nixon's personal sec Rose Mary Woods told a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18-minute gap in a key Watergate tape
1975 - Fed jury found Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination
1980 - Rachael Roberts dies at age 53
1982 - Yasuhiro Nakasone elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
1982 - Clyde King named Yankee manager
1985 - 23rd Space Shuttle Mission - Atlantis 2 is launched

Famous birthdays on November 26 ..

1607 - John Harvard, English clergyman scholar founder of Harvard Univ
1731 - William Cowper, English poet
1792 - Sarah Moore Grimk‚, American antislavery women's rights advocate
1832 - Louisa May Alcott, little woman
1832 - Mary Edwards Walker, American doctor women's rights leader
1857 - Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist
1876 - Willis Haviland Carrier, developed air-conditioning equipment
1892 - Joe Guyon, NFL halfback (Canton Cleveland Oorang Rock I. etc.)
1894 - Norbert Wiener, inventor of cybernetics
1912 - Eric Sevareid, newscaster
1922 - Charles M Schultz, cartoonist (Peanuts)
1925 - Lois Hunt, in Morriston NJ
1933 - Robert Goulet, Singer in Canada
1935 - Marian Mercer, Actress-singer
1937 - Boris Yegorov, Soviet cosmonaut (Voskhod 1)
1938 - Tina Turner, Singer
1938 - Rich Little, Impressionist in Canada
1942 - Jan Stenerud, NFL place kicker (Kansas City Chiefs)

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On November 27 in history ..


1095 - Pope Urban II preaches 1st Crusade
1582 - Advent Sunday
1815 - Cracow declared a free republic
1890 - 1st signal box for SF Police Department goes into operation
1901 - Army War College was established in Wash DC
1910 - NY's Penn Station opens as world's largest railway terminal
1937 - Pro-labor musical revue `Pins & Needles'opens produced by ILGWU
1942 - French navy at Toulon scuttled its ships & submarines to prevent them from falling into hands of Nazis
1945 - Gen George C Marshall named special US envoy to China
1947 - Joe DiMaggio wins his 3rd MVP beating Ted Williams by 1 vote
1951 - 1st rocket to intercept an airplane White Sands NM
1953 - Playwright Eugene O'Neill dies in Boston at 65
1966 - in highest-scoring NFL game Wash Redskins defeat NY Giants 72-41
1967 - Beatles release "Magical Mystery Tour"
1970 - Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest
1970 - George Harrison releases 3 album set "All Things Must Pass"
1971 - Mars 2 1st crash land on Mars
1972 - Yanks trade Ellis Torres & Spikes to Indians for Nettles & Moses
1973 - Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald R Ford as VP
1978 - SF Mayor George Moscone & City Sup Harvey Milk shot by Dan White
1980 - Soyuz T-3 is launched
1981 - Singer-actress Lotte Lenya dies in NY at 83
1982 - 5th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 3-0
1985 - Republic of Ireland gains consultative role in Northern Ireland
1985 - Space shuttle Atlantis makes 2nd flight carries 7 (1 Mexican)

Famous birthdays on November 27 ..

1701 - Anders Celsius, invented centigrade temperature scale
1746 - Robert Livingston, delivered oath of office to George Washington
1804 - Sir Julius Benedict, composer
1809 - Fanny Kemble, English actress
1874 - Chaim Weizmann, Israeli statesman
1874 - Charles A. Beard, American historian
1903 - John McNally, a.k.a. Johnny Blood early NFL halfback
1903 - Mona Washbourne, Actress
1912 - David Merrick, Bdwy producer
1917 - Buffalo Bob Smith,
1921 - Alexander Dubcek, head of Czech Communist Party (1968-69)
1932 - Benigno Aquino Jr., Philippine opposition leader; assassinated
1937 - Gail Sheehy, Writer
1941 - Eddie Rabbitt, singer
1942 - Jimi Hendrix, guitarist
1951 - Jayne Kennedy, in Wash DC
1957 - Caroline Kennedy,

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On November 28 in history ..


