Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
November 20th

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269*Diocletian is proclaimed emperor of Numerian in Asia Minor by his soldiers. He had been the commander of the emperor's bodyguard.Ref: 2
1272*Edward I becomes King of England. Edward is on a Crusade at the time and is crowned on his return on the 19th of August 1274.Ref: 5
1541*In Switzerland, French reformer John Calvin, 32, established a theocratic government at Geneva, thereby creating a home base for emergent Protestantism throughout Europe.Ref: 5
1572*The first Presbyterian meeting house in England was established at Wandsworth, Surrey.Ref: 5
1637*Peter Minuit & first Swedish immigrants to Delaware sail from Sweden.Ref: 5
1789*New Jersey becomes the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.Ref: 70
1818*Simon Bolivar declares Venezuela independent of Spain.Ref: 62
1820 Whale sinks whaler 280-ton Essex attacked and sunk by sperm whale west of Galapagos Islands.Ref: 10
1829*Jews are expelled from Russia's Nikolayev & Sevastopol.Ref: 5
1866*Howard University founded (Wash, DC).Ref: 5
1866*First national convention of Grand Army of the Republic (veterans' organization).Ref: 5
1890*Pope Leo XIII encyclical On slavery in the missions.Ref: 5
1906*Rolls Royce motor company formed by Charles Stewart Rolls and Frederick Henry Royce.Ref: 10
1910 Revolution breaks out in Mexico, led by Francisco I. Madero.Ref: 70
1914*Bulgaria proclaims its neutrality in the First World War.Ref: 2
1914*Photos became a requirement for folks who request passports from the U.S. State Department.Ref: 4
1917*Ukrainian Republic declared.Ref: 5
1919*The first municipally-owned airport in the nation opened -- in Tucson, Arizona. The entire community turned out for the big celebration.Ref: 4
1920*America's first municipal airport inaugurated in Tucson, Arizona.Ref: 10
1931*Japan and China reject the League of Council terms for Manchuria at Geneva.Ref: 2
1933*John Dillinger robs American Bank and Trust Company in Racine, Wisconsin, with Pierpont, Makley, Clark, Hamilton, and Leslie Homer.Ref: 42
1938*First documented anti-Semitic remarks over US radio (by Father Coughlin).Ref: 5
1947*UN General assembly begins debate on printing their own stamps.Ref: 5
1947*Britain's future queen, Princess Elizabeth, married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, in a ceremony broadcast worldwide from Westminster Abbey in London.Ref: 70
1955*The Maryland National Guard is ordered desegregated.Ref: 2
1959*The United Nations issued its "Declaration of the Rights of the Child."Ref: 5
1961*The Russian Orthodox Church joined the World Council of Churches.Ref: 5
1962*President John F. Kennedy bars religious or racial discrimination in federally funded housing.Ref: 2
1962*US lifts blockade of Cuba.Ref: 5
1967*At 11 AM, Census Clock at Department of Commerce ticks past 200 million.Ref: 5
1969*The Nixon administration announced a halt to residential use of the pesticide DDT as part of a total phaseout.Ref: 70
1970*(Manson) Manson announces that he wishes to testify. He makes a strange statement, saying "The children that come at you with knives are your children. You taught them. I didn't teach them. I just tried to help them stand up...." On cross-examination, Bugliosi asks Manson if he thinks he is Jesus Christ.Ref: 87
1971*The United States announces it will give Turkey $35 million for farmers who agree to stop growing opium poppies.Ref: 2
1974*The United States files an antitrust suit to break up ATT.Ref: 2
1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to address Israel's parliament.Ref: 70
1982*South Africa backs down on a plan to install black rule in neighboring Namibia.Ref: 2
1984*By knowing that 35 years and 11 months after the very first McDonald’s hamburger was sold, the 50 billionth burger is made by Edward Rensi, president of Mickey D’s. The milestone was celebrated this day at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.Ref: 4
1986*In its annual list of Products of the Year, Fortune magazine congratulated “Risk takers and innovators who reached for the brass rings and grabbed gold.” On that list: Uncle Sam’s gold eagle coin, Kodak’s lithium batteries, and the toy Laser Tag with light-emitting pistols.Ref: 4
