November 24

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1871 – The National Rifle Association was incorporated in the United Staets.

1874 – Joseph F. Glidden was granted a patent for a barbed fencing material.

1877 – Anna Sewell’s novel “Black Beauty” was published.

1903 – Clyde J. Coleman received the patent for an electric self-starter for an automobile.

1932 – The FBI Science Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opened in Washington, DC.

1963 – In what would become the first live, televised murder, Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy was murdered two days after the assassination, by Jack Ruby in the basement of the police department headquarters in Dallas, TX.

1968 – Ernest Hemingway’s family cottage “Windemere” in Emmett County Michigan was named a National Historic Landmark.

1969 – Apollo 12 landed safely in the Pacific Ocean bringing an end to the second manned mission to land on the moon.

1971 – During a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (aka D.B. Cooper) parachuted from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money. He was never found — dead or alive.

1993 – The movie “Mrs. Doubtfire”, starring Robin Williams and Sally Field, debuted in theaters.

1993 – The U.S. Congress gave its final approval to the Brady handgun control bill.

1996 – Rusty Wallace won the first NASCAR event to be held in Japan.

1996 – Barry Sanders, of the Detroit Lions, set an NFL record when he recorded his eighth straight 1,000-yard season.

1998 – AOL (America Online) announced a deal for their purchase of Netscape for $4.21 billion.

1999 – The animated film “Toy Story 2” debuted in theaters.

2000 – The Supreme Court stepped into the bitter presidential election mess and agreed to consider George W. Bush’s appeal against the hand recounting of ballots in Florida.

2002 – Snoop Dogg’s “Doggy Fizzle Televizzle” debuted on MTV.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Johnny Carver 1940 – Country music singer

Paul Tagliabue 1940 – former Commissioner of the National Football League

Pete Best 1941 – Musician (early member of The Beatles)

Billy Connolly 1942 – Actor (“Water”, “Indecent Proposal”, “Pocahontas”, “Muppet Treasure Island”, “Mrs. Brown”, “The Last Samurai”, “Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties”, “Open Season”, “Open Season 2”, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”)

Lee Michaels 1945 – Singer (“Do You Know What I Mean”)

Dwight Schultz 1947 – Actor (TV’s “The A-Team”, “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, “Star Trek: Voyager”, movie “Star Trek: First Contact”)

Stanley Livingston 1950 – Actor (Played Chip Douglas on TV’s “My Three Sons”)

Clem Burke 1954 – Drummer (Blondie)

Denise Crosby 1957 – Actress (TV’s “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, movie “Trekkies”)

Chad Taylor 1970 – Guitarist (Live)

Colin Hanks 1977 – Actor (“King Kong”, “Orange County”, “The House Bunny”, TV’s “Dexter”, “Roswell”, “The Good Guys”)

Katherine Heigl 1978 – Actress (TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Roswell”, movies “The Ugly Truth”, “Killers”, “One for the Money”, “27 Dresses”, “Knocked Up”)

Sarah Hyland 1990 – Actress (Plays Haley Dunphy on TV’s “Modern Family”)

 

TODAY IS:

Buy Nothing Day

Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day

Flossing Day

Maize Day

Systems Engineer Day

 

For additional information check out websites like: www.on-this-day.comwww.born-today.com, www.famousbirthdays.com, and www.daysoftheyear.com.

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