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Thursday, November 30, 2006

NOVEMBER, Last Workday

by @ 4:00 am. Date Category: Movable Dates

International Computer Security Day


by @ 3:00 am. Date Category: Holidays

Stay Home Because You’re Well Day
Judge A Book By Its Cover Day
Squirrel Hunt Day
You’re Welcome Day
St. Andrew’s Day (patron of Scotland, Greece, Russia, golfers, fishermen, sailors, spinsters; against gout, neck problems)
Ham and Roast Beef Night
Computer Security Day
North Vietnam Old Independence Day
Barbados Independence Day
Whisp and Thread Fair (Fairy)
National Mousse Day
Youth Day (Upper Volta)
Benin National Day
St. Frumentius’ Day (Greek)
Aden Independence Day
International Night II (David Letterman)
Bonifacio Day (aka Heroes’ Day; Philippines)


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Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Mark Twain
Jonathan Swift
Winston Churchill
David Mamet
Andrea Palladio
Clyfford Still
Leonard Marinaccio
Abbie Hoffman
Virginia Mayo
Andrea Palladio
Mandy Patinkin
Bo Jackson
Dick Clark
Eric Edwards
Robert Guillaume
Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Shirley Chisholm
Anres Bonifacio
Philip Sidney
Bob Grill
Richard Crenna
Carrie Jean Yazel (Pb 5/91)
Paul Stookey
Bill Walsh
Roy “Link” Lyman
Andrea Doria
Billy Idol
Mike Espy
G. Gordon Liddy

EVENTS 11.30

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1st Detective Story published
Kukla, Fran & Ollie debuted
Oat Crushing Machine patented
1st Meteor to hit a woman
Dahomey changed its name to Benin (1975)
Threshing Machine invented
Statute of Ramses II found (1991)
Claude Monet died (1954)
Oscar Wilde died (1900)
Crystal Palace destroyed by fire (1936)
Mother Jones died (1930)
Women 1st voted in France (1919)
US sent warships to Hankow, China (1925)
1st Australian Grand Prix held (1985)
Brewery millionaire Alfred Heineken kidnapped (1983)
Red Army blew up head of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt (1989)
John Poindexter and Oliver North fired by Ronald Reagan after Iran-Contra scandal (1986)
Provisional Treaty signed ending American Revolutionary War (1782)
Ground broken on El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadelupe
Bavarian law imposed severe penalties for using anything but braley, hops & water (1487)
Kidnapped Alfred Heineken freed by police (1983)
Sun Valley Brewing opened (Idaho; 1993)
Mount St. helena Brewing opened (California; 1996)

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


by @ 3:00 am. Date Category: Holidays

Feast of Great Expectations
Newspaper Day
Festival of the Sons of Saturn
National Chocolates Day
St. Saturnius’ Day
Fairy Flute Fantasy (Fairy)
Parliament Night
Square Dance Day
Yugoslavia Old Independence Day
St. Cuthbert Mayne’s Day
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (UN)
St. Sernin’s Day


by @ 2:00 am. Date Category: Birthdays

C.S. Lewis
Louis May Alcott
Garry Shandling
Christian Doppler
John Mayall
C. Monteverdi
Busby Berkeley
Darron Welch (1967)
Wilhelm Riedlin (1850)
Gregory Gillespie
James Rosenquist
Gaetano Donizetti
Madeleine L’Engle
Ted Danson
Charles Thomson
Petra Kelly
Chuck Mangione
Walter Brendt
Morrison R. Waite
Wendell Phillips
Robert Devereux
Suzy Chaffee
Antonio Moniz
Cathy Moriarity
Howie Mandel
Diane Ladd
Jacques Rene Chirac
Christian Doppler
Vin Scully
Paul Simon
Bill Freehan
Minnie Minoso
Tracy Johnson
Rich Camarillo
Nellie Tayloe Ross

