This Week in History


November 25

Margaret Powers was born.

Jimmy Kohler was born.

Bernadette Mahoney was born.

Jazmine Outlaw was born.

Marissa Bernowitz 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.

1998 - Tony Blair became the first British prime minister to speak to the Irish parliament.

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.


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!



Sean Boyle was born.

Julia Dionne 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.

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