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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Today's Tuesday Timeline Is Abbreviated...

Sorry I haven't been on here in a while.  I spent most of the weekend battling a stomach virus that came out of nowhere, and I am still not feeling the greatest.

As a result, I'm posting an abbreviated Tuesday Timeline entry.  While I did have a topic planned, I am in no condition to elaborate more.  So until I feel better, you'll have to settle for this instead.

Today is November 24.  Let's see what sorts of things were going on in the world at that time.

1429 - Joan of Arc unsuccessfully besieges La Charite

1859 - Charles Darwin publishes "On The Origin Of Species"

1877 - Anna Sewell's "Black Beauty" is first published

1913 - Actress Geraldine Fitzgerald (d. 2005) is born in Ireland

1917 - Nine members of the Milwaukee Police Department are killed following a bomb blast

1932 - The FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory officially opens

1950 - Three hundred and fifty people are killed during the "Storm of the Century", which saw violent snowstorms erupt over most of the Northeastern United States

1962 - "That Was The Week That Was" - a British satire programme - was first broadcast on the BBC

1963 - Jack Ruby fatally shoots Lee Harvey Oswald - the man responsible for the assassination of John F. Kennedy two days earlier - at the Dallas police headquarters

1969 - The Apollo 12 command module splashes down into the Pacific Ocean, ending the second manned mission to land on the Moon

1971 - A hijacker who went by the name Dan Cooper (also known as D.B. Cooper) parachutes from a plane with $200,000 in ransom money - he has not been seen since

1973 - Because of the energy crisis of 1973, the national speed limit on the Autobahn is reduced temporarily

1974 - Donald Johanson and Tom Gray discover the "Lucy" skeleton in Ethiopia

1991 - Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury passes away at the age of 45, just one day after publicly revealing that he had AIDS

2001 - A plane crash near Zurich, Switzerland kills La Bouche singer Melanie Thornton as well as two members of the Eurodance group Passion Fruit

2005 - Actor Pat Morita passes away at the age of 73

2012 - At least 112 people lose their lives when a fire destroys a Bangladesh clothing factory

And for celebrity birthdays, we have the following people turning one year older; Mordicai Gerstein, David Newell, Pete Best, Billy Connolly, Steve Yeager, Shane Bourne, Roscoe Born, Rachel Chagall, Glenn Withrow, Denise Crosby, Alain Chabat, Amanda Wyss, Garret Dillahunt, Brad Sherwood, Shirley Henderson, Christian Laflamme, Colin Hanks, Katherine Heigl, and Sarah Hyland.

So, once I feel a little better, I'll finish this entry off the way it was supposed to be finished.  In the meantime, it's back to Saltines and ginger ale.

And no...I'm not pregnant.

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