1986*UN's WHO announces first global effort to combat AIDS.Ref: 5
1988 Egypt and China announce their recognition of a Palestinian stateRef: 62
1990*Margaret Thatcher fails to defeat Heseltine's bid for party leadership.Ref: 5
1991*CA Democrat Alan Cranston accepted a Senate reprimand for his dealings with former savings-and-loan chief Charles H. Keating Jr., but then denied he was guilty of many of the allegations, prompting an angry rebuttal by New Hampshire Republican Warren B. Rudman.Ref: 64
1992*Fire erupted at Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth's official residence west of London, causing much damage. The queen and Prince Andrew pitched in to help save priceless artworks and other valuables housed in the fortress. The fire burned for 15 hours damaging or destroying nine principal rooms and over a hundred other rooms. It took a million and a half gallons of water to put out the blaze. The next five years would be spent restoring the Castle to its former glory.Ref: 4
1993*The US Senate ends a filibuster against the Brady Bill, which imposed a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases, and passes it by a 63-36 vote. (XDG, p 4A, 11/20/2003)Ref: 83
1995*Princess Diana admitted during an interview broadcast on BBC television that she had been unfaithful to Prince Charles.Ref: 70
1995*Dow Jones Industrial Average passes 5,000 for the first time.Ref: 10
1996*House Republicans chose Newt Gingrich to be speaker for a second term.Ref: 70
1998*Forty-six states embrace a $206B settlement with cigarette makers over health costs for treating sick smokers. (XDG, p 4A, 11/20/2003)Ref: 83
2000*Lawyers for Al Gore and George W. Bush battled before the Florida Supreme Court over whether the presidential election recount should be allowed to continue. Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori resigned, ending a 10-year reign.Ref: 64
2000*Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori resigned, ending a 10-year reign.Ref: 70
2003*In the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court of Judge Richard Niehaus, Archbishop Daniel E Pilarczyk pleads no contest to charges the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati failed to report child sexual abuse by priests, resulting in what is believed to be the nation's first criminal conviction of a Catholic diocese. (Dayton Daily News, p 1, 11/21/2003) 
2003*The Ohio Supreme Court grants a stay of Richard R Bays' January 24th, 2004 execution for a 1993 stabbing death of 76-year old Charles H Weaver, handicapped man of Xenia OH. (Dayton Daily News, p B2, 11/21/2003) 
1866*The rotary-crank bicycle was patented by Pierre Lallemont in Paris, France. The bike was known as the bone shaker.Ref: 4
1877*First recorded human speech ("Mary Had a Little Lamb," Edison).Ref: 51
1888*William Bundy patents the timecard clock.Ref: 5
1931*The first commercial teletype service was introduced by American Telephone and Telegraph Company.Ref: 4
1953*Scott Crossfield in Douglas Skyrocket, first to break Mach 2 (1300 MPH).Ref: 5
1969*University of Southern CA scientists working for the Defense Dept. hook up five computers using long distance phone lines. The Internet is born.Ref: 73
1980*Steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger makes first solar-powered flight.Ref: 5
1985*Microsoft announces the retail shipment of Microsoft Windows 1.01, an operating system, which extends the features of the DOS operating system.Ref: 80
1990*The space shuttle Atlantis lands at Cape Canaveral after completing a secret mission for the military. (XDG, p 4A, 11/20/2000)Ref: 83
2001*Federal health officials approved sale of the world's first contraceptive patch, Ortho-Evra.Ref: 70
1700*Sweden's 17-year-old King Charles XII defeats the Russians at Narva.Ref: 2
1759*British navy defeats French at Battle of Quiberon Bay.Ref: 10
1776*British forces take Fort Lee (Revolutionary War).Ref: 10
1780 Britain declares war on Holland.Ref: 5
1780*Major General Nathanael Greene appointed Major General Baron von Steuben the Continental commander in Virginia. In March 1781, Steuben was supplanted by the Marquis de Lafayette. 
