November

November
November is from Latin nove 
    meaning "nine"16
Flower of the Month:  Chrysanthemum
1
Birthstone of the Month:  Topaz, Citrine2

Month Long Celebrations:
    Alaska native heritage month16
    Aviation History Month3
    British appreciation month16
    Child Safety Protection Month3
    Family Stories Month16
    Fun With Fondue Month16
    Good Nutrition Month16    
    I am so Thankful Month16
    International Creative Child and 
        Adult Month16
    International Drum Month3
    Latin American Month16
    Lung Cancer Awareness Month16
    National Adoption Awareness Month3,4
    National Alzheimer's Disease Month4    
    National Candy Month16
    National Diabetes Awareness Month16
    National Epilepsy Month3
    National Family Literacy Month16
    National Georgia Pecan Month16
    National Healthy Skin Month16
    National Ice-Skating Month16
    National Model Railroad Month3
    National Novel Writing Month3
    National Pepper Month16
    National Raisin Bread Month16
    National Runaway Prevention Month16
    National Sleep Comfort Month3
    Native American Heritage Month3
    Peanut Butter Lovers Month3
    Picture Book Month4
    Real Jewelry Month3
   

Weekly Celebrations:
Week 1:  Chemistry Week3
                National Card and Letter Writing 
                    Week16
                National Cat Week16
                Kids Goals Education Week16
                National Split Pea Soup Week16
                National Health Information Week16
                National Fig Week16
                World Communication Week16
                National Children's Book Week16
week 2:   Random Acts of Kindness Week16
                Youth Appreciation Week16
                Pursuit of Happiness Week16
                National Farm Week16
                American Education Week16

Week 3:  Game and Puzzle Week3
                Geography Awareness Week16
                National Diabetes Week16
                Leftover Awareness Week16
                National Farm-City Week16
week 4:  National Game and Puzzle Week16
            National Family Week16
            National Cookie Week16

Sunday, 11/18/2012
    Independence Day - Morocco5
    Latvian Independence Day - Latvia5
    National Day - Oman5
    William Tell Day16
    Mother Goose Parade16
      326 - Old St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated.  Stood 4th-16th century.  Replaced by current St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.8
    1307 - William Tell shoots apple off his son's head.8
    1477 - First English printed book "Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosphers"8.
    1497 - Vasco da Gama reached the Cape of Good Hope8
    1626 - St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated.  Replaced an earlier Basilica.  Largest Christian Basilica8
    1787 - First Unitarian minister in US ordained, Boston8
    1787 - Sojourner Truth, abolitionist and feminist8
    1793 - Louvre officially opens in Paris8
    1805 - 30 women meet at Mrs. Silas Lee's home and Wiscasset, Maine, organizes Female Charitable Society, first woman's club in America.8
    1820 - Antarctica discovered by US Navy, Capt. Nathaniel B Palmer8,16
    1865 - Mark Twain publishes "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."8.
    1871 - American suffragette Susan B. Anthony arrested after voting on the 5th Novemberin Rochester, New York.8
    1874 - Carrie White, oldest US woman (dies November 1990 at 116)8
    1874 - National Woman's Christian Temperance Union organizes and Cleveland.8
    1883 - The United States was divided into four time zones, with one hour difference between them.8,15
    1889 - Oahu Railway begins public service in Hawaii.8.
    1894 - First comic strip "Origin of a New Species," by Richard Outcault.8
    1901 - George Gallup, Jefferson, Iowa, public opinion pollster (Gallop Poll)8
    1902 - Brooklyn toymaker Morris Michton names teddy bear after Teddy Roosevelt.8,16
    1903 - Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty gives US exclusive canal rights in Panama.8
    1908 - Imogene Coca, actress, comedian11
    1909 - Johnny Mercer, Savannah, Georgia, lyricist, (Moon River, Old Black Magic)8
    1912 - Albania declares independence from Turkey.8.
    1913 - Lincoln Deachey performs first airplane loop-the-loop (San Diego).8
    1918 - Cameron Mitchell, actor11
    1918 - Latvia declares independence from Russia.8
    1923 - Alan B Shepard Junior, East Deery, New Hampshire, rear Adm. U.S. Navy/astronaut (Mercury 3, Apollo 14)8.
    1928 - Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse appears in New York and "Steamboat Willie"8
    1929 - Dr. Vladimir K. Zworykin demonstrates "kinescope".8
    1930 - Soka Kyoiku Gakkai, a Buddhist Association later renamed Soka Gakkai, is founded by Japanese educators Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Josei Toda.8
    1932 - "Flowers & Trees" receives first Academy Award for a cartoon.8.
    1932 - First tie for Best Actor Academy Ward Wallace Beery & Fredric March.8
    1936 - Main span of Golden gate Bridge joined.8
    1938 - Trade union members elect John L. Lewis as the first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations.8
    1939 - Margaret Atwood, author8
    1942 - Linda Evans, actress, "Krystle Carrington."  On TV series "Dynasty"11
    1951 - Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft.8
    1953 - Kevin Nealon, comedian, "SNL"11
    1953 - Anti-Revolutionary party (ARP) accept female suffrage.8
    1956 - Morocco gains independence.8.
    1960 - Copyright office issues its 10 millionth registration.8
    1963 - Bell Telephone introduces pushbutton telephone8,16
    1963 - England's Dartford-Purfleet, under Thames opens.8.
    1966 - US Roman Catholic bishops end rules against eating meat on Fridays.8.
    1966 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.8
    1970 - Megyn Kelly, American television news anchor8
    1970 - Russia land self-propelled rover on moon.8.
    1971 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC.8
    1978 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada test site.8
    1979 - Ayatollah Khomeini charges US ambassador/embassy espionage.8
    1985 - Christians Siriano, American fashion designer8
    1985 - Enterprise (0V-101) flies from Kennedy space Center to Dulles Airport8.
    1993 - Black & white leaders in South Africa approve due democratic constitution.8
    1999 - In College Station, Texas, 12 were killed and 27 injured at Texas A & M University when a massive bonfire under construction collapses.8.
    2003 - The Congress of the Communist Party of Indian Union (Marxist-Leninist) decides to merge the party into Kanu Sanyal's CPI (ML).8

