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November 20, 2009

This Day in History: Nov. 22:

1497: Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama became the first navigator to sail around the Cape of Good Hope in his search for a sea route to India. 1718: Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard the pirate, was killed off the east coast of North America. 1842: Mount St. Helens in Washington state erupted. Ash fallout reached as far as 48 miles away. 1906: "S-O-S" was adopted as a distress signal at the International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin. 1943: President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek met in Cairo to discuss measures for defeating Japan. 1963: President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. 1990: Margaret Thatcher announced her resignation as prime minister of the United Kingdom. -- from Infoplease website

Famous birthdays today (besides yours): First lady Abigail Adams, 1744; Novelist George Eliot, 1819; General Charles De Gaulle, 1890; Comedian Rodney Dangerfield, 1921; Actress Geraldine Page, 1924; Actor Robert Vaughn ("The Man from U.N.C.L.E."), 1932; Actor Michael Callan, 1935; Comedian-director Terry Gilliam ("Monty Python"), 1940; Singer Jesse Colin Young, of The Youngbloods, 1941; Tennis player Billie Jean King, 1943; Guitarist-actor Little Steven ("The Sopranos"), 1950; Bassist Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads, 1950; Actor Richard Kind ("Spin City," "Mad About You"), 1956; Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, 1958; Actress Mariel Hemingway, 1961; Actress Scarlett Johannson, 1984. -- from Infoplease and Yahoo!News websites

Posted by Lynn at November 20, 2009 10:05 AM


I suggest admin can set up a forum, so that we can talk and communicate.

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