November 25

TODAY IN HISTORY:

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 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.

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.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Matt Clark 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 1944 – Musician (Electric Light Orchestra)

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

Tracey Walter 1947 – Character Actor

Ray Bentley 1960 – USFL and NFL football player, TV Analyst. Born in Grand Rapids, MI.

Amy Grant 1960 – Singer

Cris Carter 1965 – Former NFL wide receiver, ESPN analyst

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

Katie Cassidy 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”)

 

TODAY IS:

Parfait Day

Small Business Saturday

Shopping Reminder 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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