Today in History for 29th November 2019

Historical Events

1887 – US receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii
1913 – CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: Hamilton Tigers beat Toronto Parkdale, 44-2; second-largest margin of victory in a Grey Cup final
1924 – CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Queen’s University wins 3rd straight Championship; defeat Toronto Balmy Beach, 11-3
1987 – Joe Montana of SF 49ers completes NFL record of 22 consecutive passes
2008 – 73rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 36-0 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama’s first win in the series in seven years
2009 – CFL Grey Cup, McMahon Stadium, Calgary: Montreal Alouettes come from behind to beat Saskatchewan Roughriders, 28–27 on a 33-yard Damon Duval field goal as time runs out

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Famous Birthdays

1338 – Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, son of Edward III of England, born in Antwerp, Buchy of Brabant (d. 1368)
1894 – Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (d. 1970)
1916 – Frances “Fran” Ryan, American actress (Stripes, The Long Riders), born n Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)
1939 – Peter Bergman, American comedian, (d. 2012)
1956 – Eric Laakso, American football player
1983 – Pamela Brown, American television reporter and newscaster (CNN, ABC WJLA-TV), born in Lexington, Kentucky

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Famous Deaths

1924 – Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer (Mme Butterfly), dies in Brussels at 65
1967 – Theo Marcuse, American character actor (Mara of Wilderness), dies in auto accident at 47
1980 – Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert, dies of a heart attack at 83
1985 – Rik Jacobs, Flemish stage manager, dies at 71
2005 – Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (Back to the Future), dies of breast cancer at 47
2007 – Henry Hyde, American politician (Rep (R) Illinois (1975-2007), dies at 83

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