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November 26, 2012

Today in History 11-25-2012

Today is the 330th day of 2012 and the 65th day of autumn.


TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1895, Oscar Hammerstein I opened the Olympia, the second theater in what is now known as Broadway, or New York City's Theater District. The Empire Theatre, which opened in 1893, was the first.

In 1947, studio executives agreed to blacklist the "Hollywood 10," who were cited for contempt of Congress the previous day for not cooperating with the House Un-American Activities Committee.

In 2002, President George W. Bush signed legislation creating the Homeland Security Department, naming Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge as its first secretary.


TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), financier/philanthropist; Virgil Thomson (1896-1989), composer/music critic; Joe DiMaggio (1914-1999), baseball player; Augusto Pinochet (1915-2006), Chilean president; Ben Stein (1944- ), actor/game show host; Amy Grant (1960- ), musician; John F. Kennedy Jr. (1960-1999), presidential son and publisher; Jill Hennessy (1968- ), actress; Christina Applegate (1971- ), actress; Barbara and Jenna Bush (1981- ), presidential daughters.


TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1980, Sugar Ray Leonard recovered the WBC welterweight boxing title when his opponent, Roberto Duran, said "no mas, no mas" ("no more, no more"), in the eighth round.


TODAY'S FACT: Augusto Pinochet came to power in 1973 in a violent coup that deposed Salvador Allende, the first elected Socialist president of Chile.


TODAY'S QUOTE: "Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself." -- Andrew Carnegie


TODAY'S NUMBER: 58,575 -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees, making it the largest organization overseen by the Department of Homeland Security.


TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter (Nov. 20) and full moon (Nov. 28).

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