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November 24

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1999A Chinese ferry boat catches fire and sinks, killing nearly 300 passengers and crew.
 
1995Irish voters approve a measure to legalize divorce.
 
1987A US-USSR accord is reached over the disarmament of short- and medium-range nuclear weapons.
 
1972Don Kirshner debuts his Friday night music show, In Concert, featuring top music acts on ABC TV.
 
1971Hijacker D.B. Cooper parachutes from a NW Airlines 727 over SW Washington state with $200,000 in ransom money.
 
1969The crew of Apollo 12, the world's second lunar landing mission, splashes down in the Pacific.
 
1964Washington, DC, residents are allowed to vote in a US presidential election.
 
1963Lee Harvey Oswald, suspected assassin of US president Kennedy, is shot by Jack Ruby.
 
1950The musical Guys and Dolls debuts at the 46th Street Theatre in New York City.
 
1871The National Rifle Association is incorporated.
 
1859  Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species is published today.
 

Born today:

1970  Chad Taylor - guitarist (Live)

1962  Gary Stonadge - bassist (Big Audio Dynamite)

1962  John Squire - guitarist (Stone Roses)

1957  Denise Crosby - actress (Star Trek: Next Generation)

1957  Chris Hayes - guitarist (Huey Lewis and The News)

1955  Clement Burke - drummer (Blondie)

1948  Rudy Tomjanovich - basketball coach

1946  Lee Michaels - singer

1946  Ted Bundy - serial killer

1941  Donald 'Duck' Dunn - bassist (Booker T. and The MG's, Mar-Keys)

1941  Pete Best - drummer (The Beatles [replaced by Ringo Starr])

1939  Jim Yester - guitarist, saxophonist (The Association)

1938  Oscar Robertson - basketball player

1925  William F. Buckley, Jr. - TV host (Firing Line)

1921  John Lindsay - New York City Mayor

1912  Teddy Wilson - jazz pianist

1888  Dale Carnegie - author (How to Win Friends and Influence People)

1868  Scott Joplin - ragtime composer (The Entertainer)

1784  Zachary Taylor - 12th US president

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Sagittarius (The Archer)   Sagittarius    

(The Archer)

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