Monday, 11/19/2012
    Discovery of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico (USA))5
    National Holiday (Monaco)5
    1493 - Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his second voyage.8.
    1620 - Mayflower reaches Cape Cod and explores the coast.8.
    1644 - First Protestant ministry society in New England.8.
    1805 - Lewis and Clarke reach Pacific ocean, first European Americans to cross continent.8.
    1816 - Warsaw University is est.8
    1831 - James A. Garfield, Ohio, Gen./(R).  20th president (March 4-September 19, 1881)8
    1846 - Emile C. Wauters, Belgium, painter (Van der Goes in the Red Monastery)8
    1850 - Lord Tennyson becomes British poet laureate8.
    1851 - Julia Ward Howe committed "Battle hymn of the Republic" to paper.8
    1859 - Mikhail Mikhay Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russian, musician (Armenian Rhapsody)8
    1863 - Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg address6
    1881 - A meteorite lands near the village of GroBliebenthal, southwest of Odessa, Ukraine.8
    1887 - James B. Sumner, American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate (died 1955)8
    1893 - First newspaper color supplement (NY World)8.
    1895 - Frederick E. Blaisdell patents the pencil8
    1897 - Quentin Roosevelt, son of United States Pres. Theodore Roosevelt (died 1918)8.
    1899 - Allen Tate, US,: poet (Mr. Pope & Other Poems)8
    1903 - Carrie Nation attempts to address Senate8
    1905 - Tommy Dorsey, Mahanoy Plane, Pennsylvania, orchestra leader (Stage Show, Mahogany)8
    1911 - New York receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy.8
    1912 - George E. Palade, Romanian/US cell biologist (ribosomen, Nobel 1974)8
    1916 - Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn est. Goldwyn Pictures (the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers).8
    1917 - Indira Gandhi, Allahabad , India, Indian Prime Minister (1966-77, 1980-84)8
    1919 - U.S. Senate rejects (55-39) Treaty of Versailles & League of Nations.8
    1926 - Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, Duncan, Oklahoma, US ambassador to UN (R)8
    1928 - First issue of Time magazine, Japanese Emperor Hirohito on cover.8
    1933 - Larry King, New York City, radio/TV host "143 Arivadechi" (Larry King Show,CNN)8
    1933 - Women allowed to vote in Spain (helps right wing).8
    1936 - Yuan T. Lee, a Taiwanese-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate8
    1938 - Ted Turner, American broadcasting mogul (former owner Atlanta Braves)/won America's Cup8
    1942 - Calvin Klein, Bronx, New York, fashion designer (Calvin Klein Jeans, CK)8
    1947 - 200 inch mirror arrives that Mount Palomar8.
    1949 - Prince Rainier III coronation as 30th ruling Prince of Monaco8.
    1950 - US Gen. Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe8.
    1952 - North American F-86 Saber sets world aircraft speed record, 1124 KPH8.
    1953 - US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business.8
    1956 - Ann Curry, American journalist8.
    1959 - Allison Janney, American actress8
    1959 - "Rocky & His Friends" debuts on ABC8
    1961 - Meg Ryan, Bethel, Connecticut, actress (When Harry Met Sally, As the World Turns)8
    1962 - Jodie Foster, Bronx, New York City, actress (Taxi Driver, Accused)8
    1965 - ABC radio begins weekly "Vietnam Update" report8.
    1965 - Kellogg's Pop tarts pastries created8.
    1967 - the establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong.8.
    1969 - Apollo 12's Conrad & Bean become third and fourth humans on moon.8
    1977 - Kerri Strug, Tucson, Arizona, gymnast (Olympics-Gold-96)8
    1985 - President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for first time8.
    1995 - CNET launches www.shareware.com8.
    1997 - in the mornings, Iowa, Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets in the second known case where all seven babies were born alive.  They would go on to become the first set of septuplets to survive infancy, with all still living in 2012.8.
    1998 - Lewinsky scandal: the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against US Pres. Bill Clinton.8
Tuesday, 11/20/2012
    Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution (Mexico)5
    1327 - Bassui Tokusho, Zen founder (Kogakuji monastery in Nakamura, Japan)8.
    1620 - Peregrine White, son of William & Susanna White, born aboard the Mayflower.8.
    1726 - Oliver Wolcott, (Connecticut-Gov.)/signed the Declaration of Independence.  [NS = December 1.]8
    1789 - New Jersey is first state to read by Bill of Rights.8
    1861 - Secession ordinances filed by Kentucky's Confederate government.8
    1866 - Howard University, founded (Washington, DC)8
    1873 - Rival cities of Buda & Pest unite to form the capital of Hungary.8
    1888 - William Bundy patents timecard clock8
    1889 - Gustav Mahler's First Symphony8
    1889 - Edwin Hubble, astronomer (discoverer of galaxies, red shift)8
    1902 - Geo Lefevre & Henri Desgrange create Tour de France bicycle race.8
    1908 - Alastair Cooke, Manchester, England, TV host (Masterpiece Theatre)8
    1914 - US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports.8
    1920 - Nobel Peace Prize awarded to US Pres. Woodrow Wilson.8
    1921 - Jim Garrison, American district attorney and judge (Harvey Oswald case) (died 1992)8
    1923 - Garrett Morgan invents and patents traffic signal.8
    1925 - Robert Francis Kennedy, Brookline, Massachusetts (D-Sen.-New York) AG; assassinated8
    1929 - Dick Clark, Mount Vernon, New York, TV host (American Bandstand) (died 2012)8
    1931 - Commercial teletype service begins (AT&T)8
    1942 - Joseph R Biden Junior, (Senate-D-Delaware, 1973-2004,Vice Pres. 2004-)8
    1947 - "Meet the Press" makes network TV debut on NBC8
    1947 - First permanent TV installed on seagoing vessel (New Jersey)8
    1947 - Future British Queen, Princess Elizabeth marries Prince Philip in Westminster Abbey.8
    1948 - US balloon reaches height of 42.7 km (record)8
    1949 - Jewish population of Israel reaches 1 million.8
    1954 - KTRK TV Channel 13in Houston, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting8
    1956 - Bo Derek, [Mary Collins], Long Beach, California, actress (10, Tarzan the Ape Man)8
    1959 - UN adopt Universal Declaration of Children's Rights8
    1962 - USSR agrees to remove bombers in Cuba, & US lifts blockade8
    1966 - men in Zürich vote against female suffrage8
    1967 - At 11 AM,Census Clock add Dept. of Commerce ticks past 200 million8
    1969 - Pele scores his 1000th soccer goal8
    1974 - The US files antitrust suit to break up AT&T.8
    1975 - Ronald Reagan announced candidacy for Republican nomination for president.8
    1976 - Dominique Dawes, Silver Spring, Maryland, gymnast (Olympics-Gold/bronze-92, 96)8
    1979 - US's first artificial blood transfusion occurs at U of Minn hospital8
    1980 - Steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger makes first solar-powered flight.8
    1982 - Drew Barrymore at age 7 hosts Saturday Night Live8
    1984 - McDonald's made its 50 billionth hamburger.8
    1985 - Microsoft, Windows 1.0 is released.8
    1998 - The first module of the international Space Station, Zarya, is launched.8
Wednesday, 11/21/2012
    Day of Prayer and Repentance (Germany)6
    164 BC - Judas Maccabees, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restores the Temple and Jerusalem.  This event is commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah.8
    1492 - printer under Martin A Pinzon separates from Columbus's fleet8
    1620 - Pilgrim Fathers reach America: Princeton Harbor, Massachusetts8
    1620 - Mayflower compact signed by Pilgrims in Cape Cod, [O.S November 11]8
    1654 - Richard Johnson, a free black, granted 550 acres in Virginia8
    1694 - Voltaire, [François-Marie Arouet], France, writer, essayist, philosopher and playwright (Candide) (died 1778)8
    1729 - Josiah Bartlett, US physician/judge/signer(Declaration of Independence)8