1520 - Magellan begins crossing Pacific Ocean
1853 - Olympia established as capital of Washington Territory
1895 - America's auto race starts; 6 cars 55 miles winner avg 7 MPH
1912 - Albania declares independence from Turkey
1929 - Adm RE Byrd makes 1st South Pole flight
1929 - Ernie Nevers scores 40 points for Cardinals vs Bears (NFL record)
1943 - Roosevelt Churchill & Stalin met at Tehran
1960 - Mauritania gains independence from France (Natl Day)
1964 - Mariner 4 launched; 1st probe to fly by Mars
1974 - Bowie Kuhn suspends George Steinbrenner for 2 years
1976 - Rosalind Russell dies at age 68
1983 - 9th Space Shuttle Mission - Columbia 6 is launched
1986 - Reagan adm exceeds SALT II arms limitations for 1st time

Famous birthdays on November 28 ..

1628 - John Bunyan, English cleric author (Pilgrim's Progress)
1632 - Jean Baptiste Lully, French composer musician
1757 - William Blake, poet (Songs of Innocence and Experience)
1820 - Friedrich Engels, Marx's collaborator
1881 - Stefan Zweig, Austrian poet essayist dramatist translator
1908 - Claude L‚vi-Strauss, Belgian social anthropologist
1929 - Gloria Grahame,
1933 - Hope Lange, in London
1937 - Gary Hart, (D-Sen-Colo)
1942 - Paul Warfield, NFL WFL wide receiver (Cleveland Miami Memphis)
1943 - Randy Newman, singer (Raindrops)
1949 - Alexander Godunov, composer

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On November 29 in history ..


1530 - Cardinal Thomas Wolsey adviser to England's King Henry VIII died.
1847 - Indians kill Marcus & Narcissa Whitman 11 settle in Walla Walla Ore
1864 - Colorado militia kills 150 peaceful Cheyenne Indians
1887 - US receives rights to Pearl Harbor on Oahu Hawaii
1890 - 1st Army-Navy football game Score: Navy 24 Army 0
1916 - US declares martial law in Dominican Republic
1924 - Italian composer Giacomo Puccini died in Brussels
1929 - Richard Byrd & crew flies over South Pole
1934 - Chicago Bears beat Detroit in 1st NFL game broadcast nationally
1944 - Albania liberated from Nazi control (Natl Day)
1945 - Yugoslav Republic Day
1947 - UN Gen Assembly partitions Palestine between Arabs and Jews.
1951 - 1st underground atomic explosion Frenchman Flat Nevada
1952 - Pres-elect Eisenhower visits Korea to assess the war.
1961 - Mercury 5 launches a chimp (Ham/Enos)
1963 - Beatles release "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
1963 - LBJ sets up Warren comm to investigate assassination of JFK
1967 - US Sec of Def McNamara becomes president of the World Bank.
1971 - 1st Prof Golf Championship at Walt Disney World
1975 - Kilauea Volcano erupts in Hawaii
1976 - Free agent Reggie Jackson signs 5 year pact with Yankees
1981 - Actress Natalie Wood drowns off Santa Catalina Calif. at 43
1986 - Cary Grant dies in Davenport Iowa at 82
1987 - It was later ruled that he should not be credited with the goal
1987 - Ranger's Bob Frosse becomes 2nd goalie to score a goal (vs Isles)

Famous birthdays on November 29 ..

1803 - Christian Doppler, discovered Doppler Effect (color shift)
1811 - Wendell Phillips, women's suffrage antislavery prison reformer
1818 - George Brown, (L) Canadian publisher (Toronto Globe) PM (1858)
1832 - Louisa May Alcott, American author (Little Women)
1849 - Sir Ambrose Fleming, invented diode
1874 - Ant¢nio Egas Moniz, Portuguese lobotomist (Nobel 1949)
1895 - William V.S. Tubman, (Whig) 17th Liberian president (1943-70)
1907 - Merle Travis, U.S. country singer (Sixteen Tons)
1927 - Vin Scully, Sportscaster
1928 - Paul Simon, (Sen-D-Ill) pres candidate
1932 - Diana Ladd,
1933 - David Reuben, physician/Writer
1933 - John Mayall, blues singer
1940 - Chuck Mangione, jazz musician composer
1946 - Suzy Chaffee, Skier
1955 - Howie Mandel, (St Elsewhere's-Dr Fiscus)
1960 - Cathy Moriarty, Actress

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On November 30 in history ..


