This Week in History


November 22

Grace Acquafredda was born.

James Dionne was born.

Maureen Hagner was born.

Dan Mirkin was born.


1497 - Portuguese explorer Vasco da 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 Cregan was born.

Mary Ryan was born.


1889 - The first jukebox was installed at the Palais Royal Saloon in San Francisco.


November 24

Mary Sanford was born.

Kate Horan 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

Marissa Bernowitz was born.

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.

1975 - Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson, was found guilty of trying to assassinate President Ford.


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.