    1789 - North Carolina ratifies Constitution, becomes 12th US state8
    1791 - Col. Napoleon Bonaparte is promoted to full general and appointed Cmdr.-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic.8
    1794 - Honolulu Harbor discovered8
    1824 - First Jewish Reform congregation forms, Charleston, South Carolina8
    1837 - Thomas Morris of Australia skips rope 22,806 times.8
    1852 - Duke University, founded in 1838 as Union Inst. chartered as Normal College8
    1865 - Shaw University forms and Raleigh, North Carolina8
    1871 - The first human cannonball, Emilio Onra, is shot8
    1877 - Tom Edison announces his "talking machine."  Invention (photograph)8
    1904 - Coleman Hawkins, virtually created tenor saxophone for jazz8
    1922 - Rebecca L.  Felton (Georgia) sworn in as first female US Sen.8
    1933 - First US ambassador to USSR, W.C. Bullitt, begin service8
    1935 - First commercial crossing of Pacific by plane (China Clipper)8
    1937 - Marlo Thomas, [Mrs. Phil Donahue], Detroit, Michigan (That Girl, Jenny) voice of St. Jude Hospital8
    1940 - Dr. John, [Rebennack], New Orleans, Louisiana, vocalist (I Was in Right Place)8
    1942 - Tweety Bird, cartoon character, a.k.a.Tweedy Pie, debuts in "Tale of Two Kitties"8
     1945 - Goldie Hawn, Takoma Park, Maryland, actress, (Laugh-in, Private Benjamin)8
    1946 - Harry Truman becomes first US president to travel in a submerged sub8
    1952 - First US postage stamp in two colors (Rotary process) introduced8
    1959 - Jack Benny (violin) & Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet.8
    1962 - Steven Curtis Chapman, American musician8
    1963 - JFK flies to Texas8
    1963 - Nicollette Sheridan, Worthing England, actress (Paige-Knots Landing)8
    1964 - World's longest suspension bridge "Verrazano Narrows" opens (NYC)8
    1967 - Philip & Jay Kunz fly a kite a record 28,000 feet.8
    1973 - Pres. Nixon's attorney, J Fred Buzhardt, reveals presence of 18 1/2 min. gap in a White House tape recording related to Watergate.8
    1974 - Freedom of Information Act passed by Congress over Pres. Ford's veto8
    1977 - First flight of Concorde (London to New York)8
    1989 - Law banning smoking on most domestic flights signed by President Bush8
    1995 - Dow Jones closes above 5000 for first time.8
    2002 - NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.8
Thursday, 11/22/2012
    Independence Day (Lebanon)5
    Light snow (China)5
    Thanksgiving Day (Puerto Rico (USA))5
    Thanksgiving Day (United States)5
    1497 - Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope8
    1542 - Spain delegates"New Laws" against slavery in America.8
    1710 - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, composer, son of J.  S.  Bach (Sinfonias 64)8
    1809 - Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen.8
    1842 - Mount Saint Helens in Washington, erupts8
    1868 - John Nance Garner, (D) 32nd vice president (1933-41)8
    1890 - Charles de Gaulle, Lille, France, president of France(1958-69), (died 1970)8
    1906 - International Radio Telecommunications Com adopts "SOS" as new call for help.8
    1910 - Arthur Knight, patents steel shaft golf clubs.8
    1919 - Labor conference committee and US urges 8-hour work day & 48-hour week.8
    1921 - Rodney Dangerfield, [John Cohen], Babylon, New York, comedian (Caddyshack)8
    1923 - Gloria Whelan (writer of novels for young readers)7
    1927 - First snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliasson (Sayner Wisc)8
    1930 - Elijah Mohammed forms Nation of Islam in Detroit8
    1934 - "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" first heard on Eddie Cantor's show.8
    1935 - China Clipper (flying boat) took off from Alameda, California, carrying hundred thousand pieces of mail on first trans-Pacific airmail flight8
    1943 - Billie Jean King, Long Beach, California, American tennis pro (Wimbledon 1968, 72, 73, 75)8
    1954 - Humane Society forms8
    1955 - RCA Victor's best investment paying $25,000 to Sun Records & Sam Phillips for rights to Elvis Presley, a truck driver from Tupelo, Mississippi.8
    1958 - Jamie Lee Curtis, Los Angeles, California, actress/children's author (Anything But Love, Halloween)8
    1963 - Pres. John F. Kennedy, the youngest person to become a U.S. president, is assassinated by the Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas as his motorcade travels through the city.6, 8.
    1963 - Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in as the 36 US president.8
    1968 - First interracial TV kiss (Star Trek-Kirk & Uhura)8
    1969 - Isolation of single gene announced by scientists at Harvard University8
    1976 - Comic strip "Cathy" by Cathy Guisewhite, debuts8
    1977 - First three nodes of the ARPAnet are connected, and what would eventually become the Internet.8
    1984 - Scarlet Johansson, base New York City, New York, American actress (The Prestige)8
    1984 - Fred Rogers of PBS "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" presents a sweater to the Smithsonian Institution.8
    1985 - Largest swearing-in ceremony, 38,648 immigrants become US citizens.8
    1995 - Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.8
    2005 - Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.8
    2008 - You Tube host the largest ever live broadcasts, You Tube Live.8
Friday, 11/23/2012.
    Ashoora (Iraq, Bahrain,United Arab Emirates, Lebanon)5
    Labor Thanksgiving Day (Japan)5
    1644 - Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying citizenship, and written by John Milton is published.8
    1765 - People of Frederick County, Maryland refused to pay England's stamp tax8
    1783 - Annapolis, Maryland, becomes US capital, (until June 1784)8
    1804 - Franklin Pierce, Hillsboro, New Hampshire, (D) 14th president (1853-1857)8
    1835 - Henry Burden patents Horseshoe manufacturing machine(Troy, New York).6, 8.
    1848 - Female Medical Educational Society forms in Boston8
    1863 - Patent granted for a process of making color photographs.8
    1869 - In Dumbarton Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched - one of the last Clippers ever to be built,and the only one still surviving to this day.8
    1876 - Columbia, Harvard & Princeton form Intercollegiate Football Association.8
    1887 - Boris Karloff, [William H Pratt], Dulwich, England, actor (Frankenstein)8
    1888 - Harpo Marx,[Adolph] NYC, actor/comedian (Marx Brothers)8
    1897 - Andrew J Beard invents "jerry coupler," to connect railroad cars8
    1897 - Pencil sharpener patented by J L Love8
    1906 - Joseph Smith, leader of the Mormon Church, convicted of polygamy8
    1909 - right or others forms million-dollar corporation to manufacture airplanes8
    1921 - Pres. Harding signs Willis Campbell Act(anti-beer bill) forbidding doctors prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes8
    1929 - Hal Lindsey, American Evangelicals and Christian writer.8
    1936 - First issue of Life, picture magazine created by Henry R Luce, was published and hit the newsstands.8
    1942 - Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized8
    1943 - British Forces Broadcasting Service begins operation8
    1945 - Most US wartime rationing of foods, including meat & butter, ends.8
    1954 - For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash.8
    1955 - Mary Landrieu, American politician, Senior senator of Louisiana8
    1960 - Robin Roberts, American television reporter8
    1963 - Horatio Alger Society founded8
    1963 - Dr. Who first broadcast8
    1976 - Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.8
    1992 - Miley Cyrus, Nashville, Tennessee, actress and singer (Hannah Montana, The Climb)8
    1992 - 10 millionth cellular telephone soul8
    2005 - Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, elected president of Liberia, is the first woman to lead an African country.8
Saturday, 11/24/2012    
    1434 - Thames River freezes8

