Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
November 25th

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-2348 -BC- According to Archbishop James Ussher's Old Testament chronology, the Great Deluge ("Noah's Flood") began on this date.Ref: 5
1185*Pope Urban III begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 69
1357*Charles IV issues letter of protection of Jews of Strasbourg Alsace.Ref: 5
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) The General Court establishes a Superior Court to try remaining witches.Ref: 16
1742*In New York, David Brainerd, 24, was approved as a missionary to the New England Indians by the Scottish Society for the Propagating of Christian Knowledge (SPCK). Brainerd worked heroically from Apr 1743 to Nov 1746, before advancing tuberculosis forced him to relinquish his work. (He died in October 1747.)Ref: 5
1766*Pope Clement XIII warns On the dangers of anti-Christian writings.Ref: 5
1806*The messenger sent from New Orleans by General Wilkinson on November 12 meets with President Jefferson.Ref: 87
1834*Delmonico's, one of NY's finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half a pie for 12 cents.Ref: 5
1841*The 35 remaining Amistad captives depart from New York for Africa on the "Gentleman". Ref 
1862*(Dakota Conflict) (day specified as "late November") Rev. Riggs and Bishop Whipple urge clemency for Dakota involved in battles and executions only for those proven to have committed rape or killed women or children.Ref: 87
1864*British Jewish statesman Benjamin Disraeli declared in a speech: 'Man is a being born to believe, and if no church comes forward with all the title deeds of truth, he will find altars and idols in his own heart and his own imagination.'Ref: 5
1876*Colonel Ronald MacKenzie destroys Cheyenne Chief Dull Knife's village, in the Bighorn Mountains near the Red Fork of the Powder River, during the so-called Great Sioux War.Ref: 2
1894*Greenback (Independent) Party organizes in Indpls.Ref: 5
1897*Spain grants Puerto Rico autonomy.Ref: 5
1901 Japanese Prince Ito arrives in Russia to seek concessions in Korea.Ref: 2
1910*(Triangle) A factory fire in Newark kills 25 workers, setting off renewed calls for improved fire prevention efforts.Ref: 87
1912*American College of Surgeons incorporates in Springfield, IL.Ref: 5
1913*Woodrow Wilson's daughter Jessie marries in the White House.Ref: 5
1918 Chile and Peru sever relations.Ref: 2
1921*Hirohito becomes regent of Japan.Ref: 2
1925*(Sweet) The case goes to the jury.Ref: 87
1930*690 earthquake shocks recorded in 1 day (Ito Japan).Ref: 5
1941*Fire sweeps throught the newspaper office of the Xenia Daily Gazette, destroying the top (fourth) floor and causing water damage on the causing water damage on the lower floors. There are no casualties. (XDG, p 14A, 8/25/2003)Ref: 83
1946*The U.S. Supreme Court grants the Oregon Indians land payment rights from the U.S. government.Ref: 2
1947*New Zealand accedes to Statute of Westminster, becomes a dominion.Ref: 5
1947*The Big Four meet to discuss the German and European economy.Ref: 2
1947*Movie studio executives meeting in NY agreed to blacklist the "Hollywood 10," who were cited a day earlier and jailed for contempt of Congress for failing to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee.Ref: 70
1947*France expels 19 Soviet citizens, charging them with intervention in internal affairs.Ref: 2
1948 Fort Funston's 16-inch coastal guns removed.Ref: 5
1949*India becomes a sovereign Democratic republic.Ref: 2
1950*The Big Snow in Xenia OH. Thirteen inches of snow are recorded. 1100 people are stranded in Xenia. (XDG, 3/2/1984)Ref: 83
1951*The population of Xenia OH is 12,877. (XDG, 3/2/1984)Ref: 83
1955*The Interstate Commerce Commission bans segregation in interstate travel.Ref: 2
1957*President Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech.Ref: 5
1958*Senegal becomes an autonomous state in the French Community.Ref: 5
1960*First atomic reactor for research & development, Richland Wa.Ref: 5
1964*Eleven nations give a total of $3 billion to rescue the value of the British currency.Ref: 2
1965*Joseph Mobutu assumes presidency of the Congo ousting Joseph Kasavubu.Ref: 10
1973*Greek President George Papadopoulos was ousted in a bloodless military coup.Ref: 5
1973*Maximum speed limits in the United States were cut to 55 MPH by an act of congress. It was an energy conservation measure and was also intended to save an estimated 9,000 lives each year.Ref: 5
1975*Netherlands grants Surinam independence (National Day).Ref: 5
1983 Syria & Saudi Arabia announce cease-fire in PLO civil war in Tripoli.Ref: 5
