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Daily Calendar for Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Born

  • Andrea Palladio (architect)
  • Jonathan Swift (satirist)
  • Mark Twain (writer; pen name, Mark Twain; real name, Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
  • Sir Winston Churchill (British Prime Minister)
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery (author)
  • Donald Ogden Stewart (actor)
  • Clyfford Still (artist)
  • Virginia Mayo (actress)
  • Dick Clark (entertainer)
  • David Mamet (dramatist)
  • Mandy Patinkin (actor & singer)
  • Billy Idol (singer)
  • Bo Jackson (football & baseball player)
  • Clay Aiken (singer)
  • Elisha Cuthbert (actress)
  • Kaley Cuoco (actress)
  • Dylan Cash (actor)

Died

  • Oscar Wilde (writer)
  • Sister Kenny (nurse who developed a method for treating victims of the disease infantile paralysis)
  • Johnny Roventini (radio and TV ad pitchman in the 1930s and 40s)
  • Gertrude Ederle (first woman to swim the English Channel)
  • Pierre Berton (author)
  • Evel Knievel (stunt motorcyclist)
  • Paul Walker (actor)
  • Jim Nabors (actor and singer)
  • George H.W. Bush (41st U.S. president)

Events

  • Anniversary of Mark Twain’s birth
  • The Mason jar developed by John Mason was patented
  • U.S. patent was issued to Johann Waehner of New York City for a necktie fastener
  • Comedienne Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz married
  • Meteorite hit Ann Hodges in her home in Sylacauga, Alabama
  • Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics scored his 20,000th career point
  • 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.
  • Discovery of 215 fossilized pterosaur eggs in Gobi Desert, China, announced

Weather

  • The Erie Canal closed due to severely cold weather
  • A Midwest cold wave brought a temperature of 17 degrees below zero F to Minneapolis
  • A tornado claimed 2 lives in Simsboro, Louisiana

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