    1632 - Baruch "Benedict" de Spinoza, Amsterdam, rationalist philosopher 8, 20.

               "Benedict de Spinoza," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/benedict-de- spinoza-40965 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1639 - First observation of transit of Venus occurred (only 2, record event)8.

    1655 - Charles XI, King of Sweden born (king from 1660-97), 8, 20.

               "Charles XI," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/charles-xi-38322 (accessed Nov 24, 2012)

    1703 - First Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner at Philadelphia8

    1715 - Thames River freezes8

    1759 - Destructive eruption of Vesuvius8

    1784 - Zachary Taylor is born 20,21

                    “Zachary Taylor is born,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/zachary-taylor-is-born  (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

               "Zachary Taylor," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/zachary-taylor-9503363 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1806 - William Webb Ellis, credited with the invention of Rugby (died 1872).8

    1807 - Mohawk chief Joseph Bryant dies 21

               “Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant dies,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mohawk-chief-joseph-brant-dies  (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1835 - Texas Rangers, mounted police force authorized by axis provisional government8

    1849 - Frances Hodgson Burnett (author - A Little Princess, The Secret Garden)7, 20.

               "Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/frances-hodgson-burnett-9231964  (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1849 - John Froelich, inventor of the gas-powered tractor, is born 21

               “John Froelich, inventor of the gas-powered tractor, is born,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-froelich-inventor-of-the-gas-powered-tractor-is-born  (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1859 - Charles Darwin publishes his theory on evolution.  "On the Origin of the Species), sparking great controversy.6, 8

               “This Day In History: 11/24/1859 - Darwin's Origin of Species,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.comhttp://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/11/24  (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1863 - Union troops prevail at the Battle of Lookout Mountain 21

               “Union troops prevail at the Battle of Lookout Mountain,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/-battle-of-lookout-mountain  (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1864 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, France, painter (At the Moulin Rouge)8, 20.

               "Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/henri-de-toulouse-lautrec-9509115  (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1868 - Scott Joplin, US, entertainer/composer (The Entertainer)8

    1869 - American Woman's Suffrage Association forms (Cleveland)8

    1871 - National Rifle Association organized (NYC)8

    1874 - Joseph FGlidden patents Barb wire8

    1877 -Alben W Barkley, Graves County, Kentucky, (35th Vice President-D-1949-53) 8, 20

               "Alben William Barkley," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/alben-w-barkley-9199285 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1880 - Southern University forms8

    1888 - Dale Carnegie, author (How to Win Friends & Influence People)8 20

               "Dale Carnegie," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/dale-carnegie-9238769 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1896 - First US absentee voting law enacted by Vermont8

    1903 - Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter8

    1912 (-13) - Geraldine Fitzgerald, Dublin, Ireland, actress (Pawnbroker, Easy Money) 8, 20

                    "Geraldine Fitzgerald," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/geraldine-fitzgerald-215219 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1916 - Forrest J Ackerman, invented the term "sci-fi"8

    1925 - William F Buckley Junior, New York, American conservative author and commentator (National Review, Firing Line)8

               "William F. Buckley Jr.," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/william-f-buckley-jr-9230494 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1925 - First radio-broadcast of Dutch KRO (Catholic Radio Broadcast)8

    1930 - First woman pilot on a transcontinental air flight Ms. Ruth Nichols (Mineola, New York, California), in a Lockheed-Vega, took 7 days8

    1932 - In Washington DC, the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory(better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.8

               “The FBI Crime Lab opens its doors for business,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-fbi-crime-lab-opens-its-doors-for-business (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1935 - Mordicai Gerstein (author and illustrator, received Caldecott Metal in 2004, painter, sculptor, prize-winning designer and director of animated films.7.

    1942 - Marlin Fitzwater, Press Secretary (George Bush) 8, 20.

                    "Marlin Fitzwater," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/marlin-fitzwater-262380 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1947 - "Hollywood 10" cited for contempt of Congress, 21.

               “,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/  (accessed Nov 24, 2012)

    1948 - Ireland votes for independence from UK8

    1951 - Ruth Sanderson (retold and illustrated Children's Fairy Tales, illustrated for Golden Books)7

    1954 - Air Force One, first US presidential airplane, christened8

    1962 – Nia Vardalos, Winnipeg, Canada, actress 20

               "Nia Vardalos," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/nia-vardalos-9542592 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1963 - First live murder on TV-Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald8, 21.

               “Jack Ruby kills Lee Harvey Oswald,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jack-ruby-kills-lee-harvey-oswald  (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1964 - For first time since 1800, residents of Washington DC permitted to vote8

    1966 - 400 die of respiratory failure and heart attack in New York killer smog, New York City experiences the smoggiest day in the city's history8

    1969 - Apollo 12 returns to earth8

    1971 - D B Cooper hijacks plane and parachutes out in thunderstorm 8, 21.

                    “Hijacker parachutes into thunderstorm,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hijacker-parachutes-into-thunderstorm  (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1974 - Gerald Ford & Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT-2-treaty8

    1978 - "Katherine Heigl," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/katherine-heigl-20651209 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).Katherine Heigl, Washington DC, actress (Grey's Anatomy)8, 20.           

    1979 - US admits troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange8

    1981 - First air-launched cruise missile tested8

    1993 - Brady bill passes establishing five-day waiting period for handgun sales8

    1995 - Ireland votes to in 70 year-old ban on divorce (50.28% to 49.72%)8

Sunday, 11/25/2012
    1500 - Gov.De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Columbus8

    1715 - First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn8

    1792 - Farmer's Almanac, first published8

    1817 - First sword swallower in US performs (NYC)8

    1835 - Andrew Carnegie, Scottish/US industrialist/philanthropist8

                http://www.biography.com/people/andrew-carnegie-9238756/videos/andrew-carnegie-full-episode-2071932799

    1843 - Henry Ware Elliott, American industrialist, philanthropist and the father of T. S. Elliott (died 1919)8

    1844 - Karl F. Benz, German designer/auto manufacturer (4-taktmotor)8, 20.

