Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
November 28th

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741*St Gregory III ends his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 69
1582*Marriage bond entered for William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway. 
1775*U.S. Marines appoint first officer Captain Samuel Nicholas hired at $32 per month.Ref: 10
1795*US pays $800,000 & a frigate as tribute to Algiers & Tunis.Ref: 5
1821*Panama declared independent of Spain.Ref: 10
1843*Britain and France recognize independence of Hawaii.Ref: 10
1853*Olympia established as capital of Washington Territory.Ref: 5
1863*Thanksgiving was first observed as a regular American holiday. Proclaimed by President Lincoln the previous month, it was declared that the event would be observed annually, on the fourth Thursday in November.Ref: 5
1868*Mt. Etna in Sicily violently erupts.Ref: 2
1871*Ku Klux Klan trials began in Federal District Court in SC.Ref: 5
1871*General Daniel Sickles, serving as Ministor to Spain, marries Senorita Carmina Creagh, the daughter of Chevalier de Creagh of Madrid, a Spanish Councillor of State, at the American Legation in Madrid.  
1905 Sinn Fein party founded in Dublin by Arthur Griffith.Ref: 10
1912*Independence of Albania proclaimed.Ref: 10
1919*American-born Lady Astor is elected the first female member of the British Parliament. (XDG, p 4A, 11/28/2002)Ref: 83
1921*Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Bah(Bah '¡ festival-Qawl 6, 78).Ref: 5
1935*The German Reich declares all men ages 18 to 45 as army reservists.Ref: 2
1937 Spanish leader Francisco Franco blockades the Spanish coast.Ref: 2
1950*A constitutional convention (comprised of 14 Protestant, Anglican, and Eastern Orthodox denominations) met in Cleveland, Ohio, and brought into being the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Today, the NCCC serves to administer disaster relief, strengthen family life, provide leadership training, and promote world peace.Ref: 5
1953*NY City began 11 days without newspapers when a strike of photoengravers shut down publication.Ref: 4
1958*Congo & Mauritania become autonomous members of French Community.Ref: 5
1958*The African nation of Chad became an autonomous republic within the French community.Ref: 70
1960*Mauritania gains independence from France (National Day).Ref: 5
1966 Coup in Burundi overthrows monarchy; a republic is declared.Ref: 5
1971*The Anglican Church ordains the first two women as priests.Ref: 2
1975*(US Supreme Court Justice) President Ford nominates Federal Judge John Paul Stevens to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by William O. Douglas. (XDG, p 4A, 11/28/2002)Ref: 83
1984*Pope John Paul II completed the last of 133 homilies in St. Peter's Square on the theme, "Theology of the Body." It was the first time in public catechesis that a pope made use of higher criticism of the Old Testament and freely cited a number of Protestant theologians.Ref: 5
1984*Republican Robert Dole is elected Senate majority leader.Ref: 2
1985 The Irish Senate approved the Anglo-Irish accord concerning Northern Ireland.Ref: 64
1986*Reagan administration exceeds SALT II arms limitations for first time.Ref: 5
1990*Margaret Thatcher resigned as prime minister of Britain during an audience with Queen Elizabeth II, who conferred the premiership on John Major.Ref: 70
1991 Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev expressed unhappiness over reports that the United States might move toward diplomatic recognition of Ukraine after the republic's upcoming independence referendum.Ref: 64
1994*Russian Security Council votes to send troops to ChechnyaRef: 89
1995*President Clinton signed a bill that ended the federal 55 mph speed limit.Ref: 70
1996*Defense Secretary William Perry joined U.S. soldiers in the mud and freezing rain of Bosnia-Herzegovina to deliver a Thanksgiving message of discipline and patience for their peacekeeping mission.Ref: 64
1996*Belorussian President Lukashenko signs new constitution extending his powers and replaces the parliamentRef: 89
