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Daily Calendar for Sunday, November 28, 2021

Born

  • William Blake (poet) –
  • Friedrich Engels (philosopher) –
  • Earl Grey (Canadian Governor General 1904 - 1911) –
  • James Connolly (first champion of modern Olympics) –
  • Henry Bacon (architect) –
  • Alberto Moravia (writer) –
  • Berry Gordy, Jr. (founder of Motown Records) –
  • Gary Hart (politician) –
  • Paul Warfield (football player) –
  • Randy Newman (singer & songwriter) –
  • Alexander Godunov (composer, ballet dancer, & actor) –
  • Paul Shaffer (musician & composer) –
  • Dave Righetti (baseball player) –
  • Judd Nelson (actor) –
  • Jon Stewart (actor) –
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead (actress) –
  • Scarlett N. Pomers (actress) –

Died

  • Washington Irving (writer) –
  • James Naismith (invented game of basketball) –
  • Dwight Davis (tennis player) –
  • Garry Moore (comedian) –
  • Leslie Nielsen (actor) –
  • Dale Armstrong (drag racer) –

Events

  • Navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific, emerging from what is now known as the Strait of Magellan–
  • Banff Hot Springs Reserve (later renamed Banff National Park) established–
  • North Pacific Canning Company formed, British Columbia–
  • First recorded automobile race in America. Six cars left Chicago’s Jackson Park for a 54 mile race to Evanston, Illinois, and back through the snow–
  • Grand Ole Opry made its radio debut–
  • In Boston, Massachusetts, a fire in the Cocoanut Grove night club killed 492 people–
  • John Lennon made a concert appearance at NYC’s Madison Square Garden–
  • U.S. bill signed allowing states to set their own speed limits–

Weather

  • Thomas Jefferson recorded in his journal: β€œIt is so cold that the freezing of the ink on the point of my pen renders it difficult to write.”–
  • A storm on Lake Superior damaged 29 ships–
  • A Lake Superior storm caused waves 20 to 40 feet high–

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