1862*The Confederate army of Tennessee organizes under Gen Braxton Bragg.Ref: 5
1894*US intervenes in Bluefields, Nicaragua.Ref: 5
1917*The British launch surprise tank attack at Cambrai. 
1940*Hungary joins the Axis Powers.Ref: 36
1941*The Germans take Rostov.Ref: 36
1943*The United States Marines land at the Makin Atoll and the Tarauna Islands (Tarawa) in the Gilbert Island chain in the Pacific Ocean.Ref: 5
1944*French troops drive through the 'Beffort Gap' to reach the Rhine.Ref: 36
1945*Twenty-four Nazi leaders went on trial before an international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany.Ref: 70
1950*U.S. troops push to the Yalu River, within five miles of Manchuria.Ref: 2
1928 Mrs. Glen Hyde becomes the first woman to dare the Grand Canyon rapids in a scow (a flat-bottomed boat that is pushed along with a pole).Ref: 2
1942*Willie Pep outpoints Chalky Wright in Madison Square Garden to win the New York version of the featherweight championship.Ref: 97
1942*NHL abolishes regular season OT until WW II is over.Ref: 5
1952*Commissioner Ford Frick states his belief that the Pacific Coast League (PCL) will eventually reach major league status.Ref: 1
1966*Dallas sacks Pittsburgh QBs an NFL record 12 times.Ref: 5
1969*Soccer star Pelé collected his 1,000th career goal -- in Rio de Janeiro.Ref: 4
1976*Heisman Trophy winner running back Tony Dorset of Pittsburgh runs for 224 yards, 2 TDs, becomes NCAA's first 6000 yard man in 24-7 win over Penn State. (Sports Illustrated, 11/19/2001) 
1977*Walter Payton (Bears) rushes for NFL-record 275 yards.Ref: 5
1980*Billy Martin named AL Manager of the Year (Oakland A's).Ref: 5
1981*Anatoly Karpov, USSR retains world chess championship.Ref: 5
1983*NY Giants Butch Woolfolk ties NFL record of 43 attempts rushing.Ref: 5
1983*Cleveland Browns shutout Patriots 30-0.Ref: 5
1984*Mariner first baseman Alvin Davis (.284, 27,116) wins the AL Rookie of the Year Award.Ref: 1
1985*Jim Leyland replaces Chuck Tanner as manager of the Pirates. The Bucs (57-104) finished in last place in 1984.Ref: 1
1985*Yankee Don Mattingly named AL MVP.Ref: 5
1987*Don Zimmer is hired by long time friend Jim Frey to manage the Cubs.Ref: 1
1990*Due to his unruly behavior toward the umpires in Game 4 of the ALCS, Roger 'the Rocket' Clemens is suspended for the first five games of the 1991 season and is fined $10,000.Ref: 1
1995*Walt Weiss re-signs with the Colorado Rockies, agreeing to a two-year deal with a '98 player option.Ref: 86
2001*Ichiro Suzuki becomes only the second player in major league history to win the Most Valuable player Award in the same year as being selected Rookie of the Year. The 28-year-old Mariner outfielder joins Red Sox freshman outfielder Fred Lynn, who accomplished the feat in 1975, as the only other rookie to win the MVP.Ref: 1
1805*Beethoven's opera "Fidelio" is produced (Vienna).Ref: 5
1872*The hymn penned by Annie Sherwood Hawks, 36,"I Need Thee Every Hour", was first sung at a National Baptist Sunday School Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.Ref: 5
1901*The opera "Gris‚lidis" is produced (Paris).Ref: 5
1929*Leo Reisman and his orchestra recorded Happy Days are Here Again for Victor Records. The classic was recorded just three weeks after the stock market crash that plunged the nation into the Great Depression. Some people have a unique sense of timing, don’t they?Ref: 4
1929 The first broadcast of The Rise of the Goldbergs, with Gertrude Berg as Molly, was heard on the NBC Blue radio network. Later, the title would be shortened to The Goldbergs. Mrs. Berg, incidentally, wrote the first scripts for the 15-minute program and starred in the show -- for $75 a week. The program continued until 1945 (it returned for one season in 1949-1950). Gertrude Berg brought The Goldbergs to TV in 1949, entertaining audiences with New York style, motherly phrases like, ?Button up your neck. It?s cold outside.?Ref: 4