1997 India's Congress Party withdraws support from India's ruling coalition, forcing Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral to resign. (XDG, p 4A, 11/28/2002)Ref: 83
2000*George W. Bush's lawyers asked the U.S. Supreme Court to bring "legal finality" to the presidential election by ending any further ballot recounts; Al Gore's team countered that the nation's highest court should not interfere in Florida's recount dispute.Ref: 70
2000*The Netherlands lower house endorses bill to legalise euthanasia, first country in the world.Ref: 10
2001*Enron, once the world's largest energy trader, collapses after would be rescuer Dynegy Inc backed out of an $8.4B deal to take it over. (XDG, p 4A, 11/28/2002)Ref: 83
2001*Officials recover the body of CIA officer Johnny "Mike" Spann from a prison compound in Mazare-Sharif after northern alliance rebels, backed by US airstrikes and special forces quelled an uprising by Taliban and al-Qaida prisoners. (XDG, p 4A, 11/28/2002)Ref: 83
1520*Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait that now bears his name.Ref: 70
1922*The first skywriting display happened on this day. The words “Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200” were written in the sky over NY City. About 47,000 calls resulted in less than three hours. It was a short time later that the invention of Capt. Cyril Turner of the Royal Air Force was applied for commercial use. (XDG, p 4A, 11/28/2002)Ref: 4
1929*Adm Richard E Byrd makes first South Pole flight.Ref: 5
1948*Dr. Edwin Land's first Polaroid cameras go on sale in Boston.Ref: 2
1963*U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announced in a televised address that Cape Canaveral would be renamed Cape Kennedy in memory of President John F. Kennedy, who had been assassinated six days earlier. President Johnson said the name change had been sanctioned by the U.S. Board of Geographic Names. Johnson also ordered the space facility to be renamed John F. Kennedy Space Center, NASA.Ref: 4
1964*The United States launched the space probe Mariner 4 on a course to Mars. (XDG, p 4A, 11/28/2002)Ref: 83
1983*9th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 6-is launched.Ref: 5
1996*The U.S. space shuttle Columbia had a screw loose. A stuck hatch (later blamed on that loose screw) prevented astronauts Tammy Jernigan and Tom Jones from taking a spacewalk. “I'm pushing as hard as I can,” Jones said. “It just doesn't seem to want to move,” Jernigan agreed.Ref: 4
1861*The Confederate Congress admits Missouri to the Confederacy, although Missouri has not yet seceded from the Union.Ref: 2
1872*The Modoc War of 1872-73 begins in northern CA when fighting breaks out between Modoc Chief Captain Jack and a cavalry detail led by Captain James Jackson.Ref: 2
1899*The British are victorious over the Boers at Modder River.Ref: 2
1916*Roumanian government is transferred to Jassy.Ref: 38
1916*First German airplane raid on London. 
1939*The Soviet Union scraps its nonaggression pact with Finland.Ref: 2
1941*The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise departs from Pearl Harbor to deliver F4F Wildcat fighters to Wake Island. This mission saves the carrier from destruction when the Japanese attack.Ref: 2
1942*A preliminary air raid alert and radio silence was ordered by the San Francisco Air Defense Wing. The 25th alert of the war lasted 45 minutes.Ref: 37
1942*Coffee rationing began in the United States, lasting through the end of World War II.Ref: 4
1943*President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin met in Tehran during World War II. (XDG, p 4A, 11/28/2002)Ref: 83
1944*The first shipment of supplies reach Antwerp by convoy, a new route for the Allies.Ref: 2
1950*In Korea, 200,000 Communist troops launch attack on UN forces.Ref: 2
1895*The first automobile race in America began, as six cars traveled from Jackson Park in Chicago to Waukegan, IL. J. Frank Dureyea was the winner, traveling at a blazing speed of 7 and 1/2 miles per hour! It took him 7 hrs. 53 minutes to make the trek, averaging 7 MPH. He won $2,000 for the effort.Ref: 4
1901*Young Corbet II KO's "Terrible' Terry McGovern for the featherweight boxing championship.Ref: 97
1925*Famed NHL goalie Georges Vezina collapses in a game & dies of TB 4 months later.Ref: 5
