Today is Wednesday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2017. There are 32 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in Histor y: On Nov. 29, 1947, the U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the partitioning of Palestine between Arabs and Jews; 33 members, including the United States, voted in favor of the resolution, 13 voted against while 10 abstained. (The plan, rejected by the Arabs, was never implemented.)
On this date:
In 1890, the first Army-Navy football game was played at West Point, New York; Navy defeated Army, 24-0.
In 1972, the coin-operated video arcade game Pong, created by Atari, made its debut at Andy Capp’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, California.
In 1981, actress Natalie Wood drowned in a boating accident off Santa Catalina Island, California, at age 43.
In 2001, George Harrison, the “quiet Beatle,” died in Los Angeles following a battle with cancer; he was 58.
100 years ago No fake news
Some man who claimed that he had been refused employment at a cer tain collier y sent a communication to The Plain Speaker but failed to attach his name. All communications must bear the signature of the authors.
— From Hazleton’s newspaper, The Plain Speaker
Hall of Fame sportscaster Vin Scully is 90. Actress Diane Ladd is 82. Composermusician Chuck Mangione is 77. Former Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee is 71. Movie director Joel Coen is 63. Actor-comedian Howie Mandel is 62. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is 58. Actress Kim Delaney is 56. Actor Tom Sizemore is 56. Actor Andrew McCar thy is 55. Actor Don Cheadle is 53. Pop singer Jonathan Knight is 49. Actress Gena Lee Nolin is 46. Actress Anna Faris is 41. Actor Lucas Black is 35. Actress Lovie Simone is 19.
“If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.” — Jack Kerouac, American author (1922-1969).