Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
November 24th

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-166 -BC- Origin of the Era of Maccabees.Ref: 5
496*Anastasius II begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
642*Theodore I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
1331*The coronation of David II and Joan (of Scotland) by James Ben at Scone Abbey.Ref: 16
1621*Pilgrims begin celebrating 3 day Thanksgiving; 6 women cook for 56 settlers & 91 Indian guests.Ref: 10
1703*In Philadelphia, German_born pastor and hymnwriter Justus Falckner, 31, became the first Lutheran clergyman to be ordained in America.Ref: 5
1759*Destructive eruption of Vesuvius.Ref: 5
1799*The first Northwest Territorial legislature convenes at Chillicothe OH.Ref: 55
1832*South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification.Ref: 5
1835*The Texas Rangers, mounted police force authorized by Texas Prov Govt. ("Who Was Who In America 1607-1896") 
1838*Canadian Sulpician missionary Franois Blanchet, 43, first arrived in the Oregon Territory. A native of Quebec, he spent 45 years planting churches in the American Northwest, and is remembered today as the "Apostle of Oregon."Ref: 5
1843*The second Xenia, Ohio courthouse is completed. (XDG, 3/2/1984)Ref: 83
1864*Kit Carson and his 1st Cavalry, New Mexico Volunteers, attack a camp of Kiowa Indians in the First Battle of Adobe Walls.Ref: 2
1871*The National Rifle Association is incorporated in New York City.Ref: 4
1880*Southern University established.Ref: 5
1880*In Montgomery, AL, more than 150 delegates from Baptist churches in 11 states met to form the Baptist Foreign Missions Convention of the United States. Liberian missionary William W. Colley was chief organizer, and the Rev. William H. McAlpine was elected the first president.Ref: 5
1896*First US absentee voting law enacted by VT.Ref: 5
1912 Austria denounces Serbian gains in the Balkans; Russia and France back Serbia while Italy and Germany back Austria.Ref: 2
1922*Italian parliament gives Mussolini dictatorial powers "for 1 year".Ref: 26
1927*Federal officials battle 1,200 inmates after prisoners in Folsom Prison revolt.Ref: 2
1932*The BOI established a Technical Laboratory in the Southern Railway Building at 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest, Washington, DC It provided services to the FBI and other federal, state, local, and even foreign law enforcement agencies.Ref: 14
1933*Nazis pass a Law against Habitual and Dangerous Criminals, which allows beggars, the homeless, alcoholics and the unemployed to be sent to concentration camps.Ref: 35
1938 Mexico seizes oil land adjacent to Texas.Ref: 2
1947*A group of writers, producers and directors that became known as the "Hollywood Ten" was cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about alleged Communist influence in the movie industry.Ref: 5
1947*The first Postmaster General of the United States, to be promoted from the rank and file, was named. J.M. Donaldson had moved through the post office beginning as a letter carrier in 1908.Ref: 4
1949*The Iron and Steel Act nationalizes the steel industry in Britain.Ref: 2
1954*Air Force One, the 1st US Presidential airplane, christened.Ref: 5
1958*Mali becomes an autonomous state within French Community.Ref: 5
1961*The United Nations adopts bans on nuclear arms over American protests. The United Nations adopts bans on nuclear arms over American protests.Ref: 2
1964*For the first time since 1800, residents of Wash DC are permitted to vote.Ref: 26
1966*First TV station in Congo, Kinshasa (Zaire).Ref: 5
1971*It was a dark, freezing-cold, rainy Thanksgiving eve when Dan Cooper, now better known as D.B. Cooper, boarded a Northwest Orient airliner in Portland, Oregon. The chain-smoking Cooper, in his mid-forties, wore dark glasses, a dark suit and tie, and white shirt. He carried a black briefcase containing what resembled a bomb, using it to hijack the Boeing 727 plane. Cooper demanded and received $200,000, then parachuted from the plane over the Cascade Mountains in Southwestern Washington, never to be seen again. ($5,880 of the loot was found on the banks of the Columbia River in 1980.) Cooper left several lasting contributions ... the mystery: why did he do it, did he survive, and if so, where did he go and what did he do with the rest of the money; and a new aircraft design called the "Cooper Vane", a device that prevents the tail stairways on Boeing 727s from being lowered while in flight (Cooper’s escape route).Ref: 4