1929*Ernie Nevers scores all 40 pts for Chicago Cards vs Bears (NFL record).Ref: 5
1938*White Sox hurler Monty Stratton has his right leg amputated as a result of a hunting accident in Greenville, TX. The Texan's attempted comeback is chronicled in the 1949 movie The Stratton StoryRef: 1
1944*Hal Newhouser (29-9, 2.22,187) edges his Tiger teammate Dizzy Trout (27-14, 2.12, 144) by four votes and is named the AL's MVP; the future hall of Hall of Famer had only won 34 games in the last four years.Ref: 1
1950*Having already relieved general manager Branch Rickey of his duties, Brooklyn owner Walter O'Malley continues his house cleaning as names Pacific Coast League Oakland manager Chuck Dressen to replace the fired Burt Shotton as the Dodger skipper.Ref: 1
1956*The Indians name Major Kerby Farrell to replace Al Lopez as manager. Farrell won the Junior World Series as the pilot of the AA Indpls Indians.Ref: 1
1958*The AL announces that its Opening Day will be April 9th making it earliest date ever to open the junior circuit's regular season.Ref: 1
1958*George "Punch" Imlach becomes coach of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs.Ref: 5
1961*Ernie Davis becomes the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy.Ref: 2
1965*Future Red Sox owner Haywood Sullivan resigns as A's manager to become the Red Sox director of player personnel. He is replaced by Alvin Dark.Ref: 1
1972*Los Angeles Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to CA Angels.Ref: 5
1974*After being convicted of making illegal contributions to the Re-elect Nixon campaign; Yankee owner George Steinbrenner is suspended from baseball for two years by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn.Ref: 1
1981*AL football coach Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant won his 315th victory to become college football’s all-time career victory leader. Bryant surpassed Amos Alonzo Stagg with the win. (This record was broken four years later, in October 1985, by Grambling head coach Eddie Robinson.)Ref: 4
1986*NBC’s Ahmad Rashad heard the acceptance of his marriage proposal from Phylicia Ayers-Allen during halftime of the Detroit Lions-NY Jets football game.Ref: 4
1988*Rich Gedman becomes the highest paid catcher in the AL when he signs a one-year contract with the Red Sox for $1.2 million; the Boston backstop will hit .212 for the season.Ref: 1
1989*Rickey Henderson signs record $3,000,000 per year Oakland A's contract.Ref: 5
2000*Curtis Leskanic (9-3, 2.56,12 saves) agrees to a $7.2 million, three-year incentive-laden contract with the Brewers which can almost double with based on performance. The 32-year-old closer converted 11 of 12 save chances role after former Milwaukee closer Bob Wickman was traded to the Indians on July 28.Ref: 1
1925*The forerunner of the Grand Ole Opry, called the WSM Barn Dance, opens in Nashville TN, making its radio debut on WSM-Radio.Ref: 2
1932 Groucho Marx performed on radio for the first time. Using his fast-paced, ingenious patter, he invented a new form of comedy that delighted audiences from coast to coast.Ref: 4
1944*The MGM movie musical "Meet Me in St. Louis," starring Judy Garland, opened in NY. (XDG, p 4A, 11/28/2002)Ref: 83
1951*"I am a Camera"opens at Empire Theatre, N.Y.Ref: 10
1956*Holding the #1 spot on the music charts: Guy Mitchell singing Singing the Blues. The song remained at the top of the Hit Parade for 10 weeks. Here’s a bit of trivia: Ray Conniff whistled the intro to Singing the Blues.Ref: 4
1957*"Look Homeward Angel"opens 565 performance run at the Barrymore Theatre N.Y.-Pulitzer prize.Ref: 10
1963*Beatles "She Loves You" returns to #1 on UK record chart.Ref: 5
1966*“Oh fodie oh doe...” The New Vaudeville Band received a gold record for Winchester Cathedral this day.Ref: 4
1968*John Lennon is fined œ150 for unauthorized drug possession.Ref: 5
1974*John Lennon appeared in concert for the last time -- at NYC’s Madison Square Garden. Lennon joined Elton John to sing Whatever Gets You Through the Night as well as I Saw Her Standing There.Ref: 4
1975*Wings release "Venus & Mars/Rock Show" medley.Ref: 5
