This Week in History

November 23

Christopher Warren was born.

Nancy Cregan was born.

Mary Ryan was born.


1945- The United States stopped rations after World War II. However, sugar rations still existed.


November 24

Sheila Dalton was born.

Mary Sanford was born.


1963 -Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK’s accused assassin, in the garage of Dallas police headquarters.

1971 – D. B. Cooper parachuted from a Northwest Airlines flight with $200,000.


November 25

Margaret Powers was born.

Jazmine Outlaw was born.


2002 – President George W. Bush signed into law the Department of Homeland Security and named Tom Ridge as head.


November 26

Billy Heeran was born.

Cathi Ryan Lahey was born.

Robert Hauck was born.


1789  – The first national Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. was proclaimed by President George Washington.

2000 – Katherine Harris certified George W. Bush the winner in Florida’s presidential balloting.


November 27

Katie Honan was born.

Melissa Fallon was born.

Prerana Reddy was born.


1910 – New York’s Pennsylvania Station opened.

1973 – Gerald R. Ford was confirmed by the Senate to become vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew.


November 28

1520 – Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan passed through the strait which bears his name to the Pacific Ocean.

1990 – Margaret Thatcher resigned as prime minister of Great Britain; John Major took over.


November 29

Greg Sullivan was born.


1986 – Actor Cary Grant died in Davenport, Iowa, at age 82.

2001 – Beatle George Harrison died of cancer.


November 30

1940 – Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were married.

2004 – Ken Jennings ended his 74-game winning spree on the game show, Jeopardy!

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