1971*Prison rebellion at Rahway State Prison NJ.Ref: 5
1974*Gerald Ford & Leonid Brezhnev sign the SALT-2-treaty. (TWA, 1999)Ref: 95
1979*The United States admits that thousands of troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange.Ref: 2
1980*Ronald Reagan Jr marries Doria Palmieri.Ref: 5
1983 PLO exchanges 6 Israeli prisoners for 4,500 Palestinians & Lebanese.Ref: 5
1986*The American Eagle silver dollar, like its gold counterpart, became all the rage on this, its first day of issue -- by selling out. An additional 250,000 coins were also ordered this day by coin dealers.Ref: 4
1987*The United States and the Soviet Union agreed to scrap shorter- and medium-range missiles in the first superpower treaty to eliminate an entire class of nuclear weapons.Ref: 70
1989 Czechoslovakia's hard-line party leadership resigned after more than a week of protests against its policies.Ref: 70
1991*(Long Island) The first international flight from Long Island's MacArthur Airport (to Mexico).Ref: 5
1992*Former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger pleaded innocent to making a false statement in the Iran-Contra affair.Ref: 70
1993*The Brady bill was passed by the U.S. Congress. The battle over the bill had been long and loud since its introduction in 1987, dividing gun-control supporters and opponents. The major issures were background checks of would-be handgun purchasers, bans on semi-automatic assault weapons and ‘Saturday night specials’, and the licensing and registration of handguns.Ref: 4
1993*Two 11-year old boys, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, are convicted of murdering 2-year old James Bulger of Liverpool England. (XDG, p 4A, 1124/2003)Ref: 83
1993*President Clinton meets with Salman Rushdie, the British author condemned to death by Iran for writing "The Satanic Verses". (XDG, p 4A, 1124/2003)Ref: 83
1995*Voters in Ireland narrowly approve a constitutional amendment legalizing divorce. (XDG, p 4A, 11/24/2000)Ref: 83
1996*On the eve of an Asia-Pacific trade conference in the Philippines, President Clinton met with Chinese President Jiang Zemin. Both sides signaled their troubled relations were on the mend, and agreed to exchange presidential visits over the next two years.Ref: 64
1998*America Online, the largest Internet access service, announced plans to acquire Netscape Communications in a deal valued at $4.2 billion.Ref: 4
1998*The first Palestine Airlines flight touched down at Gaza International Airport.Ref: 83
2000*The U.S. Supreme Court stepped into the bitter, overtime struggle for the White House, agreeing to consider George W. Bush's appeal against the hand recounting of ballots in Florida.Ref: 70
2002*A minor earthquake (3.9) rattles San Francisco. There are no reports of injuries or damage. (USA Today, p 3A, 11/25/2002)Ref: 13
2002*The Miss World Beauty Pageant moves from Nigeria to London to escape violence between Muslims and Christians. 1200 people have been injured, 22 churches and 8 mosques have been destroyed. The incident was sparked by a local newspaper saying the Islam's founder, Mohammed, would have chosen a wife from the contestants. (USA Today, p 9A, 11/25/2002)Ref: 13
2003*(DC Sniper) A jury in Virginia Beach, VA decides that the DC sniper, John Allen Muhammad, 42, should be executed. Judge Leroy F Millette Jr can reduce the punishment to life in prison without parole at the formal sentencing on February 12, 2004. (XDG, p 1, 11/25/2003)Ref: 83
1639*The first transit of Venus across the Sun observed by William Crabtree and Rev Jeremiah Harrocks.Ref: 5
1642*Dutch navigator Abel Tasman discovers Tasmania, naming it Van Diemen's Land after Dutch governor.Ref: 5