0030 - BC Cleopatra died
1752 - St Andrew's Day
1907 - Pike Place Market dedicated in Seattle
1939 - USSR invades Finland over a border dispute
1940 - 1st game of only 2-game Grey Cup (Ottawa 8 Toronto Balmy Beach 2)
1947 - Day after UN decree for Israel Jewish settlements are attacked
1954 - 1st meteorite known to have struck a woman - Sylacauga Ala
1958 - 1st guided missile destroyer launched Dewey Bath Me
1964 - USSR launches Zond 2 towards Mars
1966 - Barbados gains independence from Britain (Natl Day)
1967 - South Yemen (then Aden) gains independence from Britain
1974 - 20th time Islanders shut-out (3-0 vs Canucks)

Famous birthdays on November 30 ..

1466 - Andrea Doria, Genoese statesman admiral
1554 - Philip Sidney, English poet statesman soldier (Arcadia)
1667 - Jonathan Swift, satirist (Gulliver's Travels A Modest Proposal)
1793 - Johann Lukas Sch”nlein, helped establish scientific medicine
1810 - Oliver Fisher Winchester, rifle maker
1817 - Theodor Mommsen, German historian writer (Nobel 1902)
1835 - Samuel Clemens, AKA Mark Twain (Tom Sawyer Huckleberry Finn)
1863 - Andres Bonifacio, leader of 1896 Philippine revolt against Spain
1874 - Sir Winston Churchill, (C) Brit. PM (1940-45 1951-55) (Nobel 1953)
1898 - Roy (Link) Lyman, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)
1912 - Gordon Parks, film director
1915 - Henry Taube, chemist (Nobel 1983)
1920 - Virginia Mayo, in St Louis Mo
1923 - Efrem Zimbalist Jr., actor (77 Sunset Strip)
1924 - Allan Sherman, comedian
1924 - Shirley Chisholm, (D-Rep) pres candidate
1927 - Richard Crenna,
1929 - Dick Clark, oldest teenager (American Bandstand)
1930 - G Gordon Liddy,
1936 - Abbie Hoffman, Yippie
1955 - Billy Idol, rocker (White Wedding)

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On December 1 in history ..


1640 - Portugal becomes independent of Spain
1821 - Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep) proclaims independence from Spain
1913 - 1st drive-up gasoline station opens in Pitts
1917 - Father Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town
1918 - Iceland becomes independent state under the Danish crown
1922 - 1st skywriting over US - "Hello USA" - by Capt Turner RAF
1929 - Bingo invented by Edwin S Lowe
1935 - Bernard Schmidt invented Schmidt camera dies
1951 - Golden Gate Bridge closed because of high winds
1955 - Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to move to back of the bus
1958 - Central African Republic established (National Day)
1959 - 1st color photograph of Earth from outer space
1959 - International Antarctic Treaty signed in Washington
1962 - Grey Cup halted by fog resumed next day (Winnipeg 28 Hamilton 27)
1967 - Queen Elizabeth inaugurates 98-inch Isaac Newton Telescope

Famous birthdays on December 1 ..

1800 - Mih ly V”r”smarty, Hungarian poet dramatist
1886 - Rex Stout, mystery writer
1899 - Robert Welch, founded John Birch Society
1902 - Morris (Red) Badgro, NFL end (Yankees Giants Brooklyn Dodgers)
1911 - Walter Alston, baseball manager
1912 - Minoru Yamasaki, American architect (World Trade Center NY)
1913 - Mary Martin Weatherford, Tx (Peter Pan) Larry Hagman's mom
1935 - Lou Rawls, singer
1935 - Woody Allen, (Allen Stuart Konigsberg) Bkln (Zelig Annie Hall)
1936 - Lee Trevino, pro golfer
1939 - Dianne Lennon, singer
1940 - Richard Pryor, comedian actor (Lady Sings the Blues Stir Crazy)
1945 - Bette Midler, in Patterson NJ
1958 - Charlene Tilton, in San Diego Calif

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On December 2 in history ..


