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Today's Anniversary – Tuesday, November 24


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Births

* 1978 Katherine Heigl American actress and producer.
* 1961 Arundhati Roy Indian writer and social activist.
* 1954 Emir Kusturica Sarajevo-born film director.
* 1948 Spider Robinson American-born Canadian Hugo and Nebula award winning science fiction author.
* 1948 Rudy Tomjanovich Nicknamed Rudy T, is an American basketball player and coach who won two NBA Championships as the head coach of the Houston Rockets, in 1994 and 1995.
* 1944 Dan Glickman American politician.
* 1942 Billy Connolly Comedian, Musician, Presenter, and Actor.
* 1942 Jean Ping Gabonese diplomat and politician who is currently the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union.
* 1925 William F. Buckley American author, conservative journalist, who founded the conservative political magazine National Review in 1955 and hosted the award-winning television show Firing Line from 1966 until 1999.
* 1925 Simon Van der Meer Dutch accelerator physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1984 for his contributions to the project which led to the discovery of the W and Z particles at CERN.
* 1922 Claus Moser British statistician who has made major contributions in both academia and the Civil Service.
* 1922 Martti Siirala Finnish psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and philosopher.
* 1888 Dale Carnegie American writer, lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking and interpersonal skills.
* 1887 Erich von Manstein Served the German military as a lifelong professional soldier.
* 1886 Margaret Caroline Anderson Founder and editor of the celebrated literary magazine The Little Review, which published an extraordinary collection of modern American, English and Irish writers between 1914 and 1929.
* 1882 Eric Rucker Eddison Who wrote under the name E R Eddison, was an English fantasy writer best known for his novels The Worm Ouroboros, Mistress of Mistresses and A Fish Dinner in Memison.
* 1849 Frances Hodgson Burnett English–American playwright and author.
* 1828 George Augustus Henry Sala English journalist.
* 1784 Zachary Taylor Also known as "Old Rough and Ready," was the twelfth President of the United States, serving from 1849 to 1850.
* 1729 Alexander Suvorov Russian Generalissimo.
* 1713 Laurence Sterne Anglo-Irish novelist and clergyman.
* 1632 Baruch Spinoza Social and metaphysical philosopher famous for the elaborate development of his monist philosophy, which has become known as Spinozism.

Deaths

† 2006 George W. S. Trow American essayist, novelist, playwright, and media critic.
† 2002 John Rawls American philosopher, a professor of political philosophy at Harvard University.
† 2001 Melanie Thornton American pop singer who fronted the Eurodance group La Bouche, who formed hits such as "Be My Lover" and "Sweet Dreams" in the mid-1990s.
† 1998 Nicholas Kurti Hungarian-born physicist who lived in Oxford, UK, for most of his life.
† 1997 Barbara (singer) Known as Barbara, was a popular French female singer.
† 1991 Freddie Mercury Born Farrokh Bulsara, was a Parsi-British musician, most famous as the lead singer of the rock band Queen.
† 1990 Fred Shero Canadian professional ice hockey player and head coach, who is most well known for coaching the Philadelphia Flyers to two Stanley Cups.
† 1980 George Raft American film actor and dancer.
† 1958 Robert Cecil Lawyer, politician and diplomat.
† 1946 Laszlo Moholy-Nagy Hungarian painter and photographer as well as professor in the Bauhaus school.
† 1940 James Craig Prominent Irish unionist politician, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party and the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.
† 1929 Georges Clemenceau French journalist, physician and statesman.
† 1860 George Croly Dublin-born poet, novelist, historian, and divine.
† 1572 John Knox Key figure in the Protestant Reformation and spearheaded the Scottish Reformation and the Presbyterian denomination.
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