1983*World's greatest robbery-ś25,000,000 of gold, Heathrow, England.Ref: 5
1986*As President Ronald Reagan announces the Justice Department's findings concerning the Iran-Contra affair; secretary Fawn Hall smuggles important documents out of Lt. Col. Oliver North's office.Ref: 2
1986*The Iran-Contra affair erupted as President Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan rebels.Ref: 70
1986*Marine Col. Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter fired in Iran-Contra affair.Ref: 10
1988 Convention on exploitation of Antarctic mineral resources signed.Ref: 5
1988*Widespread earthquake hits NE US, Canada; no damage reported.Ref: 5
1990*Poland held its first popular presidential election. (Solidarity founder Lech Walesa, who received a plurality of votes, won a runoff the following month.)Ref: 4
1991*President George H.W. Bush threatened to veto anti-crime legislation heading for a final vote in Congress, accusing Democrats of producing a bill that would actually weaken law enforcement. Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev suffered a setback in his bid to hold the Soviet Union together when leaders of seven republics refused to endorse a treaty creating a new political union.Ref: 64
1993*Egyptian Prime Minister Atef Sedki escapes an attempt on his life when Islamic militants detonate a car bomb near his motorcade. (XDG, p 4A, 11/25/2003)Ref: 83
1993 Violence breaks out in the Gaza Strip, a day after Israeli undercover agents kill Imad Akel, the head of the military wing of Hamas. (XDG, p 4A, 11/25/2003)Ref: 83
1996*President Clinton won a victory on the trade front by getting Pacific Rim leaders meeting in the Philippines to accept the year 2000 as a deadline for cutting tariffs on information technology.Ref: 64
1996*(OJ Simpson) Testifying for a second day at a civil trial, O.J. Simpson again denied killing Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, but couldn't explain how blood believed to be the victims' got into his Bronco, or how he suffered hand cuts. (TWA, 1998)Ref: 95
1998*Britain's highest court rules that former Chilian dictator General Augusto Pinochet, whose extradition was being sought by Spain, could not claim immunity from prosecution for crimes committed during his rule. (XDG, p 4A, 11/25/2003)Ref: 83
1998 President Jiang Zemin arrived in Tokyo for the first visit to Japan by a Chinese head of state since World War II.Ref: 70
1999*Five-year-old Elian Gonzalez was found clinging to an inner tube off the coast near Fort Lauderdale, Florida by a pair of sport fishermen. The boy, his mother, stepfather, and eleven other Cubans had boarded a small boat in Cuba and attempted to cross the ocean to the U.S. Elian was one of three to survive (his mother and stepfather both drowned). He lived with relatives in Miami until he was seized by the INS in an early morning raid on April 22, 2000. He returned to Cuba with his father on June 28.Ref: 70
2000*Hundreds of military veterans and retirees, angered by the rejection of overseas absentee ballots in Florida, held a noisy demonstration in Pensacola, one of several rallies Republicans and Democrats staged across Florida.Ref: 64
2002*President Bush signs legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security, and appointed Tom Ridge to be its head. (XDG, p 4A, 11/25/2003)Ref: 83
2003*Congress is expected to approve an overhauled Medicare which will be a boon for health care providers, a modest benefit for most seniors and a probable boondoggle for taxpayers. (USA Today, p 1A, 11/25/2003)Ref: 13
2003*(I-270 Sniper) A tractor trailer driver for the Coca Cola Company reports finding a hole in the rear door of the trailer after making deliveries along I-270 between 1:00pm and 3:30pm. (XDG, p 2A, 12/03/2003)Ref: 83
2003*(I-270 Sniper) A GMAC Jimmy driven by a 26-year old man from Orient (just south of Columbus) is struck around 2PM near the left rear fender. (XDG, p 2A, 12/03/2003)Ref: 83
1715*This was a big day for one Thomas Masters, who became the first American to be granted an English patent for cleaning and curing Indian corn.Ref: 4
1837*William Crompton of Taunton, MA patents the silk power loom.Ref: 4
1867*Alfred Nobel invents dynamite.Ref: 5
1884*Swiss-born scientist John B. Meyenberg of St. Louis, MO patented evaporated milk.Ref: 4
1922*Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, archeologists, open King Tut's tomb, undisturbed for 3,000 years.Ref: 2
1923 Transatlantic broadcasting from England to America commences for the first time.Ref: 2
1933*First Soviet liquid rocket attains altitude of 261' (80m).Ref: 5
1956*Eight B-52's complete a record non-stop flight of 17,000 miles over the North Pole. 
