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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 - The Beatles' 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!

 

DECEMBER 1

Sean Boyle was born.

Julia Dionne was born.

Chris Thomas was born.

 

1824 - The presidential election between John Q. Adams, Andrew Jackson, William Crawford, and Henry Clay was turned over to the House of Representatives due to the lack of an electoral vote majority.

1998 - Exxon and Mobil agreed to merge, creating the world's largest corporation.

 

DECEMBER 2

Olivia Becker was born.

Mike Scala was born.

 

1804 - Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned emperor of France in Paris by Pope Pius VII.

 

DECEMBER 3

Barbara King was born.

Lola Star was born.

Diane Cardwell was born.

 

1833 - Oberlin College in Ohio became the first coed institution of higher learning in the U.S.

1967 - Dr. Christiaan N. Barnard performed the world's first successful human heart transplant.

 

DECEMBER 4

1783 - George Washington delivered his farewell address to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York City.

1993 - Rock musician and composer Frank Zappa died at age 52.

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