               "Karl Benz," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/karl-benz-9208256  (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1846 - Carrie Nation, American temperance advocate (died 1911)8

    1867 - Alfred Nobel patents dynamite8

    1867 - U.S. Congress commission looks into "impeachment" of Pres. Andrew Johnson8

    1880 - Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (died 1960)8

    1884 - John B. Meyenberg of St. Louis Patons evaporated milk8

    1909 - P.D.Eastman - (author and illustrator for some of Dr. Seuss books)7

    1912 - American College of surgeons incorporates in Springfield, Illinois8

    1914 - "Joltin'" Joe DiMaggio, Yankee Clipper (56 game hitting streak), (died 1999)8, 20.

               "Joe DiMaggio," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/joe-dimaggio-9274899  (accessed Nov 24, 2012)

    1919 - Ricardo Montalban, Mexico, actor (Fantasy Island, Star Trek II, Naked Gun)8, 20.

               "Ricardo Montalban," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/ricardo-montalban-9542560  (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1920 - First Thanksgiving Parade (Philadelphia)8

    1920 - W T A W of College Station, Texas, broadcast first football play-by-play8

    1922 - Archaeologist Howard Carter enters King Tut's tomb8

    1922 - Japanese Crown Prince Hirohito appointed Prince-Regent8

    1930 - 690 earthquake shocks recorded in one day (Ito Japan)8

    1933 - First Soviet liquid fuel rocket attains altitude of 261 feet (80 m)8

    1940 - Woody Woodpecker debuts with release of Walter Lantz's "Knock Knock"8.

    1940 - First flight of the deHavilland Mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder.8

    1941 - Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Indian Muslim Sufi, author, spiritual leader (died 2001)8

    1946 - Marc Brown - (author/illustrator of Arthur and D.W.  Series)7

    1947 - John Larroquette, New Orleans, Louisiana, actor(Dan Fielding-Night Court)8, 20.

               "John Larroquette," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/john-larroquette-9542530  (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1949 - "Rudolph, the Red-Nose Reindeer" appears on music charts8

    1952 - Crescent Dragonwagon - (author)7

    1957 - Pres. Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke impairing his speech8

    1960 - First atomic reactor for research and development, Richland, Washington8

    1960 - Amy Grant, Augusta, Georgia, American gospel/rock singer (Glory of Love, Baby Baby)8, 20.

               "Amy Grant," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/amy-grant-207490  (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1960 - John F Kennedy Junior, NYC, son of JFK/lawyer/magazine publisher (George) (died 1999)8, 20.

               "John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr.," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/john-fitzgerald-kennedy-jr-9542094  (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1963 - JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery 8, 21.

               “JFK buried at Arlington National Cemetery,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jfk-buried-at-arlington-national-cemetery  (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1968 - Jill Hennessy, Canadian actress, 20.

               "Jill Hennessy," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/jill-hennessy-9542272  (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1971 - Christina Applegate, Hollywood, actress (Kelly-Married With Children)8, 20.

               "Christina Applegate," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/christina-applegate-9542531  (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1971 - "Dan Cooper" jumps with $200,000 out of plane over Washington8

    1973 - Maximum speed limit cut to 55 MPH as an energy conservation measure8

    1976 - Viking I radio signal from Mars help prove general theory of relativity8

    1977 - David Steed , balance stationary on a bike for 9 hours and 15 min.8

    1981 - Barbara and Jenna Bush (twin daughters of US Pres. George W. Bush)8, 20.

               "Jenna Bush," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/jenna-bush-244190  (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1982 - The Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day Fire destroys an entire city block, including the Northwestern National Bank building and the recently closed Donaldson's Dept. Store.8

    1983 - World's greatest robbery 25,000,000 pounds of gold, Heathrow, England.8

               1984 - William Schroeder, is second to receive Jarvik-7 artificial heart.8

    1986 - Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arm deal.8, 21.

               “Iran-Contra connection revealed,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/iran-contra-connection-revealed  (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1990 - Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge sinks to the bottom of Lake Washington 21

               “Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge sinks to the bottom of Lake Washington,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lacey-v-murrow-memorial-bridge-sinks-to-the-bottom-of-lake-washington  (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1990 -Lech Walesa wins and Poland's first popular election.8

    1996 - After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street, Electrical Parade, ends.8

    1999 - International day to eliminate violence against women, 21.

               “International day to eliminate violence against women,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/international-day-to-eliminate-violence-against-women  (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    2009 - Powerful storm brings 3 years worth of rain in 4 hours to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, sparking terrible floods known as the 2009 Jeddah Floods , which killed over 150 people and swept thousands of cars away right in the middle of Hajj and the second largest city of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah.8

    2011 - Sudden, violent storms strikes southern Sri Lanka, killing 27 people and drowning many fishermen caught by surprise.  Thousands of homes lose their roots and several more sustained damage.  Landslides along with flooding was reported on the mainland.8    

Monday, 11/26/2012

      1607 - John Harvard, England, clergyman/scholar, founded Harvard University8, 20.

            "John Harvard," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/john-harvard-9330635 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1716 - The first lion was exhibited in America.6

    1778 - Capt. Cook discovers Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii )8

    1784 - Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States est.8

    1789 - First national Thanksgiving.8

    1792 - Sarah Moore Grimké, American abolitionist/writer/suffragist 20

            "Sarah Moore Grimké," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/sarah-moore-grimk%C3%A9-9321349 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1793 - Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France .8

    1825 - First college fraternity founded (Kappa Alpha (Union College, NY))8

    1832 - Mary Edwards Walker, US, Dr./women's rights leader8, 20.

            "Mary Walker," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/mary-walker-9522110 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1832 - First streetcar railway in America starts operating (NYC) (12 cent fare).8

    1842 - The University of Notre Dame is founded.  As8

    1853 - William Barclay (Bat) Masterson, Henry Ville, Canada, police officer/journalist 20

            "Bat Masterson," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/bat-masterson-9542043 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1858 - Katharine Drexel, Roman Catholic Saint (died 1955) 8, 20.

            "Saint Katharine Drexel," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/saint-katharine-drexel-38810 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1861 - West Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virginia.8

    1865 - "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll published in US8, 21.

            “Alice in Wonderland manuscript is sent as a Christmas present,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/alice-in-wonderland-manuscript-is-sent-as-a-christmas-present (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1867 - Refrigerated railroad car patented by J B Sutherland of Detroit.8

    1868 - First baseball game played in enclosed field in San Francisco, at 25th and.  Folsom8

    1876 - Willis Haviland Carrier, developed air conditioning equipment.  8, 20.

            "Willis Carrier," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/willis-carrier-9239455 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1885 - First meteor photograph8

    1895 -Bertil Lindblad, Swedish astronomer (Milky Way system).8

    1895 - Hawaiian sugar planters Association forms8

    1898 - Karl Ziegler, Helsa Germann Empire , chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (polymers), (died 1973)8

    1898 - -27° Snow/ice storm over US; 455.died8, 21

            “Winter storm paralyzes southern New England,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/winter-storm-paralyzes-southern-new-england (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1908 -Philipp Mohler, composer8

    1909 - Sigma Alpha , Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men.8

    1913 -Phi Sigma Sigma is founded at Hunter College in New York City.8

    1922 - Charles M. Schulz - (creator of Charlie Brown)7,8, 20.