1976*Viking 1 radio signal from Mars help prove general theory of relativity.Ref: 5
1983*Soyuz T-9 returns to Earth, 149 days after take-off.Ref: 5
2001*Advanced Cell Technology of Worcester, MA announces it has successfully cloned the first human embryo. The announcement drew great criticism. None of the embryos survived. (XDG, p. 1, 11/26/2001)Ref: 83
2002*The Space Shuttle Endeavour arrives at the international space station, delivering one American and two Russians and another girder for the orbiting outpost. (XDG, p 4A, 11/25/2003)Ref: 83
1758*In the French and Indian War, the British captured Fort Duquesne in present-day Pittsburgh.Ref: 70
1783*The British evacuate 6000 troops from NY, their last military position in the United States during the Revolutionary War.Ref: 70
1863*Union ends the siege of Chattanooga with the Battle of Missionary Ridge.Ref: 2
1864*Confederate plot to burn NYC, fails.Ref: 5
1914*German Field Marshal Fredrich von Hindenburg calls off the Lodz offensive 40 miles from Warsaw, Poland. The Russians lose 90,000 to the Germans' 35,000 in two weeks of fighting.Ref: 2
1939*Germany reports four British ships sunk in the North Sea, but London denies the claim.Ref: 2
1939*The Soviet Union charges Finland with artillery attack on border.Ref: 2
1944*Himmler orders the destruction of the crematories at Auschwitz.Ref: 35
1951*A truce line between U.N. troops and North Korea is mapped out at the peace talks in Panmunjom, Korea.Ref: 2
2001*(Afghan Conflict) CIA officer Johnny "Mike" Spann, 32, of Manassas Park VA, is the first US combat casualty, killed in a prison uprising in Mazar-e-Sharif. (USA Today, p 7A, 1/21/2002)Ref: 13
1903*‘Sunny’ Bob Fitzsimmons beat George Gardner to a pulp in San Francisco (remember, this was bareknuckle fighting back then). Sunny Bob became the first boxer to capture three different championships. This time he won the light heavyweight crown; in 1891 he had won the middleweight crown and, in 1897, the heavyweight crown.Ref: 4
1908*Dorando Pietri (It) beats Johnny Hayes (US) in MSG marathon by 60 yards.Ref: 5
1920*The first play-by-play coverage of a football game was broadcast by WTAW radio in College Station, TX. Texas University beat the Aggies of Texas A&M, 7-3.Ref: 5
1930*Giant first baseman Bill Terry (.401, 14, 117) is selected by the Sporting News as the NL Most Valuable Player and Senator shortstop Joe Cronin (.346, 13, 126) receives the honor for the AL.Ref: 1
1940*Football great Tom Harmon saw his uniform number 98 retired by the athletic officials at the University of Michigan.Ref: 5
1941*With only three years of major league experience, Lou Boudreau is named as the Indian player-manager. At the age of 24 years, four months, and eight days, the Cleveland shortstop becomes the youngest skipper to pilot a team this century.Ref: 1
1949*Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams (.343, 43, 159), who barely lost the Triple Crown when his average was .0002 below that of Tiger third baseman George Kell, is selected as the AL MVP by an overwhelming vote.Ref: 1
1951*Cleveland Browns penalized a record 209 yards against Chicago Bears.Ref: 5
1952*Only win ever for NFL's Dallas Texans (11-1) beats Bears 27-23.Ref: 5
1961*Bob Cousy of the Boston Celtics scored his 15,000th career point in the NBA. Only one other player has scored more: Dolph Schayes.Ref: 5
1961*Heisman Trophy winner running back Ernie Davis of Syracuse rushes for 99 yards, 30 yards receiving, intercepts 1 for a 63-yard TD in a 28-13 win over Boston College. (Ref: Sports Illustrated, 11/26/2001) 
1970*Thurman Munson is named AL Rookie of the Year. The young Yankee backstop receives twenty-three of twenty-four votes cast.Ref: 1
1976*O. J. Simpson breaks own record of 250 yards by rushing 273 in losing game against Detroit Lions.Ref: 5
1977 David Steed balanced stationary on a bike for 9 hrs 15 mins.Ref: 5
