Today is Wednesday, Nov. 25, the 330th day of 2020 with 36 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Sagittarius. They include industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1835; pioneer German automobile designer Karl Benz in 1844; social reformer Carrie Nation in 1846; British author Leonard Woolf in 1880; Pope John XXIII in 1881; New York Yankees slugger Joe DiMaggio in 1914; Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1915; actor Noel Neill in 1920; actor Ricardo Montalban in 1920; actor Kathryn Crosby in 1933 (age 87); football Hall of Fame member Joe Gibbs in 1940 (age 80); singer Percy Sledge in 1941; actor Ben Stein in 1944 (age 76); actor John Larroquette in 1947 (age 73); Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in 1952 (age 68); John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1960; singer Amy Grant in 1960 (age 60); actor Billy Burke in 1966 (age 54); actor Christina Applegate in 1971 (age 49); actor Joel Kinnaman in 1979 (age 41); former first daughter Barbara Pierce Bush in 1981 (age 39); television personality/former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager in 1981 (age 39); competitive eater Joey Chestnut in 1983 (age 37); actor Katie Cassidy in 1986 (age 34).
On this date in history:
In 1783, more than 6,000 British troops evacuated New York City after signing the peace treaty ending the Revolutionary War.
In 1947, film industry executives introduced the first Hollywood blacklist banning people accused of communist sympathies from working in the film industry. The blacklist came about after 10 directors, producers and actors refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
In 1952, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap opened in London. It became the world's longest-running play.
In 1963, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, assassinated in Dallas three days earlier, was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
In 1973, U.S. President Richard Nixon ordered the national highway speed limit cut from 70 mph to 55 mph to save lives and gasoline.
In 1986, U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced the resignation of national security adviser John Poindexter and the firing of Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North in the aftermath of the secret, illegal Iran arms sale.
In 1990, the floating Lacey V. Murrow Bridge sank during a Thanksgiving storm in Washington state. The bridge was under construction at the time and there were no injuries or deaths.
In 1992, the Czechoslovakian Parliament voted to dissolve the country at the end of the year into separate Czech and Slovak states.
In 2001, hundreds of U.S. Marines arrived in Afghanistan near the southern city of Kandahar in the first major entry of U.S. ground troops in the country.
In 2018, firefighters brought the Camp Fire under 100 percent containment. The blaze was the most deadly in California's history.
In 2019, $1 billion worth of rare jewels were stolen from the Green Vault in the Dresden Castle museum. German authorities arrested three people in connection with the heist almost exactly one year later.
A thought for the day: "We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it." -- U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower