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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021

On. Nov. 25, 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.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021
On November 25, 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. File Photo by Johnny Bivera/Navy | License Photo

Today is Thursday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2021 with 36 to follow.

This is Thanksgiving Day in the United States.

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The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.


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 88); football Hall of Fame member Joe Gibbs in 1940 (age 81); singer Percy Sledge in 1941; actor Ben Stein in 1944 (age 77); actor John Larroquette in 1947 (age 74); John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1960; singer Amy Grant in 1960 (age 61); actor Billy Burke in 1966 (age 55); actor Christina Applegate in 1971 (age 50); actor Joel Kinnaman in 1979 (age 42); former first daughter Barbara Pierce Bush in 1981 (age 40); television personality/former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager in 1981 (age 40); competitive eater Joey Chestnut in 1983 (age 38); actor Katie Cassidy in 1986 (age 35).

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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.

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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.

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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 2020, President Donald Trump pardoned his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the Russia investigation.


A thought for the day: "That ... man ... says women can't have as much rights as a man, cause Christ wasn't a woman. Where did your Christ come from? ... From God and a woman. Man had nothing to do with him." -- American abolitionist Sojourner Truth

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