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Calendar for November 25th, 2013

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Born 1787: Franz Gruber (composer)

1817: First sword-swallower performance in the U.S.

Born 1835: Andrew Carnegie (industrialist)

1872: Last log entry for Mary Celeste before crew disappeared

1874: Greenback Party (originally, National Independent Party) organized

Born 1878: Georg Kaiser (dramatist)

Born 1896: Virgil Thomson (composer)

Born 1900: Helen Gahagan Douglas (politician)

Born 1914: Joe DiMaggio (baseball player)

1915: Albert Einstein formulated his general theory of relativity

1922: The first door to King Tut's tomb was opened

Born 1947: John Larroquette (actor)

Born 1960: John F. Kennedy, Jr. (son of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy)

Born 1960: Amy Grant (singer)

1963: President John F. Kennedy was buried at 3:34 pm EST in Arlington National Cemetery

Died 1968: Upton Sinclair (writer)

Born 1971: Christina Applegate (actress)

1975: Robert S. Ledley granted a patent for CAT scan

1976: Rene Levesque became premier of Quebec

Born 1981: Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Welch Bush (fraternal twin daughters of President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush)

1995: Ireland voted to legalize divorce

Died 1998: Flip Wilson (actor & comedian)

2011: Partial eclipse of the Sun