1978*Thomas Hearns KOs Jerome Hill in 2 rounds in his first pro fight.Ref: 5
1980*Gene Michael becomes 25th Yankee manager replacing a resigning Dick Howser.Ref: 1
1980*Sugar Ray Leonard regained the World Boxing Council welterweight championship when Roberto Duran abruptly quit in the eighth round at the Louisiana Superdome.Ref: 5
1981*Brewer hurler Rollie Fingers becomes the first relief pitcher ever to win the AL MVP Award narrowly beating former A's teammate Rickey Henderson by 11 points.Ref: 1
1984*The ‘Golden Bear’, Jack Nicklaus, sunk an 8-foot birdie putt on the last hole to win the second Skins Game -- for $240,000. He beat Tom Watson, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player.Ref: 4
1986*Don Shula of the Miami Dolphins ended speculation about his possible move to another NFL franchise by signing with the Dolphins again.Ref: 4
1986*Jose Canseco wins the AL's Rookie of the Year Award. The Cuban-American is the first A's player to win the honor since Harry Byrd accomplish the feat for KS City in 1952.Ref: 1
1988*US & Soviet chess grand masters Donaldson & Akhmilovskaya wed.Ref: 5
1990*NFL's NY Giants & San Francisco 49ers after winning their first 10 games both lose, Phil Eagles beat Giants 31-13 & L.A. Rams beat 49ers 28-17.Ref: 5
2002*Pete Rose and Commissioner Bud Selig meet secretly in Milwaukee about Rose's reinstatement application. (XDG, p 12, 1/06/2004)Ref: 83
2002*The Red Sox hire the youngest general manager in major league history. Twenty-eight year-year-old Theo Epstein, a life-time Red Sox fan who was grew up about a mile from Fenway Park, becomes the team's11th GM since the club's first established the position in 1933.Ref: 1
1805 The opera "Tha‹s" first American performance.Ref: 5
1817 First sword swallower in US performs (NYC).Ref: 5
1820*English poet and Oxford Movement leader John Keble, 28, penned the words to the hymn, "Sun of My Soul" ("Sun of my soul, Thou Savior dear, It is not night if Thou be near....").Ref: 5
1847*The opera "Marta" is produced (Vienna).Ref: 5
1865 Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" published.Ref: 10
1882 Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe" premieres.Ref: 10
1944 CBS radio presented The FBI in Peace and War for the first time. It became one of the longest-running crime shows on radio -- lasting 14 years.Ref: 4
1945*A spoof of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic, H.M.S. Pinafore, was broadcast on radio on The Fred Allen Show. The spoof was titled, The Brooklyn Pinafore. Joining actress Shirley Booth in the skit was baseball great Leo ‘The Lip’ Durocher.Ref: 4
1949*Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer appeared on the music charts and became THE musical hit of the Christmas season. Although Gene Autry’s rendition is the most popular, 80 different versions of the song have been recorded, with nearly 20,000,000 copies sold.Ref: 4
1952 The play, "The Mousetrap" by Agatha Christie, opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in London.Ref: 4
1955*Following a summer at the top of the American pop charts, Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets became the #1 song in Great Britain.Ref: 4
1960*Edward R. Murrow's "Harvest of Shame", a documentary about migrant workers, was the first documentary shown on TVRef: 62
1960 Radio actors were put out of work when CBS radio axed five serials (soap operas) from the airwaves. We said so long to The Second Mrs. Burton (after 14 years), Young Doctor Malone, Whispering Streets (after 8 years), Right to Happiness (after 21 years) and Ma Perkins (after 27 wonderful years.) In 1940, the high point for these radio programs, there were as many as 45 on the air each day!Ref: 4
1969*John Lennon returns his MBE.Ref: 5
1988*Chuck Berry pays $250 fine to resolve NYC assault charges.Ref: 5