1805*Lewis & Clark: To make the crucial decision of where to spend the winter, the captains decide to put the matter to a vote. Significantly, in addition to the others, Clark's slave, York, is allowed to vote – nearly 60 years before slaves in the U. S. would be emancipated and enfranchised. Sacagawea, the Indian woman, votes too – more than a century before either women or Indians are granted the full rights of citizenship. The majority decides to cross to the south side of the Columbia, near modern-day Astoria, Oregon, to build winter quarters.Ref: 65
1874*Joseph F. Glidden of DeKalb, Illinois receives his patent for barbed wire.Ref: 4
1900*The first gasoline-powered Pierce automobile is taken on a test drive through the streets of Buffalo, New York.Ref: 3
1903*The automatic self-starter was patented by Clyde J. Coleman of NY City.Ref: 4
1930*First woman pilot on a transcontinental air flight Miss Ruth Nichols (Mineola, NY to CA), in a Lockheed-Vega, took 7 days.Ref: 5
1969*Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the surface of the moon, successfully returns to earth, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean only three miles from one of its retrieval ships, the U.S.S. Hornet.Ref: 3
1977 Greece announces the discovery of the tomb of King Philip II, father of Alexander the Great.Ref: 2
1991*The space shuttle Atlantis blasted off from Cape Canaveral with six astronauts and a military satellite.Ref: 5
1542*The English defeat the Scots at the Battle of Solway Moss, in England.Ref: 2
1863*In the Battle Above the Clouds, Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's forces take Lookout Mountain, near Chattanooga TN.Ref: 2
1915*Serbian government transferred to Scutari, Albania.Ref: 38
1917*Cambrai menaced by British, who approach within three miles, capturing Bourlon Wood.Ref: 38
1939*In Czechoslovakia, the Gestapo execute 120 students who are accused of anti-Nazi plotting.Ref: 2
1940*Occupying German forces close off the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland.Ref: 3
1941*Theresienstadt Ghetto is established near Prague, Czechoslovakia. The Nazis will use it as a model ghetto for propaganda purposes.Ref: 35
1944*Eighty eight B-29s made the first heavy bomb strike on Tokyo. Ref 
1944*The French capture Strasbourg.Ref: 36
1950*UN troops begin an assault into the rest of North Korea, hoping to end the Korean War by Christmas.Ref: 2
1964 Rebellion ends in Zaire.Ref: 5
1967*Special Forces Captain John J. McCarthy kills a suspected Cambodian double agent. He will be tried for murder in a court in Vietnam.Ref: 2
1969*Lt William L Calley, charged with massacre of over 100 civilians in My Lai Vietnam in March 1968, ordered to stand trial by court martial.Ref: 26
1883*Washington, Indianapolis, Brooklyn and Toledo are added to the American Association bringing the number of teams in the league to twelve.Ref: 1
1938*For a national tournament to be played in Wichita, KS in 1939, the National Semipro Baseball Congress decided to use a yellow baseball. This was a first.Ref: 4
1938*National Semi-Pro Basketball Congress authorizes yellow basketball.Ref: 5
1947*The Cleveland Indians renewed the managerial contract of Lou Boudreau for an additional two years.Ref: 4
1953*Walter Alston replaces Chuck Dressen as Dodger manager; he will remain for skipper of the team for the next 23 years winning seven pennants and four world series.Ref: 1
1960*Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record).Ref: 5
1964*Cardinal third baseman Ken Boyer is selected as NL's MVP.Ref: 1
1970*The nation’s outstanding collegiate football player of the year received the annual Heisman Memorial Trophy. Jim Plunkett was a quarterback for the Stanford Cardinal and later went on to a sterling career in the NFL.Ref: 4
1975*Gene Mauch was named the new field boss of the Minnesota Twins.Ref: 86
1976*NBA Atlanta Hawks end a 28 game road losing streak.Ref: 5
1977*Miami's Bob Greise passes for 6 touchdowns vs St Louis (55-14).Ref: 5
1977*The Board of Directors names Peter Bavasi, President and Chief Operating Officer of Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club.Ref: 86
1979*Kings' Charley Simmer fails on 8th penalty shot against Islanders.Ref: 5