1804 - Napoleon becomes 1st French emperor placing crown on his own head
1805 - Napoleon defeats Russians & Austrians at Austerlitz
1816 - 1st savings bank in US opens as Phila Savings Fund Society
1822 - In San Salvador a congress proposes incorporation into US
1823 - Pres Monroe declares his doctrine
1852 - French monarchy restored; Louis Napoleon becomes emperor
1859 - John Brown hung
1899 - US & Germany agree to divide Samoa between them
1927 - 1st Model A Fords sold for $385
1942 - 1st controlled nuclear reaction at University of Chicago
1952 - 1st human birth televised to public Denver Co
1954 - US Senate censures Joe McCarthy for his conduct
1957 - 1st full-scale atomic electric power plant - power generated Pa
1961 - 1st OT Grey Cup game (Winnipeg 21 Hamilton 14)
1971 - Soviet Mars 3 is 1st to soft land on Mars
1971 - United Arab Emirates gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1972 - In 1 of their worst trades Yanks get Rich McKinney for Stan Bahnsen
1974 - Soyuz 16 launched
1975 - Lao People's Democratic Republic founded (National Day)
1981 - Moscone Convention Center in SF opens
1982 - 1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted

Famous birthdays on December 2 ..

1859 - Georges Seurat, French painter pointillist
1885 - George Minot, US physician worked on anemia (Nobel 1934)
1885 - N¡kos Kazantazak¡s, Greek writer (Zorba the Greek)
1906 - Peter Carl Goldmark, developed color TV & LP records
1914 - Ray Walston, actor (South Pacific Sting)
1915 - Adolph Green, songwriter (married to Phyllis Newman)
1915 - William Randolph Hearst, publisher
1917 - Ezra Stone, American actor producer
1923 - Maria Callas, NY opera singer
1924 - Alexander Haig, (R) sec of state
1925 - Julie Harris, in Michigan
1931 - Edwin Meese III, AG
1940 - Willie Brown, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos Oakland Raiders)
1949 - Cathy Lee Crosby, in LA
1962 - Tracy Austin, tennis pro

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On this day in history .. December 3..


1621 - Galileo invents telescope
1678 - Edmund Halley receives MA from Queen's College Oxford
1818 - Ill admitted as 21st state
1818 - Illinois becomes 21st state
1828 - Andrew Jackson elected pres
1833 - Oberlin College in Oh 1st truly coeducational college opens
1866 - Paid Fire Dept takes over from volunteer companies
1933 - Joe Lilliard QBed Chic Cardinals; last NFL black until 1946
1947 - Tennessee Williams play `A Streetcar Named Desire ' opens
1948 - Pumpkin Papers came to light
1950 - Cleve Browns last NFL team with no pass game (beat Phila 13-7)
1952 - 1st TV broadcast in Hawaii
1954 - Joseph McCarthy condemned by Senate
1964 - Police arrests 800 at U of Cal at Berkeley
1967 - 1st human heart transplant performed (Capetown South Africa)
1967 - 20th Century Ltd famed NY-Chic luxury train final run
1973 - Pioneer 10 passes Jupiter (1st fly-by of an outer planet)
1979 - 11 die at Riverfront Coliseum Cin at a Who concert
1980 - NY Federal jury finds Reps Thompson D-NJ & Murphy D-NY guilty
1984 - 2000 die in Union Carbide subsidiary in Bhopal India
1985 - 23rd Shuttle Mission - Atlantis 2 returns to Earth

Famous birthdays for this day ..

1368 - Charles VI, (the Well-Beloved) king of France (1380-1422)
1729 - Antonio Soler, Spain composer
1755 - Gilbert Stuart, American portrait painter painted Washington
1857 - Joseph Conrad, in Poland novelist (Lord Jim Heart of Darkness)
1879 - Sir Rowland Hill, introduced 1st adhesive postage stamp
1883 - Anton von Webern, Austrian 12-tone composer
1895 - Anna Freud, Sigmund's daughter
1900 - Richard Kuhn, Austrian biochemist worked with vitamins (Nobel '38)
1923 - Tom Fears, NFL end (LA Rams)
1924 - John Backus, inventor of FORTRAN computer language
1927 - Ferlin Husky, Country singer
1930 - Andy Williams, singer (Moon River)
1930 - Jean-Luc Godard, film maker
1930 - Phyllis Curtin, in West Virginia
1931 - Jaye P Morgan, in Mancos Cal
1934 - Viktor V. Gorbatko, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 8 24 37)
1943 - Jim Morrison, rock musician (Doors)
1948 - Ozzy Osbourne, eat a bat

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