1947*The first network presentation of Meet the Press airs on NBC-TV (consisting of two stations). The panel interview program became the longest-running series on network television.Ref: 4
1947*First permanent TV installed on seagoing vessel (The New Jersey).Ref: 5
1959*One of America’s great rock jocks is fired from WABC radio in New York. The ‘Moondoggy’ himself, Alan Freed, was axed in the midst of the payola music scandal.Ref: 4
1966*Cabaret opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre for the first of 1,166 stellar performances. Joel Gray starred in the hugely successful musical that is an adaptation of both the play, I Am a Camera, and the novel, Goodbye to Berlin.Ref: 4
1971*Isaac Hayes of Memphis, TN got his first #1 hit as the Theme from Shaft began a two-week stay at the top of the charts.Ref: 4
1976*George Harrison appears on Saturday Night Live.Ref: 5
1980 UA withdraws $44 million movie "Heaven's Gate" for reediting.Ref: 5
1981*Ringo releases "Stop & Smell the Roses" album.Ref: 5
1983*100 million watch ABC-TV movie "The Day After," about nuclear war. It is the 13th highest rated non-series show with an audience of 46.0%.Ref: 5
1984*The largest crowd to see the unveiling of a Hollywood Walk-of-Fame star turned out as Michael Jackson got his piece of the sidewalk right in front of Mann’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. ‘The Gloved One’ became star number 1,793 on the famed walk.Ref: 4
1990*Radio stations begain airing a new Beatles recording "Free As A Bird", which had debuted on ABC. (XDG, p 4A, 11/20/2000)Ref: 83
2003*A 103.68 carat diamond, billed as the largest diamond ever put up for auction, fails to sell at Sotheby's in Geneva because it falls short of the $8.42M asking price. Bidding stops at $7.65M. 
2003*Singer, performer Michael Jackson is arrested on child-sex charges in Los Angeles. (Dayton Daily News, p 1, 11/21/2003) 
1175*St.Edmund of Abington, English archbishop, is born.Ref: 70
1602*Otto von Guericke, German physicist, inventor (air pump), is born.Ref: 5
1620*Peregrine White, son of William & Susanna White, is born aboard the Mayflower in Massachusetts Bay the first child born of English parents in present-day New England.Ref: 70
1752*Thomas Chatterton English poet (Christabel), is born.Ref: 5
1761*Pius VIII 253rd Roman Catholic pope (1829-30), is born.Ref: 5
1841*Sir Wilfred Laurier eighth Prime Minister of Canada [1896-1911]; is born.Ref: 4
1858*Selma Lagerlof Sweden, novelist (Tales of a Manor-Nobel 1909), is born.Ref: 5
1866*Kenesaw Mountain Landis judge/1st commissioner of baseball, is born.Ref: 68
1867*Patrick Hayes. American archbishop of New York (1919-39), is born.Ref: 70
1869*Clark Griffith Missouri, baseball player/manager (NY Yankees), is born.Ref: 5
1873*Daniel Gregory Mason Brookline MA, composer (Chanticker), is born.Ref: 5
1874*James M. Curley, American politician; mayor of Boston (1914-8, 1922-6, 1930-4, 1947-50) and governor of Massachusetts (1935-7), is born.Ref: 70
1876*Patrick Hayes, American archbishop of New York (1919-39), is born.Ref: 70
1884*Norman Thomas Marion Ohio, socialist (presidential candidate 1928-48), is born.Ref: 5
1885*Albert Kesselring, German field marshal during World War II, is born.Ref: 70
1886*Karl von Frisch zoologist/bee expert (Nobel 1973), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Edwin Hubble astronomer (discoverer of galaxies, red shift), is born in Marshfield, Missouri.Ref: 5
1891*Leon Cadore pitcher (pitched all of 26 inning game), is born.Ref: 5
1900*Chester Gould, author of Dick Tracy, is born in Pawnee, OklahomaRef: 70
1903*Alexandra Danilova, Russian ballerina, is born.iiuiuiyiiy7y7yiyuyiyytutyyuy7tutyyt8y7yu8uyuuiuuiioopllkmnhhjghhhgugtgygygRef: 70