            "Charles Monroe Schulz," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/charles-schulz-222709 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1922 - English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Toetanchamon's (Tut) tomb 21

            “Archaeologists enter tomb of King Tut,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/archaeologists-enter-tomb-of-king-tut (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1924 - George Segal, New York, American painter and sculptor of lifelike mixed-media figures (Bus Driver)8

    1933 - Robert Goulet, American singer and actor (died 2007)8, 20.

            "Robert Gerard Goulet," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/robert-goulet-9542331 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1938 - Elizabeth E Bailey, University Dean (Carnegie Mellon)8

    1939 - Tina Turner, [Anna Mae Bullock], Brownsville, Texas, singer (Proud Mary)8,20

http://www.biography.com/people/tina-turner-9512276/videos/tina-turner-full-episode-2168796424

    1941 - Lebanon gains independence from France.8

    1941 - FDR establishes modern Thanksgiving holiday 21.

            “This Day In History: 11/26/1941 - FDR Thanksgiving,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.comhttp://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/11/26  (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1949 - India adopts the Constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic.8

    1952 - First modern 3-D movie "Bwana Devil" premieres in Hollywood.8

    1956 - "The Price Is Right" debuts on NBC.8

    1962 - Fab Four have their first recording session under name Beatles.8

    1967 - Cloud burst over Lisbon kills about 4508

    1969 - Lottery for Selective Service draftees bill signed by Pres. Nixon.8

    1969 - Kara Walker, American artist 8, 20.

            "Kara Walker," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/kara-walker-37225 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1970 – In Basse-Terre, Guadalupe, 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) of rain fall and a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever on record.8

    1978 - First lesbian themed TV movie - "Question of Love"8           

    1978 – Peter Facinelli, New York, actor (Dr. Carlisle Cullen-Twilight Series) 20

            "Peter Facinelli," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/peter-facinelli-21041117 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1983 - Chris Hughes, American businessman, co-founder of Facebook.8

    1983 - Heathrow , Airport, robbed of 6800 gold bars worth $38.7 million.8

    1984 - US and Iraq regain diplomatic relations.8

    1990 –Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait.8

    1991 - Condoms are handed out to thousands of New York High School students.8

    1998 - Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament.8

    2003 - Concorde makes its last ever flight over Bristol, England.8 

11/27/2012

    1295 - The first elected representatives from Lancashire were called to Westminster by King Edward I to attend what later became known as "The Model Parliament."8

    1701 - Anders Celsius, Sweden, scientist/inventor (centigrade temp scale) 8, 20.

            "Anders Celsius," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/anders-celsius-9242754 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1746 - Robert Livingston, delivered oath of office to George Washington.8, 20.

            "Robert R. Livingston," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/robert-r-livingston-9383941 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1817 - US soldiers attacked Florida Indian village, beginning Seminole War8

    1826 - John Walker invents friction match in England8

    1839 - American Statistical Association organizes in Boston8

    1885 - Earliest photograph of a meteor shower made8

    1889 - First permit issued to drive a car through Central Park (Curtis P Brady)8

    1890 - First signal box for San Francisco Police Department goes into operation8

    1894 – Forrest Shaklee, founder (Shaklee Products).8

    1895 - Alfred Nobel establishes Nobel prize8

    1901 - US Army War College is est. in Washington DC8

    1909 - James Agee, American author (African Queen, Death In Family) 8, 20.

            "James Agee," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/james-agee-9177159 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1910 - New York's Penn Station opens as world's largest railway terminal8

    1912 - Albanian National Flag adopted8

    1913 - Frances Swem Anderson technologist (nuclear medicine).8

    1914 - First women elected political agent (Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK)8

    1924 - In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.8

    1926 - Restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia begins8

    1940 - Bruce Lee, [Lee Yuen Kam], San Francisco, California, karate star/actor (Green Hornet), (died 1973)8, 20, 21.

            "Bruce Lee," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/bruce-lee-9542095 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

            “Bruce Lee born,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bruce-lee-born (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1942 - Jimi Hendrix, Seattle, Washington, rock guitarist (Purple Hayes), (died 1970).8, 20.  21

                    "Jimi Hendrix," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/jimi-hendrix-9334756 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

            “Jimi Hendrix born,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jimi-hendrix-born (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1948 - Honda first opens in America8

    1951 - First rocket to intercept an airplane, White Sands, New Mexico8

    1951 - Cease-fire & demarcation zone accord signed, Panmunjom Korea8

    1952 - Kathryn Bigelow, San Carlos, California, film director (The Hurt Locker).8, 20.

            "Kathryn Bigelow," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/kathryn-bigelow-546542 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1955 - Bill Nye, the Science Guy, TV host.8, 20.

            "Bill Sanford Nye," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/bill-nye-20950589 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1957 - Caroline Kennedy-Schlossberg, attorney, JFK & Jackie's daughter.8

http://www.biography.com/people/caroline-kennedy-204598/videos/caroline-kennedy-full-episode-2073083171

            "Caroline Kennedy," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/caroline-kennedy-204598 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1960 - Kevin Henkes - (author/illustrator - Olive's Ocean)7

    1960 –Tim Pawlenty, American politician.  8, 20

            "Tim Pawlenty," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/tim-pawlenty-360292 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1962 - First test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place.8 

    1962 - Victoria Gotti, reality TV star 20

            "Victoria Gotti," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/victoria-gotti-11418315 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1965 - First French satellite launched, France becomes third nation in space.8

    1971 - Soviet Mars 2 becomes first spacecraft to crash land on Mars.8

    1972 - Pierre Trudeau forms Canadian government8

    1973 - Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald R Ford as vice president.8

    1976 - Jaleel White, Los Angeles, California, actor (Steve Urkel-Family Matters)8, 20.

            "Jaleel White," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/jaleel-white-20767371 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1999 - The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark, becoming the first elected female prime minister in New Zealand's history.8

    2001 - A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble, Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on it extrasolar planet.8

    2005 - The first partial human face transplant is completed in Amiens, France.8

    2006 - The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Québécois a nation within a unified Canada.    

11/28/2012.
       Loy Kratong Festival (Thailand)5

    1520 - Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing Pacific ocean8, 21.

            “This Day in History: 11/28/1520-Magellan Reaches the Pacific,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.comhttp://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/11/28 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1628 - John Bunyan, England, cleric/author (Pilgrim's Progress) 8, 20.

            "John Bunyan," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/john-bunyan-9231294 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1650 – John Palfijn, Flemish position/inventor (forceps) [or November 25]8

    1660 - London Royal Society forms8

    1757 - William Blake, London, poet/painter (Songs of Innocence & Experience), (died 1827)8, 20.

