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November 30th Today's Highlights in History

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Monday, November 30th
The 334th day of 2009.
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Today's Highlights in History

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   On Nov. 30, 1995, President Clinton became the first U.S. chief executive to visit Northern Ireland. (Go to article.)

On Nov. 30, 1874, Sir Winston Churchill, the British statesman, orator and author who served as prime minister during World War II, was born. Following his death on Jan. 24, 1965, his obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. | Other Birthdays)
Editorial Cartoon of the Day
   
   On November  30, 1872, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the Great Boston Fire of 1872. (See the cartoon and read an explanation.)
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1782    The United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War.

1804    Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase went on trial, accused of political bias. He was acquitted by the Senate.

1835    Author Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Mo.

1874    British statesman Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

1900    Author Oscar Wilde died at age 46.

1962    U Thant of Burma was elected secretary-general of the United Nations, succeeding the late Dag Hammarskjold.

1966    The former British colony of Barbados became independent.

1979    The album "The Wall" by Pink Floyd was released.

1981    The United States and the Soviet Union opened negotiations in Geneva aimed at reducing nuclear weapons in Europe.

1993    President Bill Clinton signed into law the Brady bill, which requires a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases and background checks of prospective buyers.

1993    Authorities in California arrested Richard Allen Davis, who confessed to abducting and killing 12 year-old Polly Klaas of Petaluma.

1999    The opening of a 135-nation trade gathering in Seattle was disrupted by at least 40,000 demonstrators, some of whom clashed with police.

2001    Robert Tools, the first person to receive a fully self-contained artificial heart, died in Louisville, Ky., after living with the device for 151 days.

2004    Ken Jennings' streak of 74 wins on the TV game show "Jeopardy!" comes to an end.

Current Birthdays

Lawrence Summers turns 55 years old today.

AP Photo/Ron Edmonds Presidential economic adviser Lawrence Summers turns 55 years old today.


91    Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Actor

82    Robert Guillaume
Actor ("Benson")

80    Dick Clark
Producer, TV personality ("American Bandstand")

79    G. Gordon Liddy
Radio talk show host

72    Jimmy Bowen
Country singer, recording executive

72    Ridley Scott
Director ("Gladiator," "Black Hawk Down")

66    Rob Grill
Singer (The Grassroots)

66    Terrence Malick
Writer, director

64    Roger Glover
Rock musician (Deep Purple)

62    David Mamet
Playwright

59    Margaret Whitton
Actress

57    Mandy Patinkin
Actor, singer

56    Shuggie Otis
Musician

55    Jeannie Kendall
Country singer (The Kendalls)

54    Richard Burr
U.S. senator, R-N.C.

54    Billy Idol
Rock singer

52    John Ashton
Rock musician (The Psychedelic Furs)

52    Colin Mochrie
Comedian ("Who's Line Is It Anyway?")

52    Margaret Spellings
Former secretary of education

47    Bo Jackson
Pro athlete

46    Jalil
Rapper (Whodini)

44    Ben Stiller
Actor, director

40    Mike Stone
Rock musician (Queensryche)

38    Ivan Rodriguez
Baseball player

34    Mindy McCready
Country singer

31    Clay Aiken
Singer ("American Idol")

29    Shane Victorino
Baseball player

27    Elisha Cuthbert
Actress ("24")

24    Kaley Cuoco
Actress ("The Big Bang Theory")

Historic Birthdays

Sir Winston Churchill

11/30/1874 - 1/24/1965
English statesman and prime minister (1940-45, 1951-55)
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93    Andrea Doria
11/30/1466 - 11/25/1560
Italian admiral and naval leader

71    Andrea Palladio
11/30/1508 - 8/19/1580
Italian architect

77    Jonathan Swift
11/30/1667 - 10/19/1745
Anglo-Irish author and satirist

51    John Toland
11/30/1670 - 3/11/1722
Irish-born British religious philospher

66    William Livingston
11/30/1723 - 7/25/1790
First governor of New Jersey

70    Oliver Winchester
11/30/1810 - 12/11/1880
American gun and ammunition manufacturer; developed the Winchester rifle

74    Mark Twain
11/30/1835 - 4/21/1910
American author

45    Frederick Charles Cavendish
11/30/1836 - 5/6/1882
English statesman

50    I.J. Singer
11/30/1893 - 2/10/1944
Polish-born American author

85    Donald Ogden Stewart
11/30/1894 - 8/2/1980
American playwright and actor


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