This Week in History

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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.

Jon Sorocki was born.

 

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

1980 – Sister Maura Clarke, a missionary nun, was assassinated in El Salvador.

 

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.

 

DECEMBER 5

Dan Guarino was born.

 

1791 - Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in Vienna, Austria, at age 35.

1933 - The 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing prohibition, was ratified.

 

DECEMBER 6

Patricia McFadden was born.

Tori Dresch was born.

Sophia Skeans was born.

 

1884 - Construction of the Washington Monument was completed.

1973 - Gerald Ford was sworn in as vice president, replacing Spiro T. Agnew.

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