1907*Fran Allison, LaPorte City IA, actress (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Sir Alistair Cooke, English journalist/author: America; Emmy Award-winning TV narrator/writer: America [1972-73], TV host: Masterpiece Theatre [1974-75]; Omnibus; 8th Annual ATAS Governor's Award [1985], is born in Manchester England.Ref: 5
1909*Alan Bible (Sen-D-NV, 1954-74), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Pauli Murray famous African, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Jean Shiley US, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1932), is born.Ref: 5
1913*(Juliette) Judy Canova comedienne, actress: The Howdy Doody Show, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, OK Annie; is born.Ref: 4
1914*Emilio Pucci (Marchese deBarsento) fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1954), is born in Naples Italy.Ref: 4
1915*Kon Ichikawa Japan, director (Matatabi, Money Talks), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Thomas McGrath, poet and novelist, is born.Ref: 2
1916*Judy Canova Jacksonville FL, comedienne/actress (Cannonball), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Robert A Bruce MD, pioneer (exercise cardiology), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Robert Byrd legislator (D-Sen-WV): Democratic whip of U.S. Senate [1971] is born.Ref: 4
1918*Dora Ratjen Germany, man posing as woman high jumper (Oly-4th-1936), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Evelyn Keyes actress: Before I Hang, Gone with the Wind, The Jolson Story, The Seven Year Itch, Return to Salem's Lot; author: autobiography: Scarlet O'Hara's Younger Sister, is born.Ref: 4
1920*Douglas Dick Charlestown WV, actor (Carl-Waterfront), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Gene Tierney actress: Laura, The Pleasure Seekers, Leave Her to Heaven, Belle Starr, Heaven Can Wait, A Bell for Adano, Dragonwyck, Advise and Consent; is born in Brooklyn NY. (Also TWA, 1986)Ref: 4
1921*Phyllis Thaxter actress: Three Sovereigns for Sarah, Superman: The Movie, Jim Thorpe: All American, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, is born in Portland ME.Ref: 4
1923*Nadine Gordimer writer: July’s People, Lifetimes Under Apartheid; won Nobel Prize in Literature [1991]), is born in South Africa.Ref: 4
1923*Beryl Sprinkel, Missouri, economist (Council of Economic Advisers), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Benoit Mandelbrot Warsaw Poland, mathematician (proved Zipf's law), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Maya Plisetkaya prima ballerina (Bolshoi Ballet), is born.Ref: 5
1925*June Christy (Shirley Luster) singer: My Heart Belongs to Only You; sang with Stan Kenton band; is born.Ref: 4
1925*Robert F. (Francis) Kennedy U.S. Attorney General under brother President John F. Kennedy; U.S. Senator [from New York]; is born in Brookline MA.Ref: 4
1926*Kaye Ballard (Catherine Balotta) actress, comedienne: What a Dummy, The Steve Allen Comedy Hour, The Perry Como Show, The Mothers-in-Law, Henry Morgan’s Great Talent Hunt, The Doris Day Show, is born in Cleveland OH.Ref: 4
1927*Estelle Parsons, Academy Award-winning actress: Bonnie and Clyde; Dick Tracy, For Pete?s Sake, Don?t Drink the Water, Roseanne, Backstairs at the White House, is born in Lynn MA.Ref: 4
1928*Franklin Cover Cleveland, actor (Tom-The Jeffersons), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Rex Reason Berlin Germany, actor (Man Without a Gun, Roaring 20s), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Dick Clark Mt Vernon NY, TV host (American Bandstand), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Don January, golf: 1967 PGA Champion, is born.Ref: 4
1929*Kenneth DeWitt Schermerhorn Schenectady NY, conductor (American Ballet), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Richard Dawson Hampshire England, actor (Hogan's Heroes, Family Feud), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Valentine J Peter Omaha NB, priest (Boy's Town 1985- ), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Don DeLillo, author (White Noise, Libra), is born.Ref: 2