1995*At the top of U.S. pop-music charts were Whitney Houston's single, Exhale (Shoop Shoop) and Alice in Chains' album, Alice in Chains.Ref: 4
1562*Lope Felix de Vega, Madrid Spain, dramatist/poet (Angelica, Arcadia), is born.Ref: 5
1609*Maria Henrietta, French wife of King Charles I of England, is born.Ref: 70
1817*John Bigelow, American diplomat, author and editor of Benjamin Franklin's autobiography, is born.Ref: 70
1835*Andrew Carnegie, the industrialist and philanthropist who led the expansion of the American steel industry, is born in Dunfermline, Scotland.Ref: 70
1844*Karl Benz, German automobile designer, is born.Ref: 68
1846*Carry Nation scourge of barkeepers & drinkers, is born.Ref: 5
1856*Sergei Taneyev Russia, composer (Oresteia), is born.Ref: 5
1874*Joe Gans, American boxer, is born.Ref: 70
1877*Harley Granville-Barker London, dramatist/producer/critic, is born.Ref: 5
1881*Angelo Roncalli, Pope John XXIII: 261st pope of the Roman Catholic Church, is born in a village near Bergamo, Italy.Ref: 5
1886*Rex Maupin St Joseph MO, orchestra leader (Tin Pan Alley TV), is born.Ref: 5
1893*Joseph Krutch, American naturalist and author, is born.Ref: 70
1895 Anastas I Mikoyan Armenia, member of Supreme Soviet, is born.Ref: 5
1895*Wilhelm Kempff Juterbog Germany, pianist (Unterdem Zimbelstern), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Novelist ("Ohio Town", "Herbs & Apples" & "The Fierce Dispute) and Xenia OH resident Helen Hooven Santmeyer is born in Cincinnati OH. (XDG, p 3B, 9/30/2003)Ref: 83
1896*Virgil Thompson, American composer (Four Saints in Three Acts, The Mother of Us All), is born in Kansas City, MO.Ref: 2
1900*Helen Gahagan Douglas, Nixon's first opponent, is born.Ref: 5
1900 Arthur SchwartzRef: 10
1901*Tibor Serly Losonc Hungary, violinist/composer (American Elegy), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Eddie Shore Boston Bruins (#2), hall of famer, is born.Ref: 5
1904 Jessie Royce Landis is born.Ref: 10
1910*Alwin Nikolais, choreographer, is born.Ref: 2
1912 Alwin NikolaisRef: 10
1913*Lewis Thomas, physician and author (The Lives of a Cell), is born.Ref: 2
1914*'Joltin' Joe (Paul) DiMaggio 'The Yankee Clipper': Baseball Hall of Famer: New York Yankees outfielder [World Series: 1936-1939, 1941, 1942, 1947, 1949-1951/all-star: 1936-1942, 1946-1951/3-time MVP: 1939, 1941, 1947]; major league record: hit in 56 consecutive games; husband of actress Marilyn Monroe; is born in San Francisco.Ref: 4
1915*Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet is born.Ref: 68
1919*Steve Brodie Eldorado KS, actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Actress Noel Neill (Lois Lane on the original Superman TV show) is born.Ref: 24
1920*Ricardo Montalban actor (Fantasy Island, Star Trek II, Naked Gun), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Cyril Cusack, Irish actor, is born.Ref: 2
1923*Art Wall Jr. golf champion: Masters [1959]Ref: 4
1926*Actor Jeffrey Hunter (Henry Herman McKinnies Jr.) (Captain Christopher Pike in Star Trek) is born in New Orleans LA.Ref: 24
1926*Murray Schisgal playwright (Luv), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Jack Hogan Chapel Hill NC, actor (Combat, Adam 12, Sierra), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Nat Adderley musician: cornet, mellophone, French horn, trumpet: Sermonette, Work Song; brother of Cannonball Adderley: is born.Ref: 4
1933*Kathryn Grant Crosby (Olive Kathryn Grandstaff), Houston TX, actress (Mr Cory, Big Circus), wife of singer Bing Crosby, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Lenny Moore NFL back (Baltimore Colts), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Rene Enriquez San Francisco CA, actor (Ray Calletano-Hill Street Blues), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Gloria Steinem Toledo Ohio, femnist/writer (Ms), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Charles Starkwether serial murderer, with his 14-year-old girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate, in 1958 they embarked on a shocking, murderous rampage that lasted eight days and left 11 dead bodies in its wake--including Caril Ann's family, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Shelagh Delaney, playwright (A Taste of Honey), is born.Ref: 2