1982*Oriole Cal Ripken (.264, 28, 93) wins the AL Rookie the Year Award; the streak is in its infancy at 118 games.Ref: 1
1986*The Yankees trade prospects including Doug Drabek to the Pirates (a future Cy Young winner) for veterans Rick Rhoden, Cecilio Guante and Pat Clements.Ref: 1
1986*Andy MacPhail was promoted to Executive Vice-President/General Manager of the Minnesota Twins.Ref: 86
1986*Buffalo Sabres center Gilbert Perreault announces his retirement from hockey.Ref: 4
1986*The Twins announce interim manager Tom Kelly will be the club's skipper next season.Ref: 1
1991*After going 12-0 Washington loses to Dallas 24-21.Ref: 5
1994*Six thousand pounds of food and more than $700, collected at the [Colorado] Rockies Wives Food Drive held in April, is distributed on Thanksgiving Day through COMPA Food Ministries.Ref: 86
1996*The Colorado Rockies, in conjunction with Volunteers of America, ARAMARK, Sysco Foods, King Soopers, Austin Food Brokerage, Butler Rents and Cargill/Honeysuckle Turkeys, host a holiday Turkey Feast in the Coors Field press box.Ref: 86
1997*Tim Johnson is appointed Manager of the Toronto Blue Jays.Ref: 86
2000*Staying with his hometown Mets, John Franco signs nearly an $11 million three-year pact as a set-up man foregoing an opportunity with the Phillies to pick up 59 saves to break Lee Smith's career saves record of 478.Ref: 1
2002*The Phillies, in an effort to fill void created when Scott Rolen was traded to the Cardinals last July, sign third baseman David Bell to a four-year, $17 million free agent deal. The 30-year-old infielder, who's father (Buddy) and grandfather (Gus) were also major leaguers, played for the National League champion Giants last season after being traded by the Mariners during the spring.Ref: 1
2003*New Jersey Nets center Alonzo Mourning retires from the NBA after learning the kidney disease he has battled for three years is worsening and he needs a transplant. (USA Today, p 1C, 11/25/2003)Ref: 13
2003*Florida Panthers defenseman Mathiew Biron, 23, becomes the first NHL player in 23 years to score a goal against his brother, beating Sabres goalie Martin Biron, 26, in the first period in Buffalo NY. (USA Today, p 1C, 11/25/2003)Ref: 13
1859 British naturalist Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection" which explained his theory of evolution; 1,250 first run sold out.Ref: 5
1902 The first Congress of Professional Photographers convenes in Paris.Ref: 2
1928 "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel made its debut in Paris.Ref: 70
1937*Three lovely ladies, known as The Andrews Sisters, recorded Decca record number 1562 this day. It became one of their biggest hits: Bei Mir Bist Du Schön.Ref: 4
1937*Music from the Raymor Ballroom in Boston, Massachusetts was beamed coast to coast on NBC radio. The special guests during this broadcast were Glenn Miller and his orchestra.Ref: 4
1947 John Steinbeck's novel "The Pearl" was first published.Ref: 5
1950*The musical comedy, Guys and Dolls, from the pen of Frank Loesser, opens at the 46th Street Theatre in New York City. The show ran for 1,200 performances.Ref: 4
1952 Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" opens in London.Ref: 5
1958*Harold Jenkins, who changed his name to Conway Twitty, got his first #1 hit on this day. It’s Only Make Believe was the most popular song in the U.S. for one week.Ref: 4
1958*Jackie Wilson's Lonely Teardrops was released, as was a disk by Richie Valens featuring Donna on one side and La Bamba on the other.Ref: 4
1967*Actor and TV host, Gary Collins, and former (1959) Miss America, Mary Ann Mobley, were married on this day.Ref: 4
1972*A Friday night show that would compete head-to-head with NBC?s Midnight Special premiered. In Concert featured Chuck Berry, Alice Cooper, Blood Sweat and Tears, Seals and Crofts and Poco. Robert W. Morgan of KHJ, Los Angeles was the offstage announcer for the ABC-TV show that was staged before a live audience. In Concert was the creation of the guy who dreamed up the fictitious group The Archies and brought fame to The Monkees: rock promoter, Don Kirshner. (In Concert was aired as part of ABC-TV's Wide World of Entertainment.)Ref: 4