1937*Eero Muntyranta Finland, nordic ski relay (Olympic-gold-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Jack Linkletter San Francisco CA, TV host (Haggis Baggis, Hootenanny), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Ruth Laredo (nee Meckler) Detroit MI, concert pianist, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Dick Smothers comedian: The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Smothers Brothers Show, The Steve Allen Show; actor: Speed Zone, Tales of the Unexpected, is born in New York City. (also TWA, 1998)Ref: 5
1939*-Singer Kim Weston is born.Ref: 64
1940*Tony Butala singer: group: The Lettermen: When I Fall in Love, Goin' Out of My Head, Can't Take My Eyes Off You, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Bob Einstein Los Angeles CA, comedian (Officer Judy, Super Dave Osborne), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Gary Karr Los Angeles CA, double-bassist (Oslo Philharmonic), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joseph Biden, Jr (D-Sen-Del), is born. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1942*Norman Greenbaum Massachusetts, folk singer (Spirit in the Sky), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Veronica Hamel Philadelphia PA, actress (Joyce-Hill St Blues, 79 Park Ave), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Anthea Stewart Zimbabwe, field hockey coach/player (Olympic-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Jay (John William) Johnstone baseball: California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees [World Series: 1978], SD Padres, LA Dodgers [World Series: 1981], Chicago Cubs, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Rick (Robert James) Monday baseball: KC Athletics, Oakland Athletics [all-star: 1968], Chicago Cubs, LA Dodgers [World Series: 1977, 1978, 1981/all-star: 1978]; broadcaster, is born.Ref: 4
1945 Veronica Hamel is born.Ref: 10
1946*-Actor Samuel E. Wright is born.Ref: 64
1946*(Howard) Duane Allman musician: lead guitar: group: Allman Brothers Band; is born.Ref: 4
1946*Ray Stiles musician: bass, singer: group: Mud: The Cat Crept In, Crazy, Myna-Mite, L-L-Lucy, Lean on Me, Lonely This Christmas, Moonshine Sally, Oh Boy, Rocket, The Secrets That You Keep, Shake It Down, Show Me You're a Woman, Tiger Feet; The Hollies, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Judy Woodruff, TV news anchor/host: PBS: Frontline, CNN, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Joe Walsh musician: guitar, singer: groups: James Gang; The Eagles: Hotel California, New Kid in Town, In the Fast Lane, Heartache Tonight; solo: Life?s Been Good, A Life of Illusion, All Night Long, is born in Wichita KS.Ref: 5
1948*Richard Masur actor: Hiroshima, The Man Without a Face, And the Band Played On, Stephen King's It, Rent-A-Cop, Heartburn, The Burning Bed, Under Fire, Risky Business, The Thing, East of Eden, Who'll Stop the Rain, Semi-Tough, Picket Fences, Hot L Baltimore, One Day at a Time, is born in New York City.Ref: 4
1948*Samuel E Wright Camden SC, actor (Enos, Ball Four), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Juha Mieto Finland, 15KM skier (Olympic-silver-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Ray Vitte NYC, actor (Doc, Cody-Quest), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Robert Lipton NYC, actor (Tom-The Survivors, As the World Turns), is born.Ref: 5
1952*John Van Boxmeer hockey: Nova-Scotia Voyageurs, Montreal Canadiens, Colorado Rockies, Buffalo Sabres, Fredericton Express, Quebec Nordiques, Rochester Americans, is born.Ref: 4