            "William Blake," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/william-blake-9214491 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1775 -2nd Continental Congress formally establishes U.S. Navy8

    1777 - John Adams replaces Silas Deano 21

            “John Adams replaces Silas Deane,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-adams-replaces-silas-deane (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1805 - John Stephens, US archaeologists found its study of Central America 8, 20.

"John Lloyd Stephens," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/john-lloyd-stephens-9493916 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1814 - The Times in London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience.8

    1821 - Panama declares independence from Spain8

    1837 - John Wesley Hyatt, inventor (celluloid)8

    1843 - Ka Lahui: Hawaiian Independence Day - The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.8

    1853 - Olympia forms as capital of Washington territory.8

    1853 - Helen Magill White, first American woman to earn a PhD.  (Died 1944)8.

    1866 - Henry Bacon, architect (Lincoln Memorial) 8, 20.

            "Henry Bacon," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/henry-bacon-9194681 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1881 – Stefan Zweig, Vienna, Austria, poet/essayist/dramatist (Beware of Pity) 8, 20.

            "Stefan Zweig," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/stefan-zweig-9541946 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1893 - Women vote in a national election for the first time: the New Zealand general election.8

    1895 - America first auto race starts; 6 cars, 55 miles, winner average 7 MPH.8, 21.

            “Duryea Motor Wagon wins first car race in U.S.,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/duryea-motor-wagon-wins-first-car-race-in-us (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1907 – Alberto Moravia, [Pincherie], Italian author (Indifferent Ones) 8, 20.

            "Alberto Moravia," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/alberto-moravia-9414103 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1914 - World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.8, 21.

            “New York Stock Exchange resumes bond trading ,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/new-york-stock-exchange-resumes-bond-trading (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1919 - US-born Lady Astor elected first female member of British Parliament.8, 21.

            “Lady Astor becomes MP,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lady-astor-becomes-mp (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1922 - Capt. Cyril Turner (RAF) gives first skywriting exhibition (NYC) Turner spelled out "Hello USA.  Call Vanderbilt 7200."  47,000 called8

    1925 - Grand Old Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio, Nashville, Tennessee8, 21.

            “The Grand Ole Opry begins broadcasting,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-grand-ole-opry-begins-broadcasting (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1928 - Disney's Steamship Willie premieres - Mickey Mouse is "born"!6

    1929 - Adm. Richard E Byrd makes first South Pole flight.8

    1929 - Berry Gordy Junior, Detroit, record company owner (Motown)8, 20.

            "Berry Gordy Jr.," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/berry-gordy-jr-9316017 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1931 - Ed Young - (author/illustrator Tiger of the Snows - Tenzing Norgay: The Boy Whose Dream Was Everest)7

    1932 - Groucho Marx performed on radio for first time.8

    1936 - Gary Hart, (Sen.-D-Colorado, 1975-86)8, 20.

            "Gary Hart," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/gary-hart-9330068 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1942 - Paul Warfield, NFL/WFL wide receiver (Cleveland, Miami, Memphis) 8, 20.

            "Paul Dryden Warfield," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/paul-warfield-9523849 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1943 - Randy Newman, New Orleans, vocalists (Short People, Love L A, Raindrops)8, 20.

            "Randy Stuart Newman," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/randy-newman-9422601 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1948 - "Hopalong Cassidy" premieres on TV8

    1950 - Ed Harris, Tenafly, New Jersey, actor (Right Stuff, Swing Shift, Walker,Coma) 8, 20.

            "Ed Harris," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/ed-harris-9542135 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1951 - Barber Morgan, Fresno, California, educator/astronaut.  Barbara Morgan was the first teacher-astronaut to complete a shuttle mission on board the Endeavor in 2007.  20

                    "Barbara Radding Morgan," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/barbara-morgan-241439 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1952 – S Epatha Merkerson, Saginaw, Michigan, actress (Jacob's Ladder, Terminator 2) 8, 20.

                    "S. Epatha Merkerson," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/s-epatha-merkerson-9542262 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1958 - US reports first full-range firing of an ICBM8

    1959 - Judd Nelson, Portland, Maine, actor (Breakfast Club, Jack-Suddenly Susan) 8, 20.

            "Judd Nelson," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/judd-nelson-224924 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1960 - CBS radio expands hourly news coverage from 5 to 10 min.8

    1960 - John Galliano, Gibraltar, Spain, fashion designer 8, 20.

            "John Charles Galliano," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/john-galliano-20656947 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1961 - Ernest Davis's first black to win the Heisman Trophy.8

    1962 - Jon Stewart, American comedian8, 20.

            "Jon Stewart," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/jon-stewart-16242282 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1964 - Mariner 4 launched; first probe to fly by Mars8

    1967 - Anna Nicole "Vickie" Smith, Houston, Texas, playmate (May 1992) (died.2007)8

    http://www.biography.com/people/anna-nicole-smith-183547/videos

    http://www.biography.com/people/anna-nicole-smith-183547/videos/anna-nicole-smith-a-rising-star-2087064533

    http://www.biography.com/people/anna-nicole-smith-183547/videos/anna-nicole-smith-pop-icon-2087061969

    1967 - The first pulsating radio source (Pulsar) detected.8

    1975 - As the World Turns and The Edge of Night, the final two American soap operas that had resisted going to pre-taped broadcasts, air their last live episodes.8

    1976 - RyanKwanten, Sydney, Australia, TV actor (True Blood) 8, 20.

            "Ryan Kwanten," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/ryan-kwanten-17188986 (accessed Nov 24, 2012)

    1981 - Bear Bryant wins his 315th game to outdistance Alonzo Stagg & becalmed college football's winningest coach.8

    1984 - Trey Songz, children's activist, songwriter, singer, 20.

            "Trey Songz," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/trey-songz-602402 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

    1986 - Reagan Administration exceeds SALT II arms limitations for first time8

    1990 - Margaret Thatcher resigns as Britain's prime minister, replaced by John Majors8


11/29/2012

526 - Antioch and modern-day Syria struck by an earthquake, about $250,000.  8.

1775 - Sir James Jay invents invisible ink 8

1775 - Congress creates Committee Of Secret Correspondence.  21

            “Congress creates Committee of Secret Correspondence,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-creates-committee-of-secret-correspondence (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

1799 - Amos Bronson Alcott, US educator/poet (Concord Days)8, 20

            "Amos Bronson Alcott," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/bronson-alcott-9179505 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

1803 - Christian Doppler, Salzburg, Austria, physicist (Doppler effect), (died 1853) 8, 20

            "Christian Andreas Doppler," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/christian-johann-doppler-9277346 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

1811 - Wendell Phillips, women's suffrage/anti-slavery/prison reformer 8, 20.

            "Wendell Phillips," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/wendell-phillips-9439680 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

1832 -Louisa May Alcott, Germantown, Pennsylvania, author (Little Women) 7, 8, 20

            "Louisa May Alcott," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/louisa-may-alcott-9179520 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

1849 - Ambrose Fleming, inventor (diode) 8, 20

                    "Sir John Ambrose Fleming," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/john-ambrose-fleming-9296963 (accessed Nov 25, 2012).