1973*Following over two years of retirement, Frank Sinatra went back to work again with a TV special on NBC titled, Ol' Blue Eyes is Back. Despite the fact that the show finished third in the ratings (in a three-show race), at least one critic called the program, 'The best popular music special of the year.'Ref: 4
1976*The Band, appearing at the Winterland in San Francisco, announced that this was to be the group's last public performance.Ref: 4
1997*New British Library opens at St. Pancras, eight years late.Ref: 10
1632*Benedict (Baruch) Spinoza, philosopher, writer: A Treatise on Religious and Political Philosophy, Ethics, Political Treatise, Hebrew Grammar; is born in Amsterdam.Ref: 4
1694 Voltaire is born.Ref: 10
1713*Laurence Sterne Ireland, novelist/satirist (Tristram Shandy), is born.Ref: 5
1713*Birth of Father Junipero Serra, Spanish missionary to western America. From 1769, he established 9 of the first 21 Franciscan missions founded along the Pacific coast, and baptized some 6,000 Indians before his death in 1784.Ref: 5
1784*Zachary Taylor (Whig) 12th President (Mar 5,1849-July 9,1850), is born in Orange County, Va.Ref: 5
1826*Carlo Collodi, the creator of Pinocchio, is born.Ref: 2
1848 Lilli Lehmann is born.Ref: 10
1849*Frances Hodgson Burnett. author of children's book (My Secret Garden), is born.Ref: 5
1853*Bat Masterson gambler, saloon keeper, lawman, journalist; subject of TV series in the 1960s; is born.Ref: 4
1859*Cass Gilbert, American architect; designed the U.S. Supreme Court Building, is born.Ref: 70
1864*Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec France, painter (At the Moulin Rouge), is born.Ref: 5
1868*Scott Joplin US, entertainer/composer (The Entertainer), is born.Ref: 5
1876*Walter Griffin US architect, city planner; designed Canberra, Austria, is born.Ref: 5
1877*Alben W Barkley, Graves County KY, (35th Vice President-D-1949-53), is born.Ref: 5
1884*Itzhak Ben-Zvi, second president of Israel (1952-63), is born.Ref: 70
1886*Margaret Anderson, editor, founder of The Little Review, is born.Ref: 2
1888*Dale Carnegie author (How to Win Friends & Influence People), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Cathleen Nesbitt Belfast Ireland, actress (Agatha-Farmer's Daughter), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Albert J Sylvester England, ballroom dancer (Alex Moor Award-1977), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Corinne Griffith actress, silent film star: The Garden of Eden, Lilies of the Field; is born.Ref: 4
1897 Charles "Lucky" Luciano is born.Ref: 10
1901*William H. (Henry) Vanderbilt politician: Governor of Rhode Island [1939-1941]; grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt; is born.Ref: 4
1904 Dick Powell is born.Ref: 10
1905*Irene Wicker singer/actress (Singing Lady), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Libertad Lamaraque Agentina, actress (Madreselva, Puerta Cerrada), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Ray Carter Chicago IL, orchestra leader (Arthur Murray Dance Party), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Kirby Grant Butte MT, actor (Sky King), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Garson Kanin writer: A Gift of Time, Tracy & Hepburn; director: Adam's Rib, Pat & Mike, Tom, Dick & Harry; is born.Ref: 4
1912*Teddy Wilson jazz pianist: Carelessly, Where the Lazy River Goes By, My Melancholy Baby, Remember Me?, You Can't Stop Me from Dreaming, Honeysuckle Rose, Ain't Misbehavin'; bandleader, arranger; is born.Ref: 4
1913*Geraldine Fitzgerald, actress: Arthur series, Easy Money, Harry and Tonto, The Last American Hero, Ten North Frederick, The Obsessed, Watch on the Rhine, Wuthering Heights, The Mill on the Floss, Department Store, Our Private World, is born in Dublin Ireland. (also TWA, 1998)Ref: 4
1917*Howard Duff, Bremerton Wash, actor (Flamingo Road, Knots Landing), is born.Ref: 68
1918*Tom "Stubby" Fouts Carroll County IN, actor (Polka-go-round), is born.Ref: 5
1921*John V. Lindsay politician: two-term mayor of New York City [1966-1973]; is born.Ref: 5
