This Week in History

November 22

Grace Acquafredda was born.

James Dionne was born.

Maureen Hagner was born.

Dan Mirkin was born.

Jay Butler was born.


1497 – Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama became the first navigator to sail around the Cape of Good Hope in his search for a sea route to India.

1963 – John F. Kennedy was assassinated.


November 23

Christopher Warren was born.

Nancy Re 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.

Keith Goldberg was born.


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


November 25

Margaret Powers was born.

Jazmine Outlaw was born.

Jim Kohler was born.


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


November 26

Kristen Gulbin was born.

Billy Heeran was born.

Cathi Ryan Lahey was born.

Robert Hauck was born.

Mary O’Brien 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.

Kathryn Dennis was born.


1910 – New York’s Pennsylvania Station opened.


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.

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