1954*Steve Dahl California, Chicago's anti-disco DJ (WLS-FM), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Mark Gastineau NFL end (NY Jets, Pro Bowl 1981-85), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Bo Derek (Mary Cathleen Collins) actress: 10, Bolero, A Change of Season, Tarzan, the Ape Man, Ghosts Can?t Do It, Shattered Image; married to producer/director John Derek, is born in Long Beach CA.Ref: 4
1957*Jimmy Brown musician: drums: group: UB40: King, Food for Thought, My Way of Thinking, I Think It's Going to Rain, Dream a Lie, The Earth Dies Screaming, If It Happens Again, Red Red Wine, Don't Break My Heart, Sing Our Own Song, Amandla Awethu [The Power is Ours], is born.Ref: 4
1959*Sean Young Louisville KY, actress (Dune, Young Doctor in Love), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Steve Alexander rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Ming-Na actrees: The Joy Luck Club, ER, The Single Guy, One Night Stand, Mulan, Teddy Bears' Picnic, is born.Ref: 4
1964*Ned Vaughn actor (The Rescuer), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Mike D (Diamond) rap singer: group: The Beastie Boys: No Sleep Till Brooklyn, She?s On It, [You Gotta] Fight for Your Right [To Party], is born.Ref: 4
1967*Jeff Cotler Long Beach CA, actor (Brian-Struck by Lightning), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Marisa Ryan actress (Major Dad), is born.Ref: 5
1695*Zumbi dos Palmares, the Brazilian leader of a 100-year-old rebel slave group, is killed in an ambush.Ref: 2
1882*Henry Draper, American physician and amateur astronomer, dies at age 45.Ref: 70
1888*Nathaniel Currier lithographer: Currier & Ives hand-colored lithograph prints of 19th century daily life; dies.Ref: 4
1903*Lawman/Outlaw Tom Horn is hanged for the murder of 14-year old Willie Nickell who he had likely mistaken for his father. Ref 
1906*Charles Eastlake, English museologist and art writer, dies at age 70.Ref: 70
1910*Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (War and Peace, Anna Karenina), dies at age 82.Ref: 68
1925 Queen Alexandra dies.Ref: 10
1935*British Admiral Earl Jellicoe, Commander of the Atlantic fleet 1910-16, Governor-General of New Zealand, dies.Ref: 68
1938 Maud Queen of Norway dies.Ref: 10
1945*Francis Aston, English Nobel Prize-winning physicist (1922), dies at age 68.Ref: 70
1952*Benedetto Croce, Italian historian, humanist, and philosopher, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1954*Clyde Vernon Cessna, American aircraft manufacturer, dies at age 74.Ref: 70
1957*Gerard Swope, the president of the General Electric Company for 20 years, dies.Ref: 70
1962*Jasper McLevy socialist mayor of Bridgeport CT, dies.Ref: 5
1964*Roy Wilson Howard, US newspaperman, founder of Scripps-Howard newspaper chain, dies.Ref: 70
1968*Cathy Lewis actress (Deidre-Hazel), dies at 50.Ref: 5
1973*Allan Sherman (Copelon) comedian: Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh!; associate producer: I’ve Got a Secret; dies.Ref: 4
1975*After nearly four decades of absolute rule, Spain's Gen. Francisco Franco died, two weeks before his 83rd birthday.Ref: 70
1983*Richard Loo actor, dies of cardio-pulmonary arrest.Ref: 5
1983*Marcel Dalio actor (Casablanca), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1985*-Bill Scott cartoon voice (Mr Peabody, Bullwinkle), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1989*Lynn Bari (Marjorie Schuyler Fisher) actress: The Young Runaways, Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops, Sunny Side of the Street, The Bridge of San Luis Rey; is born in Roanoke VA. Dies.Ref: 4
1995*Sergei Grinkov Soviet ice skater (Olympic Gold 1988.1994) dies (heart attack ?) at 28Ref: 5
1996*Thirty-nine people were killed when fire broke out in a building in Hong Kong. (TWA, 2001)Ref: 95
2003*Two truck bombs driven by suicide bombers explode minutes apart in Istanbul Turkey killing 27 and injuring 450. (Dayton Daily News, p 1, 11/21/2003) 

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