Almanac: Monday, November 25, 2013
by Bill Edwards (Compiled)
Assistant Metro Editor
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On November 25 in

1908 The first issue of The Christian Science Monitor was published.

1940 The cartoon character Woody Woodpecker made his debut in the animated short "Knock Knock."

1952 The play "The Mousetrap," a murder mystery by Agatha Christie, first opened in London's West End; it is the longest continuously running show in history.

1963 The body of President John F. Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery; his widow, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, lighted an "eternal flame" at the gravesite.

1986 The Iran-Contra affair erupted as President Ronald Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan rebels.

2002 President George W. Bush signed legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security and appointed Tom Ridge to be its head.

In The Star

Nov. 25, 1938, in The Star: While Annistonians were shivering in 24-degree temperatures today following Thanksgiving Day’s half-inch of snow, the South’s coldest weather of the season brought misery and death from Texas to the Atlantic coast. Also this date: In the Shady Glen community, Rev. and Mrs. J. T. Lott announce the birth of their son.

Nov. 25, 1988, in The Star: Because Jacksonville has never had a 24-hour restaurant, the Huddle House corporation figures the college town will be an ideal location to establish a new franchise. Its owner will be Tony H. Jones, 40, a 1975 JSU graduate who already owns two other Huddle House restaurants elsewhere in the state. Jones is starting the building from scratch at the corner of Alabama 21 and Vann Street. Demolition of a house that’s 60 years old on that site is expected to begin next month. Also this date: L.R. “Rush” Jordan is not a man who minces words. “We are not overtaxed in this country,” he says. ''We could easily accept a small increase in taxation to cover the health care cost for the poor and the homeless.” Some people might be flogged for suggesting taxes as a solution for anything, but Jordan knows his subject. He's got 33 years of hospital administration under his belt. In fact, he's so well known in his field that a $1 million chair at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was recently named for him. “In so many states, it isn't being poor that gets you eligible for Medicaid,” says Jordan, 64. “You've got to be down to your last dime and that is not good for society. We should not require that people completely destitute themselves before they can get Medicaid.” The government needs to create some kind of insurance pool for these people, he said.

Birthdays for November 25

Actress Noel Neill is 93. Playwright Murray Schisgal is 87. Actress Kathryn Crosby is 80. Actor Matt Clark is 77. Singer Percy Sledge is 73. Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs is 73. Author, actor and economist Ben Stein is 69. Actor John Larroquette is 66. Actor Tracey Walter is 66. Retired MLB All-Star Bucky Dent is 62. Singer Amy Grant is 53. Former NFL quarterback Bernie Kosar is 50. Actor Steve Harris is 48. Actor Billy Burke is 47. Singer Stacy Lattisaw is 47. Actress Jill Hennessy is 44. Actress Christina Applegate is 42. Actor Eddie Steeples is 40. NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb is 37. Actress Katie Cassidy is 27. Contemporary Christian singer Jamie Grace is 22.

Television Listings

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