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JOHN BELMONT                                 

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John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne is an English singer,
songwriter, and television personality. He rose to fame
during the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the
heavy metal

band Black Sabbath, during which period he adopted the
nickname "Prince of Darkness".  He is 74 years old today.

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CORPORATION FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY

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On December 2, 2001, the Enron Corporation filed for Chapter
11 bankruptcy protection in a
New York court, sparking one of
the largest corporate scandals in U.S. history.

An energy-trading company based in Houston, Texas, Enron
was formed in 1985 as the merger of two gas companies,
Houston Natural Gas and Internorth. Under chairman and
CEO Kenneth Lay, Enron rose as high as number seven on
Fortune magazine’s list of the top 500 U.S. companies.

In 2000, the company employed 21,000 people and posted
revenue of $111 billion. Over the next year, however, Enron’s
stock price began a dramatic slide, dropping from $90.75 in
August 2000 to $0.26 by closing on November 30, 2001.

Enron’s collapse had cost investors billions of dollars, wiped
out some 5,600 jobs and liquidated almost $2.1 billion in
pension plans.

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Kenneth Lee Lay (April 15, 1942 – July 5, 2006)

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AN HISTORIC ACT OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

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In Montgomery,
Alabama on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was
jailed for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white
man, a violation of the city’s racial segregation laws.

The successful Montgomery Bus Boycott, organized by a young
Baptist minister named
Martin Luther King, Jr., followed Park’s
historic act.  

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The Rosa Parks bus at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

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Rosa Louise McCauley Parks
(February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005)

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COLLEGE THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL GAME

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Wood engraving from Harper’s Weekly magazine depicts on
field action during a football match between Yale and
Princeton on Thanksgiving Day, November 1876.

On November 30, 1876, Yale defeated Princeton, 2-0, in Hoboken,
New Jersey in the first collegiate football game played on
Thanksgiving. Nearly 1,000 fans attend the game, played in cold,
rainy weather. "The friends of both colleges mustered in good
force," the New York Times reports. "Several carriages containing
ladies were on the ground, and a goodly number of Alumni were
there to cheer the contestants."

The football was oval and made of leather, the Times noted,
"similar to those used in Rugby Union rules." The game
resembled rugby more than a present-day football game.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Camille Bohannon

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Dick Clark (Richard Wagstaff Clark)
(November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012)

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