1925*William F. Buckley Jr. writer, commentator, editor: National Review; author: God and Man at Yale; host: Firing Line, is born.Ref: 4
1925*Al Cohn jazz composer, musician: tenor sax; is born.Ref: 4
1927*Alfredo Kraus, Las Palmas Canary Islands, tenor (La Scala), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Eileen Barton Brooklyn, singer (Broadway Open House), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Dante Lavelli AAFC/NFL end (Cleveland Browns), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Katalin Juhasz-Nagy Hungary, foils (Olympic-gold-1964), is born.Ref: 5
1933*René Enríquez, actor; Hill Street Blues, Bulletproof, The Evil That Men Do, is born.Ref: 4
1934*Alfred Schnittke Russia, composer (St Florian), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Martin Charnin Broadway lyricist (Annie, West Side Story), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Ron Dellums Oakland CA, (Rep-D-CA), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Oscar Robertson Basketball Hall of Famer: 'The Big O': basketball: Cincinnati Royals guard: Rookie of the Year [1960], NBA MVP [1964]; Milwaukee Bucks: NBA Championship; NBA's 35th Anniversary Team [1980], is born.Ref: 68
1939*Jim (James Thomas) Northrup baseball: Detroit Tigers [two grand slams in one game: 6/24/68; World Series: 1968], Baltimore Orioles, Montreal Expos, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Yoshinobu Miyake Japan, featherweight (Olympic-gold-1964, 68), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Jim Yester musician: guitar, sax, singer: group: The Association: Along Comes Mary, Cherish, Windy, Never My Love, Everything That Touches You, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Johnny Carver singer: Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree, You Really Haven't Changed, Afternoon Delight, Don't Tell [That Sweet Ole Lady of Mine], Tonight Someone's Falling in Love, Living Next Door to Alice, Your Lily White Hands, Hold Me Tight, Sweet Wine, is born.Ref: 4
1941*Pete (Randolph) Best musician: drums: original Beatle pre-Ringo Starr; autobiography: Beatle!Ref: 4
1941*Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn musician: bass: groups: Mar-Keys; Booker T & The MG’sRef: 4
1942*Marlin Fitzwater press secretary (George Bush), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Billy Connolly Scotland, comedian/actor (Blue Money), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Dave Bing Basketball Hall of Famer: Detroit Pistons guard: Rookie of the Year [1966], NBA scoring leader [1968]; Washington Bullets, Boston Celtics, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman is born.Ref: 68
1944*Bob Lind singer, songwriter: Elusive Butterfly, Remember the Rain, Truly Julie's Blues, Cheryl's Goin' Home, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Claudia Dreifus, is born.Ref: 5
1946*Ted Bundy, serial murderer, is born in Burlington VT.Ref: 5
1946*Lee Michaels singer: Do You Know What I Mean, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Dwight Schultz actor: The A-Team, (Lt. Reginald Barclay: Star Trek; The Next Generation), Fat Man and Little Boy, is born in Baltimore MD.Ref: 4
1948*Rudy Tomjanovich basketball: Univ. of Michigan [all-American], Houston Rockets player, head coach, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Steve (Stephen Wayne) Yeager baseball: catcher: LA Dodgers [World Series: 1974, 1977, 1978, 1981: shared 3-way MVP award], Seattle Mariners, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Henry Bibby basketball: only man to play for championship teams in NCAA, NBA & CBA; UCLA [point guard on 3 NCAA national championship teams], NBA: NY Knicks [NBA championship team in, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Stanley Livingston actor: My Three Sons, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Damon Evans Baltimore MD, actor (Lionel-The Jeffersons), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Roscoe Born Topeka KS, actor (Mark-Paper Dolls), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Gaby Landhage Goteborg Sweden, model (Model of the Rear), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Rock musician Clem Burke (Blondie) is born.Ref: 99