1939*Martin Feldstein economist (1977 John Bates Clark Medal), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Joe Jackson Gibbs, football: coach: Washington Redskins: 5 division championships, four Super Bowls, three wins, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Richard Furrer Worgl Germany, astronaut (STS 22), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Richard Furrer, Worgl Germany, astronaut (STS 22), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Percy Sledge singer: When a Man Loves a Woman, Warm and Tender Love, It Tears Me Up, Take Time to Know Her, I’ll Be Your Everything, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Tracey Walter Jersey City NJ, actor (Best of the West), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Bob Matheson football: Miami Dolphins LB: Super Bowl XI, XII, XIII, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Ben Stein lawyer, speech writer [for Presidents Nixon and Ford], columnist, author, screenwriter, actor: Win Ben Stein’s Money, Turn Ben Stein On, is born.Ref: 4
1945*George Webster College Football Hall of Famer: Michigan State; Houston Oilers outside linebacker: Rookie of the Year [1967], Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, is born.Ref: 4
1947*John Larroquette Emmy Award-winning actor: (Dan Fielding-Night Court, Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock), is born in New Orleans LA.Ref: 4
1947*Jonathan Kaplan Paris France, director (Heart Like a Wheel), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Bucky (Russell Earl) Dent baseball: shortstop: Chicago White Sox [all-star: 1975], NY Yankees [World Series: 1977, 1978/all-star: 1980, 1981], TX Rangers, KC Royals; manager: NY Yankees, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Ernest Harden Jr Detroit MI, actor (Marcus-Jeffersons), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Liana Vicens Puerto Rico, 100m breaststroke (Olympics 1968), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Steve Rothery rocker (Marillion-Real to Reel), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Ernest Harden Jr. actor: The Jeffersons, White Men Can’t Jump, The Final Terror, is born.Ref: 4
1960*John F. Kennedy Jr. ‘John-John’; attorney; cofounder/editor: George magazine; son of U.S. President John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy; killed in plane crash [w/wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and her sister Lauren Bessette], is born.Ref: 4
1960*Amy Grant gospel singer (Glory of Love, Baby Baby), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Kasey Smith Queens NY, heavy metal artist (Danger Danger-Screw It), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Amy Gibson actress (General Hospital), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Bernie Kosar football: Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins QB, is born.Ref: 4
1966*Stacy Lattisaw singer: Let Me Be Your Angel, Jump to the Beat, Love on a Two-Way Street, Miracles, Attack of the Name Game, is born.Ref: 4
1967*Curtis Baldwin Los Angeles CA, actor (Calvin-227), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Jory Husain Milwaukee WI, actor (Jawaharial-Head of the Class), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Jill Hennessy actress: Law & Order, RoboCop 3, Molly, Nuremberg, The Acting Class, Exit Wounds, Crossing Jordan, is born.Ref: 4
1971*Christine Applegate Hollywood, actress (Kelly-Married With Children), is born.Ref: 5
1560*Andrea Doria, Italian admiral and naval leader, dies at age 93.Ref: 70