1984*Leaving Chicago behind, Phil Donahue headed to NY for his daily talk show that reached an estimated 7 million people each day. To that time, Phil and actress-wife Marlo Thomas had commuted for four years to be together in matrimony.Ref: 4
1988*Picasso’s Acrobat and Young Harlequin brought £21 million at Christie’s in London. The painting was one of many that Adolf Hitler had sold in 1939 to ‘cleanse’ Germany of the disturbing images created by painters such as Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall.Ref: 4
1628*John Bunyan author: A Pilgrim’s Progress, Grace Abounding, The Life and Death of Mr. Badman, The Holy War; is born.Ref: 4
1632*Jean Baptiste Lully musician, opera composer: Cadmus and Hermione, Amadis de Gaule, Roland, Armide et Renaud; is born.Ref: 4
1757*William Blake English poet/painter (Songs of Innocence & Experience), is born.Ref: 5
1785*Achille-Charles duc de Broglie, French PM (1835-36), is born.Ref: 5
1804*James O Eastland (Sen), is born.Ref: 5
1805*John Stephens US archeologist; founded study of Central America, is born.Ref: 5
1810*William Froude, England, engineer, naval architect, is born.Ref: 5
1811 King Maximillian II Bavaria is born.Ref: 10
1820*Fredrich Engels, socialist who collaborated with Karl Marx on The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital, is born.Ref: 68
1821*Nikolai Nekrasov Russia, poet/journalist (Who Can be Happy in Russia?), is born.Ref: 5
1829*Anton Rubinstein Vykhvatinetz Podolia, composer (Omitri Donskoy), is born.Ref: 5
1837*John Wesley Hyatt, American inventor, is born.Ref: 70
1853*Helen Magill White, American educator and first American woman to earn a Ph.D. degree, is born.Ref: 70
1866*Henry Bacon architect (Lincoln Memorial), is born.Ref: 5
1866*David Warfield, American actor, is born.Ref: 70
1881*Stefan Zweig, Vienna Austria, poet/essayist/dramatist (Beware of Pity), is born.Ref: 68
1894*Brooks Atkinson drama critic (Broadway theater namesake), is born.Ref: 5
1895*José Iturbi musician, pianist, conductor: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; is born in Valencia Spain.Ref: 4
1902*Victor Jory Dawson City Canada, actor (Kings Row, Manhunt), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Nancy Mitford, the British satiric novelist and essayist, is born.Ref: 70
1905*Heavyweight boxing champion Max Schmelling is born in Brandenburg, Germany.Ref: 97
1907*Charles Alston artist: The Family, Black Man, Black Woman, Walking; is born.Ref: 4
1907*Alberto Moravia, Italian novelist (The Conformist, Conjugal Love), is born.Ref: 2
1908*Claude Levi-Strauss Belgium, social anthropologist (Structure Anthro), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Dick Vance musician: trumpet, is born.Ref: 4
1916*Vyes Theriault, French-Canadian author, is born.Ref: 2
1916*Guy Lapebie France, 100K cyclist (Olympic-silver-1936), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Cecilia Colledge England, figure skater, competed in Olympics at 11 (1932), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Wes Westrum baseball: San Francisco Giants catcher [all-star: 1952, 1953]; NY Mets, SF Giants manager, is born.Ref: 4
1923*Gloria Grahame (Hallward) Academy Award-winning actress: The Bad and the Beautiful [1952]; OK!, It’s a Wonderful Life, Not as a Stranger, Rich Man, Poor Man-Book I; is born.Ref: 4
1925*Gloria Grahame Los Angeles CA, actress (Sue-Rich Man Poor Man), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Virginia Hewitt Shreveport La, actress (Carol-Space Patrol), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Berry Gordy Jr. founder: Motown Records, is born.Ref: 4
1931*Hope Lange, Emmy Award-winning actress: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir [1968-69, 1969-70]; Cooperstown, Ford: The Man & the Machine, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, Death Wish, The Love Bug, Pocketful of Miracles, The Young Lions, Peyton Place, Bus Stop, is born in Redding Ridge CT. (also TWA, 1998)Ref: 4
1934*Ethel Ennis singer: w/Benny Goodman Orchestra, is born.Ref: 4
1936*Gary Hart (Gary Warren Hartpence) former U.S. Senator from Colorado, U.S. presidential candidate [1984], is born.Ref: 4
