11/30/2020

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Birthdays
1667 - Jonathan Swift
1835 - Mark Twain
1874 - Winston Churchill
1923 - Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
1929 - Dick Clark
1930 - G. Gordon Liddy
1936 - Abbie Hoffman
1955 - Billy Idol
1978 - Clay Aiken
1965 - Ben Stiller
1954 - June Pointer
1920 - Virginia Mayo
1667 - Jonathan Swift
1962 - Bo Jackson

Quote
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
-- Oscar Wilde

History
1940 - Desi Arnaz and Lucy eloped to Greenwich, Connecticut.

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

1954 - In Sylacauga, AL, Elizabeth Hodges was injured when a meteorite crashed through the roof of her house. The rock weighed 8-pounds.

1897 - Thomas Edison's own motion picture projector had its first commercial exhibition.

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

1803 - Spain completed the process of ceding Louisiana to France.

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

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