NOVEMBER 30: The Daily Flashback
1782: The United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War.
1897: Thomas Edison’s own motion picture projector had its first commercial exhibition.
1906: George Parker Bidder, President of the Marine Biological Association released a glass bottle with a message into the North Sea. The bottle spent 108 years and 38 days at sea before it was found on the shores of Germany in 2015.
1940: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were married.
1943: The Nat King Cole Trio recorded “Straighten Up and Fly Right.”
1966: Guitarist Jeff Beck officially left The Yardbirds after a year and a half in the band.
1968: Sly & the Family Stone’s “Everyday People” was released.
1971: ABC-TV broadcast “Brian’s Song,” a made-for-TV movie about Chicago Bears’ Brian Picolo and his friendship with Gale Sayers.
1977: Bing Crosby’s last Christmas special was broadcast. The program was recorded in September, and Crosby died that October. The show is best remembered for Crosby’s duet with David Bowie, where they sing a modified version of “Little Drummer Boy,” with Bowie singing the new “Peace On Earth” lyrics composed by the show’s writers.
1982: Epic Records released the album Thriller by Michael Jackson.
2003: In New York City, a block of East 2nd Street was officially renamed Joey Ramone Place.
2012: At the Uptown Theatre in Napa, California, 76-year-old Glen Campbell played his final concert – the last stop on his Goodbye Tour, which began in September 2011 after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
1835: Mark Twain
1874: Winston Churchill
1915: Brownie McGhee
1918: Efren Zimbalist, Jr.
1924: Allan Sherman
1929: Dick Clark
1936: Abbie Hoffman
1937: Frank Ifield
1944: Rob Grill
1945: Roger Glover
1947: David Mamet
1952: Mandy Patinkin
1953: Shuggie Otis
1954: June Pointer
1955: Billy Idol
1957: Colin Mochrie
1958: Stacey Q
1959: Cherie Currie
1975: Mindy McCready
1978: Clay Aiken
1996: Tiny Tim