Antelope Valley Press



Today is Thursday, Nov. 30, the 334th day of 2023. There are 31 days left in the year.


On Nov. 30, 2013, actor Paul Walker star of the “Fast & Furious” movie series, died with his friend, Roger W. Rodas, who was at the wheel of a Porsche sports car that crashed and burned in Santa Clarita. Walker was 40.

1782 — The United States and Britain signed preliminar­y peace articles in Paris for ending the Revolution­ary War; the Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783.

1803 — Spain completed the process of ceding Louisiana to France, which had sold it to the United States.

1981 — The United States and the Soviet Union opened negotiatio­ns in Geneva aimed at reducing nuclear weapons in Europe.

1993 — President Bill Clinton signed the Brady Bill, which required a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases and background checks of prospectiv­e buyers.

2000 — Al Gore’s lawyers battled for his political survival in the Florida and US Supreme Courts; meanwhile, GOP lawmakers in Tallahasse­e moved to award the presidency to George W. Bush in case the courts did not by appointing their own slate of electors.

2004 — “Jeopardy!” fans saw Ken Jennings end his 74game winning streak as he lost to real estate agent Nancy Zerg.

2012 — Israel approved the constructi­on of 3,000 homes in Jewish settlement­s on occupied lands, drawing swift condemnati­on from the Palestinia­ns a day after their successful bid for recognitio­n by the United Nations.

2018 — Former President George H.W. Bush, a World War II hero who rose through the political ranks to the nation’s highest office, died at his Houston home at the age of 94; his wife of more than 70 years, Barbara Bush, had died in April.


Country singer-recording executive Jimmy Bowen is 86. Movie director Ridley Scott is

86. Screenwrit­er Geoffrey C. Ward is 83. Movie writer-director Terrence Malick is 80. Rock musician Roger Glover (Deep Purple) is 78. Playwright David Mamet is 76. Actor Mandy Patinkin is 71. Musician Shuggie Otis is 70. Country singer Jeannie Kendall is 69. Singer Billy Idol is 68. Historian Michael Beschloss is 68. Rock musician John Ashton (The Psychedeli­c Furs) is 66. Comedian Colin Mochrie is 66. Former football and baseball player Bo Jackson is 61. Rapper Jalil (Whodini) is 60. Actor-director Ben Stiller is 58. Rock musician Mike Stone is 54. Music producer Steve Aoki is 46. Singer Clay Aiken is 45. Actor Billy Lush is 42. Actor Elisha Cuthbert is

41. Actor Kaley Cuoco is 38. Model Chrissy Teigen is 38. Actor Christel Khalil is 36. Actor Rebecca Rittenhous­e is 35. Actor Adelaide Clemens is 34. World chess champion Magnus Carlsen is 33. Actor Tyla Harris is 23.

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