There are 32 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
- On Nov. 29, 1963, President Johnson named a commission headed by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy.
On this date:
- In 1530, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, onetime adviser to England's King Henry VIII, died.
- In 1864, a Colorado militia killed at least 150 peaceful Cheyenne Indians in the Sand Creek Massacre.
- In 1908, New York Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr. was born in New Haven, Conn.
- In 1924, Italian composer Giacomo Puccini died in Brussels, Belgium, before he could complete his opera "Turandot." (It was finished by Franco Alfano.)
- In 1947, the U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the partitioning of Palestine between Arabs and Jews.
- In 1961, Enos the chimp was launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla., aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft, which orbited earth twice before returning.
- In 1967, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara announced he was leaving the Johnson administration to become president of the World Bank.
- In 1981, actress Natalie Wood drowned in a boating accident off Santa Catalina Island, Calif., at age 43.
- In 1986, actor Cary Grant died in Davenport, Iowa, at age 82.
- In 2001, George Harrison, the "quiet Beatle," died in Los Angeles following a battle with cancer; he was 58.
Ten years ago:
- Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected legalizing heroin and other narcotics.
Five years ago:
- Gunmen in Iraq ambushed and killed two Japanese diplomats; seven members of Spain's military intelligence agency were killed in Mahmudiyah.
- Thirty-three people were killed in the crash of a military plane in Congo.
One year ago:
- A court in Sudan convicted British teacher Gillian Gibbons of insulting Islam for letting her students name a teddy bear "Muhammad" and sentenced her to 15 days in prison. (Gibbons was pardoned after spending more than a week in custody; she then left the country.)
- Pakistan's president, Pervez Musharraf, embarked on a new, five-year term as a civilian president, a day after ceding the powerful post of army chief.
- Former Illinois Congressman Henry Hyde died in Chicago at age 83.
- Former General Motors chief executive Roger B. Smith died in Detroit at age 82.
- Hall-of-Fame sportscaster Vin Scully is 81.
- Blues singer-musician John Mayall is 75.
- Actress Diane Ladd is 73.
- Composer-musician Chuck Mangione is 68.
- Country singer Jody Miller is 67.
- Pop singer-musician Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals) is 64.
- Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee is 62.
- Comedian Garry Shandling is 59.
- Actor Jeff Fahey is 56.
- Movie director Joel Coen is 54.
- Actor-comedian-game show host Howie Mandel is 53.
- Actress Cathy Moriarty is 48.
- Actress Kim Delaney is 47.
- Actor Tom Sizemore is 47.
- Actor Andrew McCarthy is 46.
- Actor Don Cheadle is 44.
- Actor-producer Neill Barry is 43.
- Musician Wallis Buchanan (Jamiroquai) is 43.
- Pop singer Jonathan Knight (New Kids on the Block) is 40.
- Rock musician Martin Carr (Boo Radleys) is 40.
- Actor Larry Joe Campbell is 38.
- Rock musician Frank Delgado (Deftones) is 38.
- Actress Gena Lee Nolin is 37.
- Actor Brian Baumgartner is 36.
- Actress Anna Faris is 32.
- Actor Julian Ovenden is 32.
- Rapper The Game is 29.
- Rock musician Ringo Garza is 27.
- Actor Lucas Black is 26.
Thought for Today:
"Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable."
Mark Twain (1835-1910).
"Let's all be careful out there!"