EVENTS 11.29

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1st Paper made in US
Stock Market Crash
1st English newspaper published (1641)
King Tut’s Tomb discovered (1922)
San Jose founded
Cary Grant died (1987)
Technicolor US Money 1st proposed
1st Army-Navy Football Game (Navy won 24-0; 1890)
Czechoslovakia voted out Communist Rule (1989)
Ice discovered on the Moon (1996)
Compulsory education began in UK (1870)
LBJ appointed the Warren Commission (1963)
1st English newspaper published (1641)
Natalie Wood drowned (1981)
Carl Nielsen’s Saul and David premiered (1902)
Allied leaders FDR, Churchill, and Stalin 1st met (Tehran; 1943)
Novelist Maxim Gorky expelled from USSR Communist Party (1909)
Haiti cancelled its presidential elections (1987)
Richard Byrd flew over the South Pole (1929)
National Viewers’ and Listeners’ Association formed (UK; 1965)
1st Nationally broadcast NFL football game (Thanksgiving, 1934)
93-car pile-up on Interstate 5, Los Angeles, California (17 died; 1991)
Gymnist Nadia Comaneci escaped Hungary and asked for political asylum (1989)
150 Indian warriors, women & children killed by US Calvary at San Creek, Colorado (1864)
Beatles’ Come Together/Something reached No. 1 (1969)
Narragansett Brewing reached the 1-million barrel mark (1961)
Firehouse Brewing opened (South Dakota; 1991)
Harbor Docks Seafood & Brewery opened (Florida; 1996)
Kimberley Brewing opened (Canada; 1996)

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


by @ 3:00 am. Date Category: Holidays

Make Your Own Head Day
National French Toast Day
Mauritania Independence Day
Goddess Month of Astraea begins
Runic half-month of Is (stasis) begins
Ascension of ‘abdu’l-Baha (baha’i)
Feast of the Miraculous Medal
St. Catherine Laboure’s Day
Panama Independence Day
Albania Independence Day
St. Simeon Metaphrastes’ Day
Chad Republic Day


by @ 2:00 am. Date Category: Birthdays

William Blake
Claude Levi-Strauss
Jean-Baptiste Lully
Anton Rubenstein
Friedrich Engels
Brooks Atkinson
Ed Harris
Gary Hart
John Hyatt
Nancy Mitford
John Bunyan
Alexander Godunov
Karin Taylor (Pb 6/96)
Alberto Moravia
Louis Morris
Anna Nicole Smith
Judd Nelson
Paul Warfield
Alberto Moravia
Berry Gordy Jr.
Randy Newman
James O. Eastland
Roy Tarpley
Paul Shaffer
Vickie Smith (Pb 5/92)
Rita Mae Brown
Emmet Grogan
Matt Williams
Henry Bacon
Joni Mattis (Pb 11/60)
Randy Newman
Gloria Grahame
Hope Lange
Dave Righetti
Jeff Jaeger
Rita Mae Brown

EVENTS 11.28

by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Chewing Gum patented
1st Polaroid Camera for sale (1948)
John Lennon performed on stage for last time
Margaret Thatcher finally stood down (1990)
1st Floodlights used
Magellan became 1st European in Pacific Ocean (1520)
1st Automobile Race (1895)
Cocoanut Grove, Boston burned down (1941)
1st German Air Raid on London (WW 1)
Washington Irving died (1859)
Coffee 1st rationed in WW2 (1942)
1st US Post Office established (1783)
Chinese entered the Korean War (1950)
Women got the vote in Austria (1905)
1st Female MP elected (UK; 1919)
Maternity Leave 1st legally allowed (France; 1909)
100,000 demonstrated in Rome against fascism (1970)
Iranian government banned religious marches (1978)
Cape Canaveral renamed Cape Kennedy
ShangriLas’ Leader of the Pack reached No. 1 (1964)
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes’ (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life reached No. 1 (1987)
Frank “Whispering Jack” Carter made head of Scotland Yard’s Flying Squad, Robbery Division
On his 2nd voyage, Columbus found the Hispaniola colony destroyed (1493)
Caracas, Venezuela residents witness UFOs and aliens resembling small, hairy apemen (1954)
Anchor Steam label 1st printed in modern times (1968)
Philadelphia Brewing / Sam Adams Brewhouse opened (now Nodding Head Brewing, Pennsylvania; 1989)
Queen City Brewing opened (Ohio; 1994)
Mission Springs Brewing opened (Canada; 1996)
Smoky Mountain Brewing opened (Tennessee; 1996)

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