1854*John Gibson Lockhart, Scottish critic, novelist and biographer, dies at age 60.Ref: 70
1885*Thomas A Hendricks 21st VP, dies at 66, 8 months after taking office.Ref: 5
1920*Madeline Breckinridge, American social reformer, dies at age 48.Ref: 70
1930*An earthquake in Shizouka, Japan kills 187 people.Ref: 2
1937*Lilian Mary Baylis, English theatrical manager, dies at age 63.Ref: 68
1940*Patria steamer sinks killing 200, outside of Haifa.Ref: 5
1944*Baseball's only commissioner, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, dies at the age of 78. He served in the MLB's top post for 24 years.Ref: 68
1949*Vaudeville dancer Bill 'Bojangles' (Luther) Robinson dies at 71.Ref: 4
1949*The gorilla, Gargantua the Great, dies in Miami at the ripe old age of 19.Ref: 4
1950*Johannes Jenson, Danish novelist/poet/essayist (Energy Storage, Nobel 1944), dies at age 77.Ref: 70
1951*17 die in a train crash in Woodstock AL.Ref: 5
1954*Henry Sloane Coffin, American clergyman, dies at age 77.Ref: 70
1957*Diego Rivera artist: politically controversial murals in Ministry of Education Building, National Palace and other government buildings in Mexico City; dies at age 70.Ref: 4
1958*Charles F Kettering invented auto self-starter, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1963*The body of assassinated President John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.Ref: 2
1964*Clarence Kolb actor (Mr Honeywell-My Little Margie), dies at 90.Ref: 5
1965*Dame Myra Hess, English pianist, dies at age 75.Ref: 70
1968*Phil Lord actor (Stud's Place), dies at 89.Ref: 5
1968*Upton Sinclair, author of "The Jungle" and passionate crusader for social reform, dies at age 89.Ref: 70
1970 Yukio Mishima suicideRef: 10
1973*Laurence Harvey (Laruschka Mischa Skikne) actor: Room at the Top, Butterfield 8, The Manchurian Candidate, Of Human Bondage; dies.Ref: 4
1974*United Nations Secretary-General from 1961-1971 U Thant dies in NY of cancer at age 65.Ref: 4
1977*Richard Carlson actor (Col MacKenzie-MacKenzie's Raiders), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1978*American Airlines DC-10 crashes on takeoff from Chicago, kills 275.Ref: 5
1978*Ms. Elaine Esposito died at age 43 after having been in a coma since her appendectomy when she was 6Ref: 62
1981*Jack Albertson Academy Award-winning actor [1968]; Tony Award-winner [1965]: The Subject was Roses; Emmy Awards: Cher [1974-75], Chico & The Man [1975-76], Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory; dies at age 74.Ref: 4
1982*Robert Coote actor, dies in NYC of a heart attack at 73.Ref: 5
1985*Geoffrey Grigson, English poet, editor, and literary critic, dies at age 80.Ref: 70
1987*Harold Washington, the first black mayor of Chicago (D, 1983-87), died at age 65 after suffering a heart attack in his City Hall office.Ref: 5
1989*Salo Wittmayer Baron, Austrian-born American historian, dies at age 94.Ref: 70
1990*Bill Vukovich Indy 500 driver, dies in crash at 27Ref: 5
1991*Bill Graham rock promoter, diesRef: 5
1993*(John) Anthony Burgess author: A Clockwork Orange, Any Old Iron; dies in London at age 76.Ref: 4
1998*Flip (Clerow) Wilson Emmy Award-winning comedy writer: The Flip Wilson Show with Lena Horne and Tony Randall [12/10/70]; comedian: Uptown Saturday Night, The Flip Wilson Show: Geraldine: “The Devil Made Me Do It!”, Charlie & Co.; TV emcee: People are Funny; dies in Malibu CA, at age 64.Ref: 4
2002*Former State Department official Eugene V Rostow dies at age 89. (XDG, p 4A, 11/25/2003)Ref: 83
2002*Movie director Karel Reisz, who was part of Britain's gritty 1960's renaissance, dies in London England at age 76. (XDG, p 4A, 11/25/2003)Ref: 83
2003*(I-270 Sniper) Gail Kinsey, 62, of Washington Court House, is killed at about 10AM on I-270 when a bullet rips through the driver's door of the Pontiac Grand Am driven by a friend. (XDG, p 2A, 12/03/2003)Ref: 83

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