1956*Doug Davidson actor (Young & Restless), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Denise Crosby actress: Tasha Yar-Star Trek: The Next Generation, 48 Hrs., Curse of the Pink Panther, Pet Sematary, Red Shoe Diaries 13: Four on the Floor, Deep Impact, is born in Hollywood CA.Ref: 4
1957*Chris Hayes musician: guitar: group: Huey Lewis & The News: Do You Believe in Love, Heart and Soul, I Want a New Drug, The Heart of Rock & Roll, Walking on a Thin Line, Bad is Bad, If This is It, Power of Love, Trouble in Paradise, Stuck with You, is born.Ref: 4
1958*Carmel (McCourt) England, rocker (Storm, More More More)Ref: 5
1962*-Actress Shae D'Lyn ("Dharma and Greg") is born.Ref: 64
1962*John Squire musician: guitar: group: The Stone Roses: Fool's Gold, What the World is Waiting For, Elephant Stone, One Love, is born.Ref: 4
1962*Lesa Ann Pedriana Milwaukee WI, playmate (April, 1984), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Lisa Howard actress (Days of Our Life, Rolling Vengeance)Ref: 5
1978*Katherine Heigl actress: Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, Prince Valiant, Bride of Chucky, The Tempest, Roswell, is born.Ref: 4
1572*John Knox, Scottish religious and political reformer, dies in Edinburgh, Scotland.Ref: 68
1848*William Lamb Melbourne, English prime minister and adviser to Queen Victoria, dies at age 69.Ref: 70
1889*George Pendleton, American legislator and sponsor of the Pendleton Civil Service Act of 1883, dies at age 64.Ref: 70
1929*Geroges Clemenceau, premier of France during World War I, dies at age 88.Ref: 4
1940*Viscount Craigavon (James Craig), first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, dies.Ref: 2
1962*James J Kilroy tank inspector (Kilroy was here), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1963*Jack Ruby fatally shoots the accused gunman in the assassination of President Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, in the garage of the Dallas Police Department.Ref: 2
1966*400 die of respiratory failure & heart attack in killer NYC smog.Ref: 5
1977*Richard Carlson actor: I Led Three Lives, MacKenzie’s Raiders, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Doomsday Flight, Tormented; dies.Ref: 4
1980*George Raft (Ranft) actor: Scarface, Eighty Days, Some Like It Hot, Casino Royale, actor, dies at 85.Ref: 68
1985*Big Joe (Joseph Vernon) Turner rhythm & blues singer: Corrine Corrina, Cherry Red, Still in the Dark, Chains of Love, Sweet Sixteen; dies.Ref: 4
1985*The hijacking of an Egyptair jetliner parked on the ground in Malta ended with 60 deaths when Egyptian commandos stormed the plane; two of the dead were shot by the hijackers.Ref: 70
1988*Milton Shapp governor of Pennsylvania; dies.Ref: 4
1991*Freddie Mercury (Bulsara) singer: I was Born to Love You; Queen: Another One Bites the Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We are the Champions; dies in London at age 45 of pneumonia brought on by AIDS.Ref: 4
1992*Chinese air crash kills 141Ref: 5
1993*Albert Collins Grammy Award-winning musician: dies.Ref: 4
1998*A funeral is held in St Petersburg, Russia for the liberal Russian lawmaker Galina Starvoitova, who had been assassinated four days earlier. (XDG, p 4A, 1124/2003)Ref: 83
1999*Dashun: ferry carrying more than 300 passengers sank after catching fire. More than 150 confirmed dead, with another 140 missing.Ref: 85
2003*Hall of Fame pitcher Warren Spahn dies at age 82 in Broken Arrow OK. Spahn is the winningest left-hander in baseball with a 363-245, 3.09 ERA and 2583 strikeouts in a career mostly spent with the Boston and Milwaukee Braves. (USA Today, p 1C, 11/25/2003)Ref: 13
2003*Thirty-six die in a fire in a Moscow dormitory for foreign students. The students were primarily from Africa, Asia and Latin America, awaiting medical exams prior to attending classes at People's Friendship University. (USA Today, p 14A, 11/25/2003)Ref: 13
2003*(DC Sniper) A Virginia jury recommends the death penalty for convicted sniper John Muhammad. Formal sentencing will take place on February 12, 2004. (USA Today, p 1A 11/25/2003)Ref: 13

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