1864 - Sand Creek Massacre, Colorado militia kills about 150 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians, including Cheyenne chief one-eye.8, 21.

          “Native Americans are massacred at Sand Creek, Colorado,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/-sand-creek-massacre (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

1870 - Compulsory education proclaimed in England 8

1876 - Nelly Ross, Gov. 20

                    "Nellie Ross," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/nellie-ross-9464392 (accessed Nov 25, 2012).

1877 - Thomas Edison demonstrates handcrank phonograph 8

1887 - US receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii 8

1893 – Ziqiang Inst., today known as Wuhan University, is founded by its Zhitong Zhidong, Gov. of Hubei and Hunan Providences in the late Qing Dynasty of China after his memorial to the throne is approved by the Qing Government.  8

1895 - Busby Berkeley, Los Angeles, California, choreographer 8, 20

            "Busby Berkeley," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/busby-berkeley-9209209 (accessed Nov 25,

1897 - First motorcycle race (Surrey, England) 8

1898 - C S Lewis [Clive Staples], Belfast, sci-fi author (Silver Chair), (died 1963), 7, 8, 20

            "C.S. Lewis," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/cs-lewis-9380969 (accessed Nov 25, 2012).

1908 - Adam Clayton Powell Junior, (Representative-D-New York)/Minister 8, 20

                    "Adam Clayton Powell Jr.," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/adam-clayton-powell-jr-9445619 (accessed Nov 25, 2012).

1910 - The first US patent for inventing the traffic light system is issued to Ernest Srirrine.  8

1915 - Billy Strayhorn, American musician and composer (died 1967) 8, 20

            "Billy Strayhorn," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/billy-strayhorn-9497226 (accessed Nov 25, 2012).

1915 - Fire destroys most of the buildings on Santa Catalina Island, California.  8

1918 - Madeleine L'Engle [Franklin] US, sci-fi author (Ilse, Love Letters)- (children's  author - A Wrinkle in Time)7, 8, 20.

            Madeleine L'Engle," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/madeleine-lengle-9378983 (accessed Nov 25, 2012).

1921 - Coldest day in November and Netherlands (-14.0°C) 8

1929 - Lieut. Cmdr. Richard E Byrd sends "my calculations indicate that we have reached the sanity of South Pole" (He was wrong), 8, 21.

               “Byrd flies over South Pole,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/byrd-flies-over-south-pole (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

 (1932-1942) - Diane Ladd, Meridian, Mississippi, actress (Wild Angels, Wild at Heart).  8,  20

            "Diane Ladd," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/diane-ladd-589272 (accessed Nov 25, 2012).

1932 – Jacques Chirac, French politician 8, 20

          "Jacques Chirac," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/jacques-chirac-38000 (accessed Nov 25, 2012).

1933 - First state liquor stores authorize (Pennsylvania) 8

1941 – Dennis Doherty, Halifax, Canada, rocker (Mamas & The Papas) 8, 20

          "Denny Doherty," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/denny-doherty-507520 (accessed Nov 25, 2012).

1942 - US rations coffee 8, 21.

               “Coffee rationing begins,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/coffee-rationing-begins  (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

1942 – Ann Dunham, anthropologist 20

          "Ann Dunham," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/ann-dunham-434238 (accessed Nov 25, 2012)

1944 - Johns Hopkins Hospital performs first open-heart surgery.  8

1944 - The first surgery (on a human) to correct blue baby syndrome is performed by Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.8

1947 - UN Gen. assembly partitions Palestine between Arabs and Jews.8, 21.

          “This Day in History: 11/29/1947 - Partition of Palestine,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.comhttp://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/11/29 (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

1949 – Garry Shandling, Arizona, comedian (Garry Shandling, Larry Sanders Show) 8, 20

          "Garry Shandling," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/garry-shandling-9542532 (accessed Nov 25, 2012).

1950 - National Council of Church of Christ in US forms8

1951 - First underground atomic explosion, Frenchman Flat, Nevada8.

1952 - President-elect Eisenhower visits Korea to assess war8, 21.

          “Eisenhower goes to Korea,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eisenhower-goes-to-korea (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

1953 - American Airlines begins first regular commercial New York to LA, air service 8

1954 – Joel Coen, Minneapolis, Minnesota, actor/director (Spies Likes Us, Barton Fink) 8, 20.

          "Joel Coen," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/joel-coen-9542607 (accessed Nov 25, 2012).

1955 -Howie Mandel, Toronto, Canada, comedian (Dr. Wayne Fiscus-St. Elsewhere, America's Got Talent) 8, 20.

          "Howie Mandel," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/howie-mandel-399750 (accessed Nov 25, 2012).

1957 - Janet Napolitano, former governor of Arizona, current Homeland Security Secretary 20

               "Janet Napolitano," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/janet-napolitano-20681097 (accessed Nov 25, 2012).

1959 – Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago.  20

               "Rahm Emanuel," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/rahm-emanuel-381074 (accessed Nov 25, 2012).

1961 - Mercury-Atlas 5 carries a chimp (Enos) to orbit8

1962 - Great Britain and France decide to jointly build Concorde8

1962 - Andrew McCarthy, NYC, after (St. Elmo's Fire, Class) 8, 20.

          "Andrew McCarthy," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/andrew-mccarthy-20702929 (accessed Nov 25, 2012).

1963 - LBJ sets up Warren Commission to investigate assassination of JFK8, 21.

               “Johnson establishes Warren Commission,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/johnson-establishes-warren-commission (accessed Nov 24, 2012).

1964 - Don Cheadle, actor (Boogie Nights) 8, 20

          "Don Cheadle," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/don-cheadle-538188 (accessed Nov 25, 2012).

1964 - Roman Catholic Church in US replaces Latin with English8

1965 - Dale Cummings does 14,118 consecutive situps8

1975 - Pres. Ford requires states to provide free education for handicapped8

1995 - CNN/FN, the financial network by Turner Enterprises, launched8

2007 - A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurs also northern coast of Martinique.  This affected the Eastern Caribbean as far north as Puerto Rico and as far south as Trinidad.8

2011 - Dr. Conrad Murray receives four-year sentence in Michael Jackson's death.  21

               “Dr. Conrad Murray receives four-year sentence in Michael Jackson's death,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dr-conrad-murray-receives-four-year-sentence-in-michael-jacksons-death (accessed Nov 24, 2012).


11/30/2012.
    Bonifacio Day (Philippines)5
    Independence Day (Yemen)5
    1782 - The United States and Great Britain sign a peace treaty in Paris, formally ending the Revolutionary War.6
    1835 - Mark Twain - [Samuel Clemens], (author - Huckleberry Finn)7j
    1874 - Lucy Maud Montgomery - (author - Anne of Green Gables)7


    

    

    


    




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