1938*Michael Ritchie director: The Scout, Cops and Robbersons, Fletch, Semi-Tough, The Bad News Bears, The Candidate; is born.Ref: 4
1939*Gary Troxel singer: group: The Fleetwoods: Mr. Blue, Come Softly to Me, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Bruce Channel singer: Hey! Baby, Going Back to Louisiana, Keep On, is born.Ref: 4
1941*Norm Beaudin hockey: NHL: SL Blues, Minnesota North Stars, is born.Ref: 4
1941*Laura Antonelli Pola Yugoslavia, actress (Wifemistress, Divine Nymph), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Paul Warfield Pro Football Hall of Famer: Miami Dolphins wide receiver: Super Bowl: VI, VII, VIII; Cleveland Browns, is born.Ref: 4
1943*Randy (Randall Stuart) Newman composer: scores for Toy Story, Avalon, Parenthood, The Natural, Ragtime; singer, songwriter: Short People, theme from The Marshall Chronicles: Fallin’ in Love, theme from Cop Rock: Under the Gun; songwriter: Love Story, Mama Told Me Not to Come, Sail Away, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Rita Mae Brown, novelist.Ref: 2
1945*R.B. Greaves singer: Take a Letter Maria; singer Sam Cooke’s nephew, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Susan Spencer news correspondent: CBS, 48 Hours, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Beeb Birtles musician: guitar: group: The Little River Band: It’s a Long Way There, Help is on Its Way, Reminiscing, Lady, Lonesome Loser, Cool Change, The Night Owls, Take It Easy on Me, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Vern Den Herder football: Miami Dolphins defensive end: Super Bowl: VI, VII, VIII, XVII, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Paul Shaffer band leader: Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with David Letterman; comedian, is born. Alexander Godunov (Boris Alexandrovich Godunov) ballet dancer; actor: Die Hard, The Money Pit, Witness; is born.Ref: 4
1949*Alexander Godunov (Boris Alexandrovich Godunov) ballet dancer; actor: Die Hard, The Money Pit, Witness; is born.Ref: 4
1950*Ed Harris actor: Riders of the Purple Sage, Nixon, Apollo 13, The Firm, Glengarry Glen Ross, China Moon, Places in the Heart, The Right Stuff, Knightriders, is born in Tenafly NJ.Ref: 4
1958*David Van Day rocker (Dollar-Loves Gotta Hold on Me), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Judd Nelson actor: Blindfold: Acts of Obsession, Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes, St. Elmo’s Fire, The Breakfast Club, is born.Ref: 4
1960 John Galliano is born.Ref: 10
1961*Jane Sibbett actress (Teddy Z), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Jon Stewart comedian, actor: The Daily Show, The Larry Sanders Show, The Jon Stewart Show, Elmopalooza!, The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards, is born.Ref: 4
1964*Roy Tarpley basketball: Dallas Mavericks, is born.Ref: 4
1964 Cornelia Guest debutante (Debutante's Guide to Life), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Anna Nicole Smith model: Playboy Playmate [May 1992], Playmate of the Year [1993]; actress: The Hudsucker Proxy, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, is born.Ref: 4
1967*Vickie Smith Houston TX, playmate (May, 1992)Ref: 5
1262*Shinran founder of Japan's True Pure Land Buddhist sect, dies.Ref: 5
1680*Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini, Italian sculptor, dies at age 81.Ref: 70
1698*Louis de Buade Frontenac, French courtier and governor of New France (1672-82, 1689-98), dies at age 76.Ref: 5
1729*Natchez Indians massacre most of the 300 French settlers and soldiers at Fort Rosalie, Louisiana.Ref: 2
1785*(Declaration of Independence) William Whipple, merchant, judge, signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1794*Frederick von Steuben, German officer; helped the cause of U. S. independence, dies at age 64Ref: 70
1827*Dov Baer Schneersohn Lubavitch leader/author (Imirei Binah), dies.Ref: 5
1859*Washington Irving, American author; wrote "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", dies at age 76.Ref: 70
1876*Karl Ernst Baer, Prussian-Estonian embryologist, dies at age 84.Ref: 70
1878*George Henry Lewes, English philosophical writer, dies at age 61.Ref: 70
