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Calendar for November 30th, 2014

Advent Sunday

Advent Sunday is a liturgical period preceding Christmas, beginning in Western churches on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and observed by many as a season of prayer, fasting, and penitence. Advent Sunday marks the beginning of the ecclesiastical year.

1500s

  • Born 1508: Andrea Palladio (architect)

  • 1660s

  • Born 1667: Jonathan Swift (satirist)

  • 1830s

  • Born 1835: Mark Twain (writer; pen name, Mark Twain; real name, Samuel Langhorne Clemens)

  • 1835: Anniversary of Mark Twain's birth

  • 1850s

  • 1858: The Mason jar developed by John Mason was patented

  • 1870s

  • Born 1874: Lucy Maud Montgomery (author)

  • Born 1874: Sir Winston Churchill (British Prime Minister)

  • 1890s

  • Born 1894: Donald Ogden Stewart (actor)

  • 1900s

  • Died 1900: Oscar Wilde (writer)

  • Born 1904: Clyfford Still (artist)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1920: Virginia Mayo (actress)

  • Born 1929: Dick Clark (entertainer)

  • 1940s

  • 1940: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz married

  • Born 1947: David Mamet (dramatist)

  • 1950s

  • Died 1952: Sister Kenny (nurse who developed a method for treating victims of the disease infantile paralysis)

  • Born 1952: Mandy Patinkin (actor & singer)

  • 1954: Meteorite hit Ann Hodges in her home in Sylacauga, Alabama

  • Born 1955: Billy Idol (singer)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1962: Bo Jackson (football & baseball player)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1978: Clay Aiken (singer)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1982: Elisha Cuthbert (actress)

  • Born 1985: Kaley Cuoco (actress)

  • 1990s

  • 1990: Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics scored his 20,000th career point

  • Born 1994: Dylan Cash (actor)

  • Died 1998: Johnny Roventini (radio and TV ad pitchman in the 1930s and 40s)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2003: Gertrude Ederle (first woman to swim the English Channel)

  • Died 2004: Pierre Berton (author)

  • Died 2007: Evel Knievel (stunt motorcyclist)

  • 2010s

  • 2011: A pristine copy of Action Comics #1, famed for the first appearance of Superman, sold for $2,161,000. It was the first comic book to break the $2 million mark.

  • Died 2013: Paul Walker (actor)


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