Wednesday, November 30, 2016

History for November 30

History for November 30 -
Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835 - Writer ("Tom Sawyer," "Huckleberry Finn"), Winston Churchill (Britain) 1874, Allan Sherman 1924

Richard Crenna 1926, Dick Clark 1929 - Television personality ("American Bandstand"), G. Gordon Liddy 1930 - Radio talk show host, convicted for his role in the Watergate burglaries in 1972

1782 - The United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War.

1853 - During the Crimean War, the Russian fleet attacked and destroyed the Turkish fleet at the battle of Sinope.

1858 - John Landis Mason received a patent for the first pepper shaker with a screw-on cap.

1875 - A.J. Ehrichson patented the oat-crushing machine.

1940 - Lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married.

1954 - In Sylacauga, AL, Elizabeth Hodges was injured when a meteorite crashed through the roof of her house. The rock weighed 8½-pounds.

1971 - ABC-TV aired "Brian's Song." The movie was about Chicago Bears' Brian Picolo and his friendship with Gale Sayers.

1989 - PLO leader Yasser Arafat was refused a visa to enter the United States in order to address the U.N. General Assebly in New York City.

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