1895*Friedrich Engels, German socialist philosopher, dies at age 74.Ref: 70
1904*Death of Jeremiah E. Rankin, 76, American Congregational clergyman. He authored a number of hymns during his life, including "Tell It To Jesus" and "God Be With You Till We Meet Again."Ref: 5
1908*154 men die in coal mine explosion at Marianna Pa.Ref: 5
1938*William McDougall, English-born American psychologist, dies at age 67.Ref: 70
1939*James A Naismith, Canadian-born American creator of basketball, dies at 78.Ref: 68
1940*Nicolae Iorga, Romanian scholar, statesman and historian, dies at age 69.Ref: 70
1942*A tragic fire at the famed Cocoanut Grove night club in Boston, MA killed nearly 500 people, including popular western actor Charles ‘Buck’ Jones. It is believed that the fire started in a corner of one of the lounges when a customer unscrewed a light bulbs to provide some privacy for himself and his date. The bartender ordered a busboy to replace the bulb, but the lounge was so dark that the busboy lit a match to find the socket. A short time later, flames appeared and spread to a nearby tinsel palm tree. When the ceiling (festooned in billows of blue satin fabric) exploded into flames, the entire crowd stampeded. The Cocoanut Grove fire prompted major efforts in fire prevention and control for U.S. nightclubs and other related places of assembly.Ref: 4
1945*Dwight Filley Davis donated tennis' Davis Cup, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1954*Enrico Fermi, the Italian-born physicist who helped develop America's first atomic weapons, dies.Ref: 70
1960*Richard Wright author: Black Boy, The Outsider, Black Power, The Color Curtain, Pagan Spain; dies at age 52 in Paris.Ref: 4
1962*Queen Mother Wilhelmina of Netherlands, Dutch queen (1890-1948), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1963*Fred Uttal TV host (QED), dies at 55.Ref: 5
1963*Karyn Kupcinet actress (Carol-Gertrude Berg Show), murdered at 23.Ref: 5
1964*Charles Meredith actor (Court of Last Resort), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1971*Wasfi Tal Jordan's PM, assassinated in Cairo.Ref: 5
1976*Rosalind Russell, actress: My Sister Eileen, Sister Kenny, Auntie Mame, Mourning Becomes Electra, China Seas, Picnic, Gypsy; dies of cancer at age 68,Ref: 4
1977*Trevor Bardette actor (Clanton-Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1979*An Air New Zealand DC-10 en route to the South Pole crashed into a mountain in Antarctica, killing all 257 people aboard. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1983*Christopher George actor, dies at 54 of a heart attack.Ref: 5
1986*Herb Vigran actor (Ernest-Ed Wynn Show), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1987*Choh Hao Li bio-chemist prof (isolated growth hormones), dies at 74Ref: 5
1987*South African Airways Boeing 747 crashes into Indian Ocean, 159 die.Ref: 5
1992*In King William's Town, South Africa, four people are killed and about 20 injured when black militant gunmen attacked a country club. (XDG, p 4A, 11/28/2002)Ref: 83
1993*Jerry Edmonton musician: drums: group: Steppenwolf: Born to be Wild, Magic Carpet Ride, Rock Me; duo: Manbeast; is killed in car crash.Ref: 4
1993*Garry Moore (Thomas Garrison Morfit) Emmy Award-winning entertainer: Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Variety [1961-62]: The Garry Moore Show; I’ve Got a Secret, To Tell the Truth, dies at age 78 on Hilton Head Island SC. (also TWA, 1995)Ref: 4
1994*(Chicago 7) Jerry Rubin, the 1960s war protester, died in Los Angeles at 56, two weeks after he was hit by a car.Ref: 70
1994*Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was murdered in a Wisconsin prison by a fellow inmate.Ref: 70
1998*John (Richmond Reed) Carradine, ‘The Bard of the Boulevard’, actor: appeared in over 200 films including: The Bride of Frankenstein, Captains Courageous, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Stagecoach, The Grapes of Wrath, House of Dracula; dies.Ref: 4
1999*Hsing-Hsing, a giant panda who arrived at the National Zoo in 1972 as a symbol of U.S.-China detente, was euthanized at age 28 because of his deteriorating health.Ref: 70

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