November 25

Scott Winters, Realtor

A quick look at Today in History, check out some Celebrity Birthdays, and find out what Days of the Year to celebrate.



1715 – Sybilla Thomas Masters became the first American to be granted a patent for cleaning and curing Indian corn.

1867 – Alfred Nobel patented dynamite.

1884 – J.B. Meyenberg received the patent for evaporated milk.

1951 – Steam power ended on the Pere Marquette Railroad as the last active “Berkshire” engine was sent to Grand Rapids, MI to be decommissioned.

1955 – The Interstate Commerce Commission banned racial segregation on interstate trains and buses.

1957 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffered a stroke.

1963 – President John F. Kennedy was buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC.

1984 – Band Aid’s charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, written by Bob Geldof and Ultravox singer Midge Ure, was recorded at Notting Hill studio in London. Thirty-six artists participated in the fundraiser, which aided Ethiopian famine relief and lead to Live Aid in July 1985.

1986 – President Ronald Reagan and Attorney Gen. Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to rebels in Nicaragua. National Security Advisor John Poindexter resigned and Oliver North was fired.

1992 – The movie “The Bodyguard” was released in theaters.

1992 – Disney’s animated movie “Sinbad” debuted in theaters.

1996 – Disney ended their nighttime parade, The Main Street Electric Parade, after a 24 year run.

1999 – Elian Gonzales, a young Cuban boy who became the subject of a furious legal battle, was rescued by fisherman while floating in an inner tube off the coast of Florida.

2008 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened a New York annex, focused on artists from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

2018 – The Camp Fire, in northern California, was finally contained after it destroyed 18,793 structures and killed 88 people.



Matt Clark – 87 years old (1936) – Actor (TV’s “The Jeff Foxworthy Show”, movies “A Million Ways To Die In The West”, “Back to the Future Part III”, “The Outlaw Josey Wales”)

Bev Bevan – 79 years old (1944) – Drummer (Electric Light Orchestra)

Ben Stein – 79 years old (1944) – Writer, lawyer, actor, commentator (TV’s “Win Ben Stein’s Money”, movies “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, “The Mask”, “Son of the Mask”)

John Larroquette – 76 years old (1947) – Actor (TV’s “Boston Legal”, “Night Court”, “Baa Baa Black Sheep”, “The John Larroquette Show”)

Tracey Walter – 76 years old (1947) – Character Actor

Ray Bentley – 63 years old (1960) – USFL and NFL football player, TV analyst, author. Born in Grand Rapids, MI.

Amy Grant – 63 years old (1960) – Singer

Cris Carter – 58 years old (1965) – Former NFL wide receiver, ESPN analyst

Christina Applegate – 52 years old (1971) – Actress (Played Kelly Bundy on TV’s “Married With Children”, “Samantha Who?”, “Up All Night”, movies “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”, “Grand Theft Parsons”, “Hall Pass”)

Katie Cassidy – 37 years old (1986) – Actress (TV’s “Supernatural”, “Arrow”, “Supernatural”, “Melrose Place”, “Gossip Girl”, “Harper’s Island”, movies “Black Christmas”, “Click”, “Taken”, “Monte Carlo”, “The Scribbler”, “When a Stranger Calls”, “The Lost”, “A Nightmare on Elm Street”)



Black Friday

Blase’ Day

Buy Nothing Day

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day

International Systems Engineer Day

Maize Day

National Day of Listening

National Flossing Day

National Play Day with Dad

National Parfait Day

Native American Heritage Day

Shopping Reminder Day

Sinkie Day

You’re Welcome Giving Day


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1 Comment

  1. Kay Jaarsma
    November 25, 2018 - 9:25 pm

    Thanks, Scott. Very interesting. One birthday they missed was JFK jr. Sorry to hear about Scooby. It’s so hard to lose a good friend. I remember when you got him